I am so excited to tell you about the latest dry shampoo I’ve tried – Batiste! Last week I received a sample of Batiste Dry Shampoo to review. I’ve tried a couple of other dry shampoos and can honestly tell you that Batiste has a lot to offer.
For anyone who hasn’t tried dry shampoo before, it’s awesome! My hair stays healthier if I don’t wash it everyday but I exercise 5 days a week. Dry shampoo is a great secret weapon (although by letting you know, I guess it’s not a secret anymore…) for keeping my hair looking clean between washings.
Batiste comes in an aerosol can. I’ve tried both aerosol dry shampoo and powdered dry shampoo but prefer the aerosol since it’s less messy for me to apply. I experimented with Batiste in a number of situations – in the morning before work, after a six mile run, after lifting weights and prior to working out.
I put my hair in a ponytail, hold the can about 12-18 inches away from my head and spray the hair closest to my face. Depending on how I will be wearing my hair that day, I’ll also spray the hair near my neck (under the ponytail) and the crown of my head. Then I’ll take my hair out of the ponytail and massage my fingers through the parts I sprayed to distribute the product. If I’ve straightened my hair that day, I’ll run a comb through it a few times. Dry shampoo soaks up oil and gives my hair great texture – I find that styles hold better and curls last longer.
What I liked: The type of dry shampoo I sampled was cherry – a light, fruity fragrance that smelled fresh but not overpowering. It was easy to work into my hair and did not leave a residue on my fingers. I love that Batiste helped my hair look pretty even after a 6 mile run! When I applied Batiste in the morning before work, I noticed that my hair stayed fresher during my after-work workout and still had a nice fragrance.
What I didn’t like: Although I like cherries, I generally prefer floral scents to fruity scents. Batiste Dry Shampoo comes in other scents so it’s probably just a matter of finding the right one for me.
Ultimately, I really liked how easy Batiste worked into my hair without leaving any residue on my hands or my shirt collar. I was not a big fan of the cherry fragrance but would love to try some of the other fragrances to find one that fits me better. Although Batiste costs $5-$6 more than the dry shampoo I’m currently using, it is higher quality so I don’t have to use as much. Additionally, its retail price of $7.99 is very reasonable for a good quality hair product. I’d recommend Batiste over the other dry shampoos I’ve tried and will continue to use it.
Batiste comes in two sizes – the full size (6.73 fl oz) retails for $7.99 and the on-the-go size (1.6 fl oz) retails for $3.99. Retailers include Walgreens, Walmart and ULTA. Also, you can find out more about Batiste from the company’s website, Facebook page or on Twitter at @BatisteHair.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a sample of Batiste Dry Shampoo to test and review on my blog. All opinions provided are my own.