You are probably familiar with the concept of dry shampoos, regardless of your hair type. Suddenly, the day may come when you find yourself with greasy hair, but must be ready in 15 minutes, and washing your hair with water is not an option.
That’s when dry shampoos may save the situation.
My hair stays clean only about a day after I’ve washed them, and becomes greasy by the evening. I’ve tried out a few dry shampoos and therefore can compare them.
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The package is similar to that of other dry shampoos: a can with a plastic cap, which is easy to open and close. It’s also easy to lose it in a bag, which didn’t happen in my case, though.
On the backside of the can you can find the list of ingredients and other necessary information like shelf life, description etc.
The atomizer is convenient, the spray is wide and dense.
Butane, Isobutane, Propane, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Alcohol Denat., Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride.
Most dry shampoos have the same ingredients, and the main ingredient is the one which absorbs hair shine. In this case, it’s rice starch.
In general, I think that the ingredients of the Batiste Dry Shampoo are pretty good.
The shampoo has a light pleasant smell, somewhat floral, but not too sweet.
If you spray it on any surface at a very close distance, you’ll see a wet spot which will turn white when it dries. It dries quickly, building a brittle film which falls off from the skin, leaving no sticky finish.
There are guidelines on the can itself, but I think that it’s really hard to do anything wrong.
My hair gets greasy really fast: hair shine appears by the end of the day. Lately, I simply can't do without dry shampoo, that’s why I keep a can at work too, in order to cleanse my hair quickly.
In these photos you can see my hair on the second day after hair wash. It’s been less than two days, but my hair is greasy and requires shampooing, plus it’s absolutely volume-less.
Here’s how I use this dry shampoo:
Step 1. Shake well. Hold can 30cm/12in from dry hair, section & spray into roots
Before spraying, I shake the can for about 20 seconds. I part my hair when I spray the dry shampoo.
I try to spray onto the roots rather than hair length.
In this photo I’ve just shown the process itself, but try to hold the can further than this, otherwise you may end up with white residue, which is hard to spread afterwards.
The scent is perceptible only during the spraying, and it disappears quickly. It doesn’t turn my bathroom into a gas camera, like other dry shampoos often do.
Step 2 Massage thoroughly with fingertips to ensure roots are fully covered
I leave the dry shampoo for about 2 minutes, letting the alcohol evaporate. Then, I start a gentle hair massage, spreading the whitish residue, which becomes invisible.
Step 3 Brush through to remove excess residue and style as desired Top tip. Spritz all over clean hair for extra body & grip when styling
I like that I don’t feel the dry shampoo on my hair after I’ve brush it through, plus it doesn’t make them sticky. The hair becomes soft and manageable, but not too fluffy.
The dry shampoo gives volume - yes- and it also gives my hair a fresh look. When I touch my hair, I don’t feel anything foreign.
What’s what most black-haired girls worry about. My hair is not too dark, rather dirty-blond, but after this dry shampoo, I was even asked once, whether I had grayish hair. Yes, the dry shampoo makes my hair appear dull.
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In order to bring the natural hair shine back, I wait approximately 15 minutes, letting the particles of the dry shampoo work. Then, I comb through my hair with wet hands. This little procedure brings the hair shine back, but doesn’t make my hair appear less fresh.
For how long will the freshness last?
Of course, the dry shampoo doesn’t work wonders. After dry cleaning, my hair stays fresh for about a day, just like after regular hair wash.
I’ve tried many other dry shampoos as well as DIY dry shampoos made of starch and baby powder.
Unfortunately, they’ve caused seborea, making my skin itch. Now I want to try rice flour.
Since then, I’ve decided to use dry shampoos in cans, and the Batiste Original is the best so far.
I’d give this dry shampoo its well-deserved 5 stars:
- it’s economical
- gives volume
- provides quick refreshing effect
- simple to use
- has a light pleasant fragrance
- doesn’t make my scalp itchy
- leaves no unpleasant sensation on my hair
So I think it’s a top product, even though it makes my skin dull and leaves a white residue.