Batiste Dry Shampoo
By: Vada Ashley
[Vada Ashely is a working mother obsessed with saving time. She uses dry shampoo to help her cut her “getting ready” time in almost half. We asked this social influencer with more than 20,000 online followers to give us her secrets to looking great without breaking the bank and spending too much time.]
Who doesn’t love shaving a little time off the ole’ getting ready routine? More time to sleep in? Yes, please! Not having to wash, dry and style hair daily is a blessing from the hair gods in aerosol can form.
With so many dry shampoos on the market these days, many of them are now readily available at reasonable prices. I decided to stray from my usual salon priced powder version and try out what seemed to be a sensation amongst the beauty gurus of YouTube that are often responsible for me finding my can’t live without products.
The packaging at a first glance might seem slightly, for lack of a better term, “girly” but please men, do not let this hold you back. It has come to my attention that many men do not know the wonders of dry shampoo. I’m here to tell you, Batiste is magic in a bottle.
Just in case your wondering if men actually use dry shampoo, the answer is yes, and why wouldn’t they? Men, your hair gets greasy just like women and everyday hair washing as we all know can be damaging and strips your hair of its natural oils.
Just in case you need a little more convincing, here is a YouTube video by the handsome BluMaan on “The Magic of Dry Shampoo” showcasing Batiste itself.
The stuff has been around for years and I’ve always been attracted to the colorful bottles, but was skeptical about the scented part of the equation. Thinking, if dry shampoo was scented, it would be one more thing to weigh down my already greased up head. Let it be known that all dry shampoos are not created equal and some just seem to leave your hair feeling and looking even dirtier.
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First Impression of Batiste Dry Shampoo
After noticing Batiste in a variety of stores I took the plunge and grabbed a bottle of Cherry on Amazon because it seemed the most…poppin’? With day three hair in desperate need of a wash I wasted no time and sprayed liberally all over my head when it arrived in the mail. I did not expect much as I have a graveyard where all my reject dry shampoos have gone to die.
I immediately liked the ease in ability to control the amount of product dispersed. Using something out of a can can be a bit scary when you have no idea what’s about to shoot out. I was not sure about my hair smelling like cherries, it reminded me of a kids shampoo scent I used to use in elementary school but a little less sweet. The scent? Well, it smelled pretty damn good! A definite improvement over my traditional dry shampoo which added no scent or some others I’ve tried which have a “powdery fresh” fragrance. Yes, it did produce some white, but this was easily rectified by massaging my scalp a bit.
Many dry shampoos create somewhat of an illusion of cleaner hair, but it don’t actually feel any fresher or cleaner. For me, how dirty hair feels is much of what bothers me about it aside from the nasty appearance. Some work alright until you accidentally use too much and then you’re worse off than before. With Batiste, I’ve not only found that I can use a little or a lot, but I can also reapply throughout the day.
The 1st Dry Shampoo with Options
Not a fan of fruity things? Fear not, there are over 10 different kinds of Batiste. Ranging from the Original and Fresh, if you prefer something a little more…basic…to options that a are bit wilder (literally there is one called Wild). My favorite scent right now? Tropical. I have tried all of them over time including some of the special limited scents that come out from time to time. Tropical and Cherry I have repurchased several times. I even carry around a baby Cherry in my purse in the convenient 1.6 oz travel size can that also comes in. This size can also be found in several scents for after workouts and other emergency situations. The original size is a 6.7 oz can.
Not only are there different scents but Batiste also has targeted the folks that shy away from dry shampoo because of how it can suddenly make you look like you’ve aged several decades from the white residue it can leave if you go a little too crazy with your application. Bare in mind, there are nights I spray the roots of my hair completely white and let the product absorb overnight. A nice brushing in the AM and I’m good to go! Prepared laziness at its best. But for the humans who don’t wish for this, it also comes in shades that closely match most hair colors.
Benefits of Batiste Dry Shampoo
Beyond not stripping your hair of its essential oils and proteins your hair needs to stay healthy, Batiste also adds a bit of a texture that helps hairs manageability aiding in giving limp hair more body. Teasing the hair is always a little risky and can cause damage but the voluminous effects that can be achieved with this godsend work in my opinion, better than any product targeting just for root boosting. (See our favorite oils to keep your hair healthy and smelling great!)
Cutting down on your getting ready time, saving water, ridding hair of excess oils all while making your day three, four or hell even five day old hair smell better than it did when it was washed with traditional shampoo? Why wouldn’t you? I really don’t understand. I firmly believe individuals who think this is gross are confused, and wasting a lot of time. Not to mention its portable and can be used just about anywhere!
Prices I’ve seen vary as do the different kinds, but can be found for under $10 and the more popular it has become the easier it is to find which is fantastic. Now hit the snooze button and “wash” your hair in the car on the way to work.