Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Batiste Dry Shampoo

**Disclaimer: I have received products to try from Batiste Dry Shampoo & am simply sharing my personal opinion which may vary from yours. I was not compensated for this review.

It happens all the time. It gets too late to wash my just about waist length hair, so I vow to do it in the morning. But I'm convinced that this sets off an alarm alerting the kids of my plans. So what happens? They're all up before 6, which leaves them all feeling a little...testy (to say the least). Which means that I get about 10 seconds to jump into 1/2 an inch of water, lather up a bit of soap, rinse & hop into my robe to go & break up another fight. Washing my hair, not going to happen. Now thanks to the folks at Batiste Dry Shampoo, I'm OK with that.

I got to try the new "Fruity and Cheeky" Batiste Cherry. The scent is more like a cherry & powder combination, which I think I would actually prefer over a tart cherry (I haven't chewed on my hair since I was a kid, don't want to start again now). 

The directions on the back of the can are clear & simple. Just shake the can thoroughly, spray into your roots (where it's the most oily & greasy), massage through with your fingertips, brush & style. As a side note, I suggest to be fully dressed before using this. The first time I tried it I was wearing a tank top & then put another shirt on afterwards (which was navy blue). I ended up with white streaks on my shirt that was a bit of a pain to get off (just like deodorant streaks).

This is me not washing my hair for a week. Not too shabby, eh? (View this photo on Instagram)

Aside from being able to skip washing & drying your tresses, Batiste Dry Shampoo is a wonderful styling aid. I noticed my hair was more manageable (at least at the roots) & had an added boost of volume with a "lighter than air" feel. I played around with a few looks, but couldn't get the look I was going for to be able to snap a worthy photo. I did, however, find a few things that are shareworthy.

Photo credit Cindy Ord/Getty Images
Charlotte Ronson's collection (showcased during NY Fashion Week), was about woodlands and romanticism and the hair had to reflect this aspect. Stylist Stephanie Hayes used Batiste Cherry to create a lived in look with the models.

How to get the look!
Create a defined center parting and apply Batiste Cherry to the roots and lengths to create texture.  By spritzing at a distance, the look becomes lived in rather than dusty.
Sweep the hair into a low ponytail, keeping an inch section loose, and secure using a black velvet band.  Lightly spritz with shine spray.
Twist the ponytail and then using a gold scallop effect band (not grips) lightly tie into a bun.  Use the loose hair, originally left out, to then wrap around the bun to blend the two bands.  The effect is a loose, unstructured bun that isn’t tight to the head.
Gently tease out hair around the front hair line and in the bun for that soft dishevelled finish and then spritz Batiste for a soft fly-away effect.

Who knew a dry shampoo could be so versatile? And smell so good too!

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  1. Hmmm...wonder what that will do to my curly mane... I think the design of the can is extremely cute...I would use it just because of that design - they did a good job with that. AND...I want to know how it smells.

  2. Nice! I've been looking for a dry shampoo that would work for me, but haven't had much luck. I always assume it's because my hair is very straight and does tend to get pretty greasy. I'll have to check out Batiste.

  3. I love this stuff! I've got some myself and I think it works great!

  4. This is so great. I've never tried dry shampoo. I might give it a try.

  5. Would this blend well with dark hair? Some dry shampoos do and some don't. Thanks for including the videos!

    1. I can't say for sure for the Cherry, but they do have ones specifically for dark hair.