Months ago, maybe three or four, a follower asked me or rather suggested I talk about dry shampoos she could find in Europe. I was very excited to have someone who looked to blog for recommendations and a new topic for a post but I knew nothing about dry shampoo. Well Sarah, I hope this isn’t too horribly late!
I am sure that if I could see your faces reading this I would see mild shock. “What does she mean she doesn’t know about dry shampoo?!” Indeed, I have lived almost twenty-four years of life without dry shampoo. It was never a necessity in any way, shape or form. Two years ago I was at Salon Centric with my friend (if you have close cosmetologist friends you should shamelessly take advantage of their discounts), and I picked up a small bottle of the Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo. I liked their hair spray in high school, I was sure this would be fabulous.
Nooo. It was volumizing enough but I found no oil absorbing properties whatsoever and I can only describe that product as a sticky, volumizing hair spray. Sad to say but I held on to it for over a year, hoping it would work because I didn’t want to give up on the Sexy Hair brand.
Enough of story time. I first heard about Batiste Dry Shampoo through YouTube, how else? I can’t recall which YouTuber brought it to my attention since everyone uses it. Though I didn’t care for it initially, a small part of me was excited when I saw it being sold at Douglas for €4-6, I wish I remembered better. Still, I held back.
As of late though, my work schedule has made it stupidly difficult for me to wash my hair. Get off work late, wash my hair, and sleep with wet hair? NO. Blow dry my hair? California is hot enough without me aiming hot air at my head. Wash my hair in the morning? My hair does not air dry pretty. I did what I should have done sooner and hurried over to Marshall’s to buy a can.
Batiste is also available at ULTA but that is not only farther from me, an inconvenient destination really, but it costs a few dollars more there. Marshall’s is a five minute drive and sells it for $5.99 and ULTA is out of my way, on the complete opposite side of the city, and sells it for $7.99-8.99.
It was admiration at first sight and seeing the different scents and versions available and it was love at first spray. The absorption of oil was immediate with no residue. It does not give me crazy volume like the Sexy Hair dry shampoo did, but it also doesn’t leave me with sticky hair stuck in one direction (like Sexy Hair did). I am very self-critical about my hair yet to be honest, even I could hardly tell that my hair had been oily minutes prior.
I bought mine in Floral & Flirty Blush, which still smells like a dry shampoo but cute, if scents can be described as such. No worries about a white residue either for my fellow brunettes and so-dark-brown-it-is-almost-black ladies, as long as you don’t spray an directly on the roots and keep a six inch distance it will be fine, not that it is a hassle to brush out though.
I don’t feel the need to tell you more about this product, although it really has been a game changer and a life saver, because half of YouTube probably already has. Truly, this review has just about written itself and that is something I can say for…nothing else.
In conclusion: rave, rave, love, go buy it, adore, best. It’s available at Marshall’s and ULTA in the U.S. and at Douglas in Europe, and probably Amazon everywhere. Expect to see this in my monthly favorites.
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