Tuesday, May 6, 2014

My hair is a mess. Sometimes it hates me, sometimes it loves me. In the end, hair is hair and I should be happy I have it, right? And I am happy. Except in the morning. When I'm running late. And have NO time for a shower or to wash my hair. Or when I'm trying to successfully do second day hair without looking like I sat in the rain. Or even when I just want my hair to have a little oomph! Da-da-da-da (that's a trumpet playing): Batiste Dry Shampoo to the rescue! I have used close to ten other dry shampoos before Batiste and nothing has come close to it. I don't know if it's different ingredients or just the snazzy packaging but something in it makes it work for my thin hair that others couldn't do.

But what exactly is dry shampoo? Basically, it's just a dry powder that soaks up the oil from your scalp and hair, zapping away the greasiness. It also provides texture and volume (added bonus - YAY!). I've heard of people using everything from baby powder to cocoa powder!

Batiste Dry Shampoo (with a hint of dark & deep brown) was made specifically for brunettes and is a brown-tinted dry shampoo instead of the normal white. Also, it smells AH-MAZING! Just sayin'.

Applying dry shampoo is super duper easy and fast when you're in a rush! I apply my dry shampoo about 10 inches from my head. First, I spray about an inch above my ear and spray back in a line (like the picture). Then I go up three inches, lift my hair and spray, go up another three inches, lift and spray on both sides of my head. I lightly massage through my finger tips and then put my head down and spray in the front. For me, my hair is the greasiest in the "bang" area. So frustrating. Massage it in and then flip your hair back. You can either brush it through or just style as is. 

Before / After

(LMAO. I look terrified in the "before" picture!)

I think it's safe to say how awesome Batiste is from that "after" picture! I'm so in love with it. Not only does it make my hair smell amazing and clean but it also makes it look clean - and voluminous! This look usually lasts all day although I can honestly say I've never tested it in super hot weather so I don't know how long it would last when you're sweating and your scalp is producing more oil. 

You can also use dry shampoo on clean hair for added volume and texture. It's basically just awesome all around.


Do you use dry shampoo? Which brand do you use if you do? Have you heard of Batiste Dry Shampoo?