Batiste Dry Shampoo

Today, we’ll have a look at Batiste Dry Shampoo.  But first…

Random Thoughts

I took Petunia, who I’ve taken to calling “Pet” or “Little Tuna” to the vet for her first round of shots today.  Husband and I were joking that if it turns out that she’s a boy, we’ll call her Jim Halpert.  The emergency vet that we took her to when we found her couldn’t *quite* tell her gender for sure, which is the reason for the possible switch.  As it turns out, she is a girl, and sweet Petunia she shall remain.

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Petunia. No, those are not my legs 😉

As I was sitting in the waiting room of the low cost vet clinic, an adorable older man came in with a little kid and a wriggling Yorkie.  He sat down next to me and I, of course, could not resist the puppy.  She happily hopped over into my lap (we were on a bench) and began jumping back and forth between the man and I.

The man pulled out his phone and, with a narration of broken English, began showing me photos and videos of his other dog.  It was a lovely moment.  A woman then entered, who was clearly with them, and began signing them in.  As the Yorkie settled into my lap, however, I noticed something.  She reeked.  And not like dog.  This pup smelled like some sort of doggie perfume.

Now, I understand that people don’t love the smell of “dog.”  But putting a dog perfume on a dog to cover up the smell just makes the dog smell like perfume-covered-dog.  It’s not great.  T

They brought Petunia out and we settled up and left.  Unfortunately, the Yorkie’s perfume was now firmly attached to my clothing, so I had to change and shower.  Moral of the story?  Please stop putting perfume on dogs.

Onto our topic du jour, Batiste Dry Shampoo.

First Impressions

Batiste Dry Shampoo - Beauty Chaos

I’ve tried other dry shampoos and liked them, for the most part.  But Batista has a bit of a cult following going.  Urban Outfitters is carrying it behind their counters, and I see it pop up in my Facebook ads from time to time.  So when I ran out of my last bottle of dry shampoo, I decided to give Batiste Dry Shampoo a go.

First of all, the packaging is adorable.  It reminds me of a ’60s mod party with a dash of hippie and a smidge of ’70s disco.  I know, that’s a lot.  But I see it all in that packaging.  The spray has the typical fire-extinguisher-esque quality to it, as do a lot of dry shampoos.  Why do they have to spray so hard?  I should probably do some research into that; there has to be a reason.

Experience

I feel as though I should drop a disclaimer in here.  A lot of articles have been popping up recently disparaging dry shampoo.  People are saying it’s making their hair break, fall out, and causing permanent scalp damage.  I feel very bad for these people.  But I have been using dry shampoo fairly regularly for a couple of years without issue.

That all being said, I don’t use dry shampoo every day.  I don’t even use it every other day.  Dry shampoo, for me, is reserved for pretty specific occasions when I a) haven’t washed my hair in more than 2 days or b) need some extra volume on day 2 of a blowout before I set my hair in rollers.

By using dry shampoo fairly sporadically, I hope to avoid having my hair break off or fall out.  Plus, I have a very oily scalp, and if I go more than every other day without washing it, my hair gets kind of greasy.  I know you’re supposed to wash your hair as little as possible, so sometimes I make it to day 3.  Very rarely, but it happens.

Now, there are some pros and cons to dry shampoo.  It soaks up the oil really well, if your scalp is oily.  And if you need texture for an updo and you just washed your hair, it works really well. But in my experience, it leaves hair feeling kind of…dirty.  I prefer to use dry shampoo when I’m planning to wear my hair up.  If there’s an occasion which requires my hair to be down, good old-fashioned shampoo and conditioner is my go-to.

If used correctly, though, Batiste Dry Shampoo is a stellar choice.  And I’ve found if used sparingly, it can be a good sub for shampoo, in a pinch.

Batiste Dry Shampoo

 

Cost and Where to Buy

This is the best part of Batiste Dry Shampoo.  You can find it at Target  or Walgreens for just $5.99! Or if you’re feeling hipster-ish, you can wander into your neighborhood Urban Outfitters and pick some up.  Also, there are a variety of formulations of Batiste Dry Shampoo, ranging from different scents to Hint of Color formulations to Strength & Shine.  Lots of options!

Summing Up

I’d give Batiste Dry Shampoo a solid 8 out of 10.  It’s a great product at an awesome price.  It does leave me feeling like there’s a sort of film on my hair, which is why I’m docking points.  Overall, though, a solid brand and a solid buy.

Got a dry shampoo you’d like me to try?  Leave me a comment or contact me here!

16 Comments

  1. Face to Curls June 17, 2017 at 11:32 am

    That’s great that it worked out for you. I have heard great things about this dry shampoo but I don’t use dry shampoos personally because of my curly hair.

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    1. Amy June 17, 2017 at 6:36 pm

      Yeah, I can imagine they probably dry out curls. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Cristina June 19, 2017 at 5:33 am

    I`ve been meaning to try it out, but so far I haven`t heard many good things about this dry shampoo. But after reading your post, I might just give it a try 🙂

    1. admin June 19, 2017 at 8:35 am

      As I said, take it with a grain of salt. I don’t think dry shampoos work for everybody, and I think they can be damaging in some cases. This one just happened to work for me. I’ve also heard good things about Living Proof’s dry shampoo, but that one is quite a bit more expensive. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Lindsay June 20, 2017 at 6:56 am

    I have not found any product that i use on my hair that doesn’t make it feel like it has a film on it. So I don’t think that is a deal breaker.

    1. admin June 20, 2017 at 8:14 am

      Yeah, I agree, most dry shampoos I’ve tried do leave me feeling like there’s a film on my hair. Every once in a while I put in the perfect amount somehow, but those moments are few and far between.

  4. Davi June 20, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Dry shampoo has saved me a few times! I still have a can in my bathroom just in case, but now that I’m older I can go a few days without washing my hair and it’s still fresh.

    1. admin June 20, 2017 at 1:15 pm

      I wish I could say the same! If I go more than every other day without washing, my hair gets too greasy. Thanks for the comment!

  5. Sage June 20, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    I love Batiste! I was losing a lot of hair because of a B-12 deficiency and washing my hair every day or every two days wasn’t helping matters so I started using dry shampoo and it’s been a gamechanger! Now I wash my hair 1-2 times a week and use dry shampoo from about day 3 or 4 and my hair is so much healthier! I only use Batiste… it might have something to do with the awesome package design but it’s a great product overall.

    1. admin June 21, 2017 at 11:59 am

      Oh my goodness, I didn’t realize a B12 deficiency did that! I hope you’re getting better 🙂 I do love Batiste’s packaging – it’s very eye catching and girly. Thanks for the comment!

  6. LydiaF June 25, 2017 at 9:56 am

    I know people who swear by dry shampoo. I used to work at a place where I had to shower in and out and I kept my hair really short because of it. Now that I’m retired, I’ve grown my hair out and it really doesn’t like being washed every day. I’ll have to give dry shampoo a try. Thanks for sharing your review with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg 🙂

    1. admin June 26, 2017 at 8:24 am

      It works really well. Thanks for the comment!

  7. Marina July 1, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Dry shampoo is my best friend on the second day! I haven’t try the Batiste yet but I will soon. Thanks for the review 🙂

    1. Amy July 2, 2017 at 10:28 am

      Yes! I don’t know what I did before dry shampoo. Well, actually, I probably just washed my hair every day. But my hair is in much, much better condition since I stopped doing that. Batiste is great for the price. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. ashley sumrall July 14, 2017 at 8:10 am

    I love Batiste Dry Shampoo – it’s my go to drug store dry shampoo. 🙂

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