Dry shampoo has been a European staple for many years, but only recently has it become popular in America. It’s basically an aerosol powder in an alcohol base. You spray it on your somewhat less than fresh hair, let it dry, and then brush it out. The powder absorbs some oil and the alcohol dries the rest up. Since I normally straighten my hair, I was excited to hear about a product that would keep my hair looking great for longer.
Batiste Dry Shampoo ($7.49 for 5.05 fl. oz) comes in Original and Blush in the U.S. I tried both. I much prefer the Blush scent because it’s sweet and floral, whereas the Original scent smells like traditional aerosol hairspray. Both fragrances are pretty strong, so be careful if you’re allergy prone.
I’m basically in love with this product. It completely revives my second-day hair and (to my relief) the white powder didn’t leave my hair grey after I’d brushed it out. It’s becoming a staple in my cabinet. I’m especially happy with the price. The big bottle contains 5.05 oz of product; I saw a similar 1.4 oz Oscar Blandi product by the checkout selling for $11—so if you buy the Batiste brand you get 5x more product for much less! I love a good bargain.
Bottom Line: If your hair gets limp easily or you need to get through another day before washing, try Batiste. Good value compared to other brands!