Ever since I stopped washing my hair daily I have been getting more and more into dry shampoo. That’s an obvious thing since dry shampoo is what gets me through the days I can’t wash my hair anymore. Recently I reviewed the Nivea Fresh Revive Dry Shampoo For Brunettes and I told you guys that I did think it was pretty okay. When that bottle was finished I decided to start using the Batiste dry shampoo for brunettes though, and I have to say that that did change my mind about the Nivea one. Anyway, because I have been trying these Batiste Dry Shampoo with a hint of colour, I thought it might be fun to review them for you guys. So, if you’re interested in finding out about my experience with these famous Batiste dry shampoos, make sure you continue reading this post!
The famous Batiste Dry Shampoo’s come in these long bottles that feel very cold. They both have a silvery/grey cap and look like a little can of hairspray. The bottle itself has a design on it. What this looks like depends on which version you get. The ones I have are both designed with brown swirls. The one for medium brunette hair has somewhat lighter brown swirls and the other one has deeper brown swirls. All in all I don’t think that the bottles look absolutely mind-blowingly stunning, but I also don’t hate the look of them. I mean, after all these are just two cans of dry shampoo. What does it really matter?
When you take off the cap you’ll see the spray part. This part is white and reminds me a lot of, again, the spray thingy on a hairspray can. Because this dry shampoo has a tint to it, this spray cap with get dirty really quickly. After using it a couple of times it will look like it’s leaking brown stuff. It’s not, and it’s not a big deal at all, but it’s there and it can look a little disastrous after a while.
These bottles come with 200 ml of product which is pretty standard. Somehow I do feel like no dry shampoo lasts really long and nor does this one. I don’t think it runs out as quickly as the Nivea one does, but a bottle of this definitely won’t last you a lifetime.
Batiste Dry Shampoo Divine Brunette 200 ml – €6,59
Okay let’s see. A dry shampoo, to me, should be a product that’s quick in use. It should be no hustle at all. It should make sure your hair doesn’t look and feel oily and it should make my hair more voluminous. In addition to that I think it would be great if my dry shampoo didn’t leave a white layer on my hair. Most dry shampoo’s do, which is why I chose to get the one for brown hair. Because of the pigment in this product it won’t leave a white cast on your hair.
According to Batiste their Divine Brunette Dry Shampoo is supposed to refresh your hair. It will blow new life into brown hair. This spray is supposed to add shine and volume. Before use it you’ll have to shake the bottle well. You should hold it 30 cm away from the hair and spray the dry shampoo onto the roots of your hair. Then you massage it in using your fingertips and brush through it.
So, the claims aren’t that exciting and they don’t tell us that much about the things I’m looking for in a dry shampoo and the instructions on how to use it seem simple. Because this is Batiste I was pretty sure that I was going to like the way this acted on my hair, but I still don’t get why they don’t show off with that a little bit in their claims.
Okay, so moving on to the way this actually works out for me. I have used it a number of times now and in general I think this is the best dry shampoo I have tried so far. It’s definitely the most effective one and it indeed doesn’t leave a white cast on your hair. A little bit of it is enough to make sure your entire hair looks clean and it makes it look really clean. Compared to the Nivea Fresh Revive Dry Shampoo I do think that this one does a way better job at absorbing the oil and also at adding volume and texture to the hair. This makes this dry shampoo not only great for cleaning your hair in between washing, but also for hair styling purposes.
Another thing I’ve noticed is that this dry shampoo is way more longlasting than the Nivea one is. With this I mean that it keeps my hair grease-free for longer. I have to spray this once a day, just a little bit everywhere and I’m super clean looking. While with the Nivea one I could decide to spray just once, but that would result in having not super clean looking hair throughout the rest of the day. At the time I was using that one I honestly didn’t notice it because I didn’t have this one to compare it to. But now that I’ve used the Batiste dry shampoo I have realised that this is much more effective and longlasting than the Nivea dry shampoo ever was.
One slight downside to the fact that this dry shampoo is tinted is that it does also tint your face. I was spraying this in my hair for the first time a while ago and all of a sudden I noticed that my forehead looked really brown. It looked like I tried to contour with cacao powder. It did come of pretty easily, but that’s not what you want if you’re already wearing makeup. So be sure to keep your hand in front of your face when you’re spraying it in your hair and wash your hands afterwards. They get pretty brown too!
All in all I’m really impressed by the Batiste Divine Brunette Dry Shampoo. I really didn’t expect it to be this much better than the one that I had tried before, but it is. It’s so quick to use, it’s super effective, it doesn’t leave a white layer on my hair and its effects are very longlasting. Oh and by the way, the scent is pretty okay. It doesn’t bother me at all. So this is basically just the perfect dry shampoo for me. I am going to try the Blush and Cherry version too in the near future, just because I’m curious about those. But this one is definitely a favourite right now!
And that brings us to the end of today’s post. Thank you so much for reading it and be sure to let me know what you think of this dry shampoo & which one is your favourite!