Pretty sure it’s no secret to anyone that I’m ridiculously low maintenance when it comes to my hair. I mean I do my duty and wash it twice a week, but I take no pleasure in the preening and styling that many girls do. I guess I have neither the patience nor the hand-eye coordination to pull off anything other than a top knot. Hence…the top knot.
Honestly, even washing my hair is a laborious task given its length…so it really caused me some degree of despair when I got more into fitness, and I realised I would probably have to squeeze a few more washes into my regularly scheduled life programme. Bleh. But what’s that thing they say about not washing your hair every day? It strips your hair of its natural oils and dries it out? Right, so I invoked that as a means of avoiding this whole every day washing hair business, but the issue still remained – how do I not wash my hair every day, but still keep it looking relatively presentable, ie, not greasy and limp from rigorous workouts and running of errands in this blazing tropical sun? (sweat, gross)
Enter: Batiste Dry Shampoo.
The beauty bloggers I follow on YouTube almost always mention Batiste products in their ‘Monthly Favourites’ reviews but I had no idea they were available in Trinidad until my friend Darcel sent me some to review (an embarrassingly long time ago).
It’s quick and easy enough. You shake the bottle well and hold it about 30cm from your hair (I don’t know if I held it the right distance…does anyone actually check those things?) and spray. Massage into your roots with your fingers, wait about a minute (essential step) then brush it out, or style it or whatever you do with your locks on a regular basis. Be sure to brush your hair out well because otherwise it leaves some white residue that will be decidedly un-chic.
After the 60 second grace period I definitely began to see some volume restored to my hair and the oily texture was diminished – not too shabby and not at all difficult to do.
Now I use Batiste whenever I need a quick pick me up for my hair…when I don’t have time to wash it, or have a strategic plan for washing my hair which means I need to go a day longer without a shampoo. I carry it around in my gym bag all the time now in case I have to do a quick re-up.
Now I guess I should include a disclaimer and say that dry shampoo is NOT a substitute for washing your hair regularly folks.
You can scoop up Batiste Dry Shampoo at several locations across the island including Quik Pharm (Woodbrook), Ali’s Pharmacy (Valpark), Bhagan’s Drugs (Price Plaza/Long Circular Mall/Crown Point, Tobago), Hair World (Curepe), and of course Pennywise outlets nationwide.
Mind you, different locations will have different variants so if you have your heart set on one particular scent, you may have to hunt around.
I’ll be doing a giveaway on my IG @CeolaB some time this weekend so keep an eye out for that!
NB: These products were sent to me for consideration. I am not being paid for this review. This is my honest opinion folks…you should know I wouldn’t give it to you any other way 🙂