I have a love-hate relationship with dry shampoos. I typically only wash my hair about three times a week, because it seems to be healthier the less I wash it and because color typically fades quickly in my hair. So, dry shampoo can be a lifesaver on that second day between washes.
If you’ve never tried a dry shampoo, they are designed to be sprayed at the roots and worked through to refresh your hair and soak up some of the oils in it. Remember the old trick with brushing some baby powder through your hair when it’s greasy? Dry shampoos are pretty much the same concept, but with extremely finely milled powder in an aerosol can.
However, most of the dry shampoos I have tried have had a major downside. Either I don’t like the scent (Citrus scents that smell “fake” to me make me nauseous), or they leave my scalp feeling cakey with powder.
And then there’s the price. A can of dry shampoo gets used up remarkably quickly, and I just can’t justify the $18-$30 price tag on some of them for 10-12 uses.
Enter the reason for this post: Batiste Dry Shampoo. I got a travel size of this spray in the cherry scent in my Pop Sugar Must-Have Box last month, and I fell in love. The scent is great, and I have found it will even cover up the cigarette smell my hair sucks up like a sponge anytime I am around someone smoking. It absorbs some of the oils in my hair while adding volume, and I don’t feel like my scalp is caked with powder. In fact, this magical can of stuff doesn’t feel like I have put powder in my hair at all.
Now, I’ve been tricked by the products in my Pop Sugar Must-Have Box before, by using and falling in love with products I then look for online, only to decide I can’t afford to keep them in my life.
So, I Googled Batiste Dry Shampoo expecting to see a $20+ price tag. Instead, I found it sells for $5.99 at Target. I then found it on the shelf at my local store in several scents. Cherry is still my fave, but I am also loving the coconut scent I picked up – perfect for summer.
Batiste Dry Shampoo is a new must-have for me. If you don’t live near a Target, you can also find it at Ulta or Amazon, though the prices I saw were higher online.