I used to be the type of person who always had to shampoo my hair on a daily basis or else I felt gross and oily.
My hair is naturally curly/wavy, so it’s on the dry side, and because I heat style it with a blow dryer and flat iron it straight all the time, it gets fried more often than it should.
Washing hair every day and also applying so much heat isn’t good for my hair. And I can’t just let my tresses air dry because then I resemble a frizzy poodle. 😉 Plus I am very picky about what I put in my hair – basically I only use 100% organic argan oil that soaks in and doesn’t leave any residue.
I’ve read that not washing your hair daily is healthier for your hair because it prevents the good oil from being stripped too often, which is what can make your hair look and feel dry.
But going even a single day without washing my hair made me very uncomfortable because near the roots, where the oil tends to be the worst, it just feels nasty.
I also read that the more you wash your hair and strip the oil, it can actually train your scalp to produce more oil! But, if you wash your hair every couple of days, it could reduce the amount of oil production.
So, I gave it a go for about 2 months. I’ve been washing my hair every 2-3 days instead of daily, and I have definitely noticed a difference. My hair doesn’t get as oily near the roots as quickly as before, and it’s the icing on the cake that getting ready in the morning is faster. (Note: Yes, I shower on a daily basis. It’s only my hair that I avoid washing daily. Haha, just wanted to make that absolutely clear!)
But I wouldn’t be able to skip washing my hair without a dry shampoo. I’ve went through 2 cans of a Joico dry shampoo that I received in my swag bag when I attended the Contessa Awards, which I blogged about before. But the really strong generic salon hairspray smell really put me off.
It wasn’t until I tried the Batiste Dry Shampoo (Wild) that I finally found an effective dry shampoo with a pleasant and mild scent that I feel comfortable using on a regular basis.
The Batiste Dry Shampoo comes in a wide variety of scents, but I decided to ‘go wild’, partially because I’m a fan of cheetah/leopard print, but also because it’s highly recommended by Leighannsays. She’s one of the few YouTubers I subscribe to, and I trust her honest and candid opinions. I love her carefree personality, great sense of style, and solid beauty-product knowledge. Her videos are fun and funny, which will leave you smiling! (If you haven’t already checked out her channel, click the link above and subscribe – you’ll love her, too!)
Batiste Dry Shampoo Wild Pictures
- Instantly refreshes hair between washes (Yes)
- Adds body & texture (Yes)
- Name: Batiste Dry Shampoo Wild
- Amount: 200 mL (6.73 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $9.95 CAD (Bought from NailPolishCanada)
- Where to Buy: NailPolishCanada & I see it sporadically at Winners
Batiste Dry Shampoo Wild Review
It has a soft, musky, slightly spicy vanilla fragrance mixed with a bit of baby powder. Batiste describes it as oriental.
You’ll notice the fragrance the most when you’re spraying the roots of your hair, but it’s not so strong, so throughout the day, I don’t find myself getting whiffs of it. That’s a good thing for me because I don’t have to worry that the Batiste Dry Shampoo will clash with my eau de parfum.
Plus because the scent is mild, it doesn’t give me a headache. (I have a sensitive nose, so anything that smells like the hair salon makes my head pound!)
I’m pleased to report that the Batiste Dry Shampoo (Wild) works like a charm! It soaked up the oil immediately to get rid of The Greasies, and it made my hair look like it was freshly washed.
You know how second-day hair can look limp? Well, this dry shampoo by Batiste really put the volume back. Okay, so I’ve never been into having big hair, but I also don’t want to look like a rat caught in the rain! 😉
The dry shampoo gave me a little lift at the roots, but not so much that I felt the need to move to Texas. Hehe! (Is it true that everything is bigger there, including hair? I’ve never visited Texas, and I’ve only met two people from there. They are both men with very short hair.)
Before spraying, you need to shake the can vigorously.
Be sure to hold the can about 30 cm away from your hair, and then press the nozzle, focusing the spray onto the roots.
The first time I used it, I got a little bit of a scare because soooo much dry shampoo (i.e. powder) came out all at once! (With the Joico one I tried before, the mist was finer, and it came out more slowly.) So, for this reason, I suggest that you press the nozzle in very short bursts. Don’t keep your finger pressing the nozzle for long, or you could easily use too much. (It’s better to use less and then gradually add more because if you use too much right off the bat, your hair will feel and look dirty.)
I hold up and spray sections of my hair that tend to get the oily more quickly, such as the sides and back of my head.
I wait a few seconds after spraying, and then I use my fingertips to gently massage the dry shampoo in. Then, I finger-comb through the length of my hair to further spread it out.
I was really impressed by how it soaked up the oil so quickly. It took away The Greasies so well, and you don’t even have to use a lot of product! (I use about 4 quick sprays for my entire head, and it gets the job done well!)
Does It Leave Behind White Powder?
As you know, I have dark hair, and some people who use dry shampoo may be concerned that the white powder will show up or will alter their hair colour.
The Joico dry shampoo I used was completely invisible, but that’s because the mist was finer. The Batiste Dry Shampoo (Wild), however, has larger particles of powder, so it’s not quite as invisible.
That being said, I didn’t see huge white areas. When I rubbed in the product and sprayed from the correct distance from my head, it was very easy to get it to blend in without any tell-tale signs. But, if you don’t follow the instructions and/or spray too much, you could look like a snow-capped mountain. 😉
Batiste has a dry shampoo that’s meant for dark hair, but I haven’t tried that one. (If you’ve tried it, what does it smell like?)
Also worth noting is that I didn’t see any white powder littered around my bathroom, where I’ve been using the Batiste dry shampoo. Then again, I’m pretty carefully about spraying my hair, so most of the product makes direct contact with my roots and isn’t wasted.
On the rare occasion when I’m too heavy-handed with it, yes, I can see a little bit of white on my hair, but rubbing it seems to fix it.
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
Considering that it’s effective, has a nice, light scent, and isn’t cost-prohibitive, I can definitely see myself purchasing the Batiste Dry Shampoo in the Wild fragrance again!
Do you use dry shampoo? How often do you wash and heat-style your hair? Have you tried any Batiste dry shampoos?
Edit: Yay! It’s always amazing when companies show support for their customers! Thanks for retweeting and following, Batiste! 🙂