This is by far the best dry shampoo I've tried. I have medium/dark brown hair and I love the dry shampoo for brown hair. But I've also tried the regular - it has the white residue, but you can rub it around your scalp to get rid of it. This is the only dry shampoo that I've tried that actually makes your hair feel less oily on day 2 - day 3 hair. Love it!
For reference, I've tried (and returned) the tresseme one, the dove one and the suave one. I also bought one from Sally Beauty (Biotera) that I'm going to be returning and just stick to the Batiste for dark hair.
This is my favourite dry shampoo for many reasons. For one, it's inexpensive by itself (if you're not having to go off and get it shipped to you and stuff), it smells great, and makes my hair look fantastic and clean! I know many dark haired people have trouble finding dry shampoo that doesn't stain their hair white and this is a good one. I just wish however that it has more product in the spray. It's so light feeling and it does get used up very fast.
I have a love/hate relationship with this stuff. I loved the original formula, it really made my hair clean but left a lot of white in my light brown hair and I wasn't too keen on the smell. I stopped buying it though around the age of 16 purely because it was so expensive and ran out very quickly and it just worked out cheaper to shampoo. But this was on offer the other day along with the other varieties and I had wanted to try it for a while so I picked a bigger sized can up for £1.98, figuring it would last longer and get rid of the nasty white residue. When I tried it out, I did notice the smell wasn't that pleasant but actually it faded and was a lot more wearable than the original fragrance. The formula seemed more wet than before though, and this didn't fair well for my already moist greasy hair. It didn't feel as clean as the original, it still felt greasy. But it did look clean, so I'm trying to ignore the urge to wash my hair after applying this. Although the powder appears slightly white it does disappear very easily. I also realised that this formula tangles my hair somehow. It makes it very stiff and it's hard to get a brush through my hair, as if I've put a load of hairspray in, which again is different to the original formula. When you spray this, my god don't do it after you've applied mascara. It settles on your lashes and leaves them brown and dusty. It also settles on your face, I had a brown forehead after using this the other day, which meant I had to redo my foundation. I almost had to redress as well after it created noticable white marks on my trousers. And finally, this stuff irritates my eyes like mad. After applying, I always end up having to try and get the dust out of my eyes with my finger, but this is a bad idea even if you have removed what seems like all of the powder from your finger. I literally had my eye stuck to my finger the other day because it's so drying, it was a little bit icky especially as my eye pulled away as I removed my finger.
So all in all, it makes your hair look fresh and new, but it gets everywhere and feels unclean. You're left with nasty feeling hair and you get the formula in your eyes, face and all over your clothes. It also leaves residue in the shower and gets all up your nose and quite obviously into your lungs, which I do worry about. It smells nicer than the original but not as nice as some of the other variations.
I won't be buying this again, I think I'll just make the effort to wash my hair normally, especially as this is often what I end up doing after using this anyway.
Did they change the formula? I used to use this product all the time and was obsessed. I then, for some reason, stopped using it for a while and when I went back, it reacts so differently to my hair. It soaks up oils just fine... and I don't have the problem with gray/white patches a lot of others are having... but........
........It makes my head SO FLIPPING ITCHY! It's not even worth using because my will be scratching my head like a dog with fleas! I use it because it's what I have at the moment but cringe at the thought because I know I will itch. I don't use it use to absorb oil, I mostly use it for texture and volume.. and it works.. but because of the feeling, I will not buy again.
Absolutely love this product.I'm not keen on dry shampoos as a rule, but sometimes if I'm late home and have an early start I really don't have time to wash my hair.This not only freshens up my hair it does a pretty good job at hiding greys , something I didn't expect.I just wanted away from the original white dry shampoo. Ok , it won't do much for grey when it's badly needing dyed, but when the roots appear at first it's great.It does look white when it sprays on but as you rub it in it is brown, youcan see it on hands.Sometimes I use it at roots even when
I've just washed my hair.I'm a very dark brunette. Will keep on using this.
I really like Batiste dry shampoos in general. Picked this up because I saw it on sale and loved how I didn't have to be really careful to rub in a lot or have an "antiqued" look of the white powders. Since then, I have tried some other brunette dry shampoos and this one is so much better. Doesn't get color all over my hands after application when I'm brushing my hair or pulling it back. Will repurchase.
I don't have oily hair, so I'm not sure why I felt the need to purchase this. I guess I wanted to freshen up my 'do on days i didn't shampoo. After a month or so of occasional (2x per week max) use, I developed flaky dry scalp right at the edge of my hairline where I most commonly used this product. It's a great idea, but totally dried out my scalp. Now I have been combating flakes for the past month and can't seem to get back to normal. Will not repurchase! Plus, even the brunette variety made my hair look gray and dusty.
Although I can't stand the smell this product saves me so much time in the morning and because it's got a tint to it I can use it to add some colour to my roots. You just have to spend some time combing it in properly , you don't want to look like you have a lot of dandruff.
This shampoo has literally saved my hair. I have very fine, oily hair. And on top of that, it's super curly and has to be washed daily to appear clean.
This is the ONLY dry shampoo I've found for dark hair that has a white powder spray that ACTUALLY disappears. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ON THE CAN. I don't have a problem with the smell, nor have I found it lasts terribly long. Personal opinion of course. I got it for $8 at Ulta (it was the last bottle!)
I would definitely recommend this. I have used three other common brands from Walmart, Target, CVS... They weren't worth the money. Cheaper, but not helpful in cleaning my hair at all.
This dry shampoo gave my hair life and volume and a super quick refresh! HOORAY!!!
UPDATE::: this is now being sold at TJMaxx and Marshall's for $2 less than Ulta. For $6.99 I picked up a spare bottle!
My only expectation of using this product is that it can transform my greasy/gross hair into clean looking haiir in a short period of time. I looked for this stuff for a while and got it for 5.99 at tjmaxx last week.
I had a hectic week, got home late last night, had meetings today and woke up with my regular greasy hair... until I used this stuff... now it looks kinda dried out, but honestly? What do you exepect out of a dry shampoo anyway? It's supposed to soak up the grease somehow!
Anyway, this worked fast and I am in love with this product! I think I'll order a crate of it!!!! Holy Grail!