I absolutely hate washing my hair – in fact there is nothing I hate more. I find the whole thing such a chore and with my thick, long barnet it can take a good hour to wash, blow-dry and straighten my hair. I have quite a busy lifestyle and I just don’t have the time to do this every other day, so I tend to only partake in this god awful task once a week. Yes you can call me lazy all you want but I’ve found that my locks can withstand a good seven days before they start looking super greasy and lifeless. Plus if you wash your hair too often you can in fact strip your hair of any natural oils which makes your hair greasier as your scalp works to produce more oil.
Throughout the week I often find I need a little pick me up to refresh my locks and keep the grease levels under control. Does anyone else remember when talcum powder used to be the go to for this? Let’s all just be thankful that those days are over. Having dark hair means I often struggle to find products that don’t leave that white, chalky, residue in my hair. I’ve tried various different brands but I always come back to Batiste*. Their products are hands down some of the best I’ve tried and for such affordable prices you really can’t go wrong.
Recently they launched a new 2 in 1 formula which is an invisible dry shampoo and conditioner which boasts 18 hours conditioning. You simply shake the can to activate the ingredients, hold at arms length and mist all over the hair. Afterwards you massage into the roots, working through with a brush or your fingers, to receive super soft luscious locks. Unlike most formulas which you spray directly on the roots, this new product brings with it a new way to spray. The shampoo removes excess oil while the conditioner adds nourishment and softens the hair. A quick spritz will refresh your roots without drying out your ends, leaving you with luscious locks all day long.
The formula has been specially designed for dry, damaged, curly and coloured hair. It targets dryness, and keeping your hair smooth and hydrated all day long. Not only will your locks be looking fine but they will also be smelling fine with three gorgeous fragrances to chose from. Pick from orange and pomegranate, cocoa and cashmere and vanilla and passionflower. All the fragrances are utterly divine and linger on the hair all day long, with my personal favourite being orange and pomegranate which is so fruity and light – perfect for Summer.
This product doesn’t leave any nasty white residue or chalkiness which is my pet peeve and you can pretty much see the results almost instantly. I’ve been using this product pretty much daily for about two weeks now and its clear to see how much this reduces excess oil. The ends and mid length of my hair always feel so soft and luxurious after using this which I have never found with any other hair products I’ve used before. This adds the perfect level of shine and texture to leave my hair looking and smelling magnificent all day long. If you`re in the market for a new dry shampoo that doesn’t dry out your hair then you wont be disappointed.
* Gifted as part of a word of mouth trnd campaign.