Today I am back with a new product review, this time I wanted to change it up a bit and review a hair product. Batiste Dry Shampoo has to be a world-wide best seller, it`s definitely the most talked about dry shampoo on the Internet and I for one totally believe in the hype. I mean it was included in my 2015 Best in Beauty if that`s not proof enough I don`t know what is. Over the past few years Batiste have tried expanding their range; fist with different scents, next they brought out the colored options, and now it was time for the volumizing dry shampoo. Now, I for one think dry shampoo in general gives quite a good amount of volume, but being the product junkie that I am, I needed to have it. I mean I like Batiste I like volume in my hair of course I will buy you.
The scent firstly is not too in your face, it`s quite feminine and reminds me of their cherry scent.What I try to do when applying all dry shampoos is , spray it into my roots , leave it in for a couple of minutes and then work it into my hair.
I didn`t have any issues with white cast being visible ( even thou my roots are dark) but it did feel a loot heavier in my hair. What I mean by that isn`t that it weight my hair down it did give a good amount of volume , but that it was quite uncomfortable on my scalp, it felt like a loot of product. Keep in mind that I have had this product for over two months, and I have used it on quite a few occasions, so I have experimented with the amount. If I sprayed the tiniest bit I wouldn`t get any results and when I sprayed the normal amount in order to get my hair looking good, I always had that annoying feeling of too much product on my scalp. The amount of volume this version of Batiste gave in comparison to the regular formula, was a bit more but to be honest I didn`t notice a crazy difference.
I find that with the regular batiste I have really nice volume for the first day but after that it loses that extra umf , although I can still get a day of pretty clean looking hair, with the XXL volume I did find that the volume latest longer which is probably the biggest plus for this product, but I also found that the feeling of the product in my hair made me really want to wash my hair as soon as possible.
I don`t use dry shampoo more than once a week so I don`t find my scalp is bothered by it, but when I use this version it really dries out my scalp and it even gave me a nasty bit of dandruff recently when I finally decided to give up on it.
- not much difference in the amount of volume as oppose to the classic formula
- it gives a loot of product build up in the roots and makes it quite uncomfortable
- the volume does last significantly better than with the regular formula
- it did dry out my scalp quite badly causing dandruff
My final recommendation is if you have an oily scalp and are disappointed in how the classic formulation loses it`s volume, than this product is worth a try, still keep in mind it makes your scalp quite uncomfortable as oppose to cleaner. I for one will be sticking to the classic formulation.