As part of the latest BzzAgent campaign, I was given a whole range of new Batiste product to try.
The first one was the Strength & Shine Dry Shampoo.
What does Batiste says ?
Who says you should be resigned to a bad hair day just because you’re between washes? The resident expert in dry shampoo, Batiste, has introduced a new range of products that keeps your hair looking fabulous on the days you don’t wash your hair. Quickly and conveniently give your hair the care it needs on with a little help from Batiste!
Check out the next page for more information on each of the products
- Daily hair styling can cause your hair to become weak, brittle and tired looking. That’s why Batiste created the Strength and Shine Dry Shampoo, enriched with
- L-Arganine – an amino acid known to stimulate the hairs follicles. A quick burst instantly refreshes your hair between washes and helps it to look and feel stronger, shinier and altogether gorgeous!
It seemed the ideal solution at the time for a lazy teenager. Unfortunately, every shampoo I had tried then left my hair looking as though I had a massive attack of dandruff ! And never even left my hair smelling really nice or fresh.
BzzAgent was a running a campaign for Batiste.
I had heard so many positive feedbacks from friends who have been hooked to it; this was the perfect occasion to try this one out.
The bottle :It is a regular aerosol canister spray.
Maybe not the greenest way to use cosmetics but a very easy and convenient one
How do I use it :I had washed my hair 24 hours before I used Batiste.
In this hot weather, my hair gets greasy faster than usual.
Batiste may be an easier solution than washing the hair on a daily basis; great for a quick fix in the morning.
You need to spray the shampoo at the root of the hair (As seen in the picture, you will look like Cruella deVille )
Massage the powder onto the scalp to spread the powder and pick-up the grease.
You can also spray the shampoo into mid-length and hair and remove with brushing
How did my hair look?Unfortunately, it did leave some grey/white film on my hair.
I am a brunette and feel this shampoo would work best on blondes and grays.
But never mind, Batiste now came up with a new version for every colour : Blonde, brunette, auburn and dark.
How did my hair feel ?It didn't feel very soft.
Fortunately, there is a smoothing conditioning mist. (To be reviewed later)
Not a great shampoo to use by itself but does the trick if you use leave-in conditioner or the Smoothing mist afterwards.
How did my hair smell ?The hair didn't smell greasy or dirty anymore.
The fragrance is very pleasant; remind me of a very expensive leave-in conditioner spray I often use (Leonor Greyl)
However, the fragrance is very strong.
It does fade a bit but the smell will most probably stay with you all day long.
What else did I like ?Batiste is a US brand but this Batiste shampoo was made in UK on behalf of Church & Dwight UK Ltd.
It was produced, packed and distributed in the UK, thus contributing to the British Economy
What is my final verdict :I may use Batiste dry shampoo for desperate mornings I need a quick fix and have too little time.
But I doubt I will buy it unless it is on offer.
However, I will use some of the other products from the range and will most probably try the brunette version out.
Weighting the pros and cons, I would give Batiste dry shampoo strength & shine a 3 out of 5
Disclaimer : I was sent this product to try for free as part of a BzzAgent campaign. All opinions are my own and this post has not been sponsored