Nothing beats the feeling of freshly washed hair.  There’s just something about the way it swings with every movement, shines with health and envelopes you in a faint cloud of beautiful scent.

But there are times when it’s not humanly possible to fit in a wash and dragging it back into a pony tail just won’t cut it.  Time for the dry shampoo.

Dark-haired girls like me were always left feeling short changed by the dry shampoos on the market – it was a case of “what’s worse”? Greasy hair, or looking like your roots had gone grey overnight? Hmm, a very poor Hobson’s choice, methinks.

So it was with a great huzzah! that I welcomed Batiste Dry Shampoo Dark & Deep Brown, developed especially for darker hair. While it still takes some working into the hair, making sure you don’t spray it too close to the scalp to ensure you don’t look like extra on Halloween night, this at least goes some way to make Dry Shampoo less of a pipe-dream, more a reality for us brunette and raven-haired lasses.

And, while I’m on the subject, it’s great for adding a bit of va-va-volume, even on clean hair, when the backcombing annoyingly won’t do as it’s told! 

The comb is by Kent, by the way, but I’m open to suggestions for good backcombing combs?



  1. 30 September 2012 / 6:13 pm

    I love dry shampoo and have been using the original. I find as long as I dont overload it all in one go it brushes out ok.
    Also I’ve tried the ‘putting it on before going to bed’ trick to wake up with amazingly clean looking hair without washing it, for those days when you’re getting up too early to do it then 🙂

    • 30 September 2012 / 9:51 pm

      Oh, I love the idea of putting on before going to bed – haven’t tried that before, but it sounds like a fabulous idea! Thanks for the comment and the tip!

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