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November 10, 2011

Dry Shampoo: Mingin' or Marvellous?!

Dry shampoo has become something of a phennomenon in the last couple of years. Many different brands (Lee Stafford, Klorane, Bumble&Bumble etc) have come out with their own versions, but in Ireland at least, the old favourite, Batiste, still reigns supreme. Sales of the stuff have shot up, as girls have started to rely on it for styling hair, adding thickness and volume, or making that expensive blow-dry go the extra mile. It's also useful if you've slept in and simply don't have the time to wash and blow-dry your hair.

So, all of the above is good. We've established that dry shampoo is useful and handy, especially in a crisis situation. The odd time, my brother steals my hot water (yes, MINE, I turned on the immersion therefore I own it) and I throw a fit and end up having to dry shampoo my barnet and throw it up in a ''chic'' bun.

However, I must stress that that this is the odd time. In spite of the fact that my hair is ridiculously thick, coarse and extremely long, I still manage to wash it every second day. Sometimes I just let it dry naturally and then put it up, but the important thing to note here is that it is clean. I love the feeling of clean hair and can't stand it being overly greasy. When I use dry shampoo, it's a strictly short-term solution, and you can guarantee that I'll be in the shower within a matter of hours.

Enough of me boasting about my personal hygiene. I don't want to rag on people that use dry shampoo more than I do, I just don't understand why. Even when my hair was bright red, and every wash would fade the colour a little, I simply couldn't rely on dry shampoo. I literally can't stand the feeling of it in my hair and it drives me insane. Is this because my hair is so thick? I don't know.

And then there are those who rely on dry shampoo, well, too much. Dry shampoo, in my opinion, will not wash your hair properly and is not a substitute for real shampoo. People need to know when to stop! I really don't think it's cool to only wash your hair every week/week and a half and just rely on Batiste in the meantime. Really, what's so cumbersome about just washing your hair?!

Are you with me on this one, or are you a firm dry shampoo devotee?!





11 comments:

  1. Ah Batiste! My old love. I am in a long-term, committed & loving relationship with this stuff. Especially the one for brunettes. However, I totally agree! It's GROSS to wash your hair only once a week and use dry shampoo in between! I can say this having had to neeearly do this (5 days of dry shampoo at a festival! Mingin'). But there's no denying it's great for volume and little fringe pick-me-ups in the morning. :p xx

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  2. I wash my hair two or three times a week... I'm dirty. :( haha but my hair always feels vile with dry shampoo in it, it's horrible!

    x

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  3. My name is Lauren and I am a Batiste-aholic.

    Seriously, lol. I should probably wash my hair every day as its so fine and gets greasy easily. But I have extensions in and it's only the roots that get greasy, so I'm not loosening my bonds by washing them daily (not to mention the 5.45am start in order to do this!) so I just spray on some batiste.

    I use the blonde one only, so it not only takes away on grease but covers my roots perfecty AND adds volume! I literally love it!! =p

    Sorry for yabbering on but as a hard core fan I felt it was only fair to share this view lol!! ^_^

    ~ Lauren <3

    Http://cosmeticskittensclassrooms.blogspot.com

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  4. My sis is a dyed red head and used this constantly for school because she's lazy :) She ended up with the start of really bad psoriasis (like angry red open wound) all on the front of her scalp and just at the back of her neck where she was spraying it the most. She had to stop using it until it went back to normal and can only use it sparingly now.X

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  5. I love dry shampoo, it is my saviour, how i coped without it i do not know...however...i do agree with you...i prefer washed hair to how it feels when i have dry shampoo in...but its great for if im hungover and didnt wash my hair, or early starts when I cant be arsed...but I wouldnt wear it every day, maximum its in is once a week. xxx

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  6. I like dry shampoo, but i don't use it all the time. I wash my hair every other day & just use batiste to freshen it up in between. To be honest thoughi think talc works just as well ... xoxo

    http://justtiffeny.blogspot.com/

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  7. Wash my hair almost every day but wish I didn't have to. Hair will actually become too reliant on you washing it regularly when you do this. I know people with the most amazing hair I've ever seen who only wash it once a week, because your hair looks after itself with natural oils in the meantime, once you get used to it. Sounds gross but its not dirty, its natural. A couple of times a week should be enough. I wish I had the patience to let my hair get used to that though.... Dry shampoo I can't get used to either! Turns my hair grey!

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  8. I agree with Tiffeny Irene Coles - when I'm really down to my last pennies I just lash some talc on before bed and my hair is perfect in the morning!

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  9. I only use it when its absolutely necessary, I DESPISE how dirty it makes me feel, even though it makes my hair look clean!.. Itchy..! Ahhh

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  10. I'm with Lucy, its an emergency supply, only for the day that you realllllly can't get hair washed. Your hair feels strange with it it... but I have to say the time I really appreciated it was just after having surgery when I wasn't able to shower for 3 days... Bliss

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  11. I don't like using it a lot, but I get ill quite often and will then pull it out! :) xx

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