I’m a girl with an oily problem: not only is my skin oily, but my hair get’s greasy very fast. Some say it is good for your scalp but I see it as something very negative. Because my hair is chemical threatened I can’t wash my hair too often otherwise the color will fade away. That’s why I am such a big fan of dry shampoos, they are my life savior in oily/greasy times. Today I am going to review one of my favorite affordable dry shampoos: Batiste Tropical.
Batiste is one of my favorite affordable brands for dry shampoo. I’ve tried many other brands but they don’t give me the right results or make my hair look even worse. They have several kinds of dry shampoos, depending on what kind of hair you have or results you like to achieve: XXL Volume, Dark & Brunette, Light & Blonde, Wild, Cherry, Blush, Eden, Bloom and Tropical. I’m going to review the Tropical today because it’s my favorite of their whole line (beside the Blush).
Batiste Tropical is a dry shampoo with a coconut smell, perfect for the summer times! They come in different sizes: 30g for traveling and 120g for at home. Every can has their own special design, they really get your attention in the alley when you are shopping for a dry shampoo. Dry shampoo is your life savior when you want to delay your shower routine or when you are in a hurry. Just spray a bit on your hair, shake it out and your hair looks fabulous again!
Back in the days my grandma used baking soda for her hair to make it matte, it was really fun when I talked to her about my greasy hair problems. She found it funny that the dry shampoo was reintroduced a few years ago while it already exist for a very long time (in a powder formulation). They come in a spray can now so you don’t have any problems with loose powder.
I really tried to wait untill my hair was super greasy to show you the big difference with and without dry shampoo, but my head became so itchy that I really had to do it now. You can see that my hair is shiny nearby the roots and that it has no volume at all. I feel so uncomfortable now and I have the urge to put my hair in a ponytail.
I grab a piece of hair and I spray the dry shampoo nearby my forehead and the roots. The Tropical has a white formulation, with my dark hair I have to be sure to really rub the powder well with my fingers and a comb to make the white powder fade out.
Tada! Okay, you may not see a big difference but I feel so much better now! My hair feels and smells instantly fresh, it is not shiny anymore and the roots are a but lifted.
I am really happy with the results, I never experienced any bad things with the Batiste Tropcial dry shampoo. I use it every second day after I washed my hair to create more volume and to make the oilyness disappear. Sometimes I even skip brushing my hair to make it more glamorous and voluminous. The dry shampoo works all day, when the volume disappears I brush my hands through my hair and it is back. When I am really lazy (this sounds so dirty) and I use the dry shampoo on the second day, my hair still looks good the day after.
This is one of the most affordable and best dry shampoos I’ve ever tried! I bought some other brands at the drugstore like Aussie and Herbal Essence, but the scent was too overwhelming or it made my hair even more greasy. Beside the quality the price is also good for the amount and results you get, it starts at €4,50 (travelsize is €1,95) and ends at €5,50.
I recommend this dry shampoo to every lazy girl who doesn’t wash their hair or have a greasy problem like me. They have various types of dry shampoos for girls with dark or blond hair. The special scents like Cherry and Bloom come in a white formulation, but if you have dark hair like me you just have to shake the excess product with your hands and a comb to really fade the white powder.
You can get your Batiste Tropical at your local drugstore for €4,50 (Douglas.nl).
Do you use dry shampoo? How often?
Thanks a lot for reading x