Okay, okay I know I am insanely late to this but I have never been able to work out what dry shampoo was for and now I have found a use for it.
I know that most people use it in between shampoos or between blow-dries or whatever, but I never found it much use for that. Instead I am using it as a very cut-price hair texturiser.
The problem with my hair, which it has taken me all of my adult life to work out, is that is it very slippery. I don’t know if that means it’s fine or flyaway or whatever the fuck hair people would term it but what it is, is slippery. It’s got no stasis. Look, it’s gorgeous hair, I’m really lucky, it’s shiny and healthy and there’s loads of it and all that, but it’s just not cool.
And what has made my hair cool – sorry I mean “cool”, (with the added proviso that nothing I do or wear or say is ever cool by the very fact that I have done or worn or said it), is to grow it 2 feet long and bleach the shit out of it then dump a lot of texturising “product” on the top. The problem with the texturising products that I have mentioned until now is that they are bloody expensive.
[Having said that, I used Toni & Guy’s SeaSalt spray the other day, and that’s only about £8. But, like all sea salt sprays it makes your hair a bit crispy.]
But Batiste dry shampoo is £3 for a massive can. A MASSIVE one. You have to use it on dry hair, which is the other drawback for anyone who has a real job (though I suppose you could just air dry your hair on the way to work then blitz it with the Batiste in the bogs? No? Not normal human resources executive behaviour?) But if you are a sloppy idiot like me who just sits about thinking about how to have cool hair then this is actually brilliant for making hair just bloody sit there and behave. And if that makes any sense at all to you, then you too must have “slippery” hair. This is now a technical term.
I use this for this too!! The xxl volume is by far the best one for ‘staying power’, the others pouf down after a while but you just put your hand through the xxl again and it looks great!
Kaaaaaaarf Kamparf. (@KarlaKampars) says
I love Batiste, it’s the only dry shampoo I’ve found that doesn’t make my hair crunch (with the exception of the XXL stuff). If I was a celebrity, I’d endorse the shit out of it.
The Millers Tale says
The only fucking problem with dry shampoo is that it is reputed to make your hair fall out. I was a frequent user of it for a year or so and I had really thick but fine hair. Lots of it but it’d go frigging lank and plaster itself to my head so I looked like a failed hippy. Started using the stuff and yes, loved the fact that it gave me HANKS of hair that I could grab in my fingers and positively HEAVE over my shoulders like Farrah bloody Fawcett BUT I noticed it was thinning at the front where my parting was (and where I rubbed it in like a demented dervish of a morning- you know, that last-minute frantic prinking you do before leaving the house). My theory is that it acts as root exfoliator and basically scours the hair from your head like those mitts you put on your hand to rub leg hair off.
So…you look like you have hair like mine. Be careful, that’s all I’m saying and don’t rub it in too hard.
christ don’t rub it in at all!! a LIGHT MISTING, ladies…