Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Batiste Dry Shampoo - XXL Volume



Like every other girl in the world, dry shampoo is a must-have for me. It's the perfect hair pick me up if you're rushing out and don't have time to do your hair, or if you're having a lazy day and need something just to give your hair a bit of volume. What I love about Batiste is that there's a dry shampoo for just about everything... now I know they basically all do the sample thing and the only thing different is the smell, but I thought I'd try this XXL volume can. My hair is super fine so volume is something I desperately NEED, so I sometimes find myself using dry shampoo just to add that extra volume. When I saw this in the shop I thought wow, finally something that's going to be the perfect product for me.

I lightly dusted the dry shampoo over my hair, massaged it in then brushed it out, and I found the results were completely the same as any other dry shampoo. After a few minutes my hair literally puffed out and had loads of volume, but there was one problem: my fair felt absolutely awful! I couldn't even run my fingers through it, it was that stiff and fluffy. Bearing in mind this was a few minutes before I had to set off for work, I didn't even have time to wash it out and re-style my hair! What a nightmare! All through my shift my hair felt so lifeless and horrible, exactly the opposite of what I expected.

Overall I feel quite let down by my favourite go-to hair product. I'm definitely going to have to try this again a few times and hopefully rekindle my love, but maybe XXL isn't the right dry shampoo for me after all? I absolutely loved the look when the shampoo was first applied, but minutes later it totally changed. I think I'll definitely be sticking to the plain old Batiste after this nightmare.

Has anyone tried XXL Volume? What results did you find?

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  1. Hey hon thanks for the advice! I might've considered getting this, but my hair is thick and quite dry, so I really don't think it would work for me either! I use the Batiste for brunettes though it's brilliant and don't leave a whitish residue on your hair that some dry shampoos do! Have you tried it? xxx

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    1. Oh really?! I didn't even know they made that :O Oh my god! I definitely need to try it haha thank you so much lovely! :)) I was really gutted this didn't suit my hair as I bet it would be the perfect product to add volume.

      Terri xo

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  2. I didn't get on very well with this! though I did really like the batiste blush which is the best one i've ever tried!
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    1. I'm surprised as to how many people had the same thoughts as me with it to be honest. I usually just have the bog standard Batiste but I'm definitely up for trying some new ones :))

      Terri xo

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  3. I use the primark/pennys Girlz Only one first which doesn't make your hair sticky at all and then just concentrate the xxl one in certain areas if I want a bit more oomph!

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    1. That's a really good idea! I might have to look into doing that, thank you for the tip! :))

      Terri xo

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  4. I never really got on with their dry shampoos :(

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    1. I love their bog standard dry shampoo but for once I decided to go for something else... I really wish I didn't now :(

      Terri xo

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  5. I always use dry shampoo! it’s great for those in between days isn’t it? I find it helps when putting my hair up too, gives it a bit more texture. I usually get Fudge or Tigi from Hairtrade as that is the cheapest place you can get it at the moment x

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    1. It's an absolute godsend when your hair needs that little bit of a clean or if you're in a rush! I always use Batiste but I may try something new :)) Thank you!

      Terri xo

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