Batiste Dry Shampoo is one of the more affordable dry shampoos on the market so it’s a great starting point for someone who is unsure about dry shampoo. The bottle has a no-frills design. The instructions are simple: you only need to shake the bottle, hold it about a foot away from your head and then spray it onto your hair and run your fingers through it. Then you comb it through and your hair looks cleaner and softer right away. It also lends a soft citrus fragrance, which is very fresh smelling and contributes to the illusion of clean hair. I tried it after a particularly long bike ride two days after washing my hair and it soaked up the oil in the hair quite well without leaving behind a telltale powdery residue typical of waterless shampoo. Even on my very dark hair it was impossible to tell I had used any type of powder. I have thin hair and need to use more than I expected, so those with thicker hair may have to apply it twice. Also, it needs to be reapplied daily for the desired effect. However, that is not a big deal when compared with how long it takes me to wash my hair and blow dry it.

There are three varieties of Batiste Dry Shampoo. I prefer the original, which has been around for 30 years. That is the one reviewed above that has a citrus fragrance. There is also Batiste Blush Dry Shampoo Spray which has a floral scent. Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo is perfect for the summer- it smells a bit like suntan lotion so I’d avoid that one during the winter months. All three types are also available in a travel size, which is perfect since dry shampoo is inherently suited for traveling. I always like to have a travel size of this on hand because I can just tuck it into my bag instead of bringing shampoo, conditioner, my hairdryer, my straightening iron, and all the creams and serums I put in my hair every time I wash it. Instead I just need to bring this one little bottle with me on short trips!

Be sure to check out our Dry Shampoo Reviews to compare Batiste Dry Shampoo to other brands!