I look back at my pre-baby photos now and just can’t believe how primped and on fleek my hair looked almost everyday, and just how much time I had to put into the way I looked. If my hair would get slightly frazzled or out of place after a work-out, I would just pop in and out of the hair salon for a quick dry blow out.
It’s been VERY challenging to maintain that now that I’m a mom of two. When I do actually find the time or opportunity, I’ll have one of my little ones tag along, which means it’ll have to be short and swift before one of them decides to break the place down. So I’ve had to deal with really quick blow outs, causing my hair to go flat faster and, well, not as social media ready as I need it to be. I also now think twice about hitting the gym and ruining good hair, because between getting my hair washed and done again, that’s just a luxury of time I don’t have. Also, as someone who’s always on the go, in between meetings with clients bad messy, flat, greasy hair is never an option.
For all these reason’s dry shampoo has been my savior for the past couple of years, as I’ve been using Batiste since high school. When I moved to Lebanon I would stock up on it whenever I travelled abroad, especially the small bottles which I like to fit in all my handbags. So when I found out that one of my all-time favorites, Batiste, was now available in Lebanon, I breathed a sigh of relief. No longer do I have to use it sparingly.
If you’re not very familiar with dry shampoo then let me walk you through 5 Reasons why you all need it in your busy lives:
1. It makes greasy hair history.
No, your hair doesn’t just oil up because it hasn’t been washed – some people just have naturally greasy hair after just one day post-shower. I remember when I got a keratin treatment to tame my curls, I had to apply Batiste daily until the product grew out with my roots or else my hair would just shine and go flat. It was a real-life saver.
2. Washing your hair daily isn’t really doing your hair any good.
Not only do you strip your hair of its own essential oils and dry it out, it can cause it to change in texture and become frizzy. So, to give it a fresh boost even when it’s a day old, dry shampoo your roots.
3. It can prolong a blowout.
I’m not a fan of hair spray. I can’t deal with how it makes my hair stiff not to mention rough. I think it’s the rice starch in Batiste that holds my curls so well together, because what I actually like to do is give my roots a spray, but then I’ll just have a very quick go on some of the waves as well, to split them, rather than keep them in one big clump. I’ll follow it up with a quick rub to avoid white residue and everything will just magically stay in place!
4. Hello Volume!
I don’t know what it is about dry shampoo that can add major volume to hair, but it just does. The trick is not to simply spray it on your top roots, but rather split it into sections and apply, then massage the product in. Next, grab your favorite teasing brush and go at it.
5. Nothing beats the smell of washed hair.
Sadly, it never lasts for more than a day, especially if you use blow dryers or curling irons on your hair – something I am very guilty of. I hate it when my hair smells like heated hair, so what I’ll do after a styling session is just give my hair a light spray. Batiste comes with many fragrance options which I appreciate as I tend to be quite picky.
And there you have it! I’m happy to learn that you can now find Batiste in Beirut in its fragrance range, my faves being Blush and Floral. I stock up on Batiste from Carrefour.