How much do we love dry shampoo? Let us count the ways. Just one small pump of Batiste Dry Shampoo always proves to be a giant leap for our hairstyles, giving once-greasy hair a clean-feeling, featherweight finish. The easy-to-layer formula is our go-to when we need to extend the life of our blowout, making our strands look and feel completely fresh—not unlike the formula’s invigorating scent.
But even dry shampoo addicts need a little inspiration now and again. Here, Devin Toth, pro hairstylist at New York City’s Salon SCK, suggests three ways you should be using Batiste to refresh and revive your hair.
As a Base for Your Ethereal Braid
The ultimate secret to the perfect, fairy tale-esque braid? A generous amount of Batiste sprayed at the root and massaged through the hair. “Starting and finishing a braid with dry shampoo makes the hair look matte, soft, and touchable,” Toth says. “Instead of looking rigid, the addition of dry shampoo creates a lighter-than-air effect.”
Start by dividing sections of hair to create your braid, and spray them at the roots, aiming upward to create additional texture. Once your layers are covered, start twisting your strands into a tight braid of your choosing and tie it off with a hair elastic. Massage in the dry shampoo as you pull the pieces into a looser shape.
As Post-Workout Hair Recovery
Hell hath no fury like our greasy strands following an intense workout session. While hitting the showers may seem like the only option, a few well-placed pumps of Batiste can help to salvage your blowout. “Hold the dry shampoo less than a foot away from your head, then take imperfect sections of your hair and spray each side with formula, aiming towards the root,” Toth says. “Massage it into your scalp, then repeat the technique until you’ve achieved your desired results.” This method helps to pump up the volume if you want to wear your hair down, but an updo like a ponytail or top knot also plays well with this approach. “Keep it modern by leaving a few strands out of your updo, letting them frame each side of your face,” he adds.
As an Overnight Hair Reviver
Stop struggling with oily roots first thing in the morning. Toth suggests a blast of Batiste before bed so the product can absorb oil while you sleep. “Start by spraying it at the nape of your neck—that area has the densest amount of hair and is most prone to getting hot and tangled through the night,” he says. “You can then place it into loose pigtails to keep the hair off your neck and prevent it from tangling.” Can’t sleep with your hair pulled back? We feel that. Target the nape of your neck and part. Spray Batiste onto your brush, comb it through from scalp to ends, and massage some Batiste into your layers to evenly distribute the formula.
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