Ask Alex

Ask Alex


Batiste has always been the stylists’ not so secret weapon and the catwalk’s hero. Whether it’s bringing iconic styles to life in the salon, transforming looks for the catwalk or making women walk taller on the city streets, Batiste has been taming, cleansing, invigorating and enlivening tresses since the 70’s.

We are pleased to have resident celebrity stylist and salon owner on hand to answer your most asked dry shampoo questions.

FAQ

  • What is Batiste dry shampoo?

    Batiste dry shampoo an in-between hair wash solution! Batiste dry shampoo is no-mess, no-rinse, no-water solution to revive and refresh your hair between washes. They’ll help you extend the time between shampoos and help prolong your blowout or your colour.

    Some people might call dry shampoo magical…With natural rice starch as its main ingredient, a burst from this can of magic removes oil effectively leaving hair looking clean for you to feel all kinds of fabulous instantly without drying it out. Whether you’ve got the mum bun or the boardroom boss bob, dry shampoo can give your hair a new lease of life anytime and anywhere, effortlessly. You’re welcome.

    Choose the right formula for your hair type: reach for dry shampoo if you need to absorb oils or pump up the volume.

  • How do I use dry shampoo

    A few easy steps to game changing hair. First, shake the bottle vigorously. Then, section hair and hold the nozzle about 30cm away as you spray into roots. Leave in a few moments, then massage into the scalp with fingertips to distribute evenly. Brush and style as desired.

  • Can I use Batiste dry shampoo on colour-treated hair?

    Yes, all Batiste products are safe to use across the hair colour spectrum! And by washing your hair less, you can help extend your hair colour.

  • Which Batiste product can I use on extensions and weaves, dry shampoo?

    Dry shampoo is not recommended for a weave or extensions.

  • What hair types are best for Batiste Dry Shampoo?

    If you have thin, straight or wavy hair that gets oily between washes, Batiste dry shampoo has a formula for you to add life, volume, or grip to your hair. Dry shampoo absorbs dirt and oils to leave your hair feeling clean and fresh between washes. Pick the Batiste scent that you love best or try a few.

  • Can I use Batiste on keratin treated hair?

    Batiste is sulfate and sodium free, so you can use it without worry on keratin treated hair.

  • How can I avoid white residue when using dry shampoo?

    White residue is a perfectly normal part of the dry shampoo process and will disappear quickly. To help reduce the amount of whiteness on your scalp, make sure to shake the can well, spray 30cm your roots, massage thoroughly and brush away any excess residue.

    Pro Tip: Try Batiste Hint of Colour Dark or Brunette dry shampoo products which contain a Hint of Colour that helps blend in with your hair shade!

  • When should I use a styling tool?

    It’s best to prep your hair with Batiste before you use a styling tool to avoid messing up any of your beautiful wand work.

  • What are the benefits of dry shampoo?

    Dry Shampoo is an in-between wash solution to incorporate into your hair care routine, giving your hair a refresh between washes. Spray in the morning, at your desk for a midday boost, or take Batiste with you to the gym, on vacation, and beyond. Batiste instantly absorbs oil from the scalp, revitalises dull and lifeless hair, and can extend the life of a blowout.

  • Can I use dry shampoo on wet hair?

    No. Clean or dirty, doesn’t matter, just as long as your hair is dry. If your hair is damp from perspiration post-work out (get it girl!) we recommend quickly blow-drying before using for best results.

  • Is Batiste dry shampoo easy to use?

    The easiest thing you’ll do all day! Shake the can vigorously before use. Separate hair into sections and spray into roots in quick short bursts holding can 30cm away from hair. Leave for a few moments and massage through. Brush out any excess.

  • Do you have dry shampoo for brunettes?

    Of course! You can try Batiste Brunette. We think you’ll love it!

  • Do you have dry shampoo for dark hair?

    Definitely! Try Batiste Hint of Colour Dark.

  • Can I use Hint of Colour with another scent at the same time?

    Sure! Feel free to experiment and find the combo that’s right for you and your do.

  • How do I use Batiste Hint of Colour (brunette and dark)?

    Just like you would any other Batiste dry shampoo. First, shake the bottle vigorously. Then, section hair and hold the nozzle about 30cm away as you spray into roots. Leave in a few moments, then massage into the scalp with fingertips (or a brush!) to distribute colour evenly. Style as usual.

  • How often can I use dry shampoo?

    Everyone’s hair is different so depending on your level of oiliness, you can use Batiste dry shampoo whenever your locks are in need of a little extra love between washes.

  • Will Batiste products cause me to lose my hair?

    Everyone’s hair is different so depending on your level of oiliness, you can use Batiste dry shampoo whenever your locks are in need of a little extra love between washes.

  • How long can I leave dry shampoo in my hair?

    It’s perfectly fine to leave Batiste dry shampoo in your hair for a few days or until your next wash.

  • Can men use dry shampoo?

    Guys, welcome to the club. Batiste dry shampoo is for anyone and everyone who wants to refresh their hair without the work. Your hair type, not your gender, determines which Batiste product is right for you.

  • When should I use dry shampoo?

    Batiste dry shampoo helps you look great on day 2 hair (or 3 or 4, we won’t tell). Use dry shampoo whenever your hair needs a refresh, whether that’s after a workout, when you wake up and need a refresh, or when you want your hair to feel and smell clean. Keep a can at home and one on hand in your drawer at work, in your gym bag, or in your purse so you can always reach for a refresh and get back to your life.

  • Is Batiste good for after workouts?

    You bet it is! After you’ve pumped up your muscles at the gym, reach for Batiste dry shampoo to counteract sweat and post-workout wild hair, so you’ll be ready to head back to the office or out on the town. Keep a can in your gym bag for no mess, no fuss!

  • Can it remove dye if we have dyed hair?

    We have no reason to believe this will be a cause for concern.