Thursday, 26 January 2012


Batiste XXL Volume Dry Shampoo

Batiste XXL Volume Dry Shampoo photos Batiste XXL Volume Dry Shampoo review
Batiste XXL Volume Dry Shampoo: boots/superdrug (£3.99)*

I remember when the Batiste XXL Volume came out last year(?), there was a lot of hype about it in the blogasphere. As per everything that comes into blogging favour I (naturally) really wanted it. I was forever checking my local Boots and Superdrug but they were constantly sold out. Im sure most people are familiar with Bastiste, its the dry shampoo of dry shampoo and if you don't own a can you should rethink your life. They are a absolute life saver on limp or greasy hair days to add a bit of texture or remove the greasy-ness

After being pointed out a few weeks ago this was in a goodybag of an event I'd gone to and I realised was actually already using it thinking it was just the plain old Batiste. I hadn't really noticed the difference between they two, Maybe it was just because I'd just assumed it was the same. I tend to use Batiste to mattify my hair, as its so long and straight its quite hard to get that "OOMPH" after I wash it. Its always a bit too "soft to style" so I give it a good blast with some dry shampoo. XXL Volume does a good job of mattifying the hair and giving some styling help. Its basically a mix between hair spray and dry shampoo. You spray it into the roots then just fluff your hair up a bit for a bit of volume! I dont find the volume last that long though, the dry shampoo element does work, but then I think the hair spray/voluminous side just doesnt have the longevity. It doesn't feel horrible in the hair, but it does make it feel alot stiffer than just a dry shampoo. You do have to make sure you give it a good shake to make sure none of the whiteness is showing either, which is hard when your hairs a bit stiffer from the product.

Overall I think the XXL Volume Batiste is OK, Definitely not a life changer. Its pretty good and Im sure I'll use this giant bottle up. But I do think I prefer the regular Batiste (Tropical is my fave!) for greasy hair days, and then the XXL Volume for just adding a bit of body and volume. Its more of a styling product than a dry shampoo. It doesnt really do anything that special though!

31 comments:

  1. 'if you don't own a can you should rethink your life' quality reviewing right their lily, standard procedure!

    Hilarious as always, much love
    Lizziebaines.blogspot.com

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  2. this review came just at the right time, i bought my first can of this yesterday and was planning to use it before going out tonight! if it's going to make my hair a bit crunchy then i'll maybe stick to my regular 'fresh' one!!

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  3. I love the idea of dry shampoo but I cannot get the white/greyish effect out of my hair to save my life and end up giving in and washing it anyway ! xx

    clayandbeauty.blogspot.com

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  4. I've never used dry shampoo before but my hair is similar as it is very soft and straight so hard to style, so might give this a go - thanks!
    http://simplesophiecn.blogspot.com/ ox

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  5. OOO i might have to try this out - didn't even realise this was available! x
    Secrets Of A Trolley Dolly.

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  6. I love the tresemme Dry shampoo as it makes my hair feel cleaner and gives great volume x

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  7. I don't like that they leave my hair white!! :( xo

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  8. I've always wanted to try batiste out but I never really have the chance seeing as I wash my hair every morning anyway. I know, I need to rethink my life ;-). Good, honest review! xx

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  9. My hair is really fine and flat so this works a treat for me, but I know a lot of people with longer hair who don't like it. I do love the original though, and they've just brought out a cherry scented one thats really nice!
    Claire
    xox

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  10. If you don't like the chalky whiteness you get with product, I would recommend umberto giannini's dry shampoo, the black/silver line. It's AMAZING. Ive used it for nearly a year now, every other day so I dont have to wash my hair so much and Ive found it's the best dry shampoo, and smells amazing. I have quite thin hair that gets greasy after a day and it's also perfect for volume on a night :)
    Just thought i'd throw that out there! p.s loved your blog from the start!

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  11. I use Batiste dry shampoo in black in my hair to give it a bit more oomph the same way you do - my only issue with it is that it (as in, the actual can) doesn't last very long! Maybe I use to much? Haha.

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  12. I can't stand the feeling of this in my hair.. just feels like my hair needs a bloody good wash :/ I also find it doesn't perform any better than the usual Batiste in the volume department! X

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  13. I tried it but I'm not a Bastise fan, I prefer Tresemme dry shampoo, it's the best one out of all for me. It does give you volume and it's doesn't leave the white powder which I hate. xx

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  14. 'if you don't own a can you should rethink your life' LOL and I honestly am?! Why was I ignoring the hype as if I didn't need this, my second day hair can be so bloody limp at the minute I am in desperate need of some oomph in a can for it

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  15. I love this, although I prefer the brunette Batiste.
    Can't wait until the day they release a Brunette XXL version :)
    Tor @ That's Peachy Fashion Blog xx

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  16. ive only ever used the original dry shampoo but ive herd the tressume one is better
    http://charlottec0uture.blogspot.com/
    xxx

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  17. Tresemme Dry Shampoo is really good! Always rely on it on those days when I simply can't be bothered :)

    http://beautyandablogger.blogspot.com/

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  18. great post!

    XOXO,

    wiebkembg.blogspot.com

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  19. It looks like a bit of a let down really, think I'll stick to the usual Batiste :) xx

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  20. I use the tropical one! It hasn't helped me recently though :(

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  21. I like treseme - leaves no white marks in your hair! Xx

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  22. See that stuff makes my hair feel wierd and I'm unable to straighten my hair if I use the slightest bit too much, but it gives it soo much volume so I'm torn with that product.x

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  23. I love the tropical one myself:) x

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  24. this is supposed to be amazing!! Someone said it made their hair too big (is there such a thing hehe)

    Bella
    xxx
    iheartfashionforever.blogpost.com

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  25. never used dry shampoo, may need to give it a try x
    http://beautifulthings-danielle.blogspot.com/

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  26. This made my hair feel like straw, no matter what I do, every single time I end up with my hair feeling like straw haha

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  27. It has such an odd smell, I was disappointed, it didn't work for me at all! :(

    http://highlandaffair.blogspot.com/

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