So I have another Batiste Beauty here for you. This one is slightly different to their usual range, yes it is a dry shampoo so will banish the oil from your roots, however what it will also do is give your roots volume. I'm not much of a fan of the backcombing trend (not on other people, just I don't like to do it to my hair) and to be honest, never quite mastering the "knack" of getting that extra lift without looking like a bird has made a nest. For this reason voluminous roots/hair is something I can never achieve. However with Batiste XXL this is a thing of the past....
Now here I haven't styled my hair, just simply spritzed my roots, gave it a rub through and then brushed and as you can see there is a clear lift from the roots. This dry shampoo would work wonders for creating fabulous updo's as it adds a texture to the roots almost allowing you to mould your hair. I think it would also eliminate the need for any hairspray too.
So would I recommend this product? Yes! I think it would work well for many situations, whether it be to give an extra bit of lift to the roots whilst wearing hair down. It would be great for adding volume to the hair whilst curling or creating masses of volume when creating updos. Lets face it, a spray of batiste has to be better for your hair than backcombing, I just worry about damage to the cuticle and it also makes your hair look less shiny however with this product I still had a lovely shine to my hair.
The texture of your hair with this product feels different to that of the normal dry shampoo however this is due to the texturising property of the product, however it's not a sticky feeling as many find with "root boosting products". It also washes from the hair with ease.
Batiste XXL is available in the new 200ml bottles for £3.99 so it is a little pricier than the normal shampoos. It is available from Boots, Superdrug, Sainsbury's and independant pharmacies.
So will this be a product you will be trying? Is creating volume and lift in your hair something you struggle with?
Disclaimer - this product was sent to me for review purposes, however all opinions are honest and my own.