I've been a Batiste fan for a long time. Having brightly coloured hair means I try to wash it as little as possible, and I've managed to whittle it down to once a week. I'd never be able to go that long without liberal amounts of dry shampoo, and while I do love Lush's No Drought, Batiste's Dry Shampoo is more convenient when in a rush. I was really excited when I saw they'd released a Dry Conditioner as the ends of my hair do tend to get a bit frazzled, and I love the idea of a quick spray smoothing everything.
As with pretty much all Batiste products, this Smoothing Conditioning Mist comes in a spray can. The can itself is mostly red, and advises spraying on the lengths and ends of the hair from about 30cm away and then brushing through. It's basically the same as using a dry shampoo, except you're not spraying it on the roots!
The spray is infused with Argan Oil, which is known to be amazing for the hair. It appears at around the middle of the ingredients list, so it's not hugely concentrated but not minimal either. The other ingredients include the stuff that powers the aerosol, alcohol and silicones
I find before and after hair photographs really difficult to capture effectively, but I'm hoping you can see that my hair is smoother, sleeker and shinier after using the Smoothing Conditioning Mist. I find it sprays evenly and has a slightly alcoholic scent which soon fades into a pleasant fresh floral. It's so easy to spray on and go, and is quite hard to overdo, although my hair is very thirsty and tends to drink up products like this no problem! I find my hair very difficult to add shine to, so the fact that this manages it is very impressive :)
You get a 200ml can for £3.99, and I'm hoping they'll release it in travel size format as it's the perfect product to pop in your handbag and use to tame flyways when out and about. It's not the most nourishing hair product on the market but it does what it's supposed to and I really can't fault it for that. I find the smoothing effect lasts for a few hours before I feel like my hair is misbehaving again, which is also why I think a travel size option would be ideal for top ups!
Do you like the idea of dry conditioner? What do you use to smooth your hair?