Batiste Dry Shampoo Wild Review & Pictures

Batiste Dry Shampoo Wild ReviewI used to be the type of person who always had to shampoo my hair on a daily basis or else I felt gross and oily.

My hair is naturally curly/wavy, so it’s on the dry side, and because I heat style it with a blow dryer and flat iron it straight all the time, it gets fried more often than it should.

Washing hair every day and also applying so much heat isn’t good for my hair. And I can’t just let my tresses air dry because then I resemble a frizzy poodle. 😉 Plus I am very picky about what I put in my hair – basically I only use 100% organic argan oil that soaks in and doesn’t leave any residue.

I’ve read that not washing your hair daily is healthier for your hair because it prevents the good oil from being stripped too often, which is what can make your hair look and feel dry.

But going even a single day without washing my hair made me very uncomfortable because near the roots, where the oil tends to be the worst, it just feels nasty.

I also read that the more you wash your hair and strip the oil, it can actually train your scalp to produce more oil! But, if you wash your hair every couple of days, it could reduce the amount of oil production.

So, I gave it a go for about 2 months. I’ve been washing my hair every 2-3 days instead of daily, and I have definitely noticed a difference. My hair doesn’t get as oily near the roots as quickly as before, and it’s the icing on the cake that getting ready in the morning is faster. (Note: Yes, I shower on a daily basis. It’s only my hair that I avoid washing daily. Haha, just wanted to make that absolutely clear!)

But I wouldn’t be able to skip washing my hair without a dry shampoo. I’ve went through 2 cans of a Joico dry shampoo that I received in my swag bag when I attended the Contessa Awards, which I blogged about before. But the really strong generic salon hairspray smell really put me off.

It wasn’t until I tried the Batiste Dry Shampoo (Wild) that I finally found an effective dry shampoo with a pleasant and mild scent that I feel comfortable using on a regular basis.

The Batiste Dry Shampoo comes in a wide variety of scents, but I decided to ‘go wild’, partially because I’m a fan of cheetah/leopard print, but also because it’s highly recommended by Leighannsays. She’s one of the few YouTubers I subscribe to, and I trust her honest and candid opinions. I love her carefree personality, great sense of style, and solid beauty-product knowledge. Her videos are fun and funny, which will leave you smiling! (If you haven’t already checked out her channel, click the link above and subscribe – you’ll love her, too!)

Batiste Dry Shampoo Wild Pictures

Batiste Dry Shampoo Wild Review

Batiste Wild Dry Shampoo Review

Batiste Dry Shampoo Wild Review & Pictures


  • Instantly refreshes hair between washes (Yes)
  • Adds body & texture (Yes)

Key Notes

  • Name: Batiste Dry Shampoo Wild
  • Amount: 200 mL (6.73 fl. oz.)
  • What I Paid: $9.95 CAD (Bought from NailPolishCanada)
  • Where to Buy: NailPolishCanada & I see it sporadically at Winners

Batiste Dry Shampoo Wild Review


It has a soft, musky, slightly spicy vanilla fragrance mixed with a bit of baby powder. Batiste describes it as oriental.

You’ll notice the fragrance the most when you’re spraying the roots of your hair, but it’s not so strong, so throughout the day, I don’t find myself getting whiffs of it. That’s a good thing for me because I don’t have to worry that the Batiste Dry Shampoo will clash with my eau de parfum.

Plus because the scent is mild, it doesn’t give me a headache. (I have a sensitive nose, so anything that smells like the hair salon makes my head pound!)


I’m pleased to report that the Batiste Dry Shampoo (Wild) works like a charm! It soaked up the oil immediately to get rid of The Greasies, and it made my hair look like it was freshly washed.

You know how second-day hair can look limp? Well, this dry shampoo by Batiste really put the volume back. Okay, so I’ve never been into having big hair, but I also don’t want to look like a rat caught in the rain! 😉

The dry shampoo gave me a little lift at the roots, but not so much that I felt the need to move to Texas. Hehe! (Is it true that everything is bigger there, including hair? I’ve never visited Texas, and I’ve only met two people from there. They are both men with very short hair.)


Before spraying, you need to shake the can vigorously.

Be sure to hold the can about 30 cm away from your hair, and then press the nozzle, focusing the spray onto the roots.

The first time I used it, I got a little bit of a scare because soooo much dry shampoo (i.e. powder) came out all at once! (With the Joico one I tried before, the mist was finer, and it came out more slowly.) So, for this reason, I suggest that you press the nozzle in very short bursts. Don’t keep your finger pressing the nozzle for long, or you could easily use too much. (It’s better to use less and then gradually add more because if you use too much right off the bat, your hair will feel and look dirty.)

I hold up and spray sections of my hair that tend to get the oily more quickly, such as the sides and back of my head.

I wait a few seconds after spraying, and then I use my fingertips to gently massage the dry shampoo in. Then, I finger-comb through the length of my hair to further spread it out.

I was really impressed by how it soaked up the oil so quickly. It took away The Greasies so well, and you don’t even have to use a lot of product! (I use about 4 quick sprays for my entire head, and it gets the job done well!)

Does It Leave Behind White Powder?

As you know, I have dark hair, and some people who use dry shampoo may be concerned that the white powder will show up or will alter their hair colour.

The Joico dry shampoo I used was completely invisible, but that’s because the mist was finer. The Batiste Dry Shampoo (Wild), however, has larger particles of powder, so it’s not quite as invisible.

That being said, I didn’t see huge white areas. When I rubbed in the product and sprayed from the correct distance from my head, it was very easy to get it to blend in without any tell-tale signs. But, if you don’t follow the instructions and/or spray too much, you could look like a snow-capped mountain. 😉

Batiste has a dry shampoo that’s meant for dark hair, but I haven’t tried that one. (If you’ve tried it, what does it smell like?)

Also worth noting is that I didn’t see any white powder littered around my bathroom, where I’ve been using the Batiste dry shampoo. Then again, I’m pretty carefully about spraying my hair, so most of the product makes direct contact with my roots and isn’t wasted.

On the rare occasion when I’m too heavy-handed with it, yes, I can see a little bit of white on my hair, but rubbing it seems to fix it.


  • Instantly refreshes hair
  • Leaves hair feeling & looking clean
  • Provides some volume
  • Can be used on dark hair without tell-tale white powder (when used as directed)
  • Light, musky vanilla scent
  • Scent doesn’t compete with your perfume
  • A little goes a long way
  • Inexpensive


  • Can be tricky to find in stores
  • If you’re heavy-handed with it, it could leave white powder

Final Verdict: 9.5/10

Considering that it’s effective, has a nice, light scent, and isn’t cost-prohibitive, I can definitely see myself purchasing the Batiste Dry Shampoo in the Wild fragrance again!

Do you use dry shampoo? How often do you wash and heat-style your hair? Have you tried any Batiste dry shampoos?

Edit: Yay! It’s always amazing when companies show support for their customers! Thanks for retweeting and following, Batiste! 🙂

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18 thoughts on “Batiste Dry Shampoo Wild Review & Pictures

  1. Melissa

    Thank you so much for sharing this one with us. I’ve tried dried shampoo in the past but I’ve had no luck with it. I’ll definitely give this one a try.

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Melissa!

      It seems like Batiste is THE brand for dry shampoo, so definitely try it. Plus there are lots of different scents available, so you won’t have to be stuck with a generic, headache-inducing hairspray scent. The icing on the cake is that it’s very affordable!

    2. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Melissa!

      It seems like Batiste is THE brand for dry shampoo, so definitely try it. Plus there are lots of different scents available, so you won’t have to be stuck with a generic, headache-inducing hairspray scent. The icing on the cake is that it’s very affordable!

    3. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Melissa!

      It seems like Batiste is THE brand for dry shampoo, so definitely try it. Plus there are lots of different scents available, so you won’t have to be stuck with a generic, headache-inducing hairspray scent. The icing on the cake is that it’s very affordable! 🙂

  2. Lynette

    Yes I love Batiste! The wild one isn’t available in South Africa.. But I use the medium or dark brown ones and they work fantastic on my darker hair. No white residue.. I love batiste and can’t live without it anymore.

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Lynette!

      Aww, sorry to hear that the Wild one isn’t available there. (Haha, it sounds funny – “the Wild one”! :P)

      Interesting – I may have to try the dark-brown one next. What does it smell like?

  3. Jessica

    My hair stylist recently told me the same thing, that you can ‘train’ your hair to produce less oil by washing less. But I’ve been too chicken to take that step! I have blonde hair and if I don’t wash it every single day the oil at the roots is very obvious–ick.

    I have tried Tresemme’s dry shampoo in the past and wasn’t too happy with how it performed–but I’m open to trying other ones. This one by Batiste sounds like it’s worth a try 🙂
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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Jessica!

      Although a lot of people rave about Tresemme, I can’t say that I’m a fan of the brand. The shampoo, conditioner, heat protectant, and hairspray that I’ve tried by them all had really strong fragrances that gave me a headache. 🙁

      Yes, give Batiste a try. LOTS of people rave about them, so they definitely work!

  4. Erin (Paint Those Piggies!)

    This is the only dry shampoo I use! I have such oily hair I was having to wash it twice a day and other dry shampoos would just make the oil worse. Baptiste really works for me though, I can go two days without washing, which feels like such an accomplishment from two shampoos per day!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Erin!

      Oh my goodness – twice a day? That sounds like so much work! Well, on the rare days in summer (not this summer, but past ones) when it’s been crazy humid and you’re sweating just by standing, I have sometimes showered twice and washed my hair twice. But it’s never been on a regular basis!

      I’m so happy to hear that Batiste dry shampoos are working so well for you as well! (I must be the last person to the Batiste party…haha!) 😉

  5. Sarah

    Not all Batiste are created equal! I have tried on in the past, although I can’t remember which one, and the sent was strong and awful! The one I have been using for about a year now is the Suave (yellow green) Dry Shampoo. I dye my hair blue back and it doesn’t leave behind anyou white powder if caution is used and I really like the sent. It’s also very inexpensive so that’s a bonus. I only wash my hair every 2-3 days as well. Another trick that I have learned to help is only use shampoo on your scalp so it will wash away excess oil and let the shompoo run down the rest of your hair so that way it doesn’t strip the ends of your hair from oils that it needs. Then just add conditioner to your ends so your not adding extra oils to the scalp making the hair seem oily faster. I have done this for several months now and get compliments on how healthy my hair is all the time. I hope all of this makes sense. And MOST things are bigger in Texas but we do like the whole “the bigger the better” way of life.

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Sarah!

      That is an awesome tip about only shampooing the roots. I will have to try it – thank you so much! I do find that my ends get really dry, so it makes sense to not slather on shampoo onto the ends.

  6. Renée

    I used to wash my hair every day too.. When I was a teenager, it definitely needed washing every day. But now that I am halfway through my twenties, I only wash my hair twice a week 🙂 I’ve been using a sulfate and silicone free shampoo for about 1/2 years now and that’s even better. No overdo in stripping of natural oils, but also: my hair does not get greasy after one day. I can postpone washing it for up to four days, but I also Batiste 🙂 that one def. is a winner haha!

    My hair has not been this healthy in yeaaaars. It’s thicker, less dry and the ends tend to split less. It is not only the stripping but also the drying of your hair after you washed it! Even if you only use your towel and let it dry to the air, it damages your hair every time you do it. If you only have to do that twice or three times a week, that will make such a difference!

    Well, you now know what a difference it made for me to stop washing my hair every day LOL 😀

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Renee!

      It’s really funny how when we’re younger, we’re taught to shampoo our hair so often (at least that’s how it was in my house growing up). But now, I notice that my hair looks its best on the second or third day when the oil isn’t stripped.

      I’ve even tried to tell my mom about the wonders of not washing your hair daily, but she refuses to try it. Although initially it’s gross, I really do think that the scalp learns to better control the oil when you’re not constantly drying it out.


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