I recently bought Batiste Hint of Color Dry Shampoo, $8.99, at Ulta. Online, I learned that like me, a lot of sick women, have a hard time washing their hair. Things like fatigue and physical pain can make washing difficult. Some of us have balance problems in the shower. I myself use a shower stool (see my page, Disability Tools). Even being depressed can make it hard to muster the energy to wash one’s hair. The other use for dry shampoo is traveling and in-patient hospital stays. When I was diagnosed and hospitalized in 2008 with myasthenia gravis, I wish I knew about Batiste as it is infinitely better than the dry shampoo the hospital gave me.
In my case, with the psoriasis and my fatigue from myasthenia gravis, washing my hair is always an elaborate process. First comes the special shampoo (for my psoriasis), then the regular shampoo, conditioner, and sometimes straightener. As I previously blogged about, when my hair isn’t tended to, I look like Hurley from LOST. There are times when I just can’t go through this elaborate process. Recently, I was going out with friends and my hair stank. It looked like a nest. Even though I knew my friends would understand (they have muscular dystrophy), I still wanted a little dignity. That was when I tried Batiste for the first time. I massaged it through my hair while wearing gloves.
Features of Hint of Color Batiste Dry Shampoo:
– 6.3 fluid ounces
– comes in three different colors: Light & Blonde, Medium & Brunette, and Deep & Dark Brown
– does not leave white particles in your hair
– decent smell
– instant fix
When it comes to special occasions like giving a speech at a conference, I’m going to wash my hair the usual way. But when it comes to other stuff like going to work and traveling with my debate team, I’m going to save myself time and energy by using Batiste. There’s also a travel size (yay, TSA) that costs $3.99.
–Your Stylist, Jessica Gimeno