If there’s one beauty item I can get behind, it’s a product that saves me from a shower. Dry shampoo is a lifesaver for those of us with dyed hair who shouldn’t be shampooing daily. (What a great excuse!) With just a shake and a few quick sprays, Batiste’s new dry shampoo freshens, lifts, and covers your color. It managed to earn a coveted spot in my morning routine in just a week.

Product: Batiste Hint of Color Dry Shampoo ($7)

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How to Use: This might sound obvious but I’m going to say it anyway: don’t wash your hair first. Step one complete without even trying!

Now, choose the shade of Batiste’s Hint of Color Spray that complements your hair. My blonde highlights just so happen to be growing out, so I’m working with the Light & Blonde. You can also choose from Medium & Brunette or Dark & Deep Brown. Shake for a few seconds and spray 10 to 12 inches away from your hair. Make sure to massage the product into the scalp and comb out any excess. The shampoo works as a bit of a hairspray as well, so it’ll help hold any styling afterwards.

Results: My colorist is going to have to pry this spray out of my cold dead hands, because I just found a $7 answer to a root touch-up. The fact that this shampoo keeps your hair feeling fresh is almost incidental, because hi, it colors your roots in 30 seconds.

The first spray is a little Manic Panic-y, but once I massaged into the scalp the bright color looked (and smelled) like I just left the salon. Plus, there’s no flaky, powdery feeling, as sometimes happens with dry shampoos. The fragrance is a fresh, crisp scent that covers of that dreaded dirty, hat hair vibe that’s all too common in winter.

Disclaimer: I got Batiste Hint of Color Dry Shampoo as a sample.