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Something supposed to improve the situation, which in fact just make matters worse.

After famous Schwarzkopf brand of spray-on dry shampoo, which makes ones hair far more greasy and unkempt than it ever was before. Often considered a good idea for backpackers, who can't wash their hair properly, its actual use never fails to come as a nasty surprise.
1. I used Batiste shampoo once, when I was travelling in Germany; I spent a whole day in Aachen with hair like a homeless man.

2. "That advice you gave to Belinda, that was so batiste. She hasn't stopped crying since."

3. After Iraq, everyone agreed that America's foreign policy was extremely batiste.
by MisterMetternich October 02, 2005

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