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~ Batiste Coloured Dry Shampoo - Light & Blonde ~
In the summer I was really lucky to go to an event hosted by Batiste and it was there that I had a goody bag which contained various Batiste products including this A hint of colour Light & Blonde dry shampoo.
I had run out of my usual Batiste so grabbed this one from my box of hair stuff and went to apply it in my usual way. The first big difference I noticed was the scent, I didn't find it very appealing, it is quite masculine I think, the second thing I noticed was a big yellow streak across my head! It was like I had spray painted my head! Not the look I was going for at all.
I have blonde hair, so really this product should be suitable for me. As I use this the dry shampoo to add texture and volume to my hair I generally just spray the whole of my hair rather than just aiming it at my roots so I ended up with a yellow hue to my hair. Seeing this, I decided to try it on my roots which after doing an Ombre hair colour are a darker shade of blonde, the dry shampoo did lighten my roots a lot but still looked very yellow. I rubbed it through with my fingers and then brushed it all to try and even out where the spray had hit and it did blend in well, but it didn't seem to offer the boost and volume that I am used to getting from Batiste products, it left my hair quite limp actually.
This isn't something I would buy again, but others may like it.
Thanks for reading x
=== Introduction: ===
Batiste has been around for over 40years and is known for their dry shampoo. In recent years they have released a dry shampoo ‘with a hint of colour’ range. I bought the blonde one a few years ago, as I have blonde hair and don’t like the grey patch I can get on the normal dry shampoos.
=== Design/Packaging: ===
Batistes products all come in a bog-standard hair-spray style can. The design on this one is quite pretty, it looks like a mass of blonde hair, with the word ‘batiste’ written in cursive on the front in big letters – so it’s not easy to get this one mixed up with other dry shampoos from Batiste.
=== Price and availability: ===
It’s available in 200ml cans.
It is currently priced at £3.99 in Superdrug and Boots
=== Application: ===
As with other dry shampoos, there are very clear instructions on the back of the can, telling you to:
1) Hold the can 30cm away from the hair you want to put it on, then spray
2) Rub it in with your fingers (it brushes out)
3) Style the hair!
When you''''ve finished your day, just wash it out and give your hair a good conditioning treatment as it can dry the hair out a little!
=== Results: ===
I have found this this dry shampoo does have a little bit of colour in it, but it’s all wrong. While the non-hint of colour range leaves the hair a little greyish, it can be covered up by rubbing it into the hair more, or brushing it a little, this stuff leaves a yellow patch in the hair. This looks terrible, especially if your hair colour is a different shade than the ‘hint’ of colour in the can. Having said that, it does still make the hair look less greasy… you just can’t use too much of it. Also, beware of getting it on your clothes, it can stain!
=== Overall opinion: ===
I honestly do not like this stuff as much as the normal batiste dry shampoos, it leaves the hair looking less greasy, yes, but leaves a yellow mess in your hair and on your clothes. I would recommend the normal Batiste stuff over this.
Review also on Ciao under same username
I have always liked batiste so as I have bright blonde died hair I thought I would try the hint of colour range. Just as with other batiste products, it refereshes your hair well and can improve your hair days after you have washed it. However there are to major disadvantages, firstly is an issue with all batiste, that is that they run out quickly, even the extra large bottles don''t last long if you are using it often. You have to use quite a lot, especially if you have long or thick hair so I can easily go through a large bottle in just over two weeks. The other disadvantage, specifically with the hint of colour range is that it doesn''t do the job it claims to do. My hair colour did not get temporarily lighter from using this product, the only way it will have an effect on your hair is if you hold it very close to your hair but then it comes out bright yellow and leaves dusty flakes on your scalp. Once you have used it you will notice a build up of yellow residue on the nozzle and if you are not careful this will mark everything...your hands, clothes, bedsheets, carpets etc. while there have been no major stains it is still an inconvenience, especially if you are rushing out the door and suddenly notice yellow streaks on your clothes and hands. In conclusion, I recommend batiste and a general product, however i will steer clear of the hint of colour range.
I love Batiste products and I have been using them for a long time. My hair gets greasy very quickly and I am often in a big rush in the mornings so these dry shampoos are perfect for me when my hair isn't looking its best! When I saw these 'Hint of Colour' dry shampoos I was very excited to try them. I dye my hair a lighter shade of blonde and often when my roots are growing out the top of my hair can look a bit dull. With these dry shampoos claiming to add a hint of colour to your hair I thought they would be the perfect product for me as they could stop my roots looking greasy and lift the colour of my roots.
I brought the 'Light and Blonde' dry shampoo. Also included in the 'Hint of Colour' range are 'Medium and Brunette' and 'Dark Brown'. The product comes in 200ml can and costs around £4. Whilst this is pretty pricey for a dry shampoo product, the can does last a relatively long time as you don't need much to freshen up hair.
The can is made from metal and has an aerosol spray on the top. The design of the can is quite attractive, with a swirly pattern around it. The design is fairly simple but it is visually appealing and stands out on the shelf. The can has a plastic cap which fits securely on the top. I have found that even if I drop my can the lid usually stays on. This is very good because it means I don't have to worry about the lid coming off and product being wasted. The can is fairly thin and fits into a hand easily, making using it easy.
As I have mentioned, I was very excited to use this product and so as soon as my hair looked a little greasy I tried it out. The product sprayed evenly onto my hair, although I found if I held it too close to my head it became concentrated in one spot, leaving a circle of colour, so I would recommend holding the can a little way from your head. This dry shampoo did freshen up my hair and make it look a lot less greasy, but as with all Batiste products I have tried, I did have to brush through my hair a few times to get it looking its best.
The main issue I had with this product was the 'hint of colour'. I know that this was the main selling point of the product but I was extremely disappointed. I expected a 'hint' of colour to mean just that, to have a tiny bit of blonde that would lift and brighten up my hair. What I didn't expect was a thick coat of a dull sludgy colour. I understand how difficult it must be to create a spray that matches many different shades of blonde but I don't understand why of all the options they choose yellow. I don't think I've seen a single person with yellow hair before... This spray literally made the top of my hair look a horrible yellow colour that wasn't flattering at all. I ended up washing it out of my hair as soon as I had put it in!
Overall, this product is a good dry shampoo, as all Batiste products are, but the colour that it deposited onto my hair was horrible and did not look good at all. I certainly didn't want to walk around with a yellow patch on the top of my head! I have been seriously disappointed with this product and I definitely would not buy it again. For an expensive product, I would expect the colour to be much more blonde. However, I still love Batiste dry shampoo's and I would highly recommend them as they have some great scents and they work really well. Perhaps the darker colours of this product may be better, I was thinking it might be easier to create a brown shade that blends well into different shades of hair. My recommendation, if you have blonde hair, stay well clear unless you want a yellow look!
I was first told about this product by a friend of mine, and I thought it sounded like a great idea, perfect for those days when I woke up late, and my hair needed a wash. Now I didn't have to rush around, or worse, go out with greasy hair.
The first Batiste Dry Shampoo I used was a tropical scent, and I didn't know that it was intended for lighter hair. So of course, I'd end up with white patches on my head, which wasn't very attractive. I found out about the hint of colour range, and bought myself the product for darker hair. This is more suitable for my hair colour, which is a light brown, and will be suitable for much darker hair too.
I took this product to a festival, so that I didn't have greasy hair all weekend. The product worked as it's described for the first day, but it's not effective after more than one day. It's still worth taking with you if you're going to a festival, since it will hold off the greasiness for a bit longer, but I found after a few days, my hair still felt dirty.
However, for home use, this product is perfect. If i'm going out briefly during the day, and don't have time to wash my hair, I can spray a small amount of this onto the roots of my hair, and it will feel clean and fresh for that day.
This product has a chocolatey, perfumed scent, which covers the smell of greasy hair effectively. It's a pleasant scent, and will keep you from feeling self conscious about the smell of your hair.
The large can is part of the appeal of this product, since it is quite expensive. This size can wouldn't be suitable if you were travelling, but smaller cans are available too. The can has an attractive pattern on the front, corresponding with the hair colour it's suitable for.
WHERE TO BUY
I've seen this product in most Supermarkets, and also Superdrug and Boots. All of these shops will occasionally have an offer, so I'd recommend comparing prices online before you buy.
This is a great product for when you're in a hurry, but bear in mind that it's not as effective with several days consecutive use.
Dry shampoos are used to make hair refreshed and to help clear your hair of looking greasy, unwashed and dirty, but instantly - without washing your hair.
They are perfect if you need that quick fix, maybe if you are late for work etc.
Cheaper alternatives include, flour or talcum powder but these can leave a white dusty tinge to your hair, if not used correctly or sparingly.
MY EXPERIENCE AND RECOMMENDATION
I came across this product as I was looking for a dry shampoo to keep in the cupboard just for a back-up, encase I needed a quick fix. I originally intended to buy one from a different brand for around £4-£5 after reading some of the reviews on Dooyoo, But the lady in-store was very helpful and suggested this product, that she uses herself, which was on offer for £1.50 for a 200ml can that is usually around £4.
I like this product especially because not only does it make your hair look clean, it also adds some colour to it, so you don't get the white powdery look if you over apply, like you would with the usual 'original' style products and it also covers up any 'roots' or uncoloured areas if you need to redye your hair.
It leaves my hair feeling cleaner, looking clean and looking re-dyed, this lasts the whole day until I wash it out later that evening.
I also have psoriasis on my head and sensitive skin, which most products irritate but this product caused no irritation, itching or reaction for me which is a massive bonus.
My only problem with this product is that it can transfer onto things, it isn't very much but it does transfer, if you are pressing against something or leaning on it. I wouldn't advise laying on any white pillows! Although it does wash out of things easily.
I also have an issue with Batiste not stating that they do not test on animals (which when later researched found that it is because they do test on animals, which makes me wonder whether to buy this product again.)
This dry shampoo comes in a colour appropriate 200ml metal/tin spray can with a translucent white plastic lid. There are various different shades and styles of this branded dry shampoo but I used the one for red hair which is in a red and orange style spray can.
This can has a white banner across the top which clearly displays who this product is aimed for: 'Instant hair refresh For red hair.'
The front of the can clearly displays: (New) Batiste Dry Shampoo, a hint of colour, Vibrant & Red. And the amount included: '200ml e 6.73 fl.oz net wt 120g.'
The reverse of the can includes, who the product is for, its uses, instructions of how to use, cautions, ingredients, warnings ex. Flammable, recycling information, made in UK and contact details.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Batiste dry shampoos can be found in large supermarkets, online and in chemists/pharmacies, they are widely available to purchase.
They came in various different styles, smells, colours and volumes, something for everyone.
They are often on offer or have promotions on but the usual prices are listed below.
50ml cans are available to buy for around £1.50
150ml cans are available to buy for around £3
200ml cans are available to buy for around £3-£4
400ml cans are available to buy for around £5
STEP 1: Shake the can.
STEP 2: (Remove lid) Keep the nozzle around 30cm away from hair and spray into roots.
STEP 3: Massage through hair using your fingertips.
STEP 4: Brush through.
(You should have instantly refreshed hair, if you get it on skin or clothing, wipe away with a wipe or soap and water.)
Butane, Isobutane, Propane, Oryza Sativa (rice) starch, alcohol Denat, Parfum (Fragrance), Distearyldimonium Chloride, Linalool, Limonene, Cetrimonium Chlorise, CI 77491 (Iron Oxide)
Dry shampoo! A gift from the heaven! Those days when your up late and without fail will be late for work. Not any more with this little life saver! To me dry shampoo is probably one of those little gems that I couldn't live without. Every other morning without fail I use this to spruce my hair up.
So I'm doing something a little different today and reviewing all three of these products as in the last year or so I have been blonde, dark brown and light brown.
I'll start with the light & blonde dry shampoo. For me after using many of the other dry shampoos in the Batiste range I was quite excited when I stumbled upon this. I know from previous use how well all of the dry shampoos have worked so thought this would work well. The first thing I love about these are that they come in various sizes, a miniature travel size, a medium size and then a large can. For me I like the medium size and can still carry this around in my Mulberry when I am work for the random spruce up my hair my need during the day. For me the packaging is great on this product as it clearly reflects the hair colour it is intended for and lid is very sturdy. To me it smells of pop corn (not quite sure where this has come from?) but as I am not a big fan of pop corn the smell doesn't bode too well with me. It's not revolting but not as pleasant as some of the fruitier smelling range they have. For me I found that once it was on it lasted quite well however my biggest issue with this product is that I felt that it turned my hair green it certain areas if too much was appllied! I know you can rub this and it comes off quite easily but its just a hassle to have to deal with this and I prefer the greyness of the other dry shampoos in comparison the green in this one!! Both me and my mother in law both used this and came to the same conclusion when talking at a later date.
As for the two brown shampoos I love these! The dark colour means that when applying to the hair it doesn't come out grey, which can be a pain in the backside when you have dark hair! The packaging again gave good representation of what colours they are trying to aim them at. Once again the smell of this shampoo reminds me of popcorn but this was something I could overlook due to the great ease of use! The only slight problem with the darker option is that when rubbing this in it can transfer some of the colour onto your hands however a quick wash and there is not a trace to be seen!
My overall view on this range is that the smell is not as nice as some of the others! Blondes should steer clear and keep with the normal range of dry shampoos (unless you want to have hair with a slight tinge or a shrek like colour) however for the brunettes out there this is a little diamond.
In the battle of the dry shampoos brunette comes out trumps!!
I've been using Batiste dry shampoo for years; usually buying the original version. As I have dark hair and don't love the white residue that the original Batiste can leave behind, I decided to buy the version for dark hair.
Packaging: The packaging is sturdy, with a metal tin and click-on plastic lid. The lid stays put very well, I've yet to have it pop off in my bag or anything like that. The swirled design is quite pretty, and means the spray looks nice on my bathroom counter. It comes with a standard aerosol type applicator, which is easy to use. The press down mechanism is tough enough that you don't accidentally spray loads over yourself, but not so hard to press down you have to struggle with it.
Smell - This smells very similar to the original Batiste; just a clean talcum powder type smell. It's nothing exciting, but pretty non-offensive.
Application - I find a little of this goes quite a way, which means a can lasts me ages. I spray a bit through my hair and give it a good rub in, before brushing it through. Any appearance of greasiness is instantly reduced, and I find lasts a good few hours, making this great if you're freshening up quickly, say before heading out after work. The dark colour does mean I don't have to rub it in quite so much before any appearance of the powder had gone. However, I also found the brown spray made my hands look absolutely filthy. Not a problem, as I can just wash them off, but I have found that the colour does transfer a little, leaving grubby looking marks on my face and hands if I'm touching my hair after application.
All in all, this does work very well, but I prefer the white version, as there's no colour transfer.
I've been using dry shampoo for years, after discovering it when I first went to a music festival! My fine hair benefits from not being washed and blow dried every day but still needs a bit of 'something' to look presentable on the inbetween days. The main downside of the original Batiste was that it was basically a white powder. On dark hair, it could be really noticeable if it wasn't really well absorbed and brushed through, and if you accidentally put too much on you'd look like you were in fancy dress as the 'older you'!
As Batiste has grown more popular in recent years they have released a lot of different varieties of the product. Most of them seemed to based on different scents but in my opinion the best 'new development' is the 'hint of colour' version. You could them in blonde, medium brown and dark brown/black (the actual names might be a bit different, that's just off the top of my head!) I use the darkest version as my hair is dark brown (with a few greys!) and I've found it to be a huge improvement from the normal dry shampoo. It still needs to be rubbed in and brushed through of course but its a much better look with the functionality unchanged.
Like other dry shampoos it absorbs a lot of the greasiness of your hair on a day when you haven't washed it and rejuvenates it a bit. Its not the same as a real shampoo and conditioner but it definitely perks it up and makes it feel fresher. It also adds a fair amount of volume to the hair.
One downside of this product is that it isn't available yet in the bigger cans that are better value for money, so it is fairly pricey at £4 for 200ml, especially if you have a lot of hair!
Being relatively new to the 'dry shampoo' bandwagon, I can't believe I've only started using it in the last year or two! What a lifesaver this stuff has been. Before I started using it I couldn't get my head around the need for it, and figured you would just wash your hair if it needed washing, but rushing around all over the place, working and having two children, like most people I do have my 'off' days! I shower every day without fail, but some days I find that if I have showered in the morning, my hair can start looking a little greasy on an evening, which if I'm going out is a massive no no. It's not always possible to have another shower as I'm usually rushing about all day, so dry shampoo is the perfect answer. I had been using the standard Batiste dry shampoo, with a can lasting me a few months, however when my last can ran out and I went to replace it at the supermarket, I noticed that they had now started selling Batiste for coloured hair.
The coloured hair edition (there are actually four available) is ideal to reduce the white marks which go hand in hand with dry shampoo, and they come in two dark shades which is perfect for me as my hair is a mousey brown colour. The medium brown and brunette shade is perfect for my hair, and after a quick shake of the can, I simply spray on to my hair in quick bursts and then (and this is the trick!) massage gently in to the hair. I spent a good few months spraying it into my hair, leaving it a few seconds then brushing it out, this won't work properly and the massage bit is the key! This is when it will soak up any of the grease and then brushing it out will remove it. Yack! It works using starch to remove the oil from the root and leave it feeling clean and fresh, without the worry of hair looking greasy during the day.
The colour editions available are:
Medium and brunette
Light and blonde
Dark and deep brown
Vibrant and red
'These fabulous dry shampoos revitalise lifeless locks between washes and contain a hint of colour to blend with your hair tone and help disguise root re-growth on coloured hair. Light is great for blondes, Medium is perfect for rich brunettes, Red is fab for vibrant redheads, with Dark for beauties with deeper tones.'
I didn't realise until recently, that the key to volume that a lot of stylists will use now, is to add dry shampoo to gain volume to hair, so it can be used for this and not just to make it look not greasy. For extra body you simply spray as usual and massage but do not brush out which will add body and texture. There is an XXL edition though which is specifically for this so you may be best buying this specific one if you are looking for added body / texture. I have no need for this as I have the thickest head of hair lol.
The colour edition is specifically good for coloured hair as it prolongs the life of colour as the need for washing and blow drying is reduced (the main cause of colour fading), giving longer life to the colour.
Travel sized cans are also available (50ml - £1.50) and I found this is a life saver when going on holiday. I'm going to Vegas in May and it will be on the top of the list of things to take to revive my hair after a long flight.
RRP: £3.99 for 200ml at every online retailer I checked (Asos, Sainsbury's, Tesco). It can occasionally be found in discount shops such as Home Bargains, so do keep an eye out.
My son decided to try this product out after getting too lazy to have a shower, and getting told off at work for his greasy hair.
He tried this out and found it left him with a light grey snow like quality to his hair no matter how much he tried to brush it out and decided it was worse than having said shower.
When he came home from work I could not help but notice his hair was dull looking flat and slightly grey. It did look worse than if he had left it greasy.
He was not impressed with this product and neither, I have to say was I. Having used it myself some years ago and getting much the same kind of result as he did, I could clearly see that this new batiste did not seem to me any better than the old one. Despite the differing shades you can now buy.
I have to say I would not recommend it to my friends and would not go out of my way to buy it again.
I think my son is of the same opinion and now showers more regularly so all is not lost there. At least he is now washing which is good ya.
To sum up my experience if you want snowy white hair then buy batiste, if you want slightly brown dandruff then buy batiste, do not complain if it doesn't come up to the recommended standard as stated on the tin as this product definitely does not do what it says on it's tin. Leaving you with a sticky substance that is not easily removed with showering and a good shampoo.
If you want your hair to look clean simply shampoo with a proprietary brand of good shampoo like vosene or supersoft, or pantenne. Anything has to be better than this. You have been warned.
I used to use talcum powder to get of the grease in my hair when I was in a rush. This was pretty horrible as you are bound to get white talc visible on your scalp. Then came Batiste and I was recommended it by a friend. Since then I haven't bought a dry shampoo that wasn't Batiste, purely because I trust it. And there are plenty of dry shampoos on the market now (and much pricier!)
Then the Hint of Colour range came out, and I had to try it, because the original dry shampoo does leave white marks, especially if you spay it too close! But surely this would be good for grey/white haired people!
So from now on, I will be buying the hint of colour dry shampoo, as this recuses the white marks A LOT, and stills does a good job.
Packaging - 200ml is a large can, which is brown coloured with white banners, and stripes. It has a pearly lid which I recommended to keep as the brown liquid can get a bit messy on the spray hole. Also you don't want this spraying accidentally. This size can will last me for a long time.
On the back, there is info - 'banishes oily roots and boosts body giving dull, lifeless hair the make over it needs without any water. A hint of colour compliments brunette hair tones & helps blend in root re-growth of coloured hair. Leaves it feeling clean and fresh.'
Scent - Not a big fan of Batiste's fragrance, it's pleasant enough but quite strong and over powering, and I can instantly recognise the smell, so if someone is wearing it I can usually clock it! The scent is there for a reason - greasy hair means its probably not going to be smelling that great, so another useful thing.
Product - Instantly refreshes and makes hair less greasy. Perfect for when your in a rush or can't be bothered. As I have really long hair it takes a long time to wash, so on the non wash day, this will allow you to have acceptably clean hair. I haven't found that this one leaves white marks yet, maybe slightly but nothing compared to the original. If you spray from far enough then this shouldn't happen anyway. Everyone should have a dry shampoo for those horrible days.
Usage - All you have to do is spray from 30cm away, in very short bursts, directly onto roots where it's the most greasy. Then rub into scalp, and brush out. If you use this product in the correct way you should get the results it promises. Obviously your hair isn't completely clean again, but it's not as noticeably greasy and I can brave going out without washing my hair if I use this. I have fairly dark brown hair but I chose the medium & brunette because I didn't want it to come out too dark. I don't notice a brown residue or anything, which other people have said, and this may be due to the colour being too dark for their hair.
This product can make your hair a little dull, and not as shiny, but if your using on greasy hair then this isn't much different. Extra products after the dry shampoo can help solve that problem.
I also have Batiste Dry Shampoo Original in a tiny size, which is perfect for your handbag, I am not sure if you can get this size in a hint of colour but that would lovely!
Overall - Easy to use, very handy when your in a rush, lasts long, and no white marks!
I seem to have been living a sheltered life when it come to this product. I have short coloured hair that I have to style everyday which I. Turn means washing everyday that I leave the house. I discovered batiste dry shampoo by accident when out shopping with my nan and just had to give it a go.
I bought batiste dry shampoo a hunt of colour in vibrant and red. The back of the can claims 'batiste dry shampoo for vibrant and red hair is perfect to use between washes. A quick burst revitalises hair and removes any excess grease. Hair feels gorgeously clean and fresh with added body and texture. The hint of colour compliments red shades and helps blend in root re-growth on oloured hair.'
Obviously I have bright red hair so thought this would be a great buy and if it worked could save me washing my hair everyday which is not only expensive but I'm pretty sure it can't be that great for my hair. I bought batiste dry shampoo from Super drug for about £2.50 for a 200ml can.
On the shelf the can looks like a can of hair spray the vibrant and red version has a red and orange pattern covering the can with the batiste dry shampoo logo on it. The applicator is exactly the same as a hair spray and is to be applied in the same way. On the back on the can there are pictures showing how this product should be used along with a description which says ' shake vigorously before use. Keep nozzle about 30cm from hair, spray into roots. Massage through with finger tips. Brush and style. Colour can easily be removed from clothing with a little soap and water.'
I encoded to use this for the first time the day after purchasing on spraying this product on my hair I did notice a hair spray kind of smell that was also fruity. It's a hard fragrance to explain but it was fresh and pleasant and the smell stuck around on my hair which was nice. Now this did take the grease out of my hair but at the same time left my hair looking less bright than usual and abit dull. This wasn't a problem as my hair was manageable and I was able to style my hair and go out with confidence without washing my hair. This did also blend my roots as they started to come through which was great. The colour did transfer onto my cloths so I would say when applying this pop a towel around your shoulders because although the colour easily comes out in the wash it does not just sponge off as the product would imply.
I would recommend this for a quick freshen up of your hair with out having to wash it.
Having tried the normal Batiste dry shampoo before, and being disappointed because it always seemed to make my very dark brown, almost black hair look a bit grey and dull, I was very excited to see that they had launched a range of dry shampoos with a hint of colour in them. It never really seemed to make sense to me to spray a white powdery type mixture onto dark hair, and it did sometimes seem to give the same effect as putting talc on your hair in the days before dry shampoo.
Anyway, enough about the old, boring original Batiste, onto the new... I have to admit, I find this dry shampoo to be quite pricey. I can't remember the exact price but I'm pretty sure it was just under £4 for a 200ml aerosol can. Personally, I don't think you get enough "washes" out of it to justify the price, I mean if you compare it to normal shampoo (I know it's a totally different product but still), you can pay £2-£3 for a fairly nice product and it will last several weeks. Maybe I am using too much of the dry shampoo when I spray it on but I don't find it lasts for very many uses considering the price. I don't use it that often to be honest, and even then, I notice that it runs down very quickly.
The packaging is ok, it doesn't really appeal to me that much, I feel like it looks kind of loud, cheap and outdated. If anyone watched The Junior Apprentice this year, one of the teams designed a hairspray bottle which they kept saying looked really "tacky" - it totally reminded me of the Batiste hair products! The good thing I suppose is that the aerosol can is brown so you can immediately see which one you need for your hair colour. Anyway, despite not being keen on the packaging, I bought the product because I had heard of the brand and it was the only one I could see that did a range of different types of dry shampoo - including these ones with a hint of colour.
So as I mentioned earlier, I have very dark brown hair and therefore went with the Batiste for brunettes. You're supposed to spray from around 30cm away, and should really concentrate your efforts on the roots, as that is the area which tends to look greasier! When I used this for the first time, I have to say I was much more impressed than I had been with the original Batiste, just because it didn't leave that grey, powdery look. I didn't have to spend as much time brushing through my hair to get rid of the dullness, it just made my hair look like it had been washed quite recently - which I guess is what it's supposed to do!
I'm not a big fan of the smell of this product, it's a bit floral, grannyish and artificial and it has become a smell which I associate with dry shampoo. I'm not sure that's a good thing as let's be honest, we use dry shampoo when we could really do with washing our hair but can't be bothered! It's not something I would like to advertise so I don't really like to smell of dry shampoo but never mind - I wonder if they do a scentless version?
As with the original Batiste, this does leave some residue on your fingers if you run them through your hair and on your clothes if you happen to spray it near them. Obviously this time the residue is brown rather than white which is probably worse when it's all over your fingers!
My overall impression of this dry shampoo was that it's just "ok". It does the job, although I don't find that it makes my hair look freshly washed all day, it kind of seems to wear off after a few hours. As mentioned earlier, I don't really like the smell or the packaging, and would probably purchase a different brand if there was one available. However, as I haven't seen any other coloured dry shampoos, I will probably re-purchase this one but I wouldn't use it very often - only in hair emergencies!
I wash my hair every other day but on the day where I don't wash it, my hair can look a little flat and lifeless. I never have a can of Batiste too far away from me and since they have branched out a bit I have started to experiment with the different types. Being a brunette, I tried one of the varieties which have been produced to match the colour of your hair, which was the dry shampoo for dark and deep brown.
What does the product do?
The product is a dry shampoo so it's like the lazy/busy girls tickets to clean hair. It promises to revitalise the hair by removing excess oils and grease from the roots of lifeless hair. It claims that it will leave the hair feeling gorgeously clean and fresh while giving your locks some body and texture. The hint of colour included in the product promises to blend in with your own darker tones, making the product invisible. They is also a similar variety for blondes and lighter brunettes.
How do you use the product?
The product needs to be hair that is dry on those days where you don't have the time or energy to wash your locks. You need to hold the can about 30cm away from the hair and then after lifting the hair a section at a time, you spray the product into the roots. Once you are done then you need to massage the product and then brush the hair through.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a brown can which has different colours of browns swirled across it. On the back of the can there is some basic information given about how to use the product and three diagrams which show you exactly how to use the product. It will cost you around £3 for a can of the dry shampoo and it can be bought from stores such as Boots and Superdrug, large supermarkets and also from a variety of online websites.
Application and Performance
The product is straight forward to use just like all the others however the colour of this one makes the product a little more difficult to apply. The product certainly has a strong colour to it. I wouldn't get dressed before you apply it or use it too close to the hair line because it will show up as a brown colour. It has a deliciously fresh fragrance which is quite powdery and a little bit like sherbet. It is evident when you first apply the product but it does fade quite quickly over time so it wouldn't be a reason not to get it. It does make the hair smell fresh and clean anyway. When you push down on the dispenser, the powder is released in a continuous stream. You only want to be using small amounts of the products so you should push down for a second to release a short burst.
You do need to hold the product a suitable distance away from the hair but the good thing is you don't get that dull or grey appearance that you can get with the other products in the collection. The product definitely does make my hair look much fresher and much more clean. The consistency of the product does seem to soak up the grease and excess oils which gives your hair movement and life again. It doesn't feel completely clean and it can't completely replace washing your hair but it does make me feel much better about myself. I wouldn't go longer than two days of using this if you want to feel properly clean. It doesn't tangle my hair, or make it itch at all. The darkness of the powder can get trapped under your nails sometimes if you are styling your hair after using the product so you do need to bare that in mind.
All in all, this is a really good product for those who have darker hair. It has all the advantages of the usual Batiste products in that it stops your hair looking greasy, gives it a lift and makes it feel fresher but it doesn't leave any dullness or greyness in the hair. It can be a little messy to use and the colour is dark so be careful if you're wearing white. Other than that this is another great product by Batiste.