Product Type: Batiste hair care products
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Member Name: carlz2001uk
Batiste Dry Shampoo with a Hint of Colour
Advantages: No powder residue, revitalises greasy dull and lifeless hair between washes
Disadvantages: None for me
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.
Summary: 5 stars