Just the right tone

You all know how much I adore Batiste and how long it’s been an essential part of my daily routine, getting me out of a sticky situation many times each week. The formula seems to soak up excess grease and volumise hair like no other brand, but the only downfall is the white powder that can make you look like you’re suffering from old age before your time. With the newest launches from their range, Batiste have addressed that issue head-on and re-launched their colour dry shampoos as these fab new ‘tones’.

The ‘tones’ come in three different colours – for light, medium or dark hair – which are now much more wearable than the previous black and brown options. The formula is a lot lighter, going on almost clear with a hint of colour initially and then changing to a coloured powder after a few minutes. This means that you can apply the spray, jiggle your hair around a bit and don’t have that problem of streaky white bits that can cause problems. I tried to take some photos to show how it changes over literally about 30 seconds as it amazed me!

There’s not a huge difference between the medium and dark hair, so I would say the middle one is the fail-safe ‘go to’ option if you’re not sure – it would be great on mousy browns, dark blondes or even red heads (as this is the only colour category not covered.) The darkest option isn’t that dark either so it covers every spectrum of brown, even through to black (although it may leave you with some pale bits so you need to jiggy it a bit!) I think these are a great improvement on the previous colour shampoos, looking a bit retro-chic and really addressing the problems of the formula. Hair perfection is getting within your reach!

L-R: Medium, Blonde, Dark


  1. Lucy - Beauty and the Blogger
    January 30, 2011 / 12:47 pm

    Really want to try the blonde one of this!

  2. Anonymous
    January 30, 2011 / 3:59 pm

    I noticed this new variety in-store this week. Way back in the days before product overload, a quick fix was to just shampoo and dry your fringe and side bits. :)Ali

  3. London Beauty Queen
    January 30, 2011 / 4:20 pm

    You can't go wrong with a bit of Batiste – plus it's way quicker than washing your side bits ; )

  4. Beauty Mole
    January 30, 2011 / 6:00 pm

    Spesh if you have a fringe too. A winter must must must have xx

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