Dry spell

I’m a firm believer in dry shampoo and I’m never without about three bottles stacked up, just in case. It gets me through the Summer months when I’m in a tent or mosh pit, plus it’s also a great thing to use just to freshen up or give your barnet a bit of volume after a long day. I’ve always been a Batiste fan, believing that the bottles that cost £2 are better than any of the other varieties that are sometimes up to four times the price. Lee Stafford has just launched two new shades of dry shampoo for brunettes to sit alongside his regular version and I’m quite impressed – so much so that I may even trade in my Batiste.

The dry shampoo comes in ‘dark’ and ‘mid brown’ but there’s not a huge amount of difference in shade. When you spray them they hold their colour for quite some time, not turning to a powder for a few minutes and definitely not turning white practically instantaneously – which is exactly what Batiste coloured dry shampoos do. This makes it a lot easier to use them and it doesn’t matter so much if you’re not so precise. The colours are strong though and I accidentally sprayed some on my white sheets, only to be left with brown dodgy marks, so be careful! The formula is really light and easy to spray onto hair, leaving you with a weightless feeling and no residue. The only thing I don’t like about Batiste is the slight feeling you get in your hair after a while – with Lee Stafford’s you don’t get that at all.

R: Dark  L: Mid Brown

These are priced at £5.49 so it’s more than double the price of Batiste, but the bottle is much nicer and the product better to use as a solution for greasy roots. I would definitely treat myself to one of these every so often, or if I knew I was going to be using it a lot, because the overall performance is much better. Lee Stafford says…“I am so proud of my new Darker Dry Shampoo additions for brunettes….these little beauties have been five years in the making as I wanted to get them spot on so the formulas give the best possible results and this is what they do!” You should be proud Lee – LBQ is impressed.



  1. Anonymous
    April 17, 2011 / 1:16 pm

    ii i voted awesome!! this looks brilliant..i do love baptiste but i dont mind paying extra if its alot better

  2. Simone G
    April 17, 2011 / 1:22 pm

    Right, I just bought the original Lee Stafford Dry Shampoo and I have no idea how to use it because my hair still looks greasy, and sometimes a bit powdery after I apply it. Please pass on directional knowledge!!xx

  3. London Beauty Queen
    April 17, 2011 / 2:07 pm

    You need to apply it to the root about 16cms (apparently!) from your hair. You need to lift up sections and apply it rather straight onto hair, then mess it around with your fingers. Done!

  4. Simone G
    April 18, 2011 / 9:25 am

    Thanks! I shall be having another go at it in the morning!xx

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