A few months ago I was prowling around Ulta with my sister when we stumbled across a new tinted version of Batiste shampoo. There was a light blond one and a dark/deep brown one, and looking online now, it looks like Batiste also makes tinted ones for medium brunettes and redheads. Of course, being the product junkie that I am, I HAD to try the blonde version. My hair is naturally dark blonde, with no added/artificial color.
Here is what my hair looks like 24 hours after shampooing - note the slight greasiness at the roots:
And here it is after I've added the Batiste Blonde dry shampoo, let it sit for a few minutes, then thoroughly brushed through my hair:
As you can see, it works fairly well at soaking up the oil while still remaining natural-looking. Now, here is a picture of my hair on another day (months ago, before I had my eyebrow mole removed and after a hearty brow-tinting session) when I used the regular, untinted Batiste dry shampoo:
The untinted version does leave a very slight ashy cast to the hair. Now, in real life, my hair is not quite as naturally golden as it appears in the set of "before" pictures above - my hair is naturally a somewhat ashy blonde, more cool than warm - so the difference in color at the roots is marginally less apparent than it looks, in the pictures where I used the untinted version.
If I use too much of either one, it will look unnatural (too much of the blonde version and my hair looks like the golden yellow color of a hay bushel; too much of the untinted version and my hair looks gray). The blonde one I find less efficient at doing its job than the untinted one - I need to use more product to achieve the same level of cleanliness - but it's also harder to screw up. All told, I like both versions equally. I do think that for someone with darker hair, on whom the color change after using the untinted version might be more apparent, the darker tinted shades could be an excellent option.
Personally, I will just continue to buy whichever one I can get for the best price. I know you can buy the Blush one at Sally Beauty Supply, but I haven't checked to see if they have the tinted version yet. Both versions should be available at most Ultas; I generally stock up on mine there when I can get a good deal, like a buy one get one free sale combined with one of their $3.50 or $5 off coupons. (BTW, great resource right here: this link will take you to whatever Ulta's current printable coupon is at any given time! Bookmark that baby!)
Do you use dry shampoo too? If so, which one is your favorite and why? I would love to hear feedback from anyone who's tried any of the other Batiste dry shampoo colors!