The process of finding a good dry shampoo might not seem like a super important one, but a dry shampoo that actually works WITH your hair to keep it looking clean and healthy can be the difference between a good hair day and an “I should have just stayed in bed” hair day. Check out these 10 dry shampoos that will have you questioning why it took you so long to buy a dry shampoo in the first place!
1) Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
A big problem we’ve noticed with dry shampoo is that some can leave a residue or a white powdery layer on our hair, causing our hair to look even dirtier and matted than it did when we started. That doesn’t happen with Amika! This dry shampoo is formulated without talc or aluminum, eliminating the chances of being stuck with what looks like a layer of baby powder on our heads all day. Amika works with all hair types, and it is color and sulfate-free, which means it’s safe to use on color treated hair! Amika is produced using a natural carb called rice starch, which absorbs all the access oils from our hair without stripping away all the good stuff we want to keep. Another perk of Amika? It helps to combat the flatness and limp quality of dirty hair, so even if you’ve skipped a couple washes you can still achieve that playful bounce and volume we all love so much!
2) Bed Head Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo
Wanna know a dirty secret? Sometimes we just don’t feel like washing our hair. And that’s okay! Bed Head Rockaholic Dry Shampoo has got you covered. This product is designed to give your hair a little kick to keep it fresh and stylish, even after a long night. Stretch out the life of your favorite styles with this rocking’ dry shampoo that smells so good, you’ll trick everyone into thinking you just stepped out of the shower. Rockaholic Dry Shampoo is made with Isopropyl Myristate, which is specially designed to condition your hair to leave it looking smooth and shiny, but without that greasy feel!
3) Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo
Aveda is a haircare brand that is trusted by professionals, so when they say their dry shampoo leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, they mean it! While their products tend to be a bit on the pricier side, they DELIVER. All of their products contain key ingredients that are derived straight from nature, so you know they’re not going to damage or strip your hair. While you might have to splurge a bit for this one, it’s definitely worth it. Your hair will feel so clean afterwards, and you’ll smell like you just came from the salon!
4) Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo
Looking to achieve a perfect hair day but don’t have the time to shower, blow dry and style your hair? Now, you don’t have to! If you’re a busy gal and you’re always on the go, you don’t always have the time (or quite honestly the patience) to pour into styling your hair every day; but that shouldn’t mean that you have to compromise having a great hair day. Living Proof’s Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo is made with ingredients designed to mimic the process of actually shampooing your hair, which means your hair will look and feel like you just washed it without having to actually go through the process of washing it. This product works well on all hair types, and it actually works to eliminate sweat and odor from your hair (in addition to any excess oil), making it the perfect after-gym pick-me-up. Just spray at your roots, let it sit for 30 seconds, and massage with your fingers. Brush through all the way to the tips of your hair, and you’re ready to go with a refreshed ‘do that will last all day!
5) Dove Care Between Washes Unscented Dry Shampoo
Sometimes the smell of dry shampoo can be a bit overwhelming, because unlike regular shampoo, this product does not get washed out immediately. Dove Between Washes is the perfect product for anyone who doesn’t like to be left smelling perfume-y after using a hair product. Its unscented, so the only thing this product is concentrating on is keeping your hair refreshed and clean in between washes. The formula is super light too, so it won’t weigh your hair down!
6) John Frieda Day 2 Revival Dry Shampoo
As the frizz master, John Frieda’s dry shampoo is definitely one you should try out if you have a hard time taming and controlling your hair in between washing and styling. This light formula and delicate scent combine to create the ultimate cleaning product for oily, unmanageable hair when you just can’t seem to find the time to completely wash and dry your hair. Check out the back of the bottle for tips and tricks on how to get the most out of this product, and the best ways to apply it!
7) Bumble And Bumble Très Invisible Dry Shampoo
Formulated with French pink clay, Bumble and Bumble’s invisible dry shampoo is designed to do just that- be invisible! No one wants to be left with product residue all day, and by using pink clay instead of a talc, this dry shampoo has excelled at the art of staying invisible. In addition to staying invisible in your hair, this dry shampoo also provides an invisible layer of UV protection for your hair, to not only keep it looking healthy, but by working to prevent further damage by the sun!
8) Billie Floof Dry Shampoo
With no sulfates, GMOs, parabens, alcohols, fragrances (etc), Billie is basically the Whole Foods of the beauty world. All of their products are extremely sensitive skin-friendly, and they don’t cost a fortune! Billie’s Floof dry shampoo is an incredibly gentle formula that works to lift dirt and grease from your hair without stripping away all the healthy chemicals and oils that your hair naturally produces. And with a fun name like floof, we’re already hooked! It also comes in two shades (light and dark) to help blend in with your natural hair color to avoid all that nasty residue we’ve been talking about.
9) Batiste Original Dry Shampoo
If you’re looking for a dry shampoo to help combat that distinctive smell that comes with the territory of not washing your hair on the reg, Batiste’s original dry shampoo should be at the top of your list. With notes of lavender, musk and powder, this dry shampoo will leave your hair looking and smelling brand new, AND it’s vegan friendly! If lavender isn’t really your go-to scent, Batiste also sells dry shampoos in scents like pink pineapple, “bare” (a natural and fresh scent) and “sweetie” (raspberry vanilla)!
10) Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Dry Shampoo
If going a few days without washing your hair leaves it looking flat and boring, give NYM Beach Babe dry shampoo a try! It does everything you’d expect a dry shampoo to do, but it also gives your hair a little extra texture to keep it looking limp and boring. Bonus: it smells like toasted coconuts!