Years ago, dry shampoo existed in one form and one form only. It was for all types of hair and it enabled us to eke out the time in-between washes. But as with all good products, they evolve and get better. Now there are dry shampoos for practically every hair type and not just that, for adding texture, volumizing and for blondes and brunettes.
If you’ve never tried dry shampoo before this is a great way to read up on some of the best products before committing to purchasing.
Here are our suggestions:
BEST STAR BUYLiving Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo – $22
Simply the best product from of all the ones we tried. A pleasant smell, it actually cleaned the hair, which many other products did not, and it left the hair shiny with no sticky residue. We love it!
BEST BUDGET BUYDove Invigorating Dry Shampoo – $3.94
If you do not want to spend a fortune on products, this shampoo has the backing of great customer reviews to reassure you. With a light, refreshing scent, it contains ingredients that instantly mop up excess oil and grease from your hair, leaving it feeling cleaner and more manageable.
BEST FOR ADDING VOLUMERene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo – $15.81
This dry powder not only soaks up grease and oil from the hair and scalp, but adds immediate texture to your hair which increases the volume. It can be easily brushed out the next day.
FOR COLORED HAIR
Some dry shampoos have a white or milky powder that dulls the colour of your latest colouring. This one is invisible and leaves no residue in the hair so your colour looks as fresh as the day you dyed it.
FOR GRAY HAIR
This product from Nexxus contains a pearl extract to give a healthy lustre to dull, gray hair. The spray is another clear one which will not leave a matte or dull finish.
BEST FOR VEGANSLush No Drought Dry Shampoo – $15.95
Using only natural ingredients, such as cornflour, talc and citrus oils, this product does not test on animals, nor does it purchase ingredients from suppliers who do. This product is loved by customers as it leaves hair shiny, and not matt, like many other dry shampoos tend to do.
FOR BLONDESSuave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Weightless Dry Shampoo – $5
The last thing blondes want is a dark residue in their hair. Luckily this product from Sauve has a transparent formula that mops up excess oils and grease and leaves hair feeling clean and refreshed.
Some darker products can actually stain the scalp, which looks pretty unnatural. This one from AG blends seamlessly into the roots and uses natural ingredients, such as tapioca starch to soak up oil and grease.
Little Barn Apothecary Flowers + Pink Clay Dry Shampoo – $16
If, like me, your bangs and roots tend to get oily but the rest of your hair is dry, this product allows you to target these areas with its fine nozzle. It leaves no sticky residue and has a really lovely smell.
FOR GETTING LONGER USE FROM YOUR SALON VISITSOribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo – $44
If you are committed to visiting your favourite salon and want the effects to last a little longer, this is the product to buy. It contains no water, just a light, powdery spray that will hold your salon blow-dry for a couple of extra days.