Dry shampoo has become a beauty staple for me – and I think for most people out there! Dry shampoos allow us to touch up our ‘do post-workout, freshen things up a bit and extend our blowouts a little longer (not to mention allow us to sleep in a few more days each week!). Here I’ve shared my additional uses for dry shampoos and which ones I recommend for each. Plus, by brand, I’ve listed all my faves that are out there right now and just why I love them so much, because you will, too!
A dry shampoo is a must for busy women, it can be a beauty lifesaver. As a busy mom always on the go, I don't have the time to wash my hair daily. My hair is extremely long and it takes a very long time to style if I washed it daily. I have been obsessed with dry shampoos and trust me, I have tried so many and these are my ultimate favorites! Dry Shampoo is used to refresh hair, prolong a blowout, add extra volume or texture, salvage a bad hair day…a good dry shampoo is a beauty product to have in your life, trust me!
What I look for in a dry shampoo is mainly a product that refreshes hair without leaving a residue. I can't stand that baby powder, dandruff looking residue that most dry shampoos leave. We’ve all been there with the white residue that you can’t brush out of your hair. It’s also important to be safe for color-treated hair, and selfishly for me, I like it to smell good. I also like some of the color-specific dry shampoos, but “invisible” is my first choice.
No matter the dry shampoo you use, it’s important to shake well before using, spray evenly and direct at the roots of your hair. Most hairstylists agree that holding the can anywhere from 6-10 inches away is best. Leave product in hair for a couple of minutes, then massage in with your fingers or use a brush to distribute/remove excess. These are just general tips; make sure to carefully read the label of whatever dry shampoo you buy.
Dry Shampoos I love and recommend!
The best dry shampoos to extend and refresh styles for second day hair (and beyond).
Prêt-à-powder Très Invisible Dry Shampoo
The best dry shampoo. Period.
Formulated with French Pink Clay, this dry shampoo absorbs oil and sweat from roots to ends, leaving strands lightly scented – with no trace of white residue. UV filters help protect against the drying effects of the sun. Buy It Here
First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo
Great Detox dry shampoo on the market! There was a huge Instagram fuss about this dry shampoo and I had to try it out myself! It didn't disappoint!
TRESemme Dry Shampoo Fresh & Clean
Very Affordable and ONE OF THE BEST! This one is great for all hair types and it's one of the newer dry shampoos by this brand! If you're on a budget this dry shampoo will do the job! Buy It Here
Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
This dry shampoo smells incredible and leaves my hair feeling refreshed and clean. Not the most affordable, but what I love most about it is, that a little goes a long way! Seriously one of my favs!
Dove Refresh + Care Dry Shampoo
OKAY! This one is also one of my favorites and super affordable! Those on a budge will love this one! Buy It Here
MOROCCANOIL Light Tones DRY SHAMPOO
I love this dry shampoo, smells amazing and leaves my hair feeling and smelling like it was freshly washed!
AVEDA Shampure Dry Shampoo
Not the most affordable, but seriously one of the bests! Revives hair with naturally derived powders that absorb excess oil and impurities. For all hair types.
GARNIER FRUCTIS STYLE PURE CLEAN DRY SHAMPOO
Another affordable and great dry shampoo I recommend! This one is always going out of stock,because of how great it is!
That's a wrap! I hope that these 8 DRY SHAMPOOS have given you an idea of what to look for when trying to find a good dry shampoo that really works well without leaving that white baby powder residue.
After trying so many, these are always my go to dry shampoos that I can't live without! Using these babies lets me have great looking hair for up to a week!
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Do you have a favorite dry shampoo? Share it with me in the comments!