TOP 10 Dry Shampoos for Every Type of Hair10.01.2022
Dry shampoo, we love you. Dry shampoo is a great tool to increase volume and texture, especially for those with fine hair. It’s important to use dry shampoo correctly (which we’ll discuss below), and to not skip aftercare, which can cause residue to build up on your scalp and hair strands.
WHAT ACTUALLY ARE THE STEPS TO USE DRY SHAMPOO?
1. Use as directed
Consider how dry shampoo is applied. It’s likely that you just spray it on and forget about it. To make it work best, it is important to read the directions on the back. This includes spraying the can from the recommended distance (8-10 inches from your scalp) and then letting it absorb. Finally, brush off any excess.
2. Let the dry shampoo sit
This is where most people make mistakes: We don’t give dry shampoo enough time to work and don’t often brush it off afterwards. We end up with more product than we need, which weighs down our hair and causes it to not give the desired boost.
3. Use it sparingly
Dry shampoo can also be misused. Dry shampoo is meant to be used when you are short on time or need an instant boost before an important event. Many people rely on it every day to reduce the amount of shampooing, which can lead to hair loss.
Dry shampoo is a great addition to your styling routine if you use it correctly and wash it well afterward.
Are you ready to shop? We have the perfect formulas for every hair texture and type.
BEST DRY SHAMPOOS
- OILY HAIR: BATISTE DREAM SHAMPOO ORIGINAL
This drugstore staple has received hundreds of glowing testimonials. This matte finish removes excess grease and shine, while adding texture and body to extend the life of your hair.
$8 AT AMAZON
- DRY HAIR: AMIKA PHANTOM HYDRATING SHAMPOO FOAM
Your hair may not fall flat immediately after drying, but it will if you wait a few days. This dry shampoo foam is made with a mixture of tapioca, cornstarch and rice. It absorbs dirt, oil, and product buildup at your scalp and literally cleanses and hydrates your hair without you even having to get in the shower.
$25 AT AMAZON
- COLOR-TREATED HAIR: MOROCCANOIL DRY SHAMPOO
It absorbs oil, hides root growth, and helps to tone down brassiness. It protects hair from the sun, so there’s no need to worry about color fade. There are two versions: one for dark hair and one that is for light.
- SWEATY HAIR: LIVING Proof of Perfect Hair Day (PHD). DRY SHAMPOO
This dry shampoo was specifically formulated by MIT scientists for oil, sweat, and odor absorption. Jennifer Korab, a New Jersey celebrity hairstylist and colorist, says that the molecules are designed to thicken hair and moisturize your scalp. This gives you a silkier finish and more volume at your roots.
- DARK HAIR: VERB-DRY SHAMPOO FOR DARK HAIR
Dark hair is naturally shiny and glossy so consider using a dry shampoo with glycerin to absorb oil but not dull your shine. This formula goes on totally clear, smells clean and adds softness for a fresh-out-of-the-salon look (even if you haven’t been in weeks).
- LIGHT HAIR: IGK JETLAG DREAM SHAMPOO
You can still have white roots and chalky hair if you have lighter hair. It blends easily into hair, leaving no residue so that your hair doesn’t look powdery.
- FINE HAIR: ORIBE TEXTURIZING SPRAY
We have a great suggestion for dry shampoo: It mattifies grease, adds volume and texture to your hair without weighing it down. It’s a win/win situation.
- THICK HAIR: OUAI SUPER DRY SHAMPOO
Because you can apply the spray directly to your hair, it will reach every strand. Day-two hair will feel energized by the addition of rice starch and volcanic minerals that instantly absorb excess oils.
- CURLY HAIR: MILBONWAVE ENHANCING MOUSSE
This mousse can be used to enhance curls and waves on second and third days. It will hide odor and revive curl patterns. This mousse is not a “dry shampoo”, but it works well for curly clients who want to revitalize their style without washing. Apply mousse to damp hair and gently diffuse it into place, says Kali Ferrara from The Salon Project in New York.
- ALL HAIR TYPES – KLORANE DRY SHAMPOO WITH OAT MILK
Kali’s second pick: “This is my absolute favorite dry shampoo. It doesn’t leave any chalky residue and absorbs oil. It works well with all hair types and colors. It is not strong and has a subtle scent.” Spray the oil at the roots and let it sit for five minutes before brushing. You hair will feel and look fresh.