Best Dry Shampoos

Review & Comparison, Last Update February 14, 2020
If you are in a rush and simply have no time for washing your hair properly with a shampoo and conditioner, dry shampoo is the right solution for you. It can quickly make greasy and flat hair look fresh and full. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2020
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Hair Type
Key Ingredients
Application
Safety
Volume
 
PROS

The nettle extract will be reducing excess oil. The formula excels at eliminating dirt, oils, and odors, taking no more than 25 seconds to do so. It will be refreshing your hair as well as adding volume and texture. 

CONS

The product leaves white residue marks (needs thorough brushing). 

OUR VERDICT

Klorane Dry Shampoo is not only efficient but also long-lasting, able to maintain the effects for 48 hours. The plant-based formula is safe yet potent. You can use the shampoo daily. 

detailed parameters
Type

Spray 

Hair Type

For oily hair (safe for color-treated hair)

For oily scalps (safe for sensitive skin)

Key Ingredients

Nettle extract, corn, and rice starch

Application

Shake well before use and spray evenly 10 inches away from hair (focusing at the roots). Leave on for 2 minutes and then thoroughly remove the powder (by brushing, by hand, or with a blow-dryer) 

Safety

Sulfate-free, Paraben-free, Cruelty-free

Volume

3.2 oz 

PROS

The product spreads quickly and evenly. You'll see no residue marks even on dark hair. The formula is paraben-, sulfate-, and cruelty-free. The two bottles will last you months. 

CONS

Not completely unscented (like it says in the description).

OUR VERDICT

Not Your Mother's Clean Freak is something that we would recommend to sensitive-scalped style freaks that often have very little time to spare but want to look on-fleek nonetheless. 

detailed parameters
Type

Spray

Hair Type

For all hair types (safe for color-treated hair)

Safe for sensitive skin

Key Ingredients

Mostly chemical formula

Application

Shake the can well. Spray generously on roots and throughout the hair. Let the product sit for 30-60 seconds. Brush throughout to diffuse the powder and watch it absorb any excess oils

Safety

Sulfate-free, Paraben-free, Cruelty-free 

Volume

2 x 7 oz 

PROS

The lavender, powder, and musk hints are subtle but pleasant. The lavender oil extracts reduce itchiness, dryness, and irritations and itchiness. The rosemary leaf extracts make the hair manageable.

CONS

The effects do not last that long. 

OUR VERDICT

Batiste Dry Shampoo is able to remove oils and grease. The formula is waterless. It is able to absorb dirt and grease and revitalizing your hair. The product will also be adding texture and volumizing effects. 

detailed parameters
Type

Spray

Hair Type

For all hair types (safe for color-treated hair)

Safe for sensitive skin

Key Ingredients

Rice starch, limonene, linalool, geraniol

Application

Shake the bottle thoroughly. Section hair and spray 12 inches from roots. Massage into roots with fingertips. Brush throughout to diffuse the powder.

Safety

Sulfate-free, Paraben-free, Cruelty-free 

Volume

10.1 oz 

PROS

The silk proteins easily absorb oils. At the same time, they're able to revitalize and provide extra texture. You'll have no issues with bedhead and limp locks. The product is easy to apply and distribute. 

CONS

Dries the hair out.

OUR VERDICT

OGX Morocco Dry Shampoo will be able to reduce hair loss and make sure there will be very few hairs left on the comb. Also, the product will be protecting your hair against wind and sunlight damage.

detailed parameters
Type

Spray 

Hair Type

For all hair types (safe for color-treated hair)

Safe for sensitive skin

Key Ingredients

Argania spinosa kernel oil, silk amino acids

Application

Shake well before and during use. Spray on lifted sections of dry hair, 8-12 inches away from roots. Massage through roots to absorb excess oil. Brush through hair to distribute the product evenly. 

Safety

Sulfate-free, Paraben-free, Cruelty-free 

Volume

5 oz 

PROS

You can twist the cap partially to regulate the powder. The product can be applied onto all hair types and colors. The subtle fragrance choices are all delicate and somewhat understated yet noticeable enough. 

CONS

The bottle does not last. 

OUR VERDICT

You can take the Hair Dance Dry Shampoo Volume Powder anywhere with you, from the gym to long camping trips. You can choose between different scents. You'll have no issues applying the right amount of product. 

detailed parameters
Type

Powder

Hair Type

For all hair types (safe for color-treated hair)

Safe for sensitive skin

Key Ingredients

Rice starch, colloidal oatmeal, silica, lavender oil, olive leaf extract

Application

Shake out the powder directly to the roots or apply a small amount to your fingertips first and run your fingers through the areas that need attention. If the hair or scalp appears white, leave it in for several more minutes and then rub it again. 

Safety

Sulfate-free, Paraben-free, Cruelty-free 

Volume

1 oz 

Klorane 3.2 Ounce

Best for Oily Hair

Klorane Dry Shampoo will be able to handle oily hair better than most salon-quality shampoos.

The key ingredient here is nettle extract and there are many benefits that this is packing.

The numerous nutrients (vitamins A, B, C, and K, minerals like calcium, sodium, potassium, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus, fats like linoleic acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid, and oleic acid, various amino acids, polyphenols, and piments) that this extract features will be able to reduce inflammation as well as excess oil.

Besides that, the formula includes corn and rice starch that ensure excellent cleansing action, absorbing microspheres to eliminate dirt, oils, and odors within 25 seconds flat.

The formula's ultra-fine powders will be blending invisibly into the hair, leaving pretty much no chalky residue more often than not. Having said that, sometimes, the product leaves white residue marks. When that's the case, we recommend thorough brushing.

Apart from that, this shampoo will make sure to refresh most hair types, adding texture and volume. You'll have no issues with color- and chemically-treated hair. It is gentle enough to justify daily use. Add to that the safe, plant-based, organic and natural formula and what we have here is the best dry shampoo on the list.

Review of Klorane 3.2 Ounce Dry Shampoo with Nettle

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Not Your Mother's Duo Pack 14 ounce

Speed is of the Essence

Not Your Mother's Clean Freak is an odd name but there's nothing odd about this product. In fact, this dry shampoo is pretty straightforward.

You shake the can, spray onto the roots throughout the hair with enough generosity, and allow the product to sit there for somewhere between 30 and 60 seconds.

Brushing the product throughout will diffuse the powder and absorb any excess oils.

Aside from absorbing oils, this shampoo is able to add volume.

The people behind this product are claiming that its formula is fragrance-free. That's not necessarily the case though. Sure, the fragrance is very subtle, but it is there nonetheless.

On the upside, this dry shampoo does not discriminate. It has no issues with all hair types. You can apply this product onto color-treated hair. It is safe to use with sensitive skin.

There are no sulfates and parabens to worry about here. The company's practices do not include testing on animals, meaning that the formula is also cruelty-free.

Plus, considering the package, the two 7-ounce bottles do not cost much at all.

In other words, Not Your Mother's Clean Freak will be able to entice most sensitive-scalped style connoisseurs, wasting way less time than even most dry shampoos.

Review of Not Your Mother's Duo Pack 14 ounce Refreshing Dry Shampoo

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Batiste 10.10 Fl Oz

Subtle but Potent Enough

Batiste Dry Shampoo is subtle yet as effective as they come.

The product works wonders removing oils and grease, breathing new life into the hair and making sure you're feeling clean between the washes. Its waterless formula will be absorbing dirt and grease, revitalizing dull, seemingly uninspired, lifeless styles.

At the same time, the shampoo adds texture and volume, better than most dry products are able to do.

Aside from adding body and texture, the product gives you that classic fragrance with subtle powder, lavender, and musk hints.

The downside is that the shampoo's effects do not last that long, especially the fragrance, so you'll have to reapply when possible.

The people behind this product recommend massaging the product into the roots with fingertips to ensure long-lasting effects but that's the case with most dry shampoos. They also recommend sectioning your hair and spreading ~12 inches away from the roots.

Other than that, the rosemary leaf extracts will be making your hair more manageable, while the lavender oil extracts will be reducing irritations and itchiness.

Considering everything above and the sulfate-free, paraben-free, and cruelty-free formula, the product is easy to recommend to most people who often have very little time to spare but want to look good regardless.

Review of Batiste 10.10 Fl Oz Dry shampoo

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OGX 5 Ounce

Silk Proteins and Argan Oil Extracts

OGX Morocco Dry Shampoo costs basically nothing considering how effective this product is.

Infusing silk proteins and argan oil extracts from Morocco, the shampoo's formula works wonders absorbing any and all oils, revitalizing and providing extra texture.

Using this product, you'll be able to keep the hair feeling and looking fresh between the washes. You won't have to worry about limp locks and bedhead.

There's this particularly subtle fragrance to the product that you'll be able to pick up but not enough to distract.

Besides that, the shampoo's thick, almost creamy formula makes it easy to apply the right amount of product without wasting unnecessary shampoo.

Aside from shaking the can before use, make sure to do that even during use. Lift sections and spray 8-12 inches away from the lifted sections' roots. Make sure to massage through the roots, enabling excess oil absorption. After that, brush the product through the hair to evenly distribute the shampoo.

All we have against this shampoo is the fact that, sometimes, it will be drying the hair out.

Other than that, this is an excellent product that will have no issues making your hair look full, smooth, and bouncy. Also, the price is pretty attractive.

Review of OGX 5 Ounce Refresh Revitalize Extra Strength Argan Oil of Morocco Dry Shampoo

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Hair Dance 1 Ounce

The Powder Approach

Hair Dance Dry Shampoo Volume Powder, with its powdery texture, is different from the products on this list since those are sprays. The explanation is not necessarily necessary but that's where all the differences come from, hence the remark above.

You'll be able to partially twist the cap open and easily regulate the amount of powder coming from the bottle.

The product is suitable for all hair types (including fine hair, curly hair, thin hair, straight hair, and more) and colors, including people with blonde hair, brunettes, redheads, light brown, color-treated, dark hair, even including people with sensitive skin.

The issue is that the bottle does not last compared to the sprays within this selection, which is the reason we've assigned the product the last spot on this list.

That being said, there are advantages to the compact bottle. You can take this thing with you and apply the product anywhere, even on camping trips.

The shampoo will be able to quickly absorb excess oils and add instant volume.

Plus, you can choose between lavender or grapefruit scents. Both leave subtle hints, delicate and understated yet significant enough to justify different scents.

Last but not least, since the product has been formulated without any harmful chemicals, you can use it on a daily basis.

Review of Hair Dance 1 Ounce Dry Shampoo Volume Powder

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What Is Dry Shampoo?

There are some situations when you just can’t spare a minute to wash and style your hair. If you are running late for work or an unexpected date occurred and you still want your locks to look amazing, you can apply dry shampoo. It may not make your hair clean, but it will definitely look that way.

Dry shampoo is usually this starch-based product that is available in the form of a spray or a powder. You need to apply it only near your roots and massage it in the scalp so it absorbs the oils that weigh down your locks and make them seem greasy and flat. After that, you should thoroughly brush your hair.

What is more, you can safely style your hair with a hot curling or straightening device after using such shampoos. Thanks to these products' easy application, what we're describing here is a great option for use on the go.

Such products are safe to apply onto almost all hair types. But note that dry shampoo cannot permanently replace your average shampoo and you will have to wash your locks from time to time.

Despite the fact that spray shampoo will make your hair seem okay, it has a negative effect on your scalp (making the scalp dry). Hence, you shouldn’t use it too often and apply it only a couple of times between the washes.

If you seek other solid products for your hair, look through our selection of shampoos for dry scalp and greasy hair.

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Publish Date: 2020-02-14 13:13:18