Dry Shampoo: A Mini Guide

Dry shampoo is so hot right now—and it’s your best friend on a busy morning. With this powdery magic, fresh and clean-looking hair is just few sprays away.

One powder, numerous benefits

Dry shampoos are meant to be used between wet washes to remove impurities from the scalp and absorb excess sebum, that pesky substance that makes your hair look greasy and dull. Formulated with corn, oat or rice powder, these products are not all smoke and mirrors—they’re the real deal!

Natural multitaskers, dry shampoos are the perfect solution for adding structure and volume to hair—even when your mane is dry or greasy. These sprays also helps buns hold longer, since they make hair less likely to “slide”.  

Nevertheless, keep it light. Don’t go replacing your classic shampoo with its dry cousin. It’s important to use dry shampoos sparingly, since overuse may lead to scalp irritation.

The right way to use dry shampoo

The majority of dry shampoos are sold in spray form, making for oh-so easy application.

  1. Shake the container so that the powders are thoroughly mixed. 
  2. Spray the product section by section, from root to tip, lifting each section of hair away from the head as you spray. Hold the spray bottle the recommended distance from your head, as indicated by the manufacturer. Apply extra product to more oily sections.  
  3. Give dry shampoo time to settle—just one or two minutes—so the powder has time to do its job and properly absorb any excess sebum.
  4. Brush your hair to remove any powder residue—if you don’t, your hair may be left looking whitish and dull.

Pssst…You can even buy colour formulas for darker hair!

Our picks

  • Klorane’s Gentle Dry Shampoo With Oat Extract
  • Dove’s Refresh+Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo
  • TRESemmé’s Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo
  • John Frieda’s Luxurious Volume Dry Shampoo
Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk Gentle Formula, 150 ml
Klorane

Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk Gentle Formula, 150 ml

Cleanses hair without water.

Dry Shampoo, 142 g, Refresh + Care Invigorating
Dove

Dry Shampoo, 142 g, Refresh + Care Invigorating
Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo, 121g
TRESemmé

Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo, 121g

Now there’s no need to miss a fresh look and feel, even when you skip a traditional shampoo. This dry shampoo with Mineral Clay and Citrus and leaves no visible residue.

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Dry Shampoo: A Mini Guide

Dry shampoo is so hot right now—and it’s your best friend on a busy morning. With this powdery magic, fresh and clean-looking hair is just few sprays away.
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