Our Favorite Dry Shampoos for Your Hair TypeJune 01, 2020
Dry shampoo: a gal’s salvation in times of need — a.k.a. when our hair is hovering the thin line between grossly unpresentable and must-go-up-into-a-messy-bun-immediately. We’ve pretty much been walking said line since social distancing started. Don’t @ us. But no matter how often you use dry shampoo (be it one, two or a thousand times a day), it’s a staple in all of our lives that deserves love in the highest degree.
If you’re new to the dry shampoo lifestyle, have no fear — it’s never too late to be seduced by this hair-reviving necessity. If you’re a first timer, Mizani artist Donte Mitchell recommends spraying dry shampoo on your hair in the areas that are the oiliest. “It doesn’t need to be sprayed directly into your hair, but should be more focused on your scalp and roots,” he says.
“I spray dry shampoo on before styling to matte down the oil, then again after styling to add a little more texture and a good matte finish — as well as throughout the day, as needed, on the roots and scalp.”
There’s no doubt that a few sprays of oil-absorbing powder is a quick, easy and effective alternative for actually washing your hair, but the reality is that dry shampoo is not always a one-size-fits-all product. Ahead, we break down seven dry shampoo and hair refreshers to try at home, based on your hair type.
This lightweight formula by Garnier is perfect for oily hair because it contains rice starch that helps absorb excess oil in a snap. It will instantly make your strands feel refreshed and just-washed, all with a couple of easy sprays. Not to mention, it comes in four tropical scents like coconut, mojito, yuzu and watermelon.
If you have thin, fine strands, try this powder shampoo. It contains charcoal that helps absorb excess oil and gives your hair a natural voluminous boost.
This moisturizing spray improves softness and helps prevent frizz like no other. It contains wheat protein, sweet almond oil and agave to help detangle curls and coils and leave them looking smooth and fresh.
This beloved texturizer gives hair instant lift and grip, so it looks twice as full, at least in our opinion.
If your hair is in need of some major moisture, look no further than Spiritualized. This hydrating mist also contains silica oil and castor oil to strengthen your hair from root to tips.
Use your fingertips to massage this dry shampoo through your hair to revitalize your waves or curls with volume.
This part dry shampoo, part volumizer is made with biotin, baking soda and rice starch to bring dull hair back to life. It comes in both a blonde and dark shade to blend into your hair color with ease.