Is there any beauty staple more beloved than dry shampoo? There’s been a huge rise in the popularity of this product over the last few years as a way of touching up your hair, whether you’re running late for work in the morning or simply need a refresher after the gym. Dry shampoo is really just an oil-absorbing powder that soaks up excess grease in your hair, extending the time between wet washes, which strip your hair of its natural oils. But not all dry shampoos are equal, so follow along as we round up the top five dry shampoos to get you through your busy week!
This dry shampoo has a cult following and for good reason! It absorbs a ton of oil, actually removes dirt and odor, and adds noticeable volume to hair, leaving behind a light fresh scent. It’s free of silicones, which make hair feel soft and silky in the short-term but ultimately dries out the hair, and is 100% vegan and cruelty-free which it makes it a great everyday dry shampoo.
Need a dry shampoo that cleanses oily roots and nourishes them? Bumble and Bumble has got you covered! This hibiscus extract-infused dry shampoo provides a layer of UV protection to keep the sun from drying out your hair and leaves behind a light scent to help hair smell fresh.
It wouldn’t be a top-five list without including a clean beauty (and vegan) option! Tarte’s dry shampoo is a product that’s flown under the radar but does an incredible job at absorbing oil and giving volume to lifeless, dirty hair. According to Sephora, “Natural thickeners and conditioners from Tarte’s best-selling mascaras work their magic at the root, adding volume, lift, and hold, while the sulfate-free formula keeps moisture in to prevent flakiness.”
Briogeo offers a high-performance dry shampoo that is the best option for those with curly hair or a dry, flaky scalp, as it’s specifically formulated with scalp health in mind. Clay, tapioca and rice starches absorb oils and dirt, while binchotan charcoal draws impurities out of the scalp to detoxify and witch hazel helps balance oil production. While there is nothing wrong with a one-hit-wonder dry shampoo that only cleans hair, Briogeo Scalp Revival does so much for than that, making it a great option if you’re someone who uses dry shampoo as part of your daily solution.
Drybar’s Detox Dry Shampoo won the Allure Best of Beauty award in 2018 and for good reason. Using micro-fine rice powder, this dry shampoo absorbs oil without leaving behind any trace of residue, no matter your hair color or type. It’s also free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, and silicone, as well as being cruelty-free. It comes in two scents: Original (jasmine, sandalwood, and vanilla) and Lush (violet, sandalwood, and musk).