Let's talk for a second about how busy we all are and how hard it is do our own hair. On shower days, many of us easily spend at least an hour on washing, blow-drying, and styling, often sacrificing time that could be spent on other important daily tasks. Who has time for that every day? Seriously, point us out to that person, because we need to know their secret.
For that first day, our hair is total perfection, and we know it’s doing exactly what we want. When Day 2 rolls around, that sinking feeling sets in as we realize our style may be totally kaput. In the back of our minds, we know that we’re going to have to shower, blow dry and style all over again, and suddenly managing our hair invokes unnecessary feelings of dread.
Then, like a knight in shining armor (looking at you, Ser Brienne), dry shampoo arrives to save our dirty hair days. It vanquishes oily hair and helps pump volume into day-or-two-old style, requiring only a minute to use. Stylists actually recommend that you wash your hair every other day in order to preserve your natural oil production levels that keep your hair healthy - even more reason to use it.
It's important to make sure that you find the best dry shampoo for YOUR hair. If you’re not sure what to get, never fear - we’ve assembled an easy-peasy guide of our dry shampoo brands to help you find your what will work best for you. For DS newbies, check out our how-to video below.
Sometimes, we reeeeeeeally don't have time to wash our hair, even more than usual - and that's where this bad boy comes in. It gives your hair a clean, fresh feel without all the residue that often accompanies certain dry shampoos.
The key for these beauties is: translucent. The last thing you want is to dull your color or leave any sign that you've used a styling product, which can be an issue with powder dry shampoos. This product absorbs oil really well without being too gritty or drying, while protecting color (dark, light, any color at all).
Batiste is a very big name in the dry shampoo world, and for good reason - it's a fantastic product! There are over 9 scents and tints, making it easy and appealing to use for anyone. We recommend this a great starting point for newbies to dry shampoo.
You may have read about the Dry Spun in our Battle of the Bumble blog, but if you haven't, we would just like to say that we are mildly obsessed with this product. Many of the girls love to use it as a volumizing styling aid rather than to combat oil, but it will definitely get the job done in a pinch.
Stylists are pretty obsessed with this product due to its inherently killer styling qualities. While most dry shampoos are a spray or powder, the Badlands is a paste that is anti-buildup and pro-building up styles in addition to other products. It can also be used on its own with a blow dryer to add a bit of volume. Seriously, we LOVE this product.
For you eco-friendly and sensitive-skinned gents and gals out there, the Klorane Non-Aerosol Dry Shampoo might just be your new best friend. It's definitely the cleanest of the dry shampoos and has a less gritty feel to it. Super gentle and good for your head.
For irritated scalps that need soothing...R+Co Spiritualized Dry Shampoo Mist
Ever been in dire need of dry shampoo while simultaneously having a crazy dry scalp? It's not a great combo. What if we told you that you didn't need to give up your second-day hair, and that you could actually soothe your scalp in the process? This mist is seriously a dream come true, especially for those living in already dry climates.
Posted by Sadie Upwall
Project Manager and Editor for the best little beauty business in town.