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The Top 5 Best Dry Shampoos


The top 5 best dry shampoos
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Dry shampoo is a summer staple, a must-have if you travel, and a lifesaver in all the worst hair situations.

Ever since I wrote How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?, I’ve received tons of emails and some comments wanting dry shampoo recommendations. Over the past few months, I’ve been on a quest to test them all out, and have finally decided on my top 5 favorites.

What is dry shampoo?

For those of you who don’t know, dry shampoo is a powder, usually in a spray can, that absorbs oil in your hair and leaves a fresh scent. It gets rid of greasy “second day” hair, adds volume, and makes hair look and smell fresh and clean, minus the need for water.

Why use dry shampoo?

There are a so many reasons why dry shampoo is amazing. First of all, if you’re blonde, it’s the best for getting rid of greasy hair and even lightening up your roots! Second, it’s perfect if you have damaged hair that you don’t want to shampoo every day. Daily shampooing, blow drying, and styling can stress your hair even more, causing extra damage and breakage. By shampooing only 3-4 times a week and using dry shampoo in between washings, your hair will be less damaged and prone to breakage. Third, it’s perfect if you travel or just wake up late and need to get ready fast. A quick spray and your hair will be good to go, no shower necessary.

The Top 5 Dry Shampoos

* Cheapest option: Batiste Dry Shampoo

Batiste Dry Shampoo

Don’t let the low-budget packaging fool you – this stuff is as good now as it probably was in the 80’s when they designed the label. Batiste Dry Shampoo comes in a bunch of scents, but I only tried Original and “Blush”. Original smells clean, lemony, and a little bit chemically, but once it’s on your hair the scent disappears. Blush smells powdery and floral, but not too overpowering. At only $5.99/can at Sally’s, Batiste is a budget-friendly dry shampoo that works well.

You can buy Batiste Dry Shampoo for $5.99 at Sally Beauty Supply.

* Best scent: Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo

Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo

I’m in LOVE with the lemony scent of this product! It’s definitely pricey, at $11 for a tiny bottle, but pricey is what you have to expect with Oscar Blandi. As far as results go, this worked just as well as the cheaper brands at eliminating oil and leaving hair looking fresh. If you only plan to use dry shampoo once in a while and want to splurge on something that smells amazing, you have to try Oscar Blandi.

You can buy Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo for $11 at

* Most fun: Lush Candy Fluff powder

Lush candy fluff

This product isn’t technically labeled as a dry shampoo, but it works well as one. Candy Fluff powder contains a mix of cornstarch, talc, and gold sparkles, and smells super sweet, kinda like red swedish fish. You can use it as a shimmer powder for your body, or in your hair to remove grease and add a fresh scent. Since it’s not in a spray can, it can definitely be a little messy to apply.

You can buy Candy Fluff powder for $11.25 at Lush.

* DIY version: Baby Powder

Baby Powder

If you don’t want to shell out the money for any of the product above, and want to use something you might have around the house, you can use baby powder instead. Just sprinkle some baby powder on your roots, turn your head upside down, and brush it out, and your hair will look and smell nice and fresh. If you can’t stand the baby powder scent, you can always buy unscented powder which works just as well.

* Best overall: Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo

Klorane Dry Shampoo

Klorane Dry Shampoo was my favorite of all the ones I tried. It’s definitely pricey and hard to find in stores, but it’s worth it for the scent, the fact that it’s natural, and how well it works. It makes hair look clean and fresh, but doesn’t build up or make hair look dull the way other dry shampoos can. Klorane is also great because it’s natural and contains fewer toxic ingredients than other products on the market. It’s also perfect for darker hair, as it doesn’t leave any white residue. Highly recommended!

You can buy Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo for $18 at Ulta.

Your thoughts?

You’ve seen my favorite dry shampoos, now I want to hear your recommendations. Do you use dry shampoo? If so, let me know which one is your favorite in the comments section!

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104 Responses to “The Top 5 Best Dry Shampoos”

  1. 1
    July 2nd, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Cool idea! my hair gets greasy really easily so this sounds like a goood option for not washing it everyday like i normally do.

  2. 2
    July 2nd, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Nice post! I’ve never tried a dry shampoo, but I’ve always wanted to get one for times when I might not have time to wash my hair. I know my hair always gets greasy if I don’t wash it every day. I’ve tried the baby powder before, but sadly, it didn’t work well for me. I’m definitely going to try some of the others!


  3. 3
    July 2nd, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    I use the Fredric Fekkai dry shampoo, it’s pretty new and I think only sold at Sephora. It was definitely pricey (around 20) for a medium sized bottle, but i like it a lot. It’s pretty much scent-less and is made of all natural products, which is really nice. Overall it works pretty well, I don’t know if I’d get it again though because it is a lot of money for not a whole lot of product. Thanks for these other suggestions!

  4. 4
    July 2nd, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    I also have to say, it’s great that you have actually tried these products. As opposed to just suggesting random things.

  5. 5
    July 2nd, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Wow Ive never heard of a dry shampoo but now that I did I think I’m definitely going try it some time,probably when I go on holiday like a road trip or even those days when I feel lazy or sick.This is a great article.

  6. 6
    July 2nd, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    I make my own dry shampoo by combining cornstarch and corn meal (in about a 2:3 ratio). Then you throw in a tablespoon or so of baking powder to combat odor, shake and use. Perhaps a commercial dry shampoo works better, but for the cost, you can’t beat this combo. I’ve been thinking of scenting it with a drop of perfume but have yet to try it.

  7. 7
    July 2nd, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Great post! I’ve never heard of a “dry shampoo”, but I will definitely try it asap. My hair is with oily roots and dry ends and I found this great London shampoo – Charles Worthington in the ULTA stores. It was perfect for my hair and I was only washing it twice a week. But I can’t find it anywhere :( and I started washing it again almost every day. But thanks for the ideas for dry shampoos.

  8. 8
    July 2nd, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    I think the idea of dry shampoo is really great (and I would love to be able to go longer between shampoos–my hair can get greasy quickly!) but, despite reading the directions over and over and doing my best, it’s not really doing anything for me–and with some of the more expensive products, I feel like I’ve used a lot of it for a result that lasts about 10 minutes, then goes back to greasy. How exactly are you supposed to use it for optimal results? I feel like I’m doing it all wrong!

  9. 9
    July 2nd, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    I use Klorane once in a while. I got one can at It is definitely expensive but smells much better than the cheaper alternatives. Psssst is my cheapie dry shampoo.

  10. 10
    July 2nd, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    I’ve never heard of dry shampoo until i saw one of your older posts the other day.. I am interested!! I can’t wait to try it especially since i’ll be travelling in august! Thanks!

  11. 11
    July 2nd, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Thank you! I’ve had very thin hair ever since a perm damaged it a few years back, so it gets greasy in probably about 12 hours. Ever since I heard of dry shampoo I’ve wanted to try it but haven’t been sure which will be best and not waste my money. So again, thank you so much! :)

  12. 12
    July 2nd, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Ever since she was on that reality show clutching her can of it, dry shampoo will always make me think of Heidi Montag (Pratt?)! haha

    My roots have gotten oilier since I’ve chopped my hair off, though I doubt the two could be related. I definitely want to give dry shampoo a try.

    Thanks for trying all of these out!

  13. 13
    July 2nd, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    I wish I had known about all these 2 weeks ago when I left the country and was in a limited shower area. My girlfriend and I got this liquid shampoo that you don’t need water for at Sally’s and supposedly NASA uses it but we weren’t very impressed. It dried up the oil but hair still felt dirty after it dried. I’ll have to try some of these out next time. Thanks =)

  14. 14
    July 2nd, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Great recs, but Zephyr — how do you use dry shampoo/which should you choose if you have curly hair? Since most are thick enough that you kind of have to brush it out, that makes it a no-go for most curly girls. (You can’t brush curly hair when it’s dry, unless you want a fab frizz fro to last the rest of the day; brushing just the roots is a recipe for a bird’s nest at ear level.)

    Did any of your research turn anything up about that?

  15. 15
    July 3rd, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Can dry shampoo be used on African American hair???

  16. 16
    July 4th, 2009 at 12:44 am

    i have never trid dry shampoo but this definatly makes me want to. I love all the fashion advice but it is nice to see some of the beauty aspect as well. Keep up the GREAT wrk!


  17. 17
    July 4th, 2009 at 1:28 am

    I’ve always wanted to try it, but I never knew what brand would be worth my money! Thanks for the tips!

  18. 18
    July 4th, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Hmmm. I guess the word shampoo is throwing me off on this one. Does it damage hair like a regular shampoo does over time? I haven’t used regular shampoo in years because it damages my curls.

  19. 19
    July 4th, 2009 at 9:39 am

    I have to say I really like Rockaholic dry shampoo called Dirty Secret it smells great and works really well.

  20. 20
    July 4th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Talc is a carcinogen. A carcinogen means that it causes cancer. Google it…

  21. 21
    July 5th, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Is dry shampoo only for blondes? Or all hair colours? My problem is greasy roots but at the beginning of your post you said that it is good for blondes with greasy roots….not brunettes? maybe i need to re-read, it is late lol

  22. 22
    July 5th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    I have dark hair, and I use baby powder. The white powder is not visible. Just remember to apply it to the roots and rub it in more if you see it. I love the baby powder trick! Absolutely amazing and cheap.

  23. 23
    July 6th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    I tried a spray-on dry shampoo before but it didn’t work too well. I might try out the brands you suggested. But…I feel like nothing beats the clean feeling after a good shampoo :)

  24. 24
    July 8th, 2009 at 12:48 am

    I’ve always wanted to try dry shampoo — when I was little, I was too lazy to shower, Thank goodness I’ve outgrown that stage ;).

  25. 25
    July 28th, 2009 at 5:58 am

    bastiste i use it always wouldnt change, its a goood un :)

  26. 26
    August 12th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Batiste is a real life saver for those ‘second day’ hair troubles. In the UK it’s only about £1.99 which is really great! The only down side to it, is that it can run out very quickly (depending how often and how much you use it)… But it is definitely worth buying, and I reccommend not wasting your money on all the more expensive ones, when you can still have great looking hair with Batiste spray!

  27. 27
    October 17th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    I had never even thought about using dry shampoo but a couple of weeks ago when I complained to a co-worker that sometimes I feel like I can’t go on a last-minute date if I haven’t washed my hair (which is a long process by the time I blow-dry it), she suggested dry shampoos or using baby powder. I have yet to try the dry shampoos but have been using baby powder for in-between-shampoo touch ups. It works great! I have naturally curly hair which I blowdry straight and when my hair starts to feel not-so-fresh I apply the babypowder generously (all over, not just the roots and my hair is dark brown..). Then I blowdry it section by section to get rid of the powder and re-straighten it (takes 5 minutes vs. over an hour). Of course, it doesn’t quite feel the same as washing your hair but it definitely smells and feels fresh enough for any last-minute dates!

  28. 28
    October 24th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    I read about dry shampoo in a magazine over the summer & couldn’t wait to try it. I purchased Batiste blush from Sally’s & fell in love immediately. The original scent smells too much like aerosol for me. The blush does have a floral smell that is a little strong (I don’t like perfume smells) but mostly wears off & it lasts well throughout the day. I have never tried using it 2 days in a row though. It is a fairly small can (in my opinion), goes quickly, & the price is more expensive than $5.99 when purchased in-store. Despite the negatives, I would definitely recommend it.

  29. 29
    November 11th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    I use a product called Shampowder. It ROCKS! it is a light vanilla scent and cool applicator.

  30. 30
    November 11th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    i forgot the website! or

  31. 31
    November 11th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    does anybody know if the pricier brands last longer?
    i bought Baptiste, and i have very thick hair, and i LOVED it,
    however i only got about 5 uses out of it before the can was empty.

  32. 32
    November 12th, 2009 at 6:59 am

    That´s bad Emily, I was going to ask the same thing.

  33. 33
    November 13th, 2009 at 12:39 am

    My favorite is the Salongrafix one. It comes in a couple different colors so if you have dark hair it won’t leave any residue. The can wasn’t gigantic but it did seem to last me a reasonable amount of time and I’m pretty sure it’s not more expensive than like $6 (bought it at Safeway).

  34. 34
    November 18th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    I was a big bumble powder user. I am from Laguan Beach California and my stylist recently recommended to me Lok Color Protection Dry Shampoo. the product is amazing. I have passed it on to 6 of my friends and counting. Also, when I did buy it on their site, they sent me a sample of their Heatshield product.

  35. 35
    November 18th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Oh, and Emily, my Lok Dry shampoo’s last about 3 1/2 weeks.

  36. 36
    December 9th, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Oh man, Sally’s prices are jacked! haha. This article, which was only posted a couple months ago, says that the Batiste Dry Shampoo is $5.99, and I decided to check it out today. It was freakin’ $8.29 in store. and it’s $7.29 on sally’s website. Why the inconsistencies? I might return it. I bought the “blush” one and it smells kind of too powdery/perfumey for my taste.

  37. 37
    January 1st, 2010 at 3:21 am

    dont waste your money ladies! we’re in a recession and i decided to give the baby powder a try. it works GREAT! i used the Johnson’s pure cornstarch with vitamin e and aloe. it has a light fragrance, yes baby powder-ish, but i’d rather smell like baby powder than stinky head! ewwwww….i have a VERY sensitive nose and i’ll smell my own head after just half a day. but after the baby powder, i smell the fresh scent instead. works great! i have dark brown black hair and had no probs with the white powder. i turned the top of the cap so that just the smallest amt of powder dispenses, and just tapped it to my scalp. then i massaged it through and combed my hair over the tub, gave it one last shake and done! no mess, and felt clean and ready for a new day. good luck!

  38. 38
    January 25th, 2010 at 5:40 am

    You have to shampoo only 3-4 times a week and using dry shampoo in between washings? I don’t think so. I wash my hair 2 times a week and it’s enough. Of if you wash your hair daily is damaged. I have very long hair and the whole process ( wash, dry, style) takes me 2 hours. Girls with long hair I think they know what I’m talking about, so I don’t think anyone will stay everyday to wash her hair, unless she doesn’t have smth else to do. I never used dry shampoo….so I can’t say if it’s ok or not. I like the idea but it’s ridiculous to say that it can be used 3-4 times a week + plus your regular hair wash.

  39. 39
    February 1st, 2010 at 4:20 am

    I agree with the above poster: shampowder rocks. You can buy it at Target online. I used the dark hair color, not black, even though my hair is very dark asian sort of brown. (Bad memories of the very expensive can of Bumble and Bumble black spray powder that makes my hair look better, but feel ugh, horrible. ) I wash my hair and the next day it’s fine, it’s the third day I use the shampowder. Shampowder takes one minute to daub into your hair, fluff, brush and wow, you look cute again.

  40. 40
    February 20th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    I get easily tired of washing my hair everyday due to oiliness/greasiness. Now due to dry shampoo I know that I don’t have to wash my hair everyday. Thanks to that, I won’t have to wash my hair all the time! THANK YOU!

  41. 41
    February 21st, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    I found the product PSSSSST a couple of years ago and bought out my drugstores supply – i think it’s from the 50s or something. Anyway, Question…
    I’ve got dark brown hair and I have to use a blow dryer to get rid of the color after I apply it — which defeats it to an extent. Does anyone know of a darker colored dry shampoo?

  42. 42
    February 24th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Randi – I read somewhere that cocoa powder could be used as dry shampoo. I’m guessing that because it’s a powder, it will help absorb the oil, despite it being designed for chocolately goodness :D Plus, nice scent!

  43. 43
    April 17th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I make my own dry shampoo. 1:2 baking soda to baby powder. It smells great and leaves my hair looking as if I had just washed it. You work it in small amounts in the front and lightly dust the back. I pretend I am rubbing in regular shampoo and then give it a quick brush.

  44. 44
    May 15th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Thanks for a great list. I love Batiste (bought it in Canada for $6.99). Have tried Ojon and had a terrible time. Greasy and the nozzle stuck on both cans. Maybe will try some others. I used it while in hospital and post-hospital at home. A lifesaver. Also great while vacationing in a hot climate so you won’t completely dry your hair out, especially when colored.

  45. 45
    May 19th, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I am looking for dry shampoo as I will be having surgery in the near future and won’t be able to wash my hair for over a week.
    I had dry shampoo many years ago in a spray can,it worked great.
    All I can find here is a lotion type.This does not work,it goes in globs
    Is the Batiste available in Halifax??
    Thanking you in advance,

  46. 46
    June 10th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I use TIGI Rockaholic dry shampoo, and I have for over a year now. It is a great product! I have dark brown hair, and have tried a few other dry shampoos, including the at-home remedy baby powder. Baby powder works fine for my blonde sister, but make my roots look light brown and gray. In the summer, when my hair gets extremely dry, I use dry shampoo at least twice a week. It has saved my dry hair problem!

  47. 47
    June 10th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    I also use the same dry shampoo by TIGI Rockaholic. It smells fantastic and is quick and easy when I don’t have time to shampoo. My hair gets oily in the summer though because of all the time in the sun and tanning bed. I have drk brown hair also with blonde highlights. Anyways, it saves me time and money from having to wash my hair over and over.

  48. 48
    June 24th, 2010 at 8:27 am

    I’ve been using dry shampoo for years but have always had a problem with the color – I have medium/somewhat darker brown hair. In the past I put the dry shampoo in and turn my head over and try to blow out the color (extra) but it still dulls my brown. the only solution I found is bumble & bumble dry shampoo whcih comes in hair color options. the brown is still a bit dark for me but better than too light. also sometimes i put a bit of blonde before or after the brown.

    But I’d love if anybody has any cheaper or better options. Anyone?

  49. 49
    July 1st, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    I just picked up Klorane at Shoppers Drug Mart for the regular price of $8.99, not sure why it’s so much at Sephora! Love it.

  50. 50
    July 5th, 2010 at 2:11 am

    klorine is the best i brought it before i found this and it works perfictly but another store that you can get it from is hair house wear house if you have it close by

  51. 51
    July 17th, 2010 at 7:16 am

    I personally use the tony & guy refreshing dry shampoo, Its great as it doesn’t leave a white residue, i bought it from coles for 13.95 It is 180g bottle. Great if u ask me

  52. 52
    July 21st, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    I have really curly hair, and im going to my 1st festival, does anyone know of a good dry shampoo for curly hair, thanks x

  53. 53
    July 29th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    im in love with dry shampoo. my hair gets oily pretty easily so its alot easier than washing my hair everyday and waisting alot of shampoo

  54. 54
    August 9th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    What about the Rene Furterer Nutria Dry Shampoo? I thought that was the “one”?

  55. 55
    August 12th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Wow i tried the baby powder and it really works. My roots were greesy and i just washed my hair last night and now my hair looks great!!!

  56. 56
    August 14th, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    I have very thin blond hair and have been using powder as a dry shampoo for over 3 years….I started with a cornstarch free baby powder which worked really well especially the day after I had used shampoo. I would just sprinkle the powder on my roots, flip my head over and massage it into my scalp. The only complaint I had with baby powder is that it was kind of heavy and tended to leave my roots really dull. I have found that (as weird as this may sound) Summers Eve feminine powder works a bit better. The powder is much finer and I find I like the smell a little more than baby powder as well.
    I have also tried the Rockaholic Dirty Little Secret dry shampoo but was not all that impressed with it….I found my roots were dull and it left my hair feeling kinda stringy and “clumped together” at the back.

    For all those curly haired girls…TRESemme now has a product in their “Fresh Start” line that is a foam waterless shampoo. I have not tried the product myself (as I don’t have curly hair) but it claims to “Give curls moisture and shine in-between washes with this unique foam shampoo. Reduces oil and odor without water, leaving hair feeling soft and clean” (

  57. 57
    August 16th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    try “cake” dry shampoo… they sell it at sephora, it comes in different colors. I am brunette and the brunette one works very well and smells great!

  58. 58
    September 23rd, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    When my friend at work recommended Shielo Volumizing Shampoo and I tried it – I was sold on it. I

    Here’s about me: I have used some of the best volumizers in the past. I used stay at home a many of days very upset with my flat, lifeless hair. I would see other girls and they had the most beautiful head of hair. I tried all the mousse, gel, spritz, you name it – I have probably used it.

    Not now though, Shielo Volume Shampoo made my hair is so full and shiny. I can just blow dry a litttle and go. All day lasting fullness. I tell all my friends about it, and even went as far as to give it in gift bags for the women in my family for this past christmas. I was put off at the price at first, but a little tiny drop makes your whole hair later – and its last longer than the cheaper bottles i used to buy…way worth it!

  59. 59
    October 3rd, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    i use basitate (spellin :S) and omg i love it, its saved me sooo many days when i ve slept in or im runnin low on shampoo or just cba 2 wash my hair lol. i get it in superdrug here for only £3ish

    try it , its amazinn :)

  60. 60
    October 21st, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Batiste is the best! I can only find it at this one random grocery store here in MN. The can runs out really fast, but this stuff is a lifesaver – I put a little bit on the underside of my bangs and I’m good to go. :) it’s about $7 a can here, but right now they have this little mail in rebate thing for the full price…it’s in a label thing on the top of the can. So…yeah, definitely worth a try!

  61. 61
    October 27th, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Have you guys not heard of NoRinse? Its the new dry shampoo, me and my friends bought it at WOMAD this year and its amazing!! You pour it straight onto your head, massage it in and towel dry it off. The guy said you have to towel dry it off before styling – blowdrying etc.. coz thats where all the dirt and grease goes or it will just dry back into your hair. ive got short hair and it was great but my friend has long hair and we found it was best to do it in sections. They do body washes that smell lush as well. Its £2 for a small bottle and £4 for a big one. x

  62. 62
    November 18th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    I am one of those people who washes my hair daily. Yup, that’s right 7 days a week. I just don’t feel clean unless I wash it while showering. I have heard many times over, that washing hair daily is probably not good for your hair. I have tried to let it go on weekends, when I don’t go to the office, but then my head gets itchy and sometimes I think I can smell it (????), and I don’t use styling products, nor do I have a dandruff problem so that can’t be causing it.. I have blonde, long, thick, dry, wavy hair. Recently, started now to blow dry my hair straight and now do it every morning. What a pain in the butt! 2 kids to commute to school every morning and 1 hour spent on my hair and then rush to work. Ugh! I have taken the advice of my hairdresser and now decided not to wash it everyday and try to get at least 1 extra day between washings so I don’t have to spend 1 hour blow drying straight every day. So, I just went out to CVS Pharmacty and purchased TreSemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo (Spray) and also Salon Grafix Invisible Dry Spray Shampoo. I look forward to trying one of these tomorrow and see if it makes a difference in the root area near my forehead, which is where the oilies appear. :)

  63. 63
    January 2nd, 2011 at 3:25 am

    I am not sure if anyone has mentioned “Big Sexy Hair” dry shampoo. I think it has a great smell and it works rather well. My only complaint is you only get a couple uses from a single $14 bottle. So I not longer buy it for that reason alone. I know Rockaholic has the same issues with their bottles only working for a few times then running out of product.

  64. 64
    January 5th, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    I read the comments on this page and I just recently bought Batiste, and it was amazing! I would definitely recommend it to anyone whose hair gets oily really fast :)

  65. 65
    January 22nd, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Great post, thanks! I have naturally curly hair. I have used a little sprinkle of corn starch, in a pinch. I have used it when my hair is pulled back – so I am able to brush it through my hair near the scalp. I don’t usually wear my hair down and curly unless I’m fresh out of the shower, as the curls get a little weighted down by the end of the day (or I give up and pull it back).

  66. 66
    January 27th, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Thanks for the tips, I’ve been meaning to try dry shampoo for a while!

  67. 67
    May 4th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    I have dark brown/black hair, so I use Cake powder, which is tinted brown, so very easy to blend. Absorbs oil and gives you a fresh clean scent.. like cake!! I live in Vancouver, Canada and I found it at The Bay. I believe they have different scents and shades to match you too!!

  68. 68
    May 19th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Dry shampoo is AWESOME. I used to go with baby powder but it didn’t last as long as I needed it to. My hairstylist got me some rockaholic by tigi and I love it but it is $18 at ULTA and does not last very long. I am definately going to try Batiste!! I

  69. 69
    July 27th, 2011 at 4:35 am

    You guys need to check out shampoo caps. They are awesome! Just slip them on your head, massage for a couple of minutes and your hair is shampooed, conditioned and towel dry! The ones I use are from a company called Synergy Health:

  70. 70
    August 28th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    I really want to try some of these! Thanks for the helpful info. I was just wondering… I have red highlights and so I try to wait a couple of days before taking a shower because if you’ve ever had red dye in your hair, if not treated properly, in 1 month or less its faded. Will these dry shampoos kill the colour like taking a shower normally does?

  71. 71
    September 3rd, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Babypowder is always great but you have to try Not Your Mothers Fresh Dry Shampoo it’s the best I’ve tried so far and my least favorite is Psssst which when sprayed looked white and smelled bad! The Not Your Mothers Dry Shampoo smells fresh and has NO white residue which is great for my dark brown hair! It’s only 5.99 at walmart! Pretty wallet friendly!! By the way I’d like to try TIGI dry shampoo because TIGI products are awesome but pretty pricey, which is why I haven’t tried it. Good luck girls!

  72. 72
    September 28th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    hey everyone!

    can you recommend a dry shampoo for a dark brunetter hair color? ive heard that it can look like dandruff for us brunettes, but i REALLY want to try it. any ideas?

  73. 73
    December 30th, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    suave professionals dry shampoo (silver can with yellow cap) is AWESOME and super affordable. it helps give your roots volume, smells great, and dries up grease super fast! just rub it in a little and it leaves no color at all, even on my dark brunette hair. it doesn’t look like dandruff at all because it’s a super-fine powder spray. i won’t use anything else now!

  74. 74
    March 14th, 2012 at 3:00 am

    Awesome, love the posting. I agree those are great options but I have to say though my favourite without a doubt is a Mineral Hair Powder by Spilt Milk.

    It’s perfect for my brunette hair as it doesn’t leave it dull or grey looking (a major issue I have had with others). It also feels ultra natural in my hair. I’ve used the Batiste and cakes up- I guess you get what you pay for.

  75. 75
    March 23rd, 2012 at 4:25 am

    I would vote for Faciano Dry Shampoo. It cleans pretty well, without any residue and also can stop itch.

  76. 76
    April 2nd, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Salon Grafix has an awesome INVISIBLE dry shampoo. Ive tried tresemme but it was made with clay which does absorb oil but also leaves a WHITE residue in your hair. If you have darker hair stay awayfrom the powder ones that say you need to brush out! Salon Grafix I found in the travel size section at walmart or target and im not sure if they have bigger cans but im looking. Ive always gotten compliments on my hair being so healthy even though i get higlights and use a flat iron or curling iron. My secret is not washing every day and dry shampoo is what gets me through the day before I wash especially in summer! Best idea in hair care ever!

  77. 77
    April 12th, 2012 at 12:06 am

    thanks for all information, I use dry shampoo when I was young, but I ‘m searching for my grandougther,she is 16 and have african and caribian hair. I only can pay one a month for her hair, I need something in betwen. thank againg.

  78. 78
    April 18th, 2012 at 9:36 am

    I have only tried one, and I like it do much I probably won’t try others. The Got2B dry shampoo is around $3 and works great. The smell is Eh, but could be worse. I never brush it out.. Just spray then finger comb a little. It’s not noticeable on my auburn hair either!

  79. 79
    May 6th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    I found out it works the best when you are in the hospital,i am a blonde and if i don’t wash my hair daily it gets greasy so i used it in the hospital and i looked great !

  80. 80
    May 7th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    I’ve never used dry shampoo, have to check it out. The best shampoo for me is Pro Naturals Moroccan Argan Oil shampoo helped my dry and frizzy hair immensely. The argan oil deeply hydrates my hair and makes the strands more resilient plus frizz is smoothed and shine is increased :)

  81. 81
    May 8th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    I have long naturally wavy/curly dark brown hair and have tried quite a few of the dry shampoos mentioned above. My problem, as others have stated before, was that I couldn’t apply many of the spray shampoos/baby powder and then comb through my hair afterwards unless I wanted a frizzy mess of a head (UGLY!!) or face the fact that I would have gray or white spots in my hair from the powders and sprays. What I have found to work the best for me is Tresemme’s newer dry shampoo for cury/wavy hair. I get it at Walmart and really like it because it is a pump with foam and is affordable. I can apply the foam on my curls and lightly towel dry my head while scrutching my curls and go if I want to! (I usually use Tresemme’s no frizz creme and curl defining creme afterwards though for a more polished look) If you have curly or wavy hair, a foam is the way to go in terms of dry shampoos!!! Good luck!

  82. 82
    June 23rd, 2012 at 7:37 am

    I love KMS California (@ Cosmo prof beauty supply) & TRESemmé dry shampoo for straight & curly hair (@ wal-mart)

  83. 83
    June 23rd, 2012 at 7:46 am

    I have dark hair myself, but I still use dry shampoo, the trick is… After you wait 2 min, massage it in like ur shampooing your hair in the shower, brush it out, then BLOW DRY ON WARM OR COOL and it will blow out the white!!!! I have a small child and I work full time, I like my sleep so dry shampoo is a must!

  84. 84
    July 2nd, 2012 at 6:42 am

    I use Rockstar brand Dry Shampoo & it is fantastic. I buy it from Hairhouse Warehouse & although it’s a but pricey at $16 a can it lasts & is a fantastic product.

  85. 85
    July 14th, 2012 at 4:04 am

    Initially I wasn’t a fan of using a dry shampoo but being quite short on energy as well as having long hair I thought i’d give it a go. Zephyr clearly your article was much needed by not only myself but many people just like me. I have to say I have tried many and have been let down. I’m not a fan of aerosol cans (cancer causing and environmentally harsh I can go on..) so I searched for non aerosol options and struggled to be satisfied until about 6 months ago, hello Spilt Milk Mineral Hair Powder! Penny, I even got this before your posting although I agree completely. I’m addicted and in love all at the same time. Meets all of my somewhat snooty expectations, but hey I can be demanding if I am paying for it. Anyway, all in all I am now a major fan of dry shampoo’s and mega love the fact that it saves me time, energy and my pride when I walk out the door.
    Char- You have to try it – it doesn’t leave my hair frizzy or gray as it comes in every color.
    Georgia – Me too. Everyday I have to wash if I don’t use a dry shampoo, I honestly cannot be bothered hence my desperation for the one that rocks ma socks.

  86. 86
    July 25th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I use baby powder and I love it I have blonde hair and its ery curly so I put pink on it on when I need to straightin it it is greasy lookin so the I put a lilttle powder on and I am ready to go.

  87. 87
    August 8th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    I have been having problems lately with residue left in my hair. My hairstylist suggested it was my water. So i am wondering what is the best DRY shampoo that wont leave a residue???? I am sick of my hair being clumpy and residue in my brushes/combs. I have dark hair so it looks like dandruff…. Please help!

  88. 88
    August 10th, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    I absolutely love the Batiste dry shampoo!! As I don’t have time to wash my hair before school I can give it a quick burst in the morning and I’m good to go, so quick and easy to use! Also, it’s easily affordable for a teenage girl like me!:)

  89. 89
    August 25th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Sephora does not sell klorane dry shampoo is there anywhere else

  90. 90
    October 10th, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    I have tests done with several types of dry shampoo (I live in the Caribbean) and all the brands mentioned above worked very well.

    The ladies we tested the products on were all satisfied with the products.

  91. 91
    January 10th, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    I would suggest using “Faciano dry Shampoo”, it doesn’t contain powder, so you don’t need to brush away those residue. And I feel the oil and bad smell are gone very effectively. I like it a lot. Check the website with Faciano about , I bought it from there.

  92. 92
    January 18th, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Forget the chemicals and use natural products (if you can find a good one for you)! The scalp is the most absorbent part of the body, I wouldn’t be putting anything on my head that contains nasties. Look for natural options. I think the talc is your safest “cheap” option but only suitable for blondes.

    Spilt Milk is natural and in my opinion the only hair product range that delivers high quality products that actually do what they say they will do. There are too many “natural” products out there that cannot perform to meet expectation. Spilt Milk has my vote.

  93. 93
    March 18th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    I’m currently in my journey tof drying shampoo exploration! It can get a bit tricky with curly hair as you can’t comb it after applying. Let’s see!

  94. 94
    April 8th, 2013 at 2:31 am

    I never heard of dry shampoo but I would like to try very much since I have problems with greasy hair that sometimes creates dandruff or other itchiness on my scalp.

  95. 95
    May 7th, 2013 at 1:53 am

    I only use apple vinegar and baking soda to shampoo my hair. And then I use deep conditioner and condition my hair. Plus some leave in conditioner.

  96. 96
    May 20th, 2013 at 2:42 am

    Works on black hair as well! Click on the website to find out which products work best in black hair.

  97. 97
    June 5th, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I like the suave ones the best, they’re inexpensive and found at target!

  98. 98
    December 27th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    You are actually recommending baby powder for your hair? Is this a joke? I’ve tried that before, and as people know who wear wigs, baby powder takes the shine out of your hair and makes it very dull. Also, if you have dark hair, it gives it a grey dull tone. I personally have tried baby powder and would NEVER recommend it, unless you are going for dull grey looking hair. Then have at it!

  99. 99
    February 22nd, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I recommend the pro naturals shampoo, it’s sulfate-free =)

  100. 100
    March 3rd, 2014 at 6:07 am

    Really useful post about dry will help people find their best shampoo..thanx

  101. 101
    September 25th, 2014 at 10:34 am

    I don’t trust dry shampoo for some reason :/ But not like I need it anymore, I WAS checking this out for a few weeks but after experimenting with Pro Naturals moroccan Argan oil shampoo and conditioner my hair has become really nice and soft. Argan oil is really good for hair but I could never say that for sure until now :)

  102. 102
    September 26th, 2014 at 12:42 am

    I use Faciano, it is very good and no powder residue, one bottle for more than many times to be empty.

  103. 103
    January 4th, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    I tried a Andrelon dry shampoo but it didn’t really work. I tried a few others also with no luck. The smell of these products were awful. I will try the Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo you mention and see how that goes.

  104. 104
    January 8th, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    I had a friend who became my stylist sell me a bottle of ref. 204 brown dry shampoo for $18. She lost a customer. Worst dry shampoo I have ever used. I couldn’t even get a brush through my hair without tons of my hair breaking off. It didn’t cover the gray in my hair like she said it would but the brown got up my nose, in my ears, ruined my shirt, and was all over the counter top. I was cleaning brown out of my ears for 3 days. The ref regular dry shampoo I had used previously seemed ok. And I use Biotera with a mint scent which I like but it doesn’t seem to last long. Thank you for this post so I can try these other recommendations! The ref brown is like spraying brown starch in your hair! I had to wash it immediately.

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