Although dry shampoo isn’t a new product (hairstylists have been using it for years both in salon and on photo shoots as a quick fix), it is becoming more readily available to consumers to help your hair look great in a hurry. The newer formulas have improved delivery methods (like aerosol sprays) that aren’t messy and don’t leave an icky residue on your hair (compared to a little baby powder or cornstarch). Plus they are easier to blend in, which is especially important if you have dark hair.
Dry shampoo helps to extend the life of your recent wash and blowdry. Once it absorbs the excess oils from the scalp, it instantly volumizes and refreshes hair and makes it look and feel clean with very little effort (and who doesn’t want that?!).
Here’s a few of our favourites:
Kevin Murphy Dry Cleaning Spray
This Aussie-originated product gives your hair body and shine while removing excess oil and odor. It is antioxidant rich and contains grapefruit extract so it nourishes your hair. And with its clear formula, your hair will look and feel, light and airy. Kevin Murphy Dry Cleaning Spray, $22. Available at Delineation.ca
Klorane Seboregulating Dry Shampoo
Klorane Seboregulating dry shampoo was one of the first formulas to hit the market and it’s still a crowd favourite. Klorane won’t weigh down your mane like some other formulas and it contains nettle extract, proven to aid a miriad of scalp and hair issues such as dandruff and extra-oily hair. Klorane Seboregulating Dry Shampoo, $16. Available at select Shoppers Drug Mart stores and well.ca.
Frederic Fekkai Au Naturel Dry Shampoo
Natural has never been so luxurious with Frederic Fekkai. Au Naturel Dry shampoo is made of natural, plant-based ingredients that work to neutralize odour, absorb oil, and create the optimum styling texture “ without that helmet-head look. Frederic Fekkai Au Naturel Dry Shampoo, $27. Available at sephora.com and select Shoppers Drug Mart stores.
Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo
Available in squeeze cap and spray, Oscar Blandi has a hint of lemon fragrance that will leave your hair fresh and clean without having to step in the shower. With natural ingredients such as rice, oats and tapioca starch this product works wonders eliminating excess oil, increasing volume and even treating the scalp for dandruff. Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo, $22. Available at select Shoppers Drug Mart stores, Sephora, and sephora.com
Batiste Original Dry Shampoo
Looking for an effective dry shampoo that doesn’t break the bank? With a wide range of dry shampoos to choose from, you’ll be sure to find your perfect dry shampoo. Batiste carries a wide range of scents and colours and even offers dry shampoos that will make your mane shimmer “ all while adding volume and ditching dirt. Batiste Original Dry Shampoo, $9. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart stores.