We all have those days when laziness strikes and —while nobody admits it—we skip the shampoo because hey, the Parisian just-out-of-bed look is in nowadays, right?
Enter the dry shampoo: the powder or aerosol savior of greasy, thicker hair. In the West, this bottled shampoo with a nozzle is a convenient solution and a healthier alternative to a wet head every morning.
Washing hair frequently strips it of natural oils and proteins, which leads to more damage and dryness. Dry shampoos are made of dry substances that clean hair sans water and absorb oil from your scalp when you need it, making hair fresh again.
Of course, your use of dry shampoo depends on your hair type and the occasion. If your hair’s straight and you’re coming from a sweaty workout session, I suggest you wash it. If you’re rushing to parties and prolonging a treatment’s life span, you could start with a few trusted names.
Safe for color-treated hair
For starters, try the Aveeno Active Naturals Pure Renewal Dry Shampoo. It’s safe for color-treated hair, and —thanks to its seaweed extract and sulfate-free formula—it has less chances of irritating your scalp.
While it has been the norm to hate them, the Kardashian Beauty Take 2 Dry Shampoo is made of a lightweight powdery substance you’ll love using often. The product’s black seed oil nurtures hair, making it seem healthy again.
If you like all things organic, the Rahua Voluminous Dry Shampoo is equipped with a gluten-free, vegan formula that’s based on plants and tried-and-tested mineral ingredients.
In case you’re looking for more exotic ingredients, the Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk gives a luxurious feeling because of its softening and moisturizing blend of vitamins and lipids.
And then there’s Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo to help prolong your blowout. Smelling of sandalwood and vanilla, this aerosol cult favorite uses fine rice powder to absorb oil and boost volume. It’s Oprah’s favorite and, well, would you use anything less?