My Dry Shampoo Recommendations

Dry shampoos are one of my must-have hair essentials. They help bring your hair back to life and extend the time between washes. Skipping washes can also help improve the health of your hair. I like to use heat to style my hair so this is especially true for me. They can also help perk up a blowout which is perfect for when you’re short on time but need to look your best. Dry shampoo is quickly earning the reputation as the morning cup of coffee for your hair. While there are tons of options on the market, here are some of my recommendations.

Dry Shampoo Recommendations

R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo instantly adds body to your hair. It’s perfect for achieving slightly messy hair with lots of volume. This product also smells really good. It’s lightweight and won’t leave a white residue. However, it is on the pricier side.

I love the entire Oribe line and even included it in my “Olivia Kit” with the Space NK campaign. Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo is one of my favorites in their product lineup. Despite being a product you add this actually helps absorb product buildup. It won’t weigh your hair down and carries the same signature scent as the rest of the Oribe line. It’s also vegan and cruelty-free.

Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo is a product that goes beyond the scope of typical dry shampoos. It cuts down brassiness in your hair. This is perfect for those of you who color your hair. It also provides UV-protection. Yes, your hair needs protection from the sun too! You get all of this in addition to the benefits of argan oil. It’s also at a great price point.

OUAI Dry Shampoo Foam is a great alternative to all of the aerosols on the market. This gives you both volume and shine. It’s really easy to use and doesn’t require a lot to get results. The scent is light and clean. It’s the perfect refresh for your hair, especially after the gym.

I loved this product the first time I used and you will too. Philip B Russian Amber Imperial Dry Shampoo is amazing. Your hair will be clean, shiny, and full of body after using this. The smell is intoxicating in the best way and doubles as a hair perfume. I will caution you though that this a splurge item.

Batiste Dry Shampoo is easy on your wallet and your hair. This formula is especially great for those with thin hair. It gives you plenty of body and texture allowing you to skip hair washes. For those that are picky about scents, this product has multiple options. There’s something for everyone.

Bumble and Bumble Prêt-a-Powder Très Invisible Nourishing Dry Shampoo pulls double duty. I wouldn’t recommend this for those with thin hair but it’s great for those with medium to thick hair. It absorbs oil at your roots leaving your hair feeling cleaner and more manageable. The ends of your hair are hydrated giving the overall appearance of healthier hair.

Dove Dry Shampoo might be one of the best beauty values out there. If you’ve ever watched one of my hair talks on Instagram stories you know that I use this product quite a bit. It comes in multiple scents including an unscented option. This will quickly become one of your favorites. It can leave a bit of white residue so be sure to work it through your roots thoroughly.

Sun Bum Revitalizing Dry Shampoo might seem like an unexpected choice but it’s a good one. It’s vegan and cruelty-free and has the signature Sun Bum scent. In addition to leaving your hair refreshed and deodorized, it also provides UV protection.

I love the Philosophy brand so I wasn’t surprised that I liked their Pure Grace Dry Shampoo. It has the same signature scent so if you’re a fan of Pure Grace then this is the dry shampoo for you. This product will give you both volume and texture.

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo is another product that smells really good. It’s effective on all hair types. Its formula doesn’t contain talc aluminum and instead uses natural rice starch to get the job done. This is a product you can feel good about putting in your hair.

The Evo Water Killer doubles as a dry shampoo and a texturizing styling spray. You can use it on all hair types. It has a really clean smell that’s not overpowering. Keep in mind though that this is also a texturizing spray and depending on how you style your hair this might not be for you. Overall it’s a great product and very popular among blondes based on reviews I’ve seen.

Now, this isn’t a typical dry shampoo. Oribe Mystify Restyle Spray is a hydrating spray that’s designed to reactivate styling products you already have in your hair. You apply the product and style your hair without the need to add additional products. It nourishes your hair and provides protection against heat damage.

This is another pick by R+CO. The Spiritualized Dry Shampoo Mist uses a micellar formula instead of a powder formula. It doesn’t leave a residue and leaves your hair feeling extra clean. Because of the formula, it’s perfect for traveling. You can take it anywhere with you. It also cuts down on frizziness that’s often an issue when using dry shampoos.

Aveda shampure Dry Shampoo is a non-aerosol mist that’s perfect for travel. It also contains 25 flower and plant essences. Since it’s not in the traditional form of most dry shampoos it does take a little getting used to. So my advice here is to give it a few tries before making a final call on it.

As you can see there are lots of options regardless of your hair type or budget. I love to experiment with hair products and I’m sure I’ll be adding to this list as time goes on.

What’s your favorite dry shampoo? Which one are you going to try?

xo, Olivia


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