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Here are our 5 top dry shampoos for faking fresh hair
It’s our go-to when dirty hair needs to be disguised as being clean, or flat hair wants to pretend it’s voluminous and textured. Yes, you guessed it, it’s our beloved dry shampoo. Just as the name describes, this light, powder-like spray will create fresh yet lived-in hair without a single drop of water.
So for those who are short on time, need a refresh after a gym session or are simply trying to resist washing their hair every day, keep a can (or four) of dry shampoo close, spritz away (don’t be shy) and massage into oily or lifeless roots as required.
Not all dry shampoos are created equal though, and so to help you find one that successfully absorbs excess oil without weighing down your hair or leaving a chalky, grey mess all over the roots, here are our top five dry shampoos.
Batiste Dry Shampoo - Blush
With a 4-star rating and over 440 member reviews, Batiste’s Dry Shampoo in the scent Blush takes out the #1 spot.
The water-less formulation absorbs dirt, oil and product build-up to gently refresh hair while leaving it with a light and floral scent made up of red hibiscus, orange and peony.
You say: “Freshens hair and it's so gentle, leaving my locks clean and not weighed down. Wonderful to use in between washes and it adds body and texture without the need for water.” - beauty fan 69
Read more Batiste Dry Shampoo - Blush reviews here...
Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk
Extend the life of your latest blowdry, or recruit the highly absorbent powder from Klorane to decrease the frequency of ‘hair wash day’. It’s formulated with oat milk to restore freshness, lightness and regain instant texture.
You say: “This one is much finer and distributes much more easily through the hair. It feels like it absorbs more oils as I have to use much less of this dry shampoo.” - Bun
Read more Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk reviews here...
A’kin Dry Shampoo
If you need something a little more heavy-duty, A’kin’s dry shampoo absorbs four times more oil than most competitor products on the market. The 100 per cent vegan formula leaves hair full and fresh without any residue build-up.
You say: “I have tried many dry shampoos and not many have worked for me, but this is just perfect. The spray is even and strong, it gets all my roots easily. It doesn't leave a white cast at all. It absorbs all my oils and any smells but doesn't make my hair feel dry or gritty or dirty.” - bebeautiful34
Read more A’kin Dry Shampoo reviews here…
L’Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay-to-Spray
Enriched with clay, L’Oreal’s Extraordinary Clay-to-Spray offers immediate purity and freshness.
You say: “It leaves hair very lightweight like the rest of the range also do and keeps it fresh between washes (or gym sessions) so thankful for the genius product!” -sugamumma91
Read more L’Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay-to-Spray reviews here….
Schwarzkopf got2b Fresh It Up Extra Fresh Dry Shampoo
For an instant freshen up, hold Schwarzkopf’s got2b Fresh It Up Extra Fresh Dry Shampoo 20cm away from your head and spray directly at the roots in short bursts. Massage your head thoroughly and enjoy clean, voluminous hair.
You say: “I think this product is great for any time you need to freshen up your hair whether it be after a light workout, or to be used as a substitute for shampoo.” - psvide
Read more Schwarzkopf got2b Fresh It Up Extra Fresh Dry Shampoo reviews here...