Every Dry Shampoo I Have Ever Tried.

Anyone who has ever colored their hair knows the best way to preserve your color is to basically never wash it ever.  Which is gross.  So, I try to wash my hair twice a week maximum.  And then “wash” with dry shampoo other days as needed.

Even if you don’t color your hair, dry shampoo is an all around all-star product that can preserve your hairstyle, give you texture on clean hair, freshen the scent of your hair after working out and oh yeah, absorbs excess oil so you don’t have to shampoo every day.

Summer and Oily Scalp HAC:  Spraying dry shampoo on your roots in the morning before they get greasy will get you through the day without your hair losing volume or looking greasy.

I’ll do a whole other post on how I actually use dry shampoo, so we can focus on reviewing the products I’ve tried in this post.  My Dry Shampoo collection rivals the collection of a great wine collector.  I feel like I’ve told that to dudes on dates, which in hindsight might not be as cool as I thought it was.

All dry shampoos come in either an aerosol can or a container that taps out powder.  The Klorane “Loose Powder” container has a unique squeeze poof nozzle that I’ll get into more.

Pros of aerosol:  Easier to control placement of dry shampoo, faster.

Cons:  I always seem to go through the product quicker.  This is both expensive and not environmentally friendly.  Also, you can’t take an aerosol can in a carry on airplane bag, so they are harder to travel with.

Pros of powder:  A container lasts forever.  Environmentally and travel friendly.

Cons:  Can be messy and harder to apply.  Can build up and not absorb as easily if too much is used during application.

Every dry shampoo I have ever tried, in order from least expensive to most.  Drum roll, please.

Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion, $4.99 for 4.3 oz, aerosol:  I’m 99% sure this was the version I used from Suave, but I don’t have the can anymore.  I do remember liking it.  Suave makes great regular shampoos and conditioners in their Professional line, they just aren’t great for people who color their hair.  So I was impressed that this dry shampoo worked well at absorbing oil, smelled great, and was affordable.

PSSSST! Instant Dry Shampoo Spray, $5.99 for 5.3 oz, aerosol:  The first dry shampoo I ever tried and still a favorite.  Soaks up oil, never looks flaky or too matte and adds just the right amount of texture.  Smell is very neutral/fresh.  Great product.  Highly recommend.  I always have a can in my beauty closet stash for quick touch ups.

Dove Refresh + Care Volume Dry Shampoo, $5.19-$6 for 5 oz, aerosol:  Another drugstore win.  This smells like fresh laundry and absorbs oil well.  Doesn’t give a ton more volume compared to non volumizing formulas, but overall still “fluffs up” the hair.  The smell is great if you love a fresh scent.

Tresemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo, $6.09 for 4.3 oz, aerosol.  The only beauty product that I have ever thrown in the trash.  I wouldn’t even give this a friend to have them try it, it was so bad.  It made my hair heavy and greasy looking.  I couldn’t get my hands through my hair afterwards and my hair just looked so, so bad.  A surprising drugstore NO.

Batiste Original Dry Shampoo, $7.99 for 6.73 oz, aerosol:  I like but haven’t gone crazy for this one.  People swear by it, but for some reason I feel only okay about it.  I like it just fine, but it’s just not the one I reach for every day.  It absorbs oil, but I don’t think as well as my other favorites.  But again, I know a ton of people love and swear by this brand of dry shampoos.  They have a lot of varieties, including one for dark hair, which I think would be worth giving a shot if you are a brunette.  Maybe you’ll be one of the ones who loves it!  *Update*, so I used the Original formula tonight before showering and I take everything back, I’m obsessed.  My hair was really silky.  I think I’ll start using this on day 3 or 4 of dry shampooing when my hair has enough texture from a different dry shampoo and I just want it to feel silky.

One Love Organics Healthy Locks Dry Shampoo Powder, $12 for .6 oz, non aerosol:  I love this formula.  It’s organic and soaks up oil perfectly and makes my hair feel super fresh.  The downside is the packaging.  I feel like it’s really hard to get the right amount on to my head.  I’ve only been using it for about a month, but so far I’ve found the best way is to turn the shifter top so that only a little sliver of one of the openings is open and then I tap it out that way.  Other than having to get a little creative with application, I truly love this product.  It’s an amazingly effective dry shampoo and a cruelty-free, organic formula.  Great stuff!

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Bed Head Oh Bee Hive Matte Dry Shampoo, $19.99 for 5 oz, aerosol.  Goes on sale a lot at Ulta, keep an eye out.  One of my favorite scents in a dry shampoo.  Be warned though, this scent doesn’t fade, which I love.  But if you are not a perfumes person, maybe skip this one.  Otherwise, this is an amazing product!  I had a hair stylist use it on me once and I immediately turned around because I had to see what was in their hands.  It smells so dang good, absorbs oil beautifully, doesn’t build up, and gives great texture to the hair.  I wish it weren’t so matte and just had a bit more of a natural sheen to it’s finish.  But it’s hands down one of my favorites and I stock up when it’s on sale!  Also, you can use Ulta sale codes and coupons on these to get an even better deal.

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, $20 for 1.7 oz, non aerosol “Poof” dispenser:  One of my all time FAVORITE dry shampoos.  A hair stylist on set back from my acting days recommended it to me and I was hooked right away.  I also tried and loved the aerosol version, but I go through the cans so fast.  This poof dispenser gets the product distributed just as evenly as any aerosol can and I’ve been using the same bottle for over a year.  You just twist the top, and gently squeeze the bottle.  It poofs a little bit onto your hair in a very fine mist.  The only downside is that it can build up easily, so use less than you think you’ll need.  It doesn’t really have a scent, so also great for people who don’t want to smell a dry shampoo all day long.  I can’t recommend this one highly enough.  It also travels well.  Really, really fantastic product on every level.

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Pureology Dry Condition, $24 for 4.3 oz, aerosol:  This is actually a dry conditioner.  I use it sometimes on my ends when I’ve already added too much oil to my ends over the course of the week and don’t want to weigh my hair down.  It gives a nice shine without adding any weight.  It smells insanely good.  Sometimes I use it just for the hair scent.

Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo Spray, $25 for 5 oz, aerosol:  This product has a nice lemon scent, but I don’t feel like it absorbs oil that well.  So I usually just spray it through my hair after a hike as a scent refresher, and not as an oil absorbing dry shampoo on the roots.  I got it as part of a makeup subscription box and wouldn’t repurchase it.

Bumble and Bumble Pret-A-Powder, $27 for 2 oz, non aerosol:  This is billed as a part dry shampoo/part volumizer.  I love this as a volume adding product, but as a dry shampoo, I find it too hard/takes a while to distribute evenly on my roots.  It’s honestly one of the best volume adding powders I’ve ever used though.  I poof out a little bit at the crown of my head and shake it through and it helps give my hair volume all day.  I actually do bring this on trips with me and use it as a dry shampoo (just have patience distributing it and a few extra minutes).  It doubles as a volumizing powder and dry shampoo for me on trips so I only have to bring one product, then at home I use it primarily for adding volume. {post}

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There is everything I’ve tried!  Any that you love that I should know about?  Do you go for aerosol or loose powder formulas?

Thank you for reading, I hope this post was helpful!  Please feel free to share this post and any of the photos on Facebook or Pinterest.  You can follow me on Instagram: @girlgetglamorous

 

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5 Comments
  • Kelley
    July 1, 2015

    Yay for a dry shampoo post! I feel slightly more confident now using one, but can’t wait for your second post! The few I have tried are all heavily-scented, but I did like the Khlorane aerosol so I am going to try the powder….

    • Girl Get Glamorous
      July 2, 2015

      Oh thank you, I’m so glad it helped!! And yes, I’m hoping the video will be helpful too. 🙂

  • Martina
    July 2, 2015

    Hi Molly! I found your youtube channel about 5 weeks ago wanting to color my hair strawberry blond. I actualy download one of your pictures and show it to my hairdresser. 😛
    She didn’t do a good job, unfortunately. Really, the procedure was so poor i could do it by myselfe at home and not spend so much money. I was so sad about her ‘job’ that i even came back a day after to see if she can make it look better but still it wasn’t what i was hoping for to be but it looks better now. 🙂 I accepted a fact that it will look diferent after every wash and coloring so I’m thinking to maybe put some highlights so i don’t have to go so often to a hairdresser or dye all of my hair. It si much steawyer and more damage that it was before 🙁 so i don’t wanna make it look, feel and be worse. What do you think? My natural color is about shade 7 (i’m 21 and dont have grays).

    I comment under this post because i’m not sure if you’ll see it under you hair story post. Sorry for that. So, what is my point? I was actually wanting to share with you about a product that i found searching online.
    I know red/orange shades are stabile for like 2 washes 😛 but i do some research and found a product that is not a hair dye but it a creme and gives hair some pigment (shine and conditioning) between coloring. It’s called Revlon Nutri Color Creme (it’s a 3-minutes thing :D). It has a lot of shades and it actually do what it says. I didn’t found on your blog a post in wich you rewiev this product so i wanted to suggest it. In Croatia (where i live) it’s 80 kn (which is about $12) so it’s not too expencive, a little goes a long way. Google it! 😀

    Sorry for long comment and for putting it under wrong post. I’m hoping to hear if you ever tried this product and if not suggest that you try and share your experience here with us.

    Oh and I was thinkin about those dry shampoos lately. I heard for this Batiste one, and i thing i’m gonna try it. Currently I’m using baby powder :D. I put a little on my fingertips, band my hear over (is that the expression? Sorry for my bad english) and rub it in my scalp and it work well. 😛

    New fan. :)) Have a nice day! :*

  • Taelor Daughtry
    August 23, 2016

    THANK you for sharing this run down of so many dry shampoos spanning such a wide price spectrum! There’s some things in life I just HATE spending extra $$$ on and this- unfortunately for my tresses- happens to be one of them.

    Unless of course I somehow manage to stumble across the ever-sought after diamond in the rough, holy grail, fall-to-my-knees-in-worshipful-awe beauty product that all women spend their lives searching for. And who do they think they’re kidding? Men are casually peering under those rocks, too. We SEE you sneaking glances in the mirror, buddy. And I know you’ve been “borrowing” my eye serum, so either admit you care about crow’s feet as much as I do or I’m locking the beauty cabinet. Let’s see how many miracles your aftershave lotion can pull off…

    Aaaand- Pump. The. Brakes. Woops! Sorry about that, don’t know how I tumbled down that rabbit hole… What I was trying to say is, if I can find a best in class product worth the price then I’ll fork over next month’s rent like any good twenty-something who has her priorities about as worked out as a Rubik’s cube.

    And now you’ve officially nudged me off the fence and onto Sephora’s website for the Klorane powdered ‘poo. I am so excited to finally try it! But before I checkout my spidey-senses tell me to explore your other blog posts for more beauty gems 😀

    Anyone with the ability to validate a person’s frequent and sudden shopping urges using logical reasoning and- heaven help my credit score- actual RESEARCH is an excellent person to know and the PERFECT BLOG to follow 😉

  • Jessica Raper
    February 20, 2017

    I absolutely agree with this! I just posted a blog about dry shampoos too and what is the dang hype with batiste? I don’t get it! Thanks for the recommendations that I haven’t tried so far. Great post and wonderful photos!

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