Let’s be real, few of us wash our hair every day because 1) it’s just not good for it and 2) who has the time? But with second/third/fourth day hair comes oily scalps and greasy hair that can need a little helping hand to keep you looking fresh. Enter our secret hair weapon – dry shampoo. Not only does dry shampoo absorb oils and keep your hair looking its best, but it also works wonders at adding volume and some even soothe the scalp. If you ask us, everybody should have a great dry shampoo that they can rely on (even if it’s just in case of emergencies), so we’ve got together our faves for you to try out for yourself.
Neighbourhood Botanicals Sunday Morning Dry Shampoo
First up is the Sunday Morning Dry Shampoo from one of our favourite brands, Neighbourhood Botanicals. This all-natural version is housed inside a recyclable bottle and cap, making it perfect for transforming your beauty routine to be more sustainable. Inside the bottle is a dry shampoo that’s been formulated with natural starches, minerals, and botanicals that work to absorb oils, as well as calming the scalp and neutralising any odours. Your hair will be left feeling brand new, without a trace of heavy white residue in sight.
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Biotin Dry Shampoo
We couldn’t do a round-up of dry shampoos without mentioning our hair heroes, Briogeo. Enter the Scalp Revival Charcoal + Biotin Dry Shampoo, a scalp-loving formula that’s going to revive your locks. Infused with charcoal to remove toxins, impurities, and oils from your strands, whilst also balancing the scalp. The addition of biotin promotes healthy hair growth, meaning that this dry shampoo is just as good at caring for your hair as it is at making it look good.
Philip Kingsley Flaky/Itchy Scalp Soothing Dry Shampoo
Specially formulated with itchy and irritated scalps in mind is the Philip Kingsley Flaky/Itchy Scalp Soothing Shampoo. Poor-quality dry shampoos (you won’t find any of those here) can be known for drying out the scalp and making dandruff and irritation worse, which is where this scalp-friendly option comes in. Formulated with aloe vera, menthyl lactate, and biabolol to reduce irritation and flaking, this lightweight formula targets the root cause of dandruff whilst refreshing hair and absorbing oils.
Revolution Haircare Volume Dry Shampoo
For a freshly washed feeling every day of the week, you need the Revolution Haircare Volume Dry Shampoo. This affordable version won’t break that bank and will make quick work of banishing greasy locks. Free from talc, this formula has been enriched with bamboo extract, apricot, rose, and jasmine to absorb oils and leave your hair smelling like it’s just been washed. The volumising formula adds body to limp hair without weighing it down.
Bumble and bumble Pret-A-Powder Post Workout Dry Shampoo Mist
Perfect for all you workout fiends out there, the Bumble and bumble Pret-A-Powder Post Workout Dry Shampoo Mist was made for going in your gym bag. The innovative mist formula is a dual-phase liquid that works to clean and refresh sweaty, post-workout hair. The soft scent helps to refresh the senses, whilst excess oils are absorbed and disguised.
Philip Kingsley One More Day Refreshing Dry Shampoo
Another fave from Philip Kingsley is the One More Day Refreshing Shampoo. Your go-to in every situation, this dry shampoo is so good you’ll (almost) never want to wash your hair. This residue-free formula is the one you can always rely on when you need it the most – it absorbs any traces of oils, sweat, and odour, leaving your scalp looking and feeling its best between washes. No one will ever know that it’s not freshly washed.
Matrix High Amplify Dry Shampoo
Created with fine, limp hair in mind, this is the dry shampoo for you if your hair is prone to looking greasy. The volumising formula helps to absorb oils without weighing the hair down, giving your locks an instant boost. The clean feeling, weightless formula refreshes, revitalises, and breathes a new lease of life into your hair.
Bumble and bumble Pret-A-Powder Tres Invisible Dry Shampoo
Last but not least is an icon – the Bumble and bumble Pret-A-Powder Tres Invisible Dry Shampoo. Loved by all beauty obsessives, this formula is the one for you, no matter your hair type. Simply mist, massage, and go for fresh hair that looks as good as new.