Choosing a Dry Shampoo: Which is Best for You?

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Some dry shampoos can leave your hair feeling powdery, gritty or flaky. Over the past few years, dry shampoos have become more innovative. Now, it's one of our hair care MVPs for those days when we don't want to deal with washing our hair or just want to extend the life of our blowout. Here's a guide to help you find the best dry shampoo for your hair type.

Different types of dry shampoos

Dry shampoos work by absorbing oil and sweat from your hair. They come in two main forms — aerosols and powders.

  • Dry Shampoo Aerosols: These usually contain a mix of solvents and absorbents, which help to remove excess oil from your hair. One benefit of aerosols is that they distribute the product evenly and are easy to apply. However, some aerosols can leave a residue on your hair or scalp — we have two different color tones to match your hair and disappear.

  • Dry Shampoo Powders: These come in a variety of forms, from loose powders to pressed compacts. They are usually made with natural ingredients like tapioca starch, rice starch, clay, or bilberry, which help to absorb oil and sweat from your hair. Powders tend to be more gentle on your hair and scalp than aerosols but they can be more difficult to apply and may leave a white overcast on hair if not blended properly.

Some people find that aerosols are more convenient and effective, while others prefer the natural ingredients and gentler application of powders. Whatever your preference, you should find a dry shampoo that’s specifically formulated for your hair type.

Hair type matters

When it comes to selecting the best dry shampoo for your hair, it's essential to find a product that fits your hair's unique texture, porosity, density and type.

Curly hair

Curly hair can be drier than other hair types, so you'll want to choose a dry shampoo that won't strip your hair of its natural oils. Keep an eye out for a dry shampoo that contains moisturizing ingredients like aloe vera or coconut oil.

Fine hair

If you have fine hair, go for a dry shampoo that won't weigh your hair down or leave it looking dull. Look for a lightweight formula that contains natural ingredients like tapioca starch, which helps absorb oil without leaving a residue.

Oily hair

Finding a dry shampoo for greasy hair can be tricky because it needs to be more effective at absorbing excess oil and sweat from your scalp. Look for a dry shampoo that contains ingredients like charcoal, rice starch or clay, which are known for their oil-absorbing properties.

Dry hair

For those with dry hair, choose a product that won't dehydrate your hair or scalp even further. Look for a dry shampoo that contains nourishing ingredients like moringa and jojoba oil or sunflower seed extract.

Key ingredients for dry shampoos

Let's take a look at some of the key ingredients and their benefits to keep an eye out for when choosing a dry shampoo:

Ingredients to look for:

  • Tapioca Starch: This is a natural ingredient that gives a fresh and clean look, while helping to absorb excess oil and sweat from your scalp and hair.

  • Rice Starch: Another natural ingredient that absorbs excess impurities from your hair and scalp, this leaves your hair feeling refreshed and revitalized.

  • Pomegranate Extract: A valuable ingredient known for its antioxidant-rich properties, pomegranate helps to nourish and rejuvenate your hair.

  • Bilberry Extract: These violet berries are also packed with antioxidants and vitamins, immediately upgrading your hair care.

Ingredients to avoid:

  • Parabens: A group of synthetic preservatives that can disrupt the hormonal balance in your body, and have been linked to some health concerns.

  • Sulfates: Harsh detergents that can strip your hair of its natural oils, leading to dryness and damage.

Find the perfect dry shampoo for your hair

All of our dry shampoos are paraben-free, gluten-free and sulfate-free. They are gentle on your hair and scalp and leave hair feeling refreshed and clean. Whether you prefer an aerosol like our Dry Shampoo (Light or Dark) or powder formula like our Dry Shampoo Powder, there's one for you! Check out our full range of dry shampoos and other hair care products.

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