DRY SHAMPOO 101: The best of the best to make your blowout last

We get it, if you are like us you try and pack as many things into 24 hours as humanly possible and sometimes a suds-sesh isn't in your cards!  Lucky you though, there are some amazing dry shampoo brands on the market to get your hair camera ready.  

Before we get to our top picks, let's establish a strategy to prevent buildup, dermatitis, and pimples.  A couple of key obvious items - use dry shampoo ONLY on dry hair and choose an all-natural powder alternative (and we aren't talking Talc, a HUGE no-no toxicity wise) that has less of an environmental footprint.  If you want to branch out on your own and try a different option than the ones below, just make sure none of the following ingredients are listed on the label:

  • Talc
  • LPG's (Liquid Petroleum Gas) Butane, Propane & Isobutane
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Cetrimonium Chloride
  • Alcohol
  • Siloxane, Silicones & Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane


Company: Mullein & Sparrow

Product pick: Dry Shampoo

What it is: A light-weight, silky hair powder to absorb excess oils, revitalize, and boost volume naturally. Formulated with all natural clays, and no funny chemicals, this dry shampoo is perfect for use in-between washes for visibly fresh tresses all day long or to keep in your bag to refresh hair anytime.  Intended for universal use on all hair colors and has a delicate lavender scent.

Price: $10 (1oz)


Company: Little Barn Apothecary

Product pick: Flowers + Pink Clay Dry Shampoo

What it is: A luscious, nurturing dry shampoo to help refresh your scalp and rid your gorgeous strands of grease and grime. Delicate flower essence. 

Price: $16 (1.5oz)


Company: Zabana Essentials 

Product pick: Dry Tinted Shampoo

What it is: Plump up those limp strands!  ZE Dry Tinted Shampoo is a quick on the go alternative; absorbing excess oils, volumizing, and refreshing the hair and scalp without water. Infused with natural Minerals, Essential Oils, and Bamboo Extract that softens, adds shine & strength to hair and scalp.  Comes in Light-Medium and Medium-Dark shades.

Price: $12.95 (2oz)


Company: Captain Blakenship

Product pick: Mermaid Dry Shampoo

What it is: A miracle worker. This talc-free dry shampoo is the perfect solution to lifeless, unwashed hair. A powerful combination of powders absorbs oil, adds volume and gives life to your hair, plus it smells amazing. Sprinkle a little in whenever your hair needs an instant pick me up.

Price: $24 (4.8oz)


Company: Rahua

Product pick: Voluminous Dry Shampoo

What it is: Crafted with plant-based ingredients, this highly efficacious dry shampoo leaves hair and scalp clean and refreshed and makes styling effortless. Packaged in an environmentally friendly non-aerosol dispenser, it delivers texture, hold and volume.

Price: $32 (1.8oz)