Which Dry Shampoo is Right For You?

I am a diehard dry shampoo fan.

As someone who bleaches and heat-styles their hair on the regular, I probably wouldn’t have any hair left if I washed it every single day. This is where the magic of dry shampoo comes in. For the longest time, I lamented the lack of volume that came with second- and third-day hair, until I discovered dry shampoo. A friend offered me her pink flowered can of Batiste one day and I was converted. Below are my recommendations of which shampoo to use for varying hair types and needs.

Color- & Treatment-Damaged

Typically, over-processed hair does not need dry shampoo because the hair is so dry, but if yours does or you’re just looking for an extra boost of volume, try the Chi Rose Hip Oil Color Nurture Dry Shampoo. With UV protectants and rose hip oil to prevent color fade, and Vitamin C and silk to add hydration, this is the perfect spritz for damaged hair.

Coarse & Curly

It can be hard to find a dry shampoo that packs moisture and cleanses the hair, but the Renpure Coco & Argan Dry Shampoo does just that. This spray contains a potent blend of “coconut, argan, and sweet almond oil” that adds hydration and bounce.

Fine Hair

Batiste Dry Shampoo is a classic for a reason—not only is the product incredibly effective, it also comes in a variety of formulas to suit all sorts of hair needs. I’m partial to the classic formula, which adds enough volume for fine hair types, but can be brushed through for a more subtle look in thicker hair. This product also comes in nine different scents and several colored tints.

Sensitive Scalp

For those with ultra-sensitive skin or just sensitive noses, a lightly scented or unscented dry shampoo may be the way to go. Verb Dry Shampoo has a light, subtle scent and is both vegan and gluten-free. The product contains zero sulfates, parabens, or phthalates, ingredients that can damage hair and irritate skin.

Growing in Roots

If you’re in need of both a wash and a root touch-up, reach for a tinted dry shampoo. Batiste Hint of Color Dry Shampoo won’t completely camouflage roots, but it can make the transition between natural and bottle color slightly more fluid. This spray is also great for those who struggle to find dry shampoo that doesn’t leave an ashy cast on the hair.

Do you love dry shampoo as much as I do? Does your hair need it to last until wash day or is every day wash day for you? Sound off in the comments below.


by Ariel Wodarcyk