How does it work? The dry shampoo trend is catching on stronger than ever before and for good reason. It’s good for your hair, gives you a great pick-me- up on “second-day hair” and prevents over-washing with chemicals that dry out the hair.
Before you rush our and snap up any dry shampoo brand, you should know that I am a dry shampoo pro, and I have tried and tested dozens over the last decade (yikes, showing my age). There are a few things you should look out for when narrowing down the best dry shampoo search, namely:
In many dry shampoos, there is a long, long list of ingredients that are chemical based and as we all know, the least amount of chemicals that touch us the better! Opt for a natural dry shampoo or if you can find it an organic dry shampoo is even better!
Spray can or Powder
I prefer a spray can most often, but you can’t take them with you on carry on when you travel, so keep that in mind. Also, they tend to cost more than the powder, but you do run the risk of spilling and wasting more if you are careless.
You’re spraying the shampoo directly on your scalp and so, should you have sensitive skin, you need to look for a dry shampoo that is suitable for your skin type. All the more reason to find a good natural dry shampoo don’t you think?
Dark long flowing locks sprayed with the wrong dry shampoo will look terrible. Think dandruff. Yikes. Find a natural dry shampoo that is designed with your hair color in mind.
How to Use Dry Shampoo
If you’re new to dry shampoo, you may not know where to begin. So let’s take a look at some tips on how to use dry shampoo:
- If you’re using an aerosol version of dry shampoo (which is the most common type), you simply spray it on your hair. It’s best to spray at the roots, where the greasy hair will be. If you have long hair, you may need to hold your hair up so you can spray right onto the roots.
- The next step is to blend it in. After you’ve sprayed generously at the roots, you can use the tips of your fingers and blend it all in. Before you blend, there might be a white powdery residue on your hair. Don’t freak out. This is normal, but once you blend it in, it goes away.
- After this, you can volumize with a slim hair brush or with a blow dryer on low heat settings and your fingers. Run the formula into your hair and allow it to do its thing.
Dry shampoo soaks up the grease and oil in your hair and makes it look fresh again. It also smells excellent. It can be a fabulous alternative when you’re not able to wash yet, or to prevent over-washing that dries out the hair.
With that said, which organic and or natural shampoos are best? Our faves are these:
Best Organic Dry Shampoo Options
Rahu Organic Dry Shampoo
- Made with the restorative and revitalizing Rahua oil from the Amazon rainforest
- Adds volume and cleanses all hair types
- Made with organic ingredients and is 100% natural
- Gluten and vegan free
- Lightly scented
Natural Tip: This is the best organic dry shampoo on the market in my opinion.
Acure Organics Dry Shampoo
- Vegan, gluten, and animal cruelty-free
- Paraben, sulfate, silicone, sodium chloride, phthalate and synthetic fragrance-free, making it great for sensitive skin
Lulu Organics Hair Powder
- Paraben-free, Talc-free
- Is available in several scents
One Love Organics Healthy Locks Dry Shampoo Powder
- Great for oily hair types
- Contains hyaluronic acid to help maintain moisture levels
Did not find the perfect organic dry shampoo for you? Try here; there are a few more we have not yet had the chance to review.
If you have an organic dry shampoo, you think we should add to this list, comment below we’d love to try it.