6 seriously clever dry shampoos to shop now

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Jacqueline Kilikita

Put the harsh aerosols down and relegate the chalky powders to the back of your beauty cabinet. This year’s new dry shampoos are very clever… 

Along with deodorant and lip balm, dry shampoo is a staple in more or less everyone’s beauty routine.

For the mornings when we’d rather have an extra 20 minutes in bed than carry out the toilsome chore of washing our hair, it’s there to banish greasy roots and breathe life into lank lengths in a matter of seconds. Blow-dry, what blow-dry?

But the humble dry shampoo has been given a seriously savvy overhaul for 2018, and the latest launches do so much more than just blitz grease and grime.

From Klorane to IGK, beauty brands are ditching aerosols for environmentally-friendly packaging and formulating their products with ingredients that care for your scalp as they cleanse. That’s before we’ve touched on the array of innovative shapes they’re taking on - dry shampoo wipes, anyone?

Here are six next-generation dry shampoos vying for a space in your haircare routine.

IGK Charcoal Dry Shampoo Hair Blotting Tissues

Now, these are clever. The mess-free blotting tissues are infused with dry shampoo, so all you need to do is swipe and massage the sheet into roots to exile any oiliness. They’re super-discreet and slip into even the smallest of bags – perfect for an on-the-go szuzh.


Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk

Aerosol-free, this boasts oat milk and other natural ingredients to cleanse hair. Simply twist the cap, give the bottle a light squeeze and it’ll deposit a concentrated puff of dry shampoo into roots. Massage in with your fingers, brush out and you’re good to go. The best part? It doesn’t leave behind gritty, white remnants like some others can.


OUAI Dry Shampoo Foam

If you hate the feel of heavy, chalky powders, pick up a bottle of this stuff. Created by celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin, it contains a clever cleansing agent called diatomaceous earth that neutralises dirt, grime and product build-up. When rubbed into roots, it disappears almost instantly. It doesn’t leave hair frizzy and works on hair types and textures. If we weren’t sold already…


Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Biotin Dry Shampoo

You might have heard that some dry shampoos can be extremely harsh on both your scalp and strands, but this one eliminates any fear of flakiness or damage. It contains charcoal, clay and rice starch to absorb grease and grime like a sponge, as well as biotin (AKA vitamin B12), which is essential for healthy hair growth.


Elizabeth & James Nirvana White Dry Shampoo

This dry shampoo and hair perfume hybrid is luxe to say the least. A dreamy blend of peony, lily of the valley and musk make up the fragrance, while natural rice starch purifies without leaving behind a dusty, powdery residue or weighing hair down.


Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender

A great option for darker hair, Redken’s virtually clear dry shampoo doesn’t leave behind unsightly white patches like some other formulas can, so you can virtually spritz and go. We love how it makes three-day-old hair smell fresh and clean, too.


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