These dry shampoos do more than give an extra good hair day

Thu, 15 December 2016 12:10PM


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Some days, the exhausting process of washing, drying, and styling your hair in the morning is just too much. Whether it’s the Monday after a particularly big weekend, or just one of those times where the snooze button trumps any plans for looking polished, clean hair can just… wait.

Everyone has a bit of a love affair with dry shampoo for this reason. It’s like the miracle worker God himself sent down from heaven for time-poor women worldwide. But did you know there are dry shampoos out there that’ll do more than just give a faux-clean finish? Here are our picks that really put in the hard yards.

This one is also a perfume


Elizabeth & James @ Sephora Nirvana Black Dry Shampoo, $38

Most dry shampoos have a scent, put in there to, er, mask any unappealing smells that might be emanating from your several-days-gone hair. Sorry, but it’s true. Dirty hair smells! Thing is, most have a bit of a “beauty product” fragrance – think overly fruity, overly floral, something just not nuanced at all. They can really mess with your existing perfume, especially if you’re going hard with the dry shampoo. Enter versions like this Elizabeth & James one. Using the Nirvana Black fragrance as it’s scent, it doesn’t just refresh hair – it gives you a high quality overall scent, too.

This one adds colour


Polished London Dry Shampoo in Blighty Brunette, $4.95

Coloured dry shampoo isn’t a new concept – if you’re a dark brunette, you’ve probably been using one for years to avoid that tell-tale white powder finish. But did you know you can also use these to disguise roots between colour appointments? Even if you aren’t dealing with dirty hair, spritzing a little of this along your hairline or part can help hide lighter roots that are growing through.

This one gives texture


Toni & Guy Casual Matt Texture Dry Shampoo, $15.99

Dry shampoo alone can be used as a texturiser, but if you want some real longevity for your messy-yet-chic style, try one that offers a bit more hold like this Toni & Guy version.

This one adds volume


Batiste XXL Volume Dry Shampoo, $19.99

Again, whilst dry shampoo does add a bit of ‘oomph’ to hair, if you want to forgo extra volume products try a version that has that plumping finish included. These generally add a little extra grit to get lift at the roots that a regular dry shampoo just can’t achieve alone.

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  • Posted by: cottoncandy19 Master Fan // Mon, 13 February 2017 10:10pm

    Moroccan Oil does an amazing dry shampoo

  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Tue, 14 February 2017 03:16pm

    My daughter is a huge fan of dry shampoo. It is convenient to use in her hair when she is on the go.

  • Posted by: meedee Master Fan // Tue, 14 February 2017 05:27pm

    I remember when Primped gave us the Polished London Dry Shampoo. A years supply…that was brilliant and I shared it with my 3 girls.

  • Posted by: Bijoux Master Fan // Tue, 21 February 2017 10:14pm

    I haven’t used dry shampoo in so long!


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