The Best Dry Shampoos For Oily Hair!
To help you manage your greasy, day-old hairstyle and oily scalp, we’ve got our top picks for the best dry shampoos.
Dry shampoo will refresh your hair, giving it volume and soaking up any excess oil.
Our top 3 picks
Our Top Picks!
1. Batiste Dry Shampoo
When you think of dry shampoo and its rise to fame in the world of hair, you instantly will think of Batiste Dry Shampoo.Read more
This is a scented dry shampoo that will not only help with the oil, but it’ll help with any unpleasant smell that might come from a few days of avoiding a wash day.
It will help give you healthy hair and some body and volume between washes so that your hair looks refreshed for a little while longer.
This is also a very affordable drugstore product at under $10 a bottle!
2. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo
Probably one of the most favorite dry shampoos around, and also the least budget-friendly is the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PHD) Dry Shampoo.Read more
Although, in this case, we can definitely vouch for the fact that the price tag is justified. It has odor neutralizers and time-release fragrance which creates a fresh look and delivers a light, but clean scent all day long.
It also reduces surface friction which makes the product itself and any oil it’s absorbed much easier to remove. It’s great for all hair types as it lacks the heaviness to weigh down even the thinnest of hair!
3. Redken Deep Clean Dry Shampoo
Redken aerosol products are on the pricier side, including the Deep Clean Dry Shampoo. But, for $18, you can be sure you’re getting a great, high-quality result.Read more
This is a talc-free formula, using rice and tapioca starch to remove even the toughest of grease from your roots. It’s great for all greasy hair types and gentle enough for thin hair.
It also claims to give your scalp a cooling sensation so your hair feels as clean as it looks!
4. Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
Amika Perk Up Talc-Free Dry Shampoo is a talc-free formula that claims to ditch any white residue.Read more
It also contains nourishing sea buckthorn which is a superfruit loaded with vitamin C, vitamin A and fatty acids to keep your hair healthy. It claims to absorb oil and reduce oil to give you a truly clean-looking style even days after your last wash.
Suitable for color-treated hair as well as all hair types, this beauty product will give you a refreshed and voluminous style to tie you over until your next wash day!
5. OGX Extra Strength Refresh Restore + Dry Shampoo
We love OGX as a brand for being affordable and high-quality! The OGX Extra Strength Refresh Restore + Dry Shampoo is no different.Read more
It blends coconut, tiare essence and vanilla which will extend your style and keep it looking and smelling fresh between washes.
It won’t create any heaviness in your hair but rather create a light, blowout-like voluminous texture. The island, tropical scent will make you feel like you’re on vacation in December.
6. MoroccanOil Dry Shampoo
One of the best things about the MoroccanOil Dry Shampoo is that it comes in dark hair tones (for brunettes)and light tones to help avoid that white residue cast we all know and hate.Read more
While unnecessary if used properly, it’s definitely more convenient. It uses argan oil to hydrate and nourish the hair as well as rice starch which is a natural absorbent that will draw out oil and leave no residue.
This might be one of the most expensive best shampoos, but it’s well-rated for a reason so if you have the budget, this is a great one to opt for.
7. Biolage All-In-One Intense Dry Shampoo
If your oily hair has gotten to the point of being nearly unfixable without a wash, we have one more thing for you to try.Read more
Biolage All-In-One Intense Dry Shampoo is made with rice starch which will lift dirt and oil from your scalp while priming and reviving your hair.
It’s suitable for color-treated hair as well, extending your style and color beyond it’s lifetime. It’s a weightless formula that will leave your hair feeling soft and manageable.
q: How To Use The Best Dry Shampoos for Oily Hair
The first essential step that many of you are probably skipping is to shake the bottle. Shaking the bottle is necessary to make sure that the formula inside the bottle is evenly distributed and therefore evenly applied onto your scalp.
After shaking, you need to ensure that you’re holding the bottle about a foot away from your head. Yes – a whole foot!
You know that white powder residue that you can never seem to get rid of from your dry shampoo? That’s entirely because you’re holding the bottle too close to your head. So, as far as a foot may be, it’ll be worth it in the long run when you don’t have that persistent white cast.
Work in sections and start where your roots are the oiliest. Only apply the dry shampoo where needed and not all over your scalp, this will create residue.
How much you apply depends on your hair type. If you have thinner hair, don’t overspray your dry shampoo because you’ll be wasting product and increasing the chances of creating a film of residue on your scalp.
What happens after you apply is arguably the most important step. You need to let the dry shampoo soak in the oil before moving it around.
For the dry shampoo to really neutralize all that oil, you need to let it sit and do so. You only need to wait for about two to three minutes before finally massaging it in.
With your fingertips, take your hands into the roots and massage in the product. This shouldn’t be a rough motion as that will create frizz, but rather a soft and slow motion.
You can also run a comb from root to tip to help distribute the product.