dry shampoo masterclass

Oily, greasy hair that looks limp and unwashed can be a major pain. But, with packed schedules and regular workouts (when we’re on our A-game of course;)) it can be difficult to make sure our hair looks blowout beautiful each and every day. Enter dry shampoo - Dry shampoo is there to save us on those in-between-hair-washing days. The days when we’re running from a yoga class to the office and want to look our best. Or the days where we barely have enough time to make a healthy breakfast let alone wash and style our hair to perfection. You know what I’m talking about - we’ve all been there!


Dry shampoos help to refresh our hair in between washes by adding volume, neutralizing odours and absorbing excess oils. They also help prolong blow-drys and keep our hair looking fresh after workouts. That being said, there are better and worse options out there when it comes to dry shampoo.

Aerosol dry shampoo sprays contain VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) which are chemicals that enter the air as gases. In laboratory animals, long term exposure to some VOCs has caused cancer and affected the liver, kidney and nervous system. Other conventional dry shampoo products often contain harmful ingredients like synthetic fragrances, the antibacterial agent triclosan and fossil-fuel-based propellants like isobutane and butane.    

Why not avoid all of the needless, harmful chemicals and choose safer options that will make your dry shampoo experience healthier and more enjoyable?



Here’s a breakdown of our top, clean dry shampoos to help you find the best option for your hair and lifestyle.

*Pro tip: For extra-quick mornings, apply dry shampoo to your hair at night before bed. When you wake up, your hair will feel less-oily and refreshed!



One Love Organics Healthy Locks Dry Shampoo Powder

This dry shampoo has a slightly grittier texture which makes it ideal for super-fine hair that tends to get oily fast. The cornstarch makes it extra-absorbent and the baking soda helps to absorb odors.

Application: Use the shaker bottle to sprinkle the powder onto either your fingertips or a clean, dry makeup brush. Blend into the roots and scalp.
Scent: They use natural, organic fragrance compounds to give it a light, fresh scent. Not overpowering at all.
Key ingredients: Rice starch, kaolin clay, baking soda, tapioca starch, hyaluronic acid.




Captain Blankenship Mermaid Dry Shampoo

If you prefer a dry shampoo that will keep your hair smelling super-fresh then the Mermaid Dry Shampoo is a great option. It’s scented with organic essential oils and smells lovely. It also has a very fine powder consistency which makes it very easy to blend into the roots, which is especially convenient for those with darker hair.

Application: Use the shaker bottle to sprinkle the powder onto either your fingertips or a clean, dry makeup brush. Blend into the roots and scalp.
Scent: Rose geranium and palmarosa.
Key ingredients: Arrowroot powder, kaolin clay, aluminum-free baking soda, organic essential oils.




Rahua Voluminous Dry Shampoo

For those who prefer a hands-free application process, the Voluminous Dry Shampoo is a fantastic choice. Use the convenient, non-aerosol spray bottle to apply the shampoo evenly into your hair. It also has a slightly greyish/taupe colour which blends nicely into all hair colours.

Application: Shake and squeeze the bottle to spray powder onto roots and scalp. Work into hair using fingertips.
Scent: Star anise and vanilla.
Key ingredients: Fuller’s earth clay, tapioca starch, star anise, vanilla.