Dry Shampoos To Help You Survive Hump Day

You cracked open that bottle of bubbles to celebrate getting through Tuesday. You fall asleep after eating block of cheese. Then you hit snooze 12 times in the morning. No? Just us?

You don’t need an excuse to not wash your hair every day. In fact, most hair experts recommend that you don’t do that. So what should you do when you wake up looking like an oil slick and don’t have time to wash and style your hair? Dry shampoo!

You may have heard of or used this product before but do you know how it works? The alcohol and/or starchy additives in dry shampoos neutralize any oil on the scalp along with any odor that may come from it. The alcohol breaks oils down while starch-based shampoos soak up the oil but remain on the scalp. This is why any active dry shampoo users should use a clarifying and moisturizing wash once a week.

Without further ado, here are our #hairgoals dry shampoos.


The Heavy Hitter

We all keep at least one can of Drybar’s Detox Dry Shampoo in our desks for that refresh. Just like the brand’s iconic blow out bars, this product refreshes hair and gives it a second life.

The rejuvenating feeling comes the golden root extract, which helps stressed hair feel silky in addition to clean. This is our go-to for that happy hour refresh.



Pop Princess

Perk Up Dry Shampoo from amika is as fun as its packaging. Sea buckthorn berry keeps hair nourished and fresh while rice starches absorb any greasiness at the scalp.

The vitamin and omega content in the sea buckhorn berry also adds a natural lift at the root, creating a plump kind of volume.


The Luxe Dame

The holy grail of hair has our most decadent shampoo. Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo has the brand’s signature blend of watermelon, lychee, edelweiss flower extracts to help protect strands from the environment.

Starch blend and celery seed extract whip away any oils while lavender and chamomile sooth the scalp. Can we also just say… it smells amazing!


The Clean Queen

Corn and rice starches help cleanse any oils while oat milk soothes the scalp in Klorane’s Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk. The formula is gentle on sensitive scalps and color treated hair while using ethically sourced ingredients. It’s also vegan!


The Raven Goddess

We all know and love Moroccanoil for it’s use of argan oil in their products. It not only contributes to the beautiful scent of the brand’s products but it also hydrates hair in a lightweight way, without greasing you further.

The winner for our non-blond readers is the Dark Tones Dry Shampoo. While other dark toned dry shampoos may cause for uneven distribution or dark powder that gets everywhere, this doesn’t. The placement is just how you want it and doesn’t transfer onto your silk pillowcases.


Go for it, babes.

Hit that snooze button.


Cover photo by Velizar Ivanov.

Klorane USA