Thanks to the grace of your webcam during Zoom meetings, nobody can tell that at this point in self-isolation, your hair has seen better days. And let’s be real for a second – pre-quarantine, how often were you washing your hair anyway? Fortunately, there’s a lifesaving invention called dry shampoo that gives locks a much-needed dose of freshness. If you’re actively trying to not wash your hair while at home, this is the perfect opportunity to stock up on one of the six dry shampoos listed below.
1. For Sensitive Scalps: Thirsty Naturals Dry Shampoo – $15.99
This star ingredient of this vanila-scented dry shampoo from Thirsty Naturals is bamboo – a natural absorbent of sweat and oil, as well as an effective mattifying agent. Pro tip: sprinkle this powder over your roots before bed for best results.
2. For Fine, Dry, And Fragile Hair: Kaia Naturals The Takesumi Detox Overnight Dry Shampoo – $32
Have you ever bought an aerosol dry shampoo just to have it run out after two weeks? Kaia Naturals found that 60 to 90 per cent of what’s in aerosol cans is propellant gas, which can make follicles weaker, cause hair loss, headaches, mood swings, trouble breathing, and nausea when inhaled. The Takesumi Detox Overnight Dry Shampoo provides a solution to all these problems with the help of time-activated deodorizers and detoxifying activated charcoal to leave you with the look and feel of freshly washed hair.
3. For Light-Coloured Hair: Lavami Light Dry Shampoo – $14.99
Formulated specifically for light-coloured hair, Lavami Light Dry Shampoo is both volumizing and texturizing. With a neutral pH value, it absorbs excess oil while protecting your hair’s natural balance. Silica-rich ingredients like horsetail and clay provide strength and hydration, while burdock root helps hair grow faster and stronger.
4. For Oily Scalps: Kérastase Paris Fresh Affair Dry Shampoo – $45
Kérastase Paris’ first fine fragrance dry shampoo has a lightweight and nourishing finish that doesn’t dry out the scalp. Rich in vitamin E and rice starch, its scented with essences of bergamot, lavender, bitter orange, jasmine petals, and lemon, and it guarantees a 9 per cent decrease in the number of washes your hair needs. Bonus!
5. For Carefree Hair: Cake Beauty The Take Out Dry Shampoo Blotting Sheets – $14.99
Cake Beauty’s The Take Out Dry Shampoo Blotting Sheets are a must-have for the busy bee. Loaded with tons of natural ingredients, these oil-absorbent rice sheets are infused with a transparent powder that grabs oil from your hair without appearing on the scalp like a traditional dry shampoo. Simply press the sheet onto your roots, tousle, and voila!
6. For Flat Hair: Live Clean Salon Volume Dry Mist Shampoo – $9.99
Live Clean’s Salon Volume Dry Mist Shampoo amplifies the bounce of your second, third, and fourth day hair, and neutralizes odours at the same time. It leaves zero cast or silicone on your scalp to clog pores (yes, there’s pores on your scalp) and its pleasant floral scent of fresh blossoms makes bringing spring indoors possible.
Last modified: April 17, 2020