Best Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair at Every Price Point

Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair

This is for all of your dark haired babes out there. The ones that struggle to find a dry shampoo for dark hair that doesn’t give you grandma’s hair at the roots. I feel you girl, been there, done that! So, I’ve tested out a few different dry shampoos and narrowed it down to a few options that work well for different hair types. They’re also at various price points, ranging from $6.59 to $28.

Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair

Let’s start with the basics; what is dry shampoo and how does it work?:

Dry shampoos is essentially made with alcohol or a fine powder that absorb oils and renews the hair without using water. Dry shampoo also absorbs excess sebum from your roots and leaves your hair feeling and smelling fresher.

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A few tips that will carry your dry shampoo a long way:

  • Put the dry shampoo in at night before bed; it will absorb oil as you sleep. We call this the marinating method, LOL
  • If you forget to put it in the night before, blow drying it into your hair with cool air will absorb the powder better. You’ll get a more seamless blend.
  • Don’t spray it close to your head. At least 6 inches away from your hair. Start from the roots and then massage it in after letting it marinate.
  • Apply it in layers. Start at the crown, where the hair is the oiliest and work to the neckline.
  • Whip your hair back and forth! Y’all I kid you not, this adds so much volume and helps the powder absorb as well.
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Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair

For us dark haired ladies, we have two dry shampoo options that don’t leave residue: brown tinted and clear translucent. Here are a few in each category that boasts great ratings and reviews from hundreds of people.

Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair

Brown Tinted Dry Shampoos

Target

Batiste Dry Shampoo

DIVINE DARK // SHOP NOW FOR $6.59

Made to celebrate the beauty of dark hair shades, each spray feels more magic as it disappears seamlessly into your roots.


Sephora

MOROCCAN OIL DRY SHAMPOO

DARK TONES // SHOP NOW FOR $26

A dry cleansing spray that absorbs oil, buildup, and odor to leave hair instantly refreshed and cleansed, without leaving a dull, chalky residue. 


Nordstrom

drybar Dry Shampoo

DETOX BRUNETTES // SHOP NOW FOR $23

A super-absorbent dry shampoo that eliminates oils and impurities, leaving hair looking and feeling clean and refreshed.


Ulta

AG Hair

BRUNETTE DRY SHAMPOO // SHOP NOW FOR $28

Natural tapioca starch soaks up excess oil, leaving hair revitalized. Perfect if you don’t like to wash your hair everyday but want to refresh and add volume.


Ulta

Klorane Dry Shampoo

WITH OAT MILK FOR DARK HAIR // SHOW NOW FOR $20

Formulated with beige mineral pigments that easily blend into darker shades of hair when brushed out. In just 2 minutes flat, brunettes can enjoy clean hair without water.

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Clear Dry Shampoos

Nordstrom

SPACE.NK.apothecary Oribe

GOLD LUST DRY SHAMPOO // SHOP NOW FOR $22

A transformative dry shampoo that extends your blowout and prevents hair damage.


Target

Renpure Rose Water 

WEIGHTLESS HYDRATION DRY SHAMPOO // SHOP NOW FOR $6.99

An evolution of cleaner ingredients and Rice Starch infused performance with hydrating steam distilled Rose Water to help soothe and nourish the scalp and hair. 


Sephora

IKG First Class

CHARCOAL DETOX // SHOP NOW FOR $27

A dry shampoo that cleanses even the most oily hair and scalp with an oil-erasing, odor-eliminating charcoal powder.


Sephora

Ouai

DRY SHAMPOO FOAM // SHOP NOW FOR $28

A unique, foaming dry shampoo that works without water to thoroughly cleanse, remove product buildup, and refresh hair while adding instant volume and just-showered shine.


Target

Kristin Ess

STYLE REVIVING DRY SHAMPOO // SHOP NOW FOR $14

Contains Zip-Up Technology™, their proprietary strengthening complex designed to “zip-up” split ends while targeting weak areas of the hair, smoothing the appearance of damaged cuticles and helping to protect hair from environmental stressors and color fade.

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  1. I totally needed this! The struggle is so real!

    xo, Sam
    http://www.allieandsam.com

    Posted 4.24.19 Reply