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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.
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, without making it frizzy and dry.
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.
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.
Brown Tinted Dry Shampoos
A dry cleansing spray that absorbs oil, buildup, and odor to leave hair instantly refreshed and cleansed, without leaving a dull, chalky residue.
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.
Clear Dry Shampoos
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.
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.
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.