The Latest Dry Shampoos You Need To Try Now

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Chrisanthi Kaliviotis

Beauty Expert

Jun 09, 2016

Dry shampoos are a staple in our beauty arsenal, no one underestimates the miraculous magical powers dry shampoo beholds. From battling the grease, to boasting that often much-needed boof, dry shampoo is the product we simply can’t live without.

Whilst the weather Gods may have turned on us, your hair shouldn’t suffer. In the current downpour, keep your hair under a dry spell with the latest offering of innovative dry shampoos. Here are our favourite six goodies to grace the shelves – all which ensure clean, texturised hair sans the lather, wash and rinse.

Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo

Cult brand Moroccanoil has forayed into the dry shampoo world with two standout sprays. Targeted for different tonality needs, the light variation preserves the integrity of blonde tones by balancing out the brassiness with subtle violet undertones. Whist over the dark side, its counterpart is formulated with ultra-fine rice starches that dissipate immediately, so no white powdery residue on rich brown roots. It also boasts natural volumising and deodorising agents, a UV filter and that yummy Moroccanoil scent we all love.

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Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo

A personal favourite, Aveda’s botanical take on dry shampoo, Shampure, is the first of its kind, and a winner at that. Giving aerosol the flick, this 98.8% naturally derived shampoo comes in a squish-able little bottle, that you simply flip upside down, squeeze and puff onto your dirty locks. Whist the mist works its magic to soak up the oils between washes, whiffs of 25 pure flower and plant extracts keep noses happy. It’s also airport friendly, so you no longer have to bin your best friend when you get to airport security. Thank the hair Gods.

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Cedel Retro Dry Shampoo 

Cedel, the Australian hair icon, is bringing retro back by way of two new and improved Dry Shampoos. This retro Dry Shampoo comes in two variations, for light and dark hair; banishing oily roots and adding instant volume. Better still, one spray and you’ll be transported to a tropical island with pina colada in hand, scented with refreshing coconut. As always, you get bang for your buck; set in the iconic Cedel 387ml can for only $10; this is your hair’s frugal new pick-me-up.
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Shu Uemura Color Lustre Dry Cleaner

Shu Uemura Color Lustre Dry Cleaner is a nifty multi-tasker, working as both a dry cleanser and conditioner in one. With one (or two) sprays the scalp is cleansed of unwanted oils and impurities whilst simultaneously moisturising dry lengths and ends. Clever as always, the formulation is based on the philosophy that just as the finest fabrics require the most delicate and luxurious cleansing to preserve and boost their colours, so does the life of colour-treated hair. Paraben and fragrance free, this leaves the perfect nude touch with a huge hit of nourishment. 

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A’kin Dry Shampoo

For those natural birds and bees who fear the man-made nasties, A’kin’s Dry Shampoo will be your hair’s (natural) best friend. The 100% vegan and cruelty free formula utilises the powers of bamboo powder – an ingredient four times more absorbent than regular rice powder. The bamboo and rice powders are combined to create a unique and powerful blend which together work to remove excess oil and leave hair feeling soft, not powdery to touch with any residue build-up. Fuller, fresher hair sans the synthetics – yes, please.


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R + Co Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste

No one does packaging quite like hip hair brand R + Co, but they also have the technology and efficacy to back up those uber cool bottles. Their dry shampoo actually forgoes the bottle all together, with the Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste setting up home in a tub. Part styling paste, part dry shampoo and 100% “badass”, this little weapon not only leaves a clean, matte finish, but creates re-workable hold without that heavy product build up. So your bathroom and hair look sexy.

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By Chrisanthi Kaliviotis

Beauty Expert

With her lyrical turn of phrase and penchant for uber-glamour, Chrisanthi Kaliviotis is in her element writing about beauty for The Carousel, while weaving in fun fashion and pop culture references. She also loves a road test, so we send many of the new hair tools that arrive her way (she actually knows how to use them). Have you seen that hair?


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