Greasy Hair, Be Gone! Dry Shampoo 101

You’ve had a sweaty lunchtime workout. With no time to shower, you wrapped your hair in a bun and hoped your coworkers didn’t notice your slightly greasy hair.

We’ve all been there.

Dry shampoo is there to the rescue whether you’re at the gym, travelling or eking out one more day before you shampoo!

Best uses for dry shampoo

Use dry shampoo sparingly. Start with a little and add, as needed. Target high-visibility areas such as the hairline, nape or your part. Focus on the roots, brush through to the ends and style!

At the gym

A little dry shampoo can erase most traces of a vigorous workout, leaving you with the endorphins!

Dry your hair fully if you’re sweaty and showering isn’t an option.

Apply dry shampoo, paying special attention to the hairline.

Style your hair into a quick braid, bun or pony with some hairspray or our Lunata cordless hair styler for quick touchups to pull your look together in no time.

Day three hair

Dry shampoo can help you extend your blowout or go a few more days before you wash your hair.


Sometimes you don’t get to your destination fresh as a daisy. For long-haul trips, bring a mini dry shampoo.

Simply pop into the nearest bathroom and apply. Brush, style and go enjoy your well-deserved holiday!


Dry shampoo dont's

It’s just so easy to overdo the dry shampoo. Long-term overuse can irritate your scalp and can cause hair loss. (Sorry.) If you’re currently using dry shampoo three times a week or more, it’s time to step away from your canister.

Refrain from relying on dry shampoo as shampoo. Use it no more than twice a week to keep your hair and scalp healthy.

Don’t use your dry shampoo as hairspray. Use a real hairspray.

If your hair is looking limp, tease it to create body. Styling is your friend, especially if it’s prone to looking greasy.

Mask a workout with fragrant mists, such as Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, which can hydrate dry hair.

Best dry shampoos by price

1. Best drugstore: Batiste dry shampoo

Batiste dry shampoo is a staple that’s available everywhere. It comes in travel size and in multiple shades and fragrances. If the original doesn’t work for you, there’s bound to be one you like!

2. Best mid-range: Klorane dry shampoo

klorane dry shampoo

It’s a bit pricey, but it works! This heavy-duty aerosol is great at absorbing oil at the roots. It’s perfect for the days when you just can’t, or don’t have the time to wash. 

3. Best bougie option: Oribe dry texturizing spray

Oribe texturizing spray

If you have the money to spend and you want to spend it on dry shampoo, try this! Oribe isn’t technically a dry shampoo, but a styling spray. However, it does a great job at absorbing oil at the roots, so it’s really like two products in one!



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