What is dry shampoo?
Dry shampoo is like a refreshing pick-me-up for your hair, a leave in shampoo and styling product all in one. It is the lifesaver you reach for when your hair is looking a little greasy but washing your hair simply isn’t featuring in your busy schedule.
You might tie your hair up when it’s in need of a wash, but that doesn’t alleviate the look of oily, dull hair around your face. You can put on a hat, but a hat isn’t suitable attire everywhere you go. The answer? Washing your hair with dry shampoo!
Dry shampoo will cleanse your hair and scalp, absorbing excess oil and odour while adding light texture and volume to your style. Using a leave in shampoo eliminates bad hair days, helping you to make it to the day when washing your hair becomes priority. It is the ideal styling product to use between washes for instantly cleansing, refreshing and restyling your hair.
What is the best dry shampoo in Australia?
Tough question! Like most haircare products, it is a matter of finding the dry shampoo which best suits your hair type, particularly the thickness, degree of oiliness/dryness and your colour.
At Hairhouse you will find all the leading haircare brands and a range of dry shampoos. Whether your love the products made by Redken, Matrix, Moroccanoil, Fudge, Sexy Hair or any others, there is a leave in shampoo which will cleanse your hair, absorb all the excess oil and give you a refreshing look in an instant.
Which one is the best dry shampoo? Hard to tell, as they have different properties to suit different requirements. But we love the following dry shampoos:
Instant Rockstar Dirty Weekend Dry Shampoo is available in light, medium and dark shades to cleanse fair, mid or dark hair and give it hair a boost between gigs.
Matrix Total Results Miracle Extend Dry shampoo is a flake-free dry shampoo which will add texture and volume while instantly absorbing oil and refreshing your hair.
Moroccanoil make a dry shampoo with two formulas, one for darker hair tones and one for light hair tones. The Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Dark Tones contains oil-absorbing rice starch to remove build up and odour. The formula contains UV protectants and conditioning argan oil and leaves no residue in dark hair for a fresh, healthy look.
Fudge Dry Shampoo has unique, spray-on powder technology infused with apricot kernel oil which guarantees clean, soft and manageable hair. It has a beautifully fresh apple and coconut fragrance too!
De Lorenzo Essentials Absorb is a popular dry shampoo with an organic flavour. Bamboo extract and organic rosehip clean and control oily hair while rice starch instantly absorbs grease and adds fullness.
At Hairhouse the range of dry shampoos also includes products from other leading brands such as Sexy Hair, Redken, Nak, L’Oreal, Muk and KMS California so check them all out and find the best dry shampoo for your hair.
How to apply dry shampoo
Leave in shampoo is designed to absorb excess oil, so it should be applied to the roots where a greasy build-up tends to be heaviest.
You should always shake dry shampoo well before spraying onto your roots from approximately six inches (15 centimetres) away. Give it a moment to dry, then massage it lightly into the scalp before brushing it evenly throughout your hair.
Put the finishing touches on your hairstyle if needed, then set it with a waft of your favourite hair spray. Voila! Ready to go!
How well does dry shampoo work?
Leave in shampoo is a very effective method of absorbing excess oil and lifting the roots for visible fullness without oily residue. Fabulous for controlling oily hair between washes, the best dry shampoos also lift and refresh the roots in dry hair as they become flat and greasy. Simply spray sparingly and massage lightly into the roots. If your hair is dry it is best not to brush dry shampoo right through to the ends of the hair.
Dry shampoos tailored to light, medium or dark hair are ideal for lightly cleansing the hair between washes, and if they are applied correctly and brushed through, there should be no annoying flaky bits or residue, just like your good quality hair spray.
Where to buy dry shampoo?
The beauty of shopping at Hairhouse is you can find all the leading brands in professional salon quality hair care systems at realistic prices. If you are unsure which brand or product to buy, or what might best suit your hair type, the expertly trained professional staff are available to help with advice on all cleansing, conditioning and styling products – as well as the best dry shampoos.
Since the first store opened in Melbourne in 1992, Hairhouse have become the leading Australian retail provider of hair care products and won many awards for their salons and their service. Now boasting over 140 stores and salons right across Australia, it is easy to shop either online or at a store near you.
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