10 Dry Shampoo Brands to Check Out

Dry shampoo. Why are there so many?! Why you do this to me, beauty brands?! Not all dry shampoos are created equal and with so many different hair types out there not all of them are going to be a fit for you. Here are a few of my personal faves as well as a few of my friends faves. Hopefully it’ll help you out in your seemingly endless search for the perfect dry shampoo (I’ve been there!).

Aveeno Pure Renewal Dry Shampoo ($8.99 // ULTA Beauty)*. Aveeno Pure Renewal has a great, light fragrance to it and works well for mild to moderate oily hair. This is also a nice one to add volume. Note that this isn’t a clear formula so you’ll need to rub it in just a bit to help it absorb. Sulfate-free.

Schwarzkopf styliste ULTÎME Dry Shampoo ($6.97 // Walmart)*. This is awesome for those heavy oil days to soak up every bit and last that way for the day. I found that this one provides great volume and texture, so it works very well for when you want to absorb the oil but also wear your hair up in a style.

Rusk Deepshine Color Care Invisible Dry Shampoo ($12.50 // drugstore.com)*. I’m a lover of the texturizing spray so it’s only natural I’d love the dry shampoo also! This is great for absorbing oil and styling. Bonus: it’s invisible and talc-free!

Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo ($23.47 // Amazon)*. While this one is one of the pricier dry shampoos it’s one of the best I’ve personally tried. I probably only need to spray half as much as I usually would on a less expensive dry shampoo and I still get the same results. I do with for the price it was an invisible spray, BUT I let that slide because it works so well.

aussie Total Miracle Collection 7N1 Dry Shampoo ($3.47 // Walmart)*. What is 7N1? 7 benefits in every spray: a 1st day clean look, a boost of freshness, lightweight fullness, color protection, a refreshed feel, a matte finish, and an Aussome scent <— truth. Great price and great results.

Dove Dry Shampoo ($3.94 // Walmart)*. If you have a heavy oil day this one probably won’t be for you. BUT, if you’re looking for just a quick touch-up to your roots while keeping your hair looking clean then this is a good/inexpensive way to go. I love the scent, too!

Biotera Dry Shampoo ($6.50 // Sally Beauty)*. There are several different types of dry shampoo from Biotera including Scalp Refresh, Color Care and Invisible. This is nice because if you’re looking for one to help with color refresh then you get Color Care… is you want the Cooling Mint get the Scalp Refresh, or just go with the regular Invisible Dry Shampoo, which is usually what I grab because I’m simplistic like that (FYI I have color treated hair and don’t necessarily need to use the Color Care. Regular Invisible works just fine!).

Klorane Dry Shampoo ($17.45 // Amazon)*. This is another one with options! Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk is awesome for all hair types while the Klorane Dry Shampoo with Nettle works best with oilier hair. There are also tinted versions available. Klorane is a bit more expensive, but again it’s one that you don’t need to use as much with and the Nettle really works well at keeping the oil at bay for a long period of time. They’re also both free of silicones, parabens, sulfates and sodium chloride.

Tresemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo ($5.99 // ULTA Beauty). This is another that is great if you just need a bit of sprucing up. It’s a light and gentle dry shampoo to give a nice refresh.

Christophe Dry Shampoo ($16.99 // Christophe)*. I reviewed this awhile ago and to this day it’s still one of my top picks. It’ll tame the oil, give the volume and not leave any sort of residue behind. It has a buddy called Dry Conditioner also, and it’s pretty sweet 😉 Read another review here.

Also not pictured.. I love Batiste ($7.99 // ULTA Beauty)! I actually ran out =( but that is an awesome one for my oily top, frizz bottom hair type!

What dry shampoo is your favorite? LMK in the comments below and also please share your hair type (just in case someone with a similar hair type is on the look out)!

*Products marked with a * by the name were received as press samples. Any others were purchased with my own funds. I work with Aveeno as a brand ambassador. This post also contains some affiliate links.

Ulta Invites You to Their 21 Days of Beauty! Take the Hair Pledge & Enter to Win $100!

Did you ever notice that when you take just an extra few minutes to do up your hair, you feel fabulous? Your confidence level goes up, your smile gets extra wide…and, trust me, people take notice. ULTA Beauty wants you to love the hair your have, so they’re taking the Mom’s month of May and giving you 21 Days of Beauty (May 12 – June 1) as well as the chance to take the hair pledge! All items featured in this post are available always, but during their Love Your Hair campaign, they are going to have featured Beauty Steals™. My hair pledge is to do my hair as much as I do my makeup! As a stay-at-home mom, it’s easy and habit to just throw my hair up on top of my head. So, here I am running around in a full face of makeup with scraggle hair. My pledge only takes an extra 20 minutes out of my day to blow dry and flat iron myself into something presentable. DO-ABLE! With the 21 products provided by ULTA Beauty, I chose my faves and did three hair looks.Look 1:For this look I used Rusk Brilliance Shampoo and Conditioner, Conair You Style Hair Dryer, Hot Tools Nano Ceramic 1/2″ Flat Iron, Chi 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray, Matrix Biolage Style Mousse and Kenra Volume Spray.

On the first day I wanted to start simply and just basically do what I’d normally do but amp it up. I washed my hair using the Rusk Brilliance Shampoo and Conditioner, which smelled like grapefruits and had an excellent lather. The conditioner is technically a leave-in, but my hair tends to look weighed down, so I rinsed it out after leaving it in for a few minutes. I dried using the Conair You Style Hair Dryer, which dried my hair fast and had a gentle blast. After that I put in Chi 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray then flat ironed with the Hot Tools Nano Ceramic 1/2″ Flat Iron (which is mini and perfect for getting those hard to handle flyaways or would be amazing for short hair). Finishing off, I added in the Matrix Biolage Style Mousse and Kenra Volume Spray, which added thickness and volume to my hair.

Look 2:For this look I used Schwarzkoff Professional: Osis + Mattifying Powder, Conair More Big Curls Hairsetter and Redken Control Addict 28.

On the second day I wanted to definitely test out how the mattifying powder worked. I have such problems finding a product that will actually suck the grease out of my roots. The Schwarzkoff Professional: Osis + Mattifying Powder does the job tenfold. With this, I found it’s best to tap a little in your hands and work through your roots. After I rolled up my hair with the Conair More Big Curls Hairsetter and left them in for about 20 minutes. Upon taking them out I flipped my head over and spritzed in some Redken Control Addict 28 and voila. Volume. Normally, if I don’t wash my hair every day, it’s flat as a pancake and basically pretty disgusting. Between the Mattifying Powder and Hot Rollers…we’re in business.

Look 3For this look I used the ABBA Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner, Big Sexy Hair Root Pump, TIGI Bed Head Straighten Out Straightening Cream and the Hot Tools Cheetah 1″ Tapered Iron.

This was my fave look because it was so bombshell and really very different for what I do on an every day basis. The ABBA Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner smell AMAZING. The Shampoo had an excellent lather and the scent was energizing and minty. While my hair was still damp I put in the TIGI Bed Head Straighten Out Straightening Cream because my hair is so frizzy I had to straighten it a bit before I went ahead and curled it. I know…it’s a rough life. With the Big Sexy Hair Root Pump, I simply flipped my head over and sprayed, then after I curled and sprayed it again just sort of around my head using it as a hair spray. Those curls lasted all day, through heavy wind. Amaze. The Hot Tools Cheetah 1″ Tapered Iron is the stuff dreams are made of. It includes a glove so you won’t burn yourself and curling my hair was quick and easy.

On to the Sweepstakes! Enter for a chance to win a $100 ULTA Beauty gift card! The rules are below, but the easiest way to enter is to simply leave a comment on this post telling me about your own hair pledge! Want more? Beginning May 12 enter ULTA’s Hair Pledge, where they are encouraging women to pledge to love the hair they have for the chance to win free blowouts for the rest of the year. Joining is simple – tweet your hair pledge with the hashtag #ULTAHairPledge and you’re entered. You can see sample pledges, more info, and other ways to enter here.Sweepstakes Rules:

  1. No duplicate comments.
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  • a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
  • b) Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
  • c) Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
  • d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 5/15/13 – 6/1/13.

Be sure to visit the ULTA Beauty page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!


***This post is sponsored by ULTA.