10 Dry Shampoos That Will Help Prolong Your Blowout

Washing long, thick hair is not only time consuming but also quite a chore. Then there are times when I’ve gotten a really fancy blowout that’s left my hair looking and feeling fabulous — so much so that I don’t want to wash it out in a day or two. I like to prolong washing my hair as much as I can, so that I can sometimes style my hair in third-day braids and twists (they really do look better with unwashed hair!). And the reason I can do this is thanks to my trusty bottle of dry shampoo.

Dry shampoos are a real saviour when you don’t have time to wash your hair in the morning, *or* when you’re like me and don’t have the inclination! Visibly greasy roots are a total no-no in my beauty books though, so I try to keep my hair as clean as possible and spray on some dry shampoo after day two to style my hair in funky ways. If you’re looking to catch up with this beauty lifesaver, here’s my round-up of 10 of the best dry shampoos around.


Batiste Dry Shampoo Cherry_Hauterfly

1. Batiste Dry Shampoo (Rs 1,480)

A popular dry shampoo, Batiste is available in 8 different fragrances. It is lightweight, easy to use, and keeps hair grease-free effectively. Also, your hair smells *ah-mazing* for up to 9 hours. You know how hair becomes limp and loses all its lovely volume when roots are oily? Batiste helps in boosting volume without making hair heavy.


L'Oréal Professional Tecni Art Fresh Dust Dry Shampoo_Hauterfly

2. L’Oréal Professional Tecni Art Fresh Dust Dry Shampoo (Rs 850)

This dry shampoo from L’Oréal Professional freshens and mattifies greasy hair while adding both texture and volume. The best part about this is that it does not leave a white residue and works well on second day hair.


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3. Dove Refresh + Care Dry Shampoo (Rs 938)

The Refresh + Care dry shampoo has Dove’s trademark fragrance, and is refreshing yet mild. The super pleasant smell itself makes your hair feel clean. It creates volume on limp hair, so it can be used even when your hair isn’t greasy to give the roots some lift. Do remember to spray it from a distance though.


Garnier Volume Extend Instant Bodifier Dry Shampoo_Hauterfly

4. Garnier Volume Extend Instant Bodifier Dry Shampoo (Rs 1,116)

Surprisingly, this dry shampoo doesn’t have a strong fruity-floral smell that is typical of Garnier shampoos and conditioners. It refreshes hair, adds volume and does not leave a white cast. The formula contains a natural blend of orange and grape extracts and is best suited for girls with excessively oily hair.


Pantene Pro V Original Fresh Dry Shampoo_Hauterfly

5. Pantene Pro V Original Fresh Dry Shampoo (Rs 1,520)

You know that annoying moment when your hair is not exactly dirty but it doesn’t feel clean either? Pantene Pro V Original Fresh Dry Shampoo is perfect for when your hair is just about turning greasy.


Keratin Complex Volumizing Dry Shampoo Lift Powder_Hauterfly

6. Keratin Complex Volumizing Dry Shampoo Lift Powder (Rs 2,050)

When you’re unfamiliar with aerosol spray cans, there’s a tendency to spray much more than is necessary. Keratin Complex Volumizing Dry Shampoo Lift Powder is a compact sized bottle of powder on one side and a nifty brush on the other. It does a wonderful job of soaking up grease and deodorising hair. You can control the amount of product, which makes it very convenient to use.


BBlunt Back to Life Instant Dry Shampoo_Hauterfly

7. BBlunt Back to Life Instant Dry Shampoo (Rs 468)

Don’t we know how precious those 5 minutes of snoozing are in the morning? Well you can hit snooze guilt-free if you have BBlunt’s Back to Life Instant Dry Shampoo to bank on. It is also an economical way to transform post-workout hair into squeaky clean goodness.


Toni & Guy Refresh It Dry Shampoo_Hauterfly

8. Toni & Guy Refresh It Dry Shampoo (Rs 1,571)

The Toni & Guy dry shampoo goes on invisible, which is unheard of in dry shampoos. It instantly mattifies roots and creates volume, making it great to refresh third day hair.


Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo_Hauterfly

9. Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo (Rs 1,450)

When you spray Suave’s dry shampoo on your roots, it goes on almost invisible and seems to mattify hair, but a little brushing or even finger combing will restore your hair’s shine instantly. It does a thorough job of cleaning greasy roots and gently lifting hair.


Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo_Hauterfly

10. Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo (Rs 1,441)

If a product manages to snag Allure’s Best of Beauty award, we’re already sold. It also remains a long-time favourite of celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow and Diane Kruger. Klorane amps up volume by soaking up oil and sweat from the roots, extends the life of your blowout and can also be used as a texturizing spray. What more could you ask for?

Hauterfly Staff

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