The Dry Shampoos 10 Beauty Editors Swear By
The best picks for any price range
By Kate Niven
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / June 16 2016
Whether you use it to add volume and texture, remove excess oil or just delay having to wash your locks, having a dry shampoo that works for you is a must-have for most.
So here are the top picks that Australia’s top beauty editors are loving right now.
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Dry Shampoo
“This product freshens up your locks and absorbs excess oil, making it a necessity for my second-day (or third-day..) hair. But it’s the gorgeous scent that gets me every time. I love getting whiffs of vanilla & sandalwood throughout my day, yet it’s subtle enough that it doesn’t overpower. Oh, and it’s finally a hair product that’s mantle-piece worthy.” -Brittany Lane, News and Social Editor, Beauty Crew
Aveda's Shampure Dry Shampoo
“Aveda's Shampure Dry Shampoo, has everything, a punny name and the goods to back it up. Eco chic women will love the environmentally friendly ethos behind the brand and the non-aerosol delivery system (you just sprinkle the powder in). With 25 pure flower and plant extracts, your roots will be having a garden party (and you’ll be the good looking host if you remember to brush out the excess powder).” -Danielle Jackson, Beauty Editor, Who
Shu Uemura Color Lustre Dry Cleaner
“This new dry shampoo takes on two vital roles – it refreshes greasy roots, and moisturises straw-like tresses with a single spritz. However, its lighter-than-air formula is what makes it a true winner in my eyes; it simply melts into your hair upon contact, without leaving a gritty residue behind.” -Iantha Yu, Beauty Editor, Beauty Crew
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
“It’s less a dry shampoo than a volume boosting wonder, it’s clear, it give you the grit you want so you can actually style your hair, and doesn’t leave your hair chalky.” -Sarah Tarca, Beauty Director, marie claire
"I've interviewed countless celebrities over the years who have said that this is their must-have dry shampoo, and upon trying it when the brand launched in Australia last year, it quickly became mine, too. It soaks up excess oil but more importantly, it adds grit and texture to my fine hair." -Hayley D'Onofrio, Beauty Director, InStyle
Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo in Dark Tones
“As a brunette, any time I can find a dry shampoo that doesn’t leave grey patches is cause for celebration. This one from Moroccanoil certainly ticks that box, but on top of that it helps actually absorb any oiliness from a sweaty morning gym session without leaving a heavy texture or any extra grit that I’ve experienced with some other dry shampoos.” -Carli Alman, Editor, Beauty Crew
De Lorenzo Essential Treatments Dry Shampoo
“My long-time fave limp-to-lush hair spritz has been De Lorenzo Essential Treatments Dry Shampoo. It costs a little more but is powder-free for zero residue and leaves hair totally dry cleaned.” -Melinda Ayre, Beauty & Grooming Editor, Women's Health, Men's Health and Prevention
TRESemmé Instant Refresh Cleansing Dry Shampoo
“I use dry shampoo about once a week when I don’t have time to blow-dry but need to restore volume and mop up grease. At the moment I’m using TRESemmé Instant Refresh Cleansing Dry Shampoo. I like that it’s not too heavily fragrance and adds a bit of grits to make styling easier.” -Alex Noonan, Content Director, Beauty Crew
Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.