Dry Shampoo Showdown


Hi Guys! If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that I LOVE dry shampoo! It is such a great invention for gals who hate shampooing and like to rock dirty hair! haha. I’m not about to spend an hour a day blowdrying and styling my hair!

Today I am going to review 5 different drugstore dry shampoos and pick the winner. A good dry shampoo will make your hair feel clean, not leave a residue, get rid of any oil you may have, while smelling nice! Let’s get started!

1. Salon Grafix Invisible Dry Spray Shampoo, ($8, Walgreens)

I decided to try out this product because Salon Grafix makes a hairspray that I really like, so I figured I would like this one too. This says it is safe for all hair colors and types, and it does not leave a white residue. The scent of this shampoo is pretty, it has the same floral scent as the hairspray. I notice that while this shampoo does not leave a white cast, it doesn’t really do anything for my hair. I don’t have oily hair, but it doesn’t give me any volume, it just kind of weighs down my hair. It leaves a little something in your hair to make it kind of feel dirty.

2. Garnier Fructis Volume Extend Instant Bodifier Dry Shampoo, ($5, Walgreens)


This dry shampoo has a nice citrus scent, and is really good for giving your hair volume. It says that it is good for fine or flat hair. I don’t have fine hair by any means, but I do have flat hair in the morning when I wake up. I find that if I use this dry shampoo and then tease my hair at the roots, my hair looks really clean and even better than it did the first day. It gets rid of oil and it doesn’t leave a residue or white cast at all. This is a good one.

3. Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo, ($5, Walmart)

This one stinks. It has a baby powder chemical smell that really smells bad, and the scent does not go away. It is supposed to absorb excess oil and leave a “lite matte finish”. This one does not leave a white cast at all, and it is good at absorbing oil. It does not give my hair any volume though, and that is very important to me. It is not sticky, and it would be really good if it didn’t have such a horrible scent.

4. Batiste Dry Shampoo with a hint of color – Deep and Dark Brown, ($9, ULTA)

This is the very first dry shampoo I ever tried, and I keep re-purchasing it. I really like the smell, it is just a clean, fresh smell. The thing that first attracted me to it was that it was colored dark brown, so it matched my hair color. Recently though, I have noticed that it does not match my hair…it sprays out dark gray. I have to be careful not to get this on my forehead, and I don’t like that. It is a great formula though, it doesn’t leave a residue, it leaves your hair volumized, and feeling clean. I will have to try the regular Batiste that is not colored.

5. Loreal Everstyle Energizing Dry Shampoo, ($6, Walmart)

This one claims to keep your hair feeling refreshed all day and extend your hair style. This one smells the best out of the bunch. It is a sweet, fruity smell, and I really like it. No white cast, no residue, and lots of volume. The only thing about it is I feel like it doesn’t really absorb oil that well…I feel like it kind of makes my hair oily, which I’m not too keen on.

I have also tried the Tresemme Dry Shampoo, and the Suave Dry Shampoo, and I did not like either one. They both left residue and left a sticky texture where I sprayed it. I have tried the Dove Dry Shampoo, and I did like that one, but there was a leak in my can, because I used the product once, and the next time I went to use it, it was empty. Product packaging fail.


The Garnier Fructis Volume Extend Instant Bodifier Dry Shampoo!


This stuff is awesome. I will continue to re-purchase it. I feel like it makes my hair look better than it did when I washed it.

Tips for Applying Dry Shampoo:
-Shake up the can really good before you spray it.
-Hold the can a good 6-8 inches from your head, so that the product doesn’t clump up in one place. -Lift up your hair and spray it directly on your roots and then work it in with your fingers, and brush it out.

Hope you guys liked this post! Let me know what your favorite dry shampoo is!

Thanks for reading 🙂

5 thoughts on “Dry Shampoo Showdown”

  1. That’s interesting, I saw a few bad reviews for Garnier on their facebook. I got a sample of Oscar Blandi dry shampoo in a Birchbox one month and I HATED it. I have super thick hair and it made my hair way too voluminous and fluffy, it also gave a weird sheen to my hair. Anyways, I tend to stick to hair oils & serums to tame my hair, that being said, do you think I should give dry shampoos another chance? 🙂 Great review!

    1. I would say give it another shot! I think it takes awhile to find the right one for your hair type. The Garnier one doesn’t leave any type of sheen that I have noticed, and it doesn’t leave me with huge volume, it just looks like it does when I blowdry it. I still have to tease it to get it where I want it, so I don’t think it will make your hair super fluffy like the Oscar Blandi one did!

  2. Thanks to your blog I just tried the batiste dry shampoo for all hair types. It has a ” floral and flirty blush scent.”I love this stuff and it is a definite time saver between washes. I had never tried a dry shampoo before, so thanks so much for sharing 🙂

    1. Hi Shauna! Oh good!!! I am glad you liked it. Its a great dry shampoo. I really want to try the ones for all hair types! 🙂

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