Beauty // My Favorite Dry Shampoos

For as much as I love makeup, I’m really not a hair person.

I’ve had my hair long for my whole life, and the craziest thing I’ve ever done to it was get side bangs. I’ve never colored my hair before, it’s naturally pretty straight, and I just don’t do a lot too it. I go a long time between trims and it’s pretty low-maintenance overall. On most days, you’ll find it either down and messy or in a ponytail/top knot. It’s a big deal if I actually blow dry and straighten it, and if I’m really going to go all out, I curl it (which rarely happens). It is pretty oily though, and it’s definitely noticeable if I don’t wash it every day. However, that’s super annoying and pretty much never happens, so I need all the help I can get to make it last between washings.

So that’s why dry shampoo is my go-to hair product, especially in the summer! I use it every day that I don’t wash my hair and it makes a huge difference helping it look clean and fresh. I’ve tried a ton of different dry shampoos, both drugstore and high-end, and here are my three favorites:

Batiste “Wild” Dry Shampoo
 This stuff has a really strong scent…but I like it because something about it reminds me of this perfume that I used to wear in college. It does come out in kind of a dramatic spray, but it does a good job of making your hair look fresher, plus it’s not too white. It comes in a bunch of other scents as well…I just happened to think that the leopard print was the cutest!
Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo
This is probably my favorite dry shampoo that I’ve tried, and although it is a little pricey, I think it’s worth it. Unlike a lot of dry shampoos that make your hair feel really clean, this almost makes your hair feel more dirty? But that’s what helps to absorb the oil and it really makes your hair look cleaner. Plus, it’s very volumizing and helps give life to flat hair.
Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo
This stuff definitely makes your hair feel and look clean! It’s great for blonde hair and it helps to absorb oil (although not quite as well as the other two in my opinion). But it does a good job over all, plus it’s reasonably priced making it a great budget option.

All three shampoos can be found at Ulta, however, this isn’t a sponsored post – instead it’s just a few of my favorite products that I wanted to share!


  1. July 10, 2014 / 2:00 pm

    i have never used a dry shampoo! but i am also a never-dyed my hair and never done something drastic to it (since i was a kid) person.
    ladies in navy

  2. July 10, 2014 / 3:25 pm

    I am the opposite. My hair has been every color of the rainbow almost. Black, Red, Brown, Blonde etc. Butttt I haven't ever really used dry shampoo! I do hear a lot about Bastiste…..on youtube lol

  3. July 10, 2014 / 4:56 pm

    Yay I'm excited you shared this. I just started trying dry shampoo and the one I got (admittedly a really cheap brand from Target) doesn't seem to do anything!! I'm going to have to drop into Ulta and pick one of these up soon.

  4. July 10, 2014 / 7:01 pm

    Never tried one of those- shaved head! Oh… I mean… I've just never tried them. lol. I'm a wash my hair every day kind of girl.

  5. July 10, 2014 / 8:06 pm

    Ooh good picks! I love Drybar's dry shampoo! Pricey, but worth it, I also love Living Proof's Perfect Hair Day shampoo! I swear my hair gets less greasy using it.

  6. July 10, 2014 / 8:13 pm

    I've never used dry shampoo- I just have to wash it within 36 hours. A lot of the powder ones have a bit of whiteness which just shows up too easily on my black hair 🙁

  7. July 20, 2014 / 2:44 pm

    I couldn't survive without dry shampoo! I need to try the big sexy one. I love suaves version surprisingly! The gray bottle with yellow cap. Great scent. I am envious of the fact you don't dye your hair! Your blonde is gorgeous:)

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