There aren’t a lot of items I can say I distinctly remember when I learned about them. Shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and the like were all too early in my memory banks to really stand out. But dry shampoo I definitely remember. I was a high school girls small group leader in college. We were on a weekend retreat and one of the other leaders busted out her can of Batiste. If you’ve never use Batiste, it’s the OG dry shampoo before we even considered looking for dry shampoo for blonde hair. Other than baby powder, there wasn’t much on the shelves to rival it.
So my friend pulls out her Batiste, proceeds to flip her hair over and sprays tons of dry shampoo in it. Of course we are all equally amazed and confused. We needed to know what this product was that wasn’t hair spray, how you used it and why do you needed it. It was a rather enlightening moment for about 20 women.
These days there’s an insane number of dry shampoos of shelves. If you’re a haircare brand without a dry shampoo in your line up, it’s shocking. But what we often forget is that one dry shampoo doesn’t fit all hair colors. So as the resident hair product guinea pig, I thought I’d do a round up of my favorite dry shampoos for blonde hair. There’s a few higher end ones and a steal from the Target shelves. But these are my most loved products that I reach for time and time again. Because this bright blonde gal tries not to wash her hair more than 2x a week, ya know?
Amika Dry Shampoo
I’m been an Amika fan since I first discovered Perk Up* in a Birchbox ages ago. It’s still one of my all time favorite dry shampoos for blonde hair. It’s also the reason I’m cheating a bit with this section. There’s a delicate balance with maintaining bright blonde hair. The intensity of getting your hair so light means it can often be dry or brittle. Dry shampoo is great for lengthening the time between washes and helping to ease in the fading process. But it can also be drying on the hair.
For days when I don’t want to wash my hair, need a bit of oil absorption and want to add volume back in, I reach for Amika’s Phantom Hydrating Dry Shampoo Foam*. It’s a bit strange to get used to as far as dry shampoo goes. But I’ve found that starting with a little and going from there works best. I work it into my roots and hair to absorb oil without drying me out. Follow it up with a brief blast from the blow dry and bam! Your volume is back and your hair is ready to go another day.
I’ve tried many an IGK product over the last year or so. Some I’ve loved and adorable (thank you Beach Club spray*). Others I’ve desperately tried to use up and be done with (hello Direct Flight Dry Shampoo*). But the charcoal dry shampoo has quickly won me over and is definitely one for the dry shampoo for blonde hair list!
It packs a punch but doesn’t leave your hair discolored. You don’t need a ton of it to make things happen. Plus, it smells nice. I don’t find it irritates my skin or leaves any funky residue. Just a strong dry shampoo that keeps my hair going. Exactly what I want in my go to products!
It took me ages to figure out how to use this product. A powdered dry shampoo can be challenging if you love your sprays. But it’s a go to in my life for several reasons. You can put product exactly where you want it without soaking your hair in spray. It’s easy to get your roots with it. For example, if I’m rocking braids, I can easily go another day by rubbing this in. It works overnight. This is definitely on the best dry shampoo for blonde hair essentials list if you like to sleep in. Throw it in your hair the night before to do the work while you sleep. Brush it in the morning with an added bit of hair dryer time. And you’ve got some volume back! It’s a win win!
This was in my favorites a while back and I also shared how I discovered it. After catching up on Alix from I Covet Thee’s Vlogmas videos, I noticed in a clean out she had TONS of this product. Like it was the only product in a pile of 10 products kind of tons. So of course this meant it had to be good and I needed it in my life.
Firstly, this is the dry shampoo for blonde hair all others need to live up to in my mind. If you look at the nozzle after you’ve sprayed it, you’ll actually see a bit of purple tint. And if you’re a regular white blonde gal, there’s a good chance you’re using a purple shampoo. This one doesn’t dry my hair out. It also does a great job at helping me keep my blonde in the white/golden range instead of going dishwater blonde. Thank heavens. A little goes a long way and my can has lasted me ages. To be honest, if I could only own 2 dry shampoos or even one, this would be it. I’m that obsessed.
I can’t not throw this one in the mix. Partly because it’s crazy affordable and also because it’s just a great dry shampoo. The can in today’s pictures is one of the holiday edition ones. It’s actually smaller than what you’d typically get. I love that Kristin Ess has such affordable, high quality products that are easily available. So if you need a dry shampoo for blonde hair, this is a great option. However, I do find that I use this one up quicker than I do any other products. If you heavily rely on dry shampoo, I’d recommend taking note of how long it takes you to get through a bottle of this vs. one like the Moroccan Oil*. You might notice that it evens out price wise at about the same.
What about you? Do you have any favorite dry shampoos for blonde hair? Are there any I need to try? Once I work through my current collection I definitely hope to round up more clean dry shampoo options! Until next time. Xoxo, Savvy
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