If ever you’ve wondered about the secret to lush, textured hair, then here it is: dry shampoo. Here in the Philippines, we’re used to scrubbing our tresses clean with shampoo every day for that squeaky clean feel, either out of cultural norms and habit, or because we’re typically faced with sweltering, humid weather from the tropical climate.
Here’s the thing, though: While we have nothing against hitting the showers on the daily, lathering on the ‘poo without skipping in between bath times might be doing your hair more harm than good. You’re stripping your roots of its natural oils, which lets your scalp overcompensate by producing more oil and in turn, you end up with an even greasier scalp. If your locks are also color-treated, washing them regularly might not be best if you’re trying to preserve that hue.
Dry shampoo refreshes your scalp, revives limp tresses, and preserves hair color. Plus, they’re any busy girl’s best friend when you’re in a pinch and need to dash out the door quickly. We’ve rounded up five dry shampoo brands to try according to your budget.
Bench Shampoo & Dash Dry Shampoo
At P175, you’re getting bang for your buck with this 100-ml bottle. Under Bench FIX Professional’s line is this Shampoo & Dash Dry Shampoo, lauded by fans not just for its affordable price, but also for its fragrant scent and the ability to cover up other odors that aren’t as welcome.
Beach Born Dry Shampoo
Beach babes won’t have to experience FOMO while in the city with this dry shampoo from Beach Born. Its calming lavender scent will send you in a state of relaxation, recreating the tranquility of being near the waves. It also sops up excess grease and adds some texture to your locks without drying out your scalp.
Batiste Original Dry Shampoo
Beauty fans abroad have hailed the Batiste Original Dry Shampoo as the holy grail of drugstore dry ‘poos, with its classic formula as the one that started it all — it lifts the roots and absorbs the grease while leaving your hair soft and fragrant without the chalky residue. If you can get your hands on this locally, don’t miss out.
Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo
Drizzle some of this fine powder on your hair and shake it in to rejuvenate your locks — not only will the powder disappear into your tresses and absorb oils, but the scent from its grapefruit and lime oils also smell refreshing enough to perk up your day.
Briogeo Scalp Revival™ Charcoal + Biotin Dry Shampoo
Here’s a dry shampoo that does more. This bottle is infused with charcoal, drawing out impurities and detoxifying the scalp and hair. Biotin, a super-vitamin, also nourishes the follicles, strengthening them and protecting them from breakage. The witch hazel extract also balances oil production, inhibiting the production of excess oil in the long run.