Date Night & No Time To Wash Your Hair? These 9 Dry Shampoos Can Take The Grease Away

There have been many an evening when we’ve been stuck on what make-up, clothes and accessories to go with, only to notice our tresses and realise how dirty they are. Now, you neither have the time nor the patience to hop into the shower for a good wash, and keeping some dry shampoo as a back up for situations like these really sounds like a good idea.

All you have to do is spray a little bit on to your scalp, run your fingers through your hair {cafuné all the way}, fluff it up a little, and voila! You’re done. Here are the brands you should be stocking up on.

BBLUNT Back To Life Dry Shampoo

This one’s great for the people whose woes include an oily scalp, and it definitely succeeds in keeping your hair clean for at least three-four hours. We’ve heard that it works better on finer hair than thicker textures, and does a good job of adding temporary shine and bounce to your mane.

 Get it on Nykaa here.


Perhaps the most popular dry shampoo in the world, Batiste comes in a bunch of variants, including Original, Cherry and Coloured {this one aims to both clean and maintain colour}. We’ve used the original, and can vouch for its efficacy. This works even better if you use it the night before and go to bed with it {we know, goes against the whole idea of dry shampoo being an emergency hero, but if you can predict you won’t have time for a shampoo in the morning, do it!}.

Lasts us about six hours before the oiliness inevitably comes creeping back.

Get it on Amazon here.

Dove Invigorating Dry Shampoo

Dove’s always been about moisturising your skin and your hair, and the dry shampoo continues this age-old tradition. Pick this one for volume, shine and a mild fragrance.

 Get it on Amazon here.

TRESemme Fresh Start

Available in three variants—for oily, dry and normal hair—TRESemme’s dry shampoo works much like its wet shampoo. It leaves the hair smoother, giving it just that little bit of shine and the mild, pleasant fragrance that it needs.

 Get it on Amazon here.

Garnier Fructis Volume Extend Instant Bodifier Dry Shampoo

We’re big fans of how Fructis smells—fruits and happiness. And the dry shampoo smells just the same. If those weren’t good enough reasons to get it all over your hair, it also cleanses and gives it tons of volume {supposedly}. Spray it on and make heads {and noses} turn.

Get it on Amazon here.

Wella Professionals EIMI Dry Me Dry Shampoo

Greasy, limp hair getting the better of you? This shampoo instantly soaks up all of that excess oil and adds volume to your tresses. It also helps if you’re planning to style your hair; whether you’re using a straightener or a curling iron, it makes your hair much more manageable.

 Get it on Amazon here.


Pantene Pro-V Original Fresh Dry Shampoo

It’s fresh, and leaves your hair smelling and looking great. Rub it in and make sure you thoroughly brush it out without letting it stiffen up in clumps. This dry shampoo is the perfect quick-fix when you’re running short on time, definitely something that should be in your bag at all times.

Where: Get it on Amazon here.


Aveeno Active Naturals Pure Renewal Dry Shampoo

This sulphate-free dry shampoo is a gentle cleanser and works well on sensitive scalps. It also helps between washes if you have an especially dry scalp.

Get it on Amazon here.

Toni&Guy Casual Matt Texture Dry Shampoo

Get rid of grease and fly-aways for some smooth, shiny hair. This dry shampoo is a little more on the expensive side, but it’s worth it. It gives your hair a matte texture, and leaves it looking bouncy and fresh.

Get it on Amazon here.


It might also be worth your while to check out Sephora {Select CITYWALK} for all these brands along with a range of other international brands. We find the peeps there to be super helpful when it comes to picking out a product which will suit you.