Natural-ish Dry Shampoos: Skip The Shower And The Chemicals

There are simply not enough hours in the day. You did a rock star workout (yay you!), but now you have like 12 minutes to take a shower, wash your hair, style it and put makeup on before taking the kiddies to school and head off to work. Then after work you have dinner with the girls. Thank goodness for technology, which has yielded us cell phones, rocket ships…and now dry shampoo! However, we don’t want to expel even more chemicals into the air, or onto ourselves for that matter. So I have done all of the legwork for you. I combed the internet for the crème de la crème of dry shampoos, but for those with the least amount of yucky stuff. Here are five great natural-ish dry shampoos to choose from.

Legit Organic Dry Shampoo

This is the real deal from Lulu Organics. The clean and intoxicating aroma of lavender is perfectly partnered with an invigorating clary sage. It’s a light talc-free powder with a super clean scent that can even be used as body powder.

Pump Up The Volume

Introducing Captain Blankenships Mermaid Dry Shampoo. This natural blend of fine powders mattifies hair without leaving a white mess. It adds volume to unwashed, lifeless hair and leaves it smelling sweet and rosy with a unique blend of essential oils. Sounds like the perfect go-to for after the gym, just saying.


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Instant Gratification

Hellloooo Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk. This one instantly absorbs oil and grease, leaving your roots soft and light with a clean scent. Featuring nourishing oat milk, it’s gentle formula softens and smooths hair. This shampoo alternative is perfect for extending the life of your blowout and midday touch-ups. Formulated paraben and colorant free. Sounds good to me!

For The Vegans

My vegan friends, check out Acure Dry Shampoo. Paraben free, sulfate free, phthalate free, mineral oil free, petrolatum free, silicone free and cruelty free. AND VEGAN. And only $9.99!

A Fan Favorite

When a product has over 4K reviews, it has got to raise an eyebrow, right? In my search, I came upon this winner on Take a close look at Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo. This weightless spray cleans your hair without water, while absorbing excess oil and adding instant volume. Natural rice starch is gentle on the hair and leaves no white residue, while Vitamin C & fatty acids enhance shine, nourish and repair. Yes, please!

In Conclusion

Just think of all the time (and water) you can save by washing your hair with dry shampoo every couple of days. It’s also nice to know that there are organic options available, as well as those with lovely natural ingredients that smell super yummy with ingredients such as rosemary and peppermint.Please don’t worry, I promise not to tell anyone that you didn’t actually wash your hair today.

Shop Our Favorite Dry Shampoos

Lulu Organics Lavender & Clary Sage Hair Powder, $30

Captain Blankenship Mermaid Dry Shampoo, $14

Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk, $10

Acure Dry Shampoo, $9.99

Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo, $11.99


–Melissa Berry aka Cancer Fashionista

By the way, you may also like to read more from Melissa including The Best Date Night Tops. Ever. and Don’t Make a Spectacle of Yourself!

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