Dry Shampoo

Oil-absorbing dry shampoo works by soaking up oil and odours to cleanse and refresh your hair and scalp. These hair products typically contain rice starch to lighten, refresh and remove dark tones caused by excess oil. Using no-rinse shampoo is the perfect way to eliminate grease between wet washes.

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What is dry shampoo?

Dry shampoo is like a refreshing pick-me-up for your hair, a leave-in shampoo and styling product all in one. It is the lifesaver you reach for when your hair looks a little greasy, but washing it simply isn't part of your busy schedule.

You might tie your hair up when it needs a wash, but that doesn't alleviate the look of oily, dull hair around your face. You can put on a hat, but it’s not suitable attire everywhere you go. The answer? Refresh your hair with dry shampoo!

No-rinse shampoo cleanses hair and scalp, absorbing oil and odour while adding light texture and volume to your style. This cleanser eliminates bad hair days, helping you make it to your next scheduled wash. It's the ideal hair product to use between washes, providing the perks of clean hair while refreshing and restyling your look.

What is the best dry shampoo in Australia?

Tough question! Like most haircare products, the best dry shampoo depends on your specific hair type, including its thickness, level of oiliness or dryness and hair colour.

At Hairhouse, you will find all the leading haircare brands and a range of dry shampoos for men and women. Whether you love the products made by Redken, Matrix, Moroccanoil, Fudge, Sexy Hair or others, there is a leave-in shampoo that will cleanse your hair, absorb all the excess oil and give you a refreshing look in an instant.

But which one is the best dry shampoo in Australia? Hard to tell, as they have different properties to suit different requirements. But here are a few top picks:

  • Instant Rockstar Dirty Weekend Dry Shampoo is available in light, medium and dark shades to cleanse fair, mid-tone or dark hair and give it a boost between gigs.
  • Matrix Total Results Miracle Extend Dry Shampoo is a flake-free leave-in shampoo that adds texture and volume while instantly absorbing oil and refreshing hair, making it ideal for those with fine hair and concerns about dandruff.
  • Moroccanoil makes a tinted no-rinse shampoo with two formulas: one for darker hair tones and another for lighter hues. The Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Dark Tones contains oil-absorbing rice starch to remove build-up and odour and keep hair fresh. The formula also contains UV protectants and moisturising argan oil without leaving any residue on dark hair for a fresh, healthy look.
  • Fudge Dry Shampoo uses unique, spray-on powder technology infused with apricot kernel oil, which guarantees clean, soft and manageable hair. It has a beautifully fresh apple and coconut fragrance, too!
  • De Lorenzo Essentials Absorb is a popular leave-in shampoo for men and women. It uses bamboo extract and organic rosehip to clean and control oily hair, while rice starch instantly absorbs grease and adds fullness.

At Hairhouse, our range of dry shampoos for men and women also includes products from other leading brands such as NAK Hair, muk and KMS, so check them all out and find the best dry shampoo for your hair. In addition to our selection of no-rinse shampoos, we carry a range of shampoos from top brands that will cleanse, nourish and hydrate your hair, including:

How to apply dry shampoo

Leave-in shampoo is designed to absorb excess natural oil, so it should be applied to the roots where a greasy build-up tends to be heaviest.

You should always shake dry shampoo spray well before spraying onto your roots from approximately six inches (15 centimetres) away. Give it a moment to dry, then massage it lightly into the scalp before brushing it evenly throughout your hair.

Put the finishing touches on your hairstyle if needed, then set it with a waft of your favourite hairspray. Voila! Ready to go!

How well does dry shampoo work?

Detox dry shampoo is very effective for absorbing excess oil and lifting the roots to achieve visible fullness without leaving any oily residue. It's excellent for managing oily hair between wash days. The best refresh dry shampoo also lifts and revives the roots in dry hair that tends to become flat and greasy.

For optimal results, simply spray sparingly and massage lightly into the roots. If your hair is dry, it is best not to brush the dry shampoo powder all the way through to the ends of the hair to avoid frizz and dryness.

No-rinse shampoo sprays tailored to light, medium or dark hair are ideal for lightly cleansing the hair between washes. When applied correctly and brushed through, they should leave no annoying flaky bits or residue, just like your good-quality hairspray.

Dry shampoo powder vs mousse?

Leave-in shampoo absorbs excess natural oils in the hair to give you a fresh look without the need for a shower. Dry shampoo powder is great at absorbing moisture in your hair, but it tends to leave a residue, which can be particularly obvious in darker hair. Dry shampoo mousse or foam, on the other hand, doesn't leave a residue, so it might be the better option for those with darker hair.

Everyone's hair is different, and what works for some might not work for others. The best way to find out what works for you is to try different types.

Where to buy dry shampoo?

The beauty of shopping at Hairhouse is that you can find all the leading brands in professional salon-quality haircare systems at realistic prices. If you are unsure which brand or product to buy or what might best suit your hair type, our expertly trained professional staff is available to help with advice on all cleansing, conditioning and styling products, as well as the bestsellers in dry shampoo.

Since our first store opened in Melbourne in 1992, Hairhouse has become the leading Australian retail provider of hair products and has won many awards for our hair salons and service. Now boasting over 110 stores and salons right across Australia, it is easy to shop either online or in-store.

Need dry shampoo ASAP but not sure where the closest Hairhouse store to you might be? Simply enter your postcode or suburb into our handy store locator tool on our website. Once you find what you're looking for, you can write a review after your purchase to share your experience. Don't forget to hit checkout with your selections, and also explore our FAQs section for any additional questions you might have about our products or services.