9 Dry Shampoos For Natural Hair
by Summer Arlexis
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Natural black hair and dry shampoo are two things you don't usually hear mentioned together. Although they're generally geared towards those with non-Afro-textured hair types, that doesn't mean there aren't dry shampoos for natural hair worth trying.

Considering the slightest drop of water shrinks type 4 strands to the max, any product that could refresh my coils and give me a few more days to enjoy stretched hair sounds like a winner. But I must admit I always thought dry shampoo could never work for natural textured hair, no matter how much people raved about it. Even the best dry shampoos just seemed as though they would dry out my hair (the ultimate no-no), weigh down my strands, and leave chalky residue behind in my already wild mane. Still, I'm always willing to give most products a shot at least once before completely ruling them out as options for my texture.

Even it doesn't initially seem ideal, it just may be worth it to try a product that can make postponing wash days bearable. After checking out these 9 curly girl approved dry shampoos, you just may add this time-saving cleanser to your list of products for naturalistas to try.


Shea Moisture Peace Rose Soften, Silken & Shine Dry Shampoo

Peace Rose Soften, Silken & Shine Dry Shampoo, $11, Target

A refreshing alternative to shampooing, this Shea Moisture date palm and camille extract formula is made to cleanse dry, brittle strands. Applied to the roots, it adds volume for those big hair, don't care fro days.


Cantu Apple Cider Vinegar Dry Co-Wash

Apple Cider Vinegar Dry Co-Wash, $5, Amazon

An ever-popular natural clarifying ingredient, apple cider vinegar is infused into Cantu's dry co-wash, a part shampoo and part conditioner product. Added tea tree and shea butter ingredients makes it a deep cleansing and hydrating cocktail.


Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk

Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk, $20, Amazon

Klorane's formula is about as close as it gets to a DIY dry shampoo with all natural ingredients. It cleanses, eliminates sebum, and adds volume with botanical ingredients like oat milk and corn starch.


Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Dark Tones

Dry Shampoo Dark Tones, $26, Sephora

This dark tones dry shampoo removes buildup and deodorizes while maintaining the rich hue of deep colored hair. Infused with argan oil ad UV protection, it gives your strands what they need to withstand the elements.


Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless Dry Shampoo

Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Weightless Dry Shampoo, $10, Amazon

Extend your washes with Shea Moisture's Weightless Dry Shampoo. Formulated with certified organic shea butter, coconut water, and a blend of dragon fruit, lychee berry, and green apple extracts, it nourishes coarse, kinky hair with some serious hydration.


Carol's Daughter Monoi Conditioning Dry Shampoo For Dark Tones

Monoi Conditioning Dry Shampoo For Dark Tones, $22, Amazon

Shampoo and condition all in one with Carol's Daughter dry cleanser for dark tones. Without petroleum and mineral oil weighing it down, this monoi enriched formula gives tresses the strength and hydration they need to look and feel beautiful.


Evo Water Killer Dry Shampoo

Water Killer Dry Shampoo, $21, Amazon

It doesn't just save you precious time in the morning; It saves water, too. Evo's Water Killer is a two-in-one dry shampoo and styling spray that cleanses and adds volume to go-to styles.


Shea Moisture Jojoba Oil & Ucuuba Butter No-Rinse Foam Cleanser

Jojoba Oil & Ucuuba Butter No-Rinse Foam Cleanser, $10, Walmart

No water is needed with Shea Moisture's jojoba oil, ucuuba butter, and carrot seed oil foam cleanser. Perfect for maintaining protective styles, it's a pseudo dry shampoo that refreshes braids, weaves, and twists.


Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo

Perk Up Dry Shampoo, $22, Amazon

Whether a quick no-wash cleanse or extra volume when styling is your motive, Amika's Perk Up Dry Shampoo will get the job done. Its lightweight natural rice starch formula won't weigh down your strands and leave a white residue behind.


Who's to say that dry shampoo can't revamp a naturalista's 'do? Use it to style third and fourth day curls without dreaded shrinkage, and you'll surely turn heads all week.