If you’re in the process of switching to a more animal-friendly beauty routine, the best cruelty-free dry shampoos can help. Below, I’ve rounded up some of the kindest dry shampoos available. Whether you’re dealing with oily hair or you simply want to wash your locks less often, all the picks below are certified cruelty-free and packed with natural ingredients that can help keep your hair looking good in between washes.
Regarding cruelty-free status, Leaping Bunny is the crème de la crème of cruelty-free certifications. It’s the only internationally recognized certification that requires a supplier monitoring system to be implemented throughout a brand’s supply chain. PETA's Beauty Without Bunnies database is solid as well for verifying if a particular product is cruelty-free (and vegan, too).
In addition to a cruelty-free certification, you'll want to a consider the ingredients in your dry shampoo. Look for:
- An Oil-Absorbing Agent: Ingredients like cornstarch, arrowroot powder, or rice starch will help soak up the excess grease and oil in your hair. If you have particularly oily hair, selecting a product with more than one of these starchy substances is a smart move.
- Hair-Nourishing Vitamins: Vitamin A, C, E, and provitamin B5 can help keep hair looking healthy and some may even help promote hair growth.
- A Sulfate-Free Formula: Whether you're dealing with a sensitive scalp or merely trying to clean up your beauty routine, it's a good idea to steer clear of sulfates, especially if you want to prevent your hair from getting brittle.
Whether you prefer powder-based dry shampoos or spray-on products, there’s a cruelty-free dry shampoo to suit your preferences below.