It takes little to no convincing to get me on board with a hair product that extends the length of time between shampoos and adds instant volume and lift to my roots. But finding the best dry shampoo for dark hair isn't as simple as it should be — especially given the fact that a great many folks out there would really appreciate it if more dry shampoos didn't leave their black or brown locks looking white or grey.
Look, I get it. It makes total sense that a product that actually contains silica powder might leave a white, dusty residue behind. But that hasn't stopped me from shouting, "When did I get all this grey hair!?" at least three or four times after spraying dry shampoo and forgetting that, duh, I just sprayed white dry shampoo in my dark brown hair and now I'll have to brush it out for 10 minutes and hope I haven't left any white powder behind.
I love what dry shampoo does for my hair, but at 7 a.m., I'm not always up for the challenge of perfecting my application technique just so I won't look like I have white roots. And that is exactly why these seven dry shampoos for dark hair are a dream come true — they sponge up excess oil and dirt and give life to two-day hair without compromising your gorgeous dark hair.
1. A Dry Shampoo With A Dark Tint & Nourishing Oak Milk
The mineral pigments in this dry shampoo produce a beige tint that blends in well with dark hair and won't leave a filmy mess behind. Reviewers say it's a little on the heavy side, but that as soon as your brush through it the product becomes invisible and leaves you with texturized, voluminous hair. The scent is not overwhelming and your hair will feel soft and smooth.
2. A Hydrating Organic Dry Shampoo Powder With Essential Oils
An organic dry shampoo rich in essential oils like rosemary and peppermint with a keratin moisture complex that won't make your dark hair grey? Yes, it really exists! This product cleanses the scalp and keeps it dry with natural ingredients like kaolin clay, but it also gives back major moisture and keeps hair smooth and manageable.
3. A Powder For Chestnut Hair That Extends Time Between Salon Appointments
Whether you have natural chestnut, mahogany, or chocolate hair or get a little salon help to achieve your gorgeous shade, this brown dry shampoo will add volume, refresh roots, and, for color-treated hair, actually extend the length of time between salon visits. Reviewers say it helps covers a few stray greys and makes hair appear way fuller.
4. A Vegan Dry Shampoo With Charcoal & Kaolin Clay
This 100 percent vegan dry shampoo is talc free and credits charcoal and kaolin clay for its ability to sap excess oils from the scalp and cleanse your hair on in-between shampoo days. Brunettes will love that it boasts a slight tint — just enough to keep it from looking grey or powdery. Reviewers say this soaks into the scalp nicely, keeps hair looking fresh, and effortlessly blends into dark brown hair.
5. A Dry Shampoo For Very Dark Brown & Black Hair
Whether you have color-treated hair or super dark brown or black hair, this dry shampoo delivers fresher, cleaner hair in seconds — with a touch of color to blend in with dark hair. Since many other tinted dry shampoos cater to lighter brunettes, Batiste's more expansive line of colored dry shampoos is impressive.
6. A Travel-Friendly Dry Shampoo With Keratin For Brown Hair
A travel-friendly dry shampoo infused with keratin, this formula perks up limp roots, adds texture and volume to hair, and provides a subtle tint to hair that has been described as "true brown." It may prove too light for black hair, but this formula is perfect for light and medium brown hair and gives major oomph to flat or thin hair.
7. A Dry Shampoo With Rice Starch That Makes Thin Hair Appear Fuller
The combination of rice starch to remove oils and dirt and silk powder to keep hair smooth make this dry shampoo a standout among reviewers. Brunettes who struggle to find a non-powdery dry shampoo say this is a winner and that it even makes thin hair look more lustrous.
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