The 8 Best Dry Shampoos for Dark Hair With No White Residue

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It’s more complicated than filing taxes to figure out our shampoo schedule. There are so many factors to take into consideration — how much we’ll sweat during a workout, what special events we have coming up, whether we’ll run into anyone we know on a bad hair day.

Contrary to popular belief, it’s actually NotIt is healthy to wash your hair at least once a day. Too much shampoo and conditioner can cause hair damage. This can lead to split ends or dandruff. Dr. Joshua Zeichner, the director of research at Mount Sinai Hospital’s department of dermatology, told TODAY, “Washing your hair too often can make the hair dry and brittle and lead to irritation of the scalp.”

We used to think we had to jump in to the shower when our hair became oily. But, we finally found a solution. Use to extend the life of a blowout — dry shampoo. According to Healthline, dermatologist Elizabeth Hughes recommends dry shampoo “for people who physically can’t wash their hair or who want to extend the time between washes.” (It’s important to note that dry shampoo acts as a filler, not a substitute. You should wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner every day to maintain hair health.

How we chose the best dry shampoos for dark hair

I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I may be blonde now, but I’m naturally a brunette. When my roots grow out too long, I’m faced with the task of blending dry shampoo into my brown hair without any white residue showing. Trust me, I understand the struggle. That’s why I specifically sought out products that would appeal to darker hair tones with a virtually invisible finish. My sister and mom are members of the brunette club, as well as many of my best friends. So I asked my favorite ladies for their advice. As always, I did my research on other credible opinions so that this list is truly top-notch.

Pro-tip: Hair stylist Chris AppletonKnown for his work with stars like Kim KardashianAnd J.Lo? Allure, “Before you even think about spraying [dry shampoo]After you have applied the product to your hair, shake it up. This will make sure the product’s formula is evenly distributed inside of the bottle, making for even distribution on your scalp.” Experts recommend spraying dry shampoo at least 8-12 inches away from your scalp. “Keeping the proper distance between your hair and the aerosol bottle is so important,” Appleton said. “You don’t want to spray the product too close to your scalp because it will leave a residue that’s hard to remove.”

Now that you’re ready to apply dry shampoo, it’s time to introduce you to our top picks. These eight products are the best in the business — top-rated, tried-and-true and tested for excellence. These dry shampoos work on dark hair, whether they are consumer favorites or cult favourites. These time-saving products are worth the effort!

1. Batiste Dry Shampoo Divine Light

Brunette Bombshell

Batiste

Brunette babes! This dry shampoo was created just for you! This dry shampoo is formulated with a hint color for darker hair and instantly revitalizes dull hair with a waterless formula. This bestseller also removes oil, giving your hair volume and texture.

Pros:

  • For darker hair
  • No white residue
  • Adds volume to the texture

Cons:

  • Some customers warned that it would leave their floors and hands brown. Please be careful!

It’s amazing!

Available at Target    

2. Sachajuan Dark Dry Powder Shampoo 

Dark Horse

Sachajuan dark dry shampoo
Dermstore

This dry powder shampoo refreshes hair with a tinted texture, and is suitable for medium to dark hair. The powder absorbs excess oil and gives hair volume. One shopper said, “I struggled to find a dry shampoo I can use that doesn’t have that bright white cast that you have to really work in to hide. This one is great for brunettes!”

Pros:

  • Tinted — no white residue
  • Oily hair lifted at the roots

Cons:

  • Some shoppers didn’t notice a huge difference

Available at: Dermstore

It’s there!

3. Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Dark Tones

Scrumptious Smell

Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo
Amazon

This dry cleansing spray is specifically designed for dark skin tones. It protects against UV damage and refreshes hair. Grease will be banished — but the powerful oils will still hydrate your hair. The signature scent is also divine!

Pros:

  • Dark tones retain their richness
  • Amazing smell

Cons:

  • You need to massage the product into your scalp.

You should see it!

Available at

4. IGK First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Hair Shampoo 

First Class in the Sky

IGK First Class Dry Shampoo
Amazon

This charcoal dry shampoo is my brunette sister Brooke’s top choice. “You can never see it,” she told me. “It’s heavy duty but doesn’t feel chalky and smells good.” And she’s not the only fan of this IGK bestseller — multiple reviews dub this product the “best dry shampoo” on the market! No wonder it’s called First Class (Jack HarlowWould approve).

Pros:

  • Lasts multiple days
  • Adds volume

Cons:

  • One customer said that it made her hair feel stiff.

It’s Amazing!

Available at

5. Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo

Special Perks

Amika Dry Shampoo
Amazon

This game-changing dry shampoo was discovered by me last summer after I had a blowout. It quickly became my favorite dry shampoo. It’s also the best-selling dry shampoo on Amazon. This cleanser not only provides heavy-duty hold, but also has a light formula that smells amazing. There is no white residue! This dry shampoo from Amika absorbs oil and adds significant volume.

Pros:

  • Adds volume
  • Amazing smell
  • No white residue

Cons:

  • Some shoppers claimed that packaging was defective

You should see it!

Available at

6. Verb Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair

Invisible Magic

Verb dry shampoo
Amazon

This dry shampoo is designed to blend in with darker hair tones. It removes oil and increases body. Allure reports, “Verb’s Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair is virtually colorless, so it works on all hair hues. Once you spray it on, you’ll notice how soft it makes your hair. That’s thanks to the glycerin in the formula, which adds moisture so that strands feel clean and not crunchy or sticky.” This product is cruelty-free and color-safe.

Pros:

  • Keep your hair fresh
  • Designed for darker hair colors

Cons:

  • Some shoppers don’t love the scent

It’s Amazing!

Available at

7. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD). Dry Shampoo

Fool-Proof Plan

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day
Nordstrom

Gaby, one of my brunette friends, said that she swears by Perfect Hair Day. The name of the beauty brand is the same as the product: the Do you have proof? is in the pudding — or in this case, the dry shampoo. Powders that absorb sweat and oil quickly leave hair clean and nourished. Almost every review calls this spray the “best dry shampoo” out there!

Pros:

  • Absorbs sweat and oils
  • Works with all hair types

Cons:

  • You can easily remove the white residue if it leaves behind.

It’s Amazing!

Available at: Nordstrom

8. R+CO Spiritualize Dry Shampoo Moist

So Fresh and Clean

R+CO dry shampoo mist
Nordstrom

Most dry shampoos are powdered from aerosol sprays. This mist applies wet to the hair and then dries down into a clear-powder form. One shopper declared, “This is hands down the best dry shampoo I’ve ever tried. This product is a lifesaver for someone who works out a lot and is often soaked in sweat at the end of a workout. I can’t always wash my hair every day and this keeps my hair looking CLEAN & FRESH!!” This dry shampoo helps hair retain moisture, adding softness and shine and soothing dry scalps.

Pros:

  • Mist your hair with it
  • Soothe scalp

Cons:

  • Some shoppers didn’t find this product as effective as traditional dry shampoos

It’s Amazing!

Available at: Nordstrom

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