It took me years to get here but I now prefer lived-in, dirty hair misted with a few blasts of dry shampoos to squeaky clean locks. My 20-year-old self would be speechless.
But for a brunette like me, the struggle to keep dry shampoo’s white residue down to a minimum is real. Thankfully there are a few brands who have woken up to what’s going on with us non-blondes—see what I did there?—and cater to the Bettys AND the Veronicas. That means I can sleep in for an extra 15, spray my fringe with abandon and face the day knowing that I’m not giving off granny vibes.
I’m obsessed with the tinted version of this classic French brand: the first to bring dry shampoo to the masses way back in 1972! (When you want the best, you can’t argue with history.) Klorane Natural Shade Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk is tucked into a drawer at work as we speak. It’s that good.
Marc Anthony 2nd Day Clear Dry Shampoo has a distinct and welcome lack of chalkiness that my favourite black jeans really appreciate. Weird white handprints on my thighs be gone! It’s basically invisible and smells like one of the products at the salon that you keep meaning to ask about. Now you know.
Like my least-favourite-but-showing-no-signs-of-slowing-down fashion trend, Ojon Full Detox Rub-Out Dry Cleansing Spray is sheer, meaning when it hits my hair there’s no telltale whiteness. It also has bonus benefits like its signature namesake oil that repairs my hair while tempering greasiness, and I even get volume when I rub it in from root to end.