(SPOT.ph) Here in the Philippines, it's common to take a full-blown shower every day, especially when the heat and humidity are at their most unforgiving. While we’re all about staying clean, a daily head-to-toe bath (or even twice a day for many of us) may not be the best idea when it comes to your hair. Shampooing your locks every day strips them of their natural oils. And while you might think that not washing your hair is what makes it greasier, it’s actually quite the opposite—the more you dry it out with overwashing, the more oil it produces, making it greasier faster.
Now that the weather’s getting colder, it’s the perfect time to start limiting your washes to just a few times a week. It may feel uncomfortable at first, but you can help your hair adjust to the process with a good dry shampoo. Whether spray-on, powdered, or otherwise, a dry shampoo will keep your grease in check on wash-free days and leave your hair looking and smelling great. No one will know you left the house without washing your hair!
Here are 10 dry shampoos to add to your hair-care routine:
Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo (P299) from Dove
Overwashing hair has a tendency to leave it looking limp and lifeless, especially if you have thinner tresses. Amp up your daily ‘do with this dry shampoo from Dove, which absorbs excess oil while boosting volume. Just spray a little bit on and add some extra bounce and texture by roughly massaging it through your hair. And did we mention it smells great, too?
No Drought Dry Shampoo (P995) from Lush
Despite its powder formula, this dry shampoo from Lush contains grapefruit oil and lime oil that will not only cleanse your scalp, but also help balance its moisture levels. Plus, it leaves your hair with a healthy, matte finish and a light fruity scent.
Available at Lush branches nationwide.
Scalp Revival Charcoal + Biotin Dry Shampoo (P1,400) from Briogeo
This dry shampoo from Briogeo contains charcoal that’ll penetrate deep into your scalp and draw out impurities so you can be sure it’s getting the thorough cleaning it needs even without washing it. Plus, it contains witch hazel to help normalize your scalp’s oil production and make hair less greasy over time.
Available on Sephora.ph.
Dry Shampoo Original (P750) from Batiste
This refreshing spray from Batiste will leave your hair looking and feeling clean while imparting a summery, citrus smell. Spray it on your roots and comb it out to give your hair texture and life. Life hack: Grab the mini version, too, so you can throw it in your bag for any time your locks feel greasy or flat throughout the day.
Poof 100% Mineral Part Powder SPF 45 (P2,110) from Supergoop!
You probably already know how important sunscreen is for your face and body, but your scalp needs some SPF loving, too. This mineral powder from Supergoop! is a dry shampoo and sunblock in one. It contains SPF 45 to help protect your scalp from sun damage while the powder absorbs excess grease. Don’t worry, the ultra-fine powder won’t leave an annoying white cast.
Available on Sephora.ph.
Detox Dry Shampoo (P1,100) from Drybar
Ever get a blowout for a special occasion and then wish you could keep your locks looking that good for longer? Make the most of your fresh-out-the-salon ‘do by using a dry shampoo instead of washing it right away—you can repeat the process even days after your salon trip. That way, you wake up with your hair already done and did. Try this hair mist from Drybar, which promises to maintain your blowout, absorb oil, and boost volume. Plus, you’ll love the vanilla and sandalwood scent.
Dry Shampoo (P225) from Beach Born
Fans of Beach Born’s cult-favorite Sea Salt Spray might also like their dry shampoo, which promises to boost volume and texture while ridding your locks of extra grease. Plus, the formula is all-natural and cruelty-free! Just spray it on, wait a few seconds, and then brush your fingers through your hair for an effortless “I woke up like this” hairstyle.
See a list of Beach Born stockists.
Sky High Volume Dry Shampoo (P990) from Toni&Guy
Bring your locks to life with this dry shampoo from Toni&Guy, which, as its name suggests, promises sky-high volume. Hey, the bigger the hair, the closer to heaven, right? But in all seriousness, hair with more shape and body will frame your face better and result in a more flattering and polished look overall. No one needs to know you haven’t actually washed your hair in days.
Quicksand (P1,240) from Hanz De Fuko
If you’re rocking a pixie cut or if you’ve got unruly curls that need more control than the average hairstyle, you’ll love this double-duty product from Hanz De Fuko. The dry-shampoo-slash-hair-wax will add texture and combat grease while also helping you style your hair and keeping its shape lasting all day. You can even share it with your boyfriend!
Available on Sephora.ph.
Pronto Dry Shampoo (P1,375) from Oscar Blandi
This powder-based dry shampoo from Oscar Blandi is made from rice, oat, and tapioca starches that absorb excess oil and dirt. It also contains tea tree oil to nourish the scalp and fight bacteria and inflammation. Finger-comb it through your locks for a soft, sexy bed head.