Cruelty-Free Dry Shampoos

Cruelty-Free, Vegan Dry Shampoos to Save Water, Time, and Energy

Dry shampoos are powder-based and help keep hair clean and shiny when you want to skip drenching your locks. They may also extend the life of your color or salon styling, and of course, saving a wash saves water. Here are some vegan dry shampoos that you can try the next time you feel like heading out without a shower:


Aussie Dry Shampoo

Add volume to liven your locks with Aussie Clean Volume, or freshen up your style with Aussie Clean Texture to remove oil and dirt from your hair.

Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo

Herbal Essences offers several options to revitalize and refresh your hair with dry shampoo, including serene scents such as White Strawberry & Sweet Mint.

Aveda Shampure™ Dry Shampoo

With 25 pure flower and plant essences and 99 percent naturally derived ingredients, there’s a lot to love about this dry shampoo.

Surface Hair Trinity Dry Shampoo

Perfect for any hair, even color-treated hair, this professional, clear formula with lemon and amaranth is a citrus pick-me-up (no water needed).

Tarte Hair Goals Dry Shampoo

This is a limited-edition product, so be sure to check stores for availability.

Carol’s Daughter Monoi Conditioning Dry Shampoo

This shampoo conditions with monoi oil, a Tahitian oil made from coconuts and a type of gardenia, while its natural absorbing powders keep your hair light and bouncy.

Carol's Daughter Dry Shampoo

amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo

Perk Up uses natural rice starch to dry-cleanse—it’s perfect for people who want to avoid residue from talc.

Paul Mitchell Dry Wash® Express Dry Waterless Shampoo

Paul Mitchell’s ultra-fine formula won’t leave a residue and will add volume to any hair type. Just spray on and go.

Kenra Professional Volume Dry Shampoo

Your ‘do will feel fresh as a daisy after you use Kenra’s dry shampoo with sunflower seed extract. Just spray on at the roots, and you’re good to go.

Freeman Instant Dry Shampoo

Freeman is one of the most affordable brands at your local drugstore. This simple formula will revive flat, grimy hair with just a spray and a comb-through.

RUSK Deepshine® Color Care Invisible Dry Shampoo

Formulated with a patented UV-protection technology, this invisible shampoo is good for both natural and chemically treated hair.

Pureology Refresh & Go Dry Shampoo

Pureology, which is 100 percent vegan, says that using its dry shampoo—and conditioner—will extend the life of your color-treated hair by up to four weeks.


Giovanni Powder Power Dry Shampoo

Are you going somewhere straight from the gym? Giovanni’s Powder Power will freshen, volumize, and add shine to your tresses without a drop of water.

Acure Dry Shampoo

Light scents of lavender and chamomile sweeten this shampoo, and organic corn starch removes excess oil and grime from your scalp and locks.

Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo

For textured hair with a soft, matte finish, simply massage this shampoo into your scalp and brush or shake it out.

Pacifica Invisible Powers Dry Shampoo

Pacifica’s makeup and hair care products are 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free. We <3 them.

Sevi Maranta Dry Hair Shampoo

This shot from Sevi’s workshop shows the company’s dedication to the perfect dry shampoo. The caption reads, “[O]ur workshop is covered in a thin veil of magic. [L]ove what we make. [L]ive what we do.” This shampoo comes in Neutral and Coffee scents.

Zabana Essentials Dry Tinted Shampoo

This product is infused with essential oils and natural minerals, and it also adds a subtle shimmer to your strands.

Verb Dry Shampoo

Verb’s handy website features a short slideshow with instructions on how to use its dry shampoo. For best results, it’s recommended that you let the powder set for two minutes to soak up oils, and then massage the scalp.

DIY Lavender Dry Shampoo

The woman behind Vegan Beauty Review loves to make her own two-ingredient dry shampoo. Pro tip: Personalize it by adding your favorite essential oil to the mix. Lavender works, but so would lemon, eucalyptus, or even something more exotic like frankincense.

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