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Last week’s Travel Fashion Girl hot topic Dry Shampoo inspired today’s post from Malin at Haute Compass. Read her 5 Dry Shampoo reviews and find out why thus is the travel beauty product female traveler’s all over the world are raving about!
Best Travel Dry Shampoo
A traveling girl’s best friend: Dry Shampoo
When traveling and experiencing different cultures, spending hours getting ready and perfecting your hair really isn’t a priority. For many of us girls, washing our hair can take hours that we can’t afford to sacrifice when we’re on the road.
I have long since turned to dry shampoo, a hair powder that cleanses your hair and roots from oil. I am not saying you should never use water but admittedly I try to avoid it as long as possible by using this type of shampoo. I love it! It gives you a fresh feeling and also gives your hair volume and texture. Even if only to be drawn back into a ponytail, you certainly look smarter after having a dry shampoo session.
Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk
The Best Dry Shampoo: Klorane
I just love Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk and stock up as much as I can whenever I come across a bottle. Gives your hair a very clean feeling, and I find this is one of the few shampoos were you can immediately wear a black top or sweater. It does not leave your shoulders with white flakes the first hour or so after washing. Bad me, I prefer the aerosol one to the more environmental friendly as I find it a little tricky to learn how to spray without aerosol.
The Cheapest: Batiste
Batiste Dry Shampoo Original might give a bit better texture and lifting then my favourite Klorane so if you are after a semi-styling product the Batiste works better for you. It has a wonderful scent and is easy to find in many outlets AND Batiste is also the cheapest dry shampoo I have come across, good combination!
Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo
The Most Popular: Rene Furterer
Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo absorbs the scalp oil and makes your hair feel very smooth. It is a very good option and favoured by many as THE dry shampoo. For my taste the green bottle feels almost a little bit too chemical but it is absolutely on my top 3 list.
Sephora Collection Dry Shampoo
Good Travel Size: Sephora Collection
Sephora Dry Shampoo was a slight disappointment, good – but nothing extraordinary, as I normally like the products from their own brand. A big plus for the small container that easily gets into a weekend holdall.
Hair Powder: Dr. Hauschka
I have also tried Dr. Hauschka Body Silk, which almost like a version of baby powder, it is very gentle and of course non aerosol which creates a bit of a mess the first time you are using it. Since it is more expensive and hard to portion your use – you might ending up with half the amount on the carpet I believe this is a no go if you are not a very dedicated Dr Hauschka fan or experienced with non-aerosol sprays.
I am the type of girl that always checks the bath amenities when entering a fancy hotel room, but hand on heart, I rarely use the little cute shampoo and conditioner as I tend to stick to my carried along dry travel shampoo.
Don’t forget that to receive good results when stretching your time between the wash basin and dry shampoo session you need a high quality hairbrush. I use a hairbrush from Mason Pearson. Indeed, it is a really expensive hairbrush but it is a good investment for your 2-minute dry hair wash session! It works wonders and brushes out all the small elements of the shampoo. Voila – you are ready to go!
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Author: Contributed by MalinLundberg Müller, keen traveller and founder of the luxury online travel guide Haute Compass with more than 1,000 recommendations to hotels, restaurants, bars and shops.
The best dry shampoo of all is the cheapest and oldest…PSSST. It gives my hair lift at the roots and thickens it. I just saw that it comes in travel size. Yea.
Hi Melissa, thank you for sharing your recommendation for dry shampoo. Love that it comes in travel size, how handy!! 🙂
Majority of your travel dry shampoo suggestions are aerosol and unfortunately, those aren’t actually travel friendly. You’re not allowed to take aerosols on a plane.
You can take aerosols as long as they are within the liquids requirements actually! Happy travels!
Check out pairdbeauty.com and their awesome non-aerosol spray dry shampoo. Available in 2 oz so it is safe for carry ons too!
Thanks for the tip Ashley!
Weirdly enough, I’ve had the best results with cornstarch or arrowroot powder. I’m blonde, so I just scoop up a bit in my fingers and run them through my hair, and brush the excess into the sink. Works like a charm, and I never get the horrible plastic-y feeling. (Most dry shampoos leave my hair feeling stiff.)
I’ve tried them all and for me the balance of price and style is” PSSST.” Yes that is the name of this 1970s original, it even comes in a retro-looking bottle (and is sometimes available in the 1.7oz travel size!). Look for it at Ulta or on Amazon. Its is cheaper than Batiste and I think it has a better smell and is less itchy the next morning. I also tried Batiste’s colored line to see if it would get me between colorings; the red-head is like a cherry red, yuck, and the brown can be seen on the skin and gets under your nails making it look like you’ve been digging in the dirt, it also left a ring in the tub when mixed with my bubble bath. I still use batiste when I can find Psssst but only the original because all the other scents smell weird to me.
Best Bet: go to a place like Ulta or Sephora and invest in a few smaller bottles and see which you like best.
The most important thing about a dry shampoo is how you use it. 1) for second day or after workout hair not three-day, too lazy to wash hair; its not a substitute for good hygiene. 2) spray in small sections using short bursts, it also helps to shake the bottle between sprays. 3) let it sit on your hair for a few minutes, then run your fingers vigorously through your hair at the root, to spread the product and give lift. I prefer not to bush, or only brush the ends and use my fingers to smooth the top of my head.
Butane (ya know what they put in zippo lighters) is usually what is used to propel the product from the can. It is flammable so don’t apply heat right away or do what I do and only curl the ends to make sure I am not cooking the product on my hair. If you have a blow dryer it can really help you get a fresh look but again go easy on the heat.
Thanks for the added tips Amanda – especially about testing out small sizes too. I’ll for sure check out PSSST next time I’m at the store. Thanks again!
I’m with Jen. Love Oribe and also Bumble and Bumble dry shampoo
Cheaper than Batiste: Got2B Rockin’ It dry shampoo (Also Got2b Rockin’ It Encore, but I haven’t tried that onw, so I can’t personally recommend it)
Thanks for the tip!
Thanks for the review. I’m always intimidated when faced with these dry shampoos, so haven’t purchased one. I will have to check these out.
glad you found it helpful. Thanks for reading 🙂
LUSH dry shampoo is amazing too. A little expensive but smells amazing!
I wanna try them all 🙂
I would also recommend Cedel Dry shampoo-it comes in a range of colours like Dark and light brown (I have just started using the Dark one as my local Priceline ran out of travel sized Batiste in Dark/Black
thanks for the tip especially for brunettes. thanks for reading! 🙂
I’ve been curious about these dry shampoos but I wonder how they will work with my fine but relatively thick shoulder length hair. I’m off to Sephora this afternoon to take a peek!
Have fun and let me know what you choose! It seems that every girl is raving about dry shampoo, even guys 😉
You are all very welcome! Happy to share!
Oribe also makes a product called Dry Texturizing Spray that isn’t exactly dry shampoo, but it’s equally genius for 2nd day hair. Great post.
Thank you! Courtesy of Haute Compass extensive knowledge of dry shampoos 😉
Thank for the tip!