Utilizing dry shampoo (and all its glorious benefits) is a great way to help your protective style last that much longer. And with an abundance of options out there on the market, you won’t have to look far to find the right one for you. If you want to keep your look 100% fresh for fall, scroll through and find the best dry shampoos for braids and other protective styles below.
1. Sunday II Sunday Root Refresh Micellar Rinse: $31.00
Apple cider vinegar and micellar water are the star ingredients in this refreshing rinse, it’s also perfect for those who frequently hit the gym. The lightweight formula isn’t a powder, but it’s a dry shampoo alternative that renews your strands and scalp while doubling as a hair scent.
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2. Taliah Waajid Refresh and So Clean Bamboo Avocado and Peppermint Dry Gel Shampoo: $8.00
Don’t be fooled. Just because this dry shampoo is très budget-friendly, doesn’t mean it isn’t super effective. It soothes the with ingredients like peppermint, gently cleanses at the roots, and dries lightning fast. Simply lift your braids, spritz, and massage into your scalp for the full effect.
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3. Hairstory Powder: $36.00
I’ve tried out Hairstory’s New Wash and let me tell you, it’s a game changer for wash day. So it only makes sense the brand’s dry shampoo would also make this list. It’s a sublime three-in-one styler that can add extra texture and volume if your braids are starting to look a little flat.
4. Cantu ACV Refresh Root Rinse $11.73
Another great option with apple cider vinegar (and tea tree oil) is Cantu’s Refresh Root Rinse. This rinse is especially great if your braids tend to give you an itchy or irritated scalp. The addition of shea butter makes it a great and quick conditioning agent when you’re out and about.
5. Beauty By Earth Dry Shampoo & Volume Powder: $21.99
Made with organic ingredients, Beauty By Earth’s dry shampoo is perfect for every day use and won’t damage your braids. It also comes in both a light and dark shade to complement different hair hues. Pro tip: if you’re looking to add a little volume, blow dry after applying!