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If you’re a brunette, then you’re probably no stranger to this situation: your hair is greasy, so you try to combat it with a few blasts of dry shampoo, and suddenly it looks like you dumped a cup of baby powder on your head. Not to mention, the situation is heightened if you have even darker — or black — hair. The problem stems from many dry shampoos containing a white powder that is used to soak up the oil but, as you know, looks like chalk when cast on dark hair. This predicament isn’t much better than having dirt-looking roots.
Thankfully, the hair-care industry has been hard at work over the last few years coming up with a handful dry shampoos for black and brunette hair colors. Now more than ever, there are a plethora of options on the market that will soak up next-day grease without leaving behind any white-powder residue. Some of these formulas spray on completely invisible and leave no trace behind on your hair, while others come with a brown pigment that doubles as a root touch-up or gray-hair concealer when you don’t have time to make it into the salon.
Keep reading to find the best dry shampoo for dark hair, and here’s to never having to deal with that annoying white cast on your roots ever again.