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by Alexandra Nicole Nuralam

5 Best Dry Shampoos to Combat Greasy Hair in Hot & Humid Weather

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In theory, you would be washing your day every day, especially with a climate as hot and humid as Singapore’s. But what about those days when you’re too tired to take your makeup off, let alone wash your hair? Or if you have especially oily scalps that need to be freshened up by midday?

That’s why dry shampoo is a total godsend. A few spritzes are all it takes to sop up excess grease and give your limp strands an oomph. However, the search for a dry shampoo that works for you involves a lot of trial and error. Some products contain ingredients to control oil production, while others are more hydrating and suited for dry hair and scalp. Pick the wrong dry shampoo and it can leave your hair oilier than before, or even worse, exacerbate product buildup and cause your scalp to become irritated.

Whatever your hair type and concern, we’ve got the best dry shampoos you can get now.

First off, how do I use dry shampoo?

Start by spraying the powder along the areas you’d like to add more volume or areas that appear greasy. If you’d like to add some extra volume, part your hair in the opposite direction of your usual part and spray some product in! Run your fingers through those areas to make sure there isn’t any white cast left in your hair and the product is blended into your hair seamlessly, and voila! Volumised locks sans grease.

For dry hair

This one from Klorane is a cult-favourite for a reason. An ultra-gentle dry shampoo that comes infused with botanical ingredients, it’s one of the best dry shampoos on the market. Formulated with corn, rice starch and organic oat milk, it really works wonders on the hair and it’s gentle on the scalp and strands.

Klorane Oat Milk Dry Shampoo, SGD14.90

For oily scalp

Struggling with greasy strands by midday? Well, then the IGK Direct Flight Dry Shampoo is right up your alley. It’s formulated with turmeric and charcoal powder to boost absorption capabilities and banish dirt and build-up, giving lifeless hair a much-needed volume boost.

IGK Direct Flight Dry Shampoo, SGD36.80

For curly hair

We love Bouclème Root Refresh’s for its ability to give coils and curly hair an instant refresh. The mist soothes and deodorises the scalp with ingredients like aloe vera and neroli flower water, helping to combat sweat and odours.

Bouclème Root Refresh, SGD40

For sensitive scalp

If your scalp is prone to irritation and discomfort, you should opt for a dry shampoo with no nasties. This one from Briogeo is free from sulphates, parabens and silicones, and formulated natural ingredients like witch hazel, charcoal and rice starch to absorb excess oil as gently as possible. It also contains biotin, which helps stimulate the scalp and boost hair growth.

Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Biotin Dry Shampoo, SGD37

For coloured hair

Powered by Living Proof’s patented Triple Action Cleaning Technology, this one is known to go above and beyond a normal dry shampoo. It actually mimics all signs of just-washed hair, making your hair look, feel, and smell impossibly clean. It’s also to be silicone-free, which is great for those with dyed and chemically treated hair.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, SGD55


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