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We all know washing your hair too often can strip the scalp of its natural oils and cause the hair to be dry and brittle. However, with the hot and humid weather in Singapore where we get sweaty as soon as we step outside, the thought of greasy second-hair day isn’t something we want to deal with.

Luckily, dry shampoo is here to save the (second) day (hair)! Read on to find out exactly what dry shampoo is, how it works, and what are some new dry shampoos on the market that you can look forward to.

What is dry shampoo?

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Dry shampoo often comes in the form of aerosol sprays that contain active ingredients to soak up the excess oils and sweat from your hair. It also helps add volume to your hair and prevent it from sticking flat to your head.

Unlike traditional shampoos, dry shampoo doesn’t have to be rinsed, which helps reduce the frequency of hair washing and prolong the life of hair blowouts.

Many dry shampoos come in different scents to keep your hair smelling fresh in between washes.

Does dry shampoo work?

As far as their claim to soak up oil and sweat from your hair, dry shampoo does work. This makes them a great tool to use for those who are trying to space out their hair washes or are often in situations where frequent hair-washing isn’t an option. Those with oily scalps (even with daily washing) also swear by dry shampoos to help them achieve a midday touch-up, so they can get their hair volume back.

However, it doesn’t and shouldn’t completely replace traditional shampoo. Your hair still need to be washed and rinsed regularly to remove dirt and product buildup, keeping the scalp and hair healthy.

This is not to mention frequent use of dry shampoo itself also leaves behind product residue that builds up over time, which can clog hair follicles and irritate the scalp if not removed properly.

New dry shampoos you should check out

Ouai Super Dry Shampoo

Ouai Super Dry Shampoo

You have heard of Ouai’s cult favourite Dry Shampoo, get ready for the super absorbent Ouai Super Dry Shampoo for days when your hair is particularly greasy.

The Super Dry Shampoo contains rice starch to effectively absorb excess oil and add volume to the hair, and volcanic minerals to detoxify and cleanse your scalp. The key ingredient Rhodiola Rosea Extract protects the scalp from environmental stress for healthy and shiny hair.

Unlike many dry shampoos that has an unpleasantly strong artificial scent, the Super Dry Shampoo has Ouai’s signature scent Melrose Place with notes of Rose, Bergamot, Lychee, Cedar-wood, and White Musk.

Ouai Super Dry Shampoo is available at Sephora

Percy & Reed ‘Eau My Goodness’ No-Fuss Fabulousness Dry Shampoo

Percy Reed No Fuss Fabulousness Dry Shampoo

Fans of Percy & Reed’s original No-Fuss Fabulousness Dry Shampoo will love the brand’s new version “Eau My Goodness” with a feminine floral scent with notes of rose, peony, grapefruits, rhubarb, and honey.

Other than the new fragrance, this new version retains the iconic original formula with all of its well-loved features. It contains naturally derived powders to lift off oils and sweat from the hair without damaging the scalp or hair strands. The lightweight yet hard-working formula also doubles up as a styling product that gives your hair additional volume and texture for that extra oomph!

Both the original and “Eau My Goodness” versions will be available in a larger 200ml size (compared to the current 50ml and 150ml sizes) so you won’t have to repurchase it as often.

Percy & Reed ‘Eau My Goodness’ No-Fuss Fabulousness Dry Shampoo (200ml) is available at Sephora.

Percy & Reed Radiance Revealing Invisible Dry Shampoo

Percy Reed Radiance Revealing Invisible Dry Shampoo

One concern of people with darker hair is that dry shampoo tends to leave white powder on their hair. That’s no longer an issue with Percy & Reed’s new Radiance Revealing Invisible Dry Shampoo.

Featuring a breakthrough technology that uses silica, an active ingredient that can absorb oil more effectively than powders in conventional dry shampoos without leaving any powdery residue behind, the Radiance Revealing Invisible Dry Shampoo will be a brunette girl’s best friend.

Percy & Reed Radiance Revealing Invisible Dry Shampoo will be available at Sephora from 21 May 2020 retailing at SGD14 for 50ml and SGD26 for 150ml.