The BEST dry shampoo + how to NOT wash your hair for a week!

August 6, 2018

There are a few things we feel like unite most of our female friends: a love for chocolate, a good Meg Ryan movie, and a passionate hate for that dreaded day when you have to wash and dry your hair. Let's just say, we feel your pain!  So much so that today's post is ALL about how to put off washing your hair as long as possible. We are sharing Corrine's step-by-step guide on all of the best tips and tricks for making your one wash last for days right here, right now!

First thing's first: you are going to need DRY SHAMPOO. We've tried just about everything out there from the most expensive dry shampoos to least expensive dry shampoos, all the drugstore kinds, and like most things, you get what you pay for!

We haven't found anything we love that's SUPER cheap to use for an entire week … a few that are good for a day or two, but none that will really help your hair hold out an entire week between washes without getting pretty gross in between.


Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray Shampoo 8 out of 10: smells amazing, works super well, DOESN'T create build-up, no residue, but also doesn't cleanse as well as others.
Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo 9 out of 10: LOVE the smell, cleanses perfectly, does leave a slight white residue if you go overboard.
Perfect Hair Day Living Proof Dry Shampoo 9 out of 10: best at cleansing, great smell, easy to use for beginners, doesn't work as well at end of week.
R&Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo: 8 out of 10: love the smell and cleansing power but runs out FAST.
Bumble & Bumble Prêt-à-Powder 10 out of 10: best powder dry shampoo around! Cuts grease without buildup, no smell (for those who don't want any fragrance) and creates great volume too.
Big Sexy Hair Powder Play: 9 out of 10: great volume builder and grease fighter, but does leave residue and buildup.
Got2B Powder'ful Volumizing Styling Powder 9 out of 10: this is probably the BEST bang for your buck!! Really inexpensive but works well. Can build up pretty quickly so use sparingly!

The thing that's nice about a spray dry shampoo is it's a little easier to distribute evenly all over your roots.  But the powder dry shampoo is GREAT for travel or even a small bottle to have in your bag in case you look in your car mirror and see that your hair could use a little refresh!

HOW TO USE DRY SHAMPOO: You'll want take my hair in layers, start at the top of your head, and work all the way down to the nape of your neck, adding a little dry shampoo to each layer, JUST at the root.

Then take a brush like this one and brush it through your hair to make sure it's evenly distributed!

You have to do this EVERY DAY of the week that you're trying to get your hair to last between washes. If you work out, try to keep your hair UP and out of the way of getting sweaty. If your hair does get sweaty at all, go home and use the dryer on “cool shot” to dry up any sweat before you use dry shampoo to cleanse.

GETTING YOUR CURLS TO LAST: sometimes if you've just curled your hair that day, and if you're using a powder dry shampoo, it helps to put a little into the bottom of your hair where the curls are heavier, to make them last longer! We also highly, highly recommend using the beachwaver to curl your hair. There's just something about that curling iron that makes curls last longer!! Try to use the 1″ barrel to curl the first day, then let the curls relax as the week goes on.

One of our biggest tips is to be SURE you shower each day with a shower cap! This one is amazing because it's terry cloth lined so it's really soft AND stays on your head way better than one that's just plastic that may slide around and not actually hold your hair very well.

And if you've been reading this going, “No freaking way! My hair gets greasy on day two!” Girlfriend. We hear you. So many people feel this way! It's literally a matter of training your hair. Add on a day or two each week, and you'll be amazed at how your hair will start lasting longer when it's not used to being washed so much!


One last time, these are the best tools and products for making your hair last a week! You don't need ALL of these, just ONE good dry shampoo, a shower cap, a brush and maybe a good curling iron and you're good to go.

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray Shampoo
Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo
Perfect Hair Day Living Proof Dry Shampoo
R&Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo
Bumble & Bumble Prêt-à-Powder
Big Sexy Hair Powder Play
Got2B Powder'ful Volumizing Styling Powder
Wet Brush Shine
The Beachwaver

*if you want to see Corrine use some of these products in real life and see a live demo, go to this facebook live video!

Shop the Post

Free Email Series

Top Beauty Secrets for Life!

free 5-part series to help you ALWAYS look amazing

You Might Like

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.



Do you brush your hair like how you’d normally brush it (like from root to end) or just in the roots so the dry shampoo stays on the roots???


All the way from root to end!! 🙂


Thanks for the reply! I’ve always done just the roots, must be what I’m doing wrong because it never feels or looks that ‘clean’ after! Thank you for your help!

kristina malinowski:

Where did you get your robe?


Always looking for a good dry shampoo. I love the living proof one your suggested but I felt like I ran out of the bottle faster than others I have used. Out of the ones listed above do any last a long time or more than others on the list? I’d be curious about that. Thanks!


Hi Whitney! Corrine said that the powder dry shampoos for sure last way longer than the aerosol! Hope that helps 🙂 -Kourtney

Read previous post:
Last chance to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!