If you haven’t already come to realise, dry shampoos are a girl’s best friend in Singapore. These cans of aerosol contain active ingredients that can lift and instantly transform our limp hair into a bouncy mane — truly a godsend in Singapore’s humid and sticky weather. Overwhelmed by the dry shampoo options out there? We’ve got your back! But first things first, here’s a little background on dry shampoos and why you may actually need them.
What are dry shampoos and how do they work?
Typically used while waiting for your next hair wash, dry shampoos often include either alcohol or starch that helps absorb the oil buildup on our scalp to leave us with fresher hair. Many will also be surprised to know that dry shampoos work just as well on newly washed hair. Those who can’t go a day without washing their locks should look out for volumizing dry shampoo to give their hair an extra oomph and hold against Singapore’s insidious weather.
How to use dry shampoo?
Since most dry shampoos come in a spray bottle, all you have to do is shake well and spray it on from about 10 inches away from the scalp. Leave on for about two minutes before running your fingers to tousle and style your hair whichever way you prefer. And voila, you’re ready to go!
Your go-to dry shampoo brands in Singapore
Batiste is easily the best all-around dry shampoo in Singapore, promising to give your hair that ‘just washed’ effect at an affordable price point. If you’re new to Batiste, then go for the Original Batiste Dry Shampoo (available on Dfair.Pharma Official Store). This iconic formula has been helping women keep their locks refreshed for over 40 years. If you’re a seasoned user, then try the Batiste Heavenly Dry Shampoo for a 2-in-1 wash and volumizing effect without leaving your hair feeling sticky! We also appreciate the mini Batiste dry shampoo (available on Singseeds) — perfect for the holidays!
The Japanese hair care industry is just as renowned as its skincare industry. The Tsubaki Dry Shampoo (available on Watashi Plus by Shiseido Singapore) is a gel substance made of five natural ingredients, mint and green tea extract. Squeeze some into your palms and massage it into your scalp for an instant refreshing feeling. We also love that this dry shampoo in Singapore does more than just clean the hair. It works to prevent scalp itchiness, dandruff and oily scalp — reaffirming the streak of innovation in Japanese beauty products.
Co Lab’s dry shampoos suit all hair types, colours and textures and will leave your hair with a clean, lightweight finish. It also doesn’t leave that white overcast infamous of other dry shampoos. Our favourite from the line has to be the Extreme Volume+ (available on McPherson’s Consumer Products (MCP)) for girls who embrace big hair with open arms. A couple of sprays of this and you’ll have an enviable voluminous and back-haired combed look only achievable by a dry shampoo in Singapore’s weather. Gym ladies might want to throw the Active Dry Shampoo+ (available on McPherson’s Consumer Products (MCP)) into their gym bags for a quick fizz before heading to work.
The combination of rice powder and natural bamboo in A’kin’s Dry Shampoo (available on McPherson’s Consumer Products (MCP)) zaps up all excess oil in the scalp. These work together with argan oil and millet seeds to smoothen the hair and leave a shine in the locks. A’kin is a 17 year-old Australian skin and haircare brand which has been steadfast in its use of natural ingredients. It does away with parabens and artificial fragrances and even comes in a recyclable bottle — perfect for those striving to practice a sustainable lifestyle.
5. Toni & Guy
We can only expect the very best hair products from renowned hairdresser, Toni & Guy. Their Matt Texture Dry Shampoo (available on Unilever Official Store) promises to re-create those beachy waves whether you’re on vacation or not. Spray this on and style your hair for the chic tousled look with tons of texture. That’s not all. It also absorbs oil and adds volume to the hair while leaving behind a lovely fragrance. This is easily one of the best dry shampoos in Singapore if you want that hair salon treatment without actually going for one.
Klorane dry shampoo is another cult favourite that’s loved by many. The Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk (available on aurore.beauty) adds volume and texture to the hair and also extends the life of blow-outs and hair colour! Its gentle formulation is infused with organic oat milk and other botanical based ingredients. If you believe dry shampoos contain chemical nasties that damage your tresses, your fears will immediately be allayed after using this natural dry shampoo in Singapore!
7. Rene Furterer Naturia
Although slightly pricer, this dry shampoo brand in Singapore is one to go to if you want your hair to remain fluffy for days after. The Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo (available on COSME-DE.COM Official) is packed with oil-absorbing ingredients like rice, corn, starch, clay and silica and bolstered with a cleansing blend of peppermint, basil and caraway essential oils.
This is also one of the best dry shampoos to invest in if you’re tired of having white residue from other dry shampoos in your head. This dry shampoo has a beige tint and will blend into the hair easily without leaving any stark white residue.
HASK is well-known for their range of exotic shampoos so it’s no surprise their dry shampoos have also made it to this list! They smell good, leave no residue and absorb the oil from the scalp — perfect for humid Singapore. The HASK Essentials Instant Cleansing Spray (available on Beauty Studio) boasts thyme extract which effectively removes impurities from the hair and scalp. You never know, after using this dry shampoo, your second or even third day hair may be better than the first!
Complete your hair care routine with these dry shampoos in Singapore
Between all the hype of dry shampoos, it’s important to remember that they should not replace hair washes so be sure to use a shampoo and hair conditioner regularly! Once you’ve nailed the hair care portion, turn to some styling tools like hair curlers or this guide on how to DIY your own Korean bangs at home!