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Beauty • January 17, 2017

Dry Shampoos That Actually Work In This Crazy Humidity

by Candice Chua
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(Photo: Thomas Lannaccone via WWD)

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Philosophy Amazing Grace Dry Shampoo

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Sephora Express Dry Shampoo

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Phil Smith Dry Cleaners Revitalising Dry Shampoo

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Percy & Reed No-Fuss Fabulousness Dry Shampoo

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Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo

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Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Dry Shampoo

Ah, the chilly weather of December. It was good while it lasted. Now that the rains and winds are gone, the golden, unrelenting January sun is back in business. So is that thick humidity. You, my good sir, were definitely not dearly missed. Not even close. Thanks for constantly trying to ruin my makeup and hair. It is thanks to you that I have a whole case of primers, sturdy liquid foundations and budge-proof mascaras and eyeliners.

It is fascinating how anyone can go days without washing their hair. I don’t even have to do anything and my hair is stringy and begging to be washed by the time I hit the 24-hour mark. Not the cool, Kate Moss kind of stringy, mind you. I could grease a pan if I really tried. Yet, there you are, friends outside the equatorial region, with hair fresher than mine even though it hasn’t been washed for three days or more. Oh, how I envy you.

But alas, a girl must make do. Going days without washing my hair and still having it look fresh to death is impossible. Tricking everyone into thinking that I did wash my hair in the morning even though I didn’t? That, I can do. Bless you, inventor of dry shampoo.

Now, to pull off such a big scam, the dry shampoo in question has to be made of the good stuff. It has got to absorb the oil, give a bit of volume and leave the hair feeling soft and smelling good. Oh, and absolutely no white powdery residue. I am not auditioning for The Witch in Into The Woods. Not yet, anyway. Call me some time, Sondheim!

Above, I’ve rounded up some of the best dry shampoos out there for every budget. Trust me – my hair can get really greasy. If these work for me, they will work for you. I went around the office to ask for more options, too. (In case you were wondering, Yoyo’s favourite is the Elizabeth and James Nirvana Dry Shampoo.) Oh, and that little myth about how dry shampoo makes you go bald? Totally untrue, apparently.

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