These Are the Best Dry Shampoos for Your Hair Color

While it seems as though the modern world is running on dry shampoo, what they won’t tell you is how difficult it is to find the perfect match for you. Some are too white and some are too dark, leaving your hair color looking chalky and not the least bit radiant. But did you know that there are different textures and hues available that work best for certain hair colors? Here, the best selections for your hair color to keep you—and your locks—feeling your best without falling victim to the dry shampoo dating game. 

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Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo for Brunettes ($23)

Best for: Brown hair

This brown-colored option delivers all of the benefits dry shampoo without any white residue that looks extra-harsh on dark hair. Golden root extract increases moisture to stop breakage due to dryness in its tracks while soft notes of sandalwood, jasmine and vanilla leave behind the most delicious scent. Because it’s colored, be sure to wash your hands right after rubbing in the product and avoid using while wearing light colors. 


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Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo ($22)

Best for: Blonds

This sulfate- and paraben-free offering goes on white and slowly fades, perfect for blonds trying to cover up slight roots. Or, keep working it into your roots until it turns even more transparent for a barely there clean. Plus, the bottle sports a time-release fragrance that delivers a light, clean scent all day to keep you smelling (and feeling) fresh.  


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Ambiance Red Dry Shampoo ($14)

Best for: Red hair

The applicator brush on this red dry shampoo makes absorbing oil where you need it easier than ever while the formula itself works to seriously volumize hair and leave it looking and smelling like you just left the blowout bar. Plus, the color blends in seamlessly to most red hues for a tailored-to-you match.


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Bumble and bumble White Hair Powder ($36)

Best for: Gray hair

Specifically formulated for white, silver, platinum and ash hair colors, this dry shampoo works to absorb oil, add volume and provide a dry texture that keeps styles in place for longer without making you compromise on a formula that matches your hair color. 


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Verb Dry Shampoo ($14)

Best for: Brunettes

This loose dry shampoo delivers a thorough cleanse to oily hair while its slim-tipped applicator keeps things far from ever getting messy—even on the darkest hair. While the powder goes on white, after working through it with your fingertips, this formula sets totally invisibly. And because it’s barely scented and virtually weightless, you’ll be wondering if there’s anything on there at all—even after using it multiple days in a row. The only giveaway? Super clean locks for days. 


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KLORANE Dry Shampoo with Nettle ($20)

Best for: Blond hair

Portugal-sourced nettle extract works to regulate sebum production in the hair while it works in this French dry shampoo (studies prove that hair is naturally less-oily after three months of use) that also count vitamins A and C, amino acids and corn and rice starch as its main ingredients. 


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Captain Blankenship Mermaid Dry Shampoo ($24)

Best for: Red hair

After you get past the fact that you’re not sprinkling salt all over your hair with the unconventional, eco-friendly packaging, this heavy-duty dry shampoo gets to work quickly, soaking up every last bit of oil on the scalp and through the lengths without any stickiness or chalky feeling to be found. And even though it’s white, the powder disintegrates almost immediately, leaving behind zero trace. 


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Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo ($6)

Best for: Gray hair

This drugstore dry shampoo performs just as well as its high-end counterparts, leaving behind a slight matte finish, barely there white hue (you can totally work it in to make it invisible if you don’t want to conceal) and a clean feeling that rivals a shower—oh, and the scent is borderline addicting. 


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Sachajuan Dark Volume Powder ($35)

Best for: Brunettes

Formulated for dark hair, this product delivers a serious dose of freshness and volume in just a few spritzes. After spraying, allow it to dry on your roots before styling and rubbing in with your fingers for a post-blowout feel. We recommend wearing dark colors while applying to keep the pigment from traveling to your white clothes. 


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AG Hair Care Blonde Dry Shampoo ($28)

Best for: Blond hair

According to the brand, this bottle isn’t just your new go-to cleanser, but also a “style refresher and root touch up,” fitting for a line that offers a range of shades (including blond, light brown, brunette and jet black) to get all of the benefits and none of the cons (hello, chalky hair) of dry shampoo. Plus, if you’re in-between blond hues, try mixing the light brown and blond shades for a perfect match. 


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Keranique Volume Boost Invisible Dry Shampoo ($25)

Best for: Red hair

In need of a quick clean and amped up volume only a blowout can achieve? Reach for this invisible option that works for all hair tones and is designed to infuse volume into lackluster hair and a dry clean to greasy roots. 


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Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo ($28)

Best for: Gray hair

Grease is deleted without adding any gunk or chalky buildup in this ultraluxe dry shampoo that goes on white and can be faded out as much or as little as you’d like. And with highly absorbent argilla powder as one of the main ingredients in the formula, clean, voluminous hair is only minutes away. 


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