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I have naturally very oily hair so I’ve been using dry shampoos for years. But because of my dark hair, there’s some dry shampoo that just don’t work because they leave a white residue that makes my hair look grey, dull, and very powdery. That’s why after years of trial and error, I’ve found the best dry shampoo for dark hair for every hair type that you need to try in 2022!

Whether you have fine hair, curly hair, need some extra volume, or have very dark, black hair, this article will help you find the best dry shampoo for you.

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The Best Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair

Best Overall

Ambiance Dry Shampoo 3-in-1: Clean, Covers, Conceals

This is the BEST dry shampoo for dark hair in 2022! It’s the perfect brown tint that works for all dark tones, it’s a powder but doesn’t give your hair a dull powdery look, it adds a lot of volume to fine hair and the covers up graying roots.

This stuff is magic in a bottle and you need to try it!

Best Budget

SGX NYC ‘The Brunette’ Dry Shampoo

PROS
  • Tinted
  • Affordable
  • Smells great
  • Vegan-friendly
CONS
  • Easily creates build-up
  • Strong color tint so spray carefully

This dry shampoo is great for absorbing excess oil and works as a temporary root touch up for dark hair color. This $7 dry shampoo works better than most $25 ones and it doesn’t leave a white residue!

The biggest con with this hair product is that it does create build-up so make sure to brush your hair every night you use it so it doesn’t clog pores.

Best Drugstore

Batiste Dry Shampoo ‘Divine Dark’

PROS
  • Affordable
  • Fills in thinning areas
  • Not powdery
CONS
  • Messy if not blended
  • Sometimes tint transfers

This is the best drugstore dry shampoo for dark hair! Not only does do it what every dry shampoo does, but it also fills in thinning areas and gives it a lot of volume and that sexy blowout look.

What I really love about this dry shampoo is that it doesn’t look dull and powdery.

Best for Black/Very Dark Hair

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk

PROS
  • Blends easily
  • Leaves no residue
  • Clean scent
CONS
  • Not for very dark hair

This is one of the best affordable dry shampoos for dark tones on the market right now but the only con to it is that’s not suitable for very dark, black hair because the tint is a more hazel brown – I have pretty dark brown hair and it works fine for me, though.

Best for Fine Hair

Ambiance Dry Shampoo 3-in-1: Clean, Covers, Conceals

PROS
  • For all dark hair shades
  • No mess applicator
  • No residue
  • Travel friendly
CONS
  • Expensive

This is one of the best dry shampoos for dark hair and I can’t believe more people don’t talk about it!

It has a brush applicator for precise application, the brown tint is perfect for all brown hair colors, and it doesn’t leave a powdery residue – I’m obsessed and know you will be, too!

It also adds a lot of volume, making it perfect for fine hair.

It’s pricey but so worth it and it lasts ages.

Best for Thick Hair

Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-Powder Tres Invisible Dry Shampoo

PROS
  • Easily blends
  • Adds volume
  • Smells amazing
CONS
  • Some people had allergic reactions

This dry shampoo is great for dark hair because it doesn’t leave a white residue and the products blends in very easily to your hair colors.

If you have thick hair you will love this because it doesn’t weight your hair down.

Caution: some people have said they had an allergic reaction to this dry shampoo so do a patch test before applying on your hair.

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Best for Curly Hair

OGX Extra Strength Refresh & Restore Dry Shampoo

PROS
  • Hydrating
  • No residue
  • Adds volume
CONS
  • Runs out fast

If you’re looking for a dry shampoo for curly hair, you will love this because it’s hydrating, gets rids of frizz, and allows your natural hair texture to thrive.

Though it’s very effective, a lot of people complain that you need to use a lot of product for payout, so you end up running out quite fast.

This is the best dry shampoo for dark hair if you have curly, wavy, and textured hair!

Best for Oily Hair

Briogeo Scalp Revival Dry Shampoo

PROS
  • Nourishes scalp
  • Makes hair feel clean
  • Absorbs quickly
  • No residue
CONS
  • Difficult to use dispenser

This has been one of my favorite dry shampoos for a long time and it’s mainly because it helps my very greasy, very oily hair look and feel fresh and clean.

This doesn’t just mask the oil on your scalp but it also makes your scalp feel cleaner (perfect for itchy, dry scalps), which I’ve never experienced with a dry shampoo before.

The only con to this is the dispenser: product often gets trapped and it can be a hit or miss on if you’ll get any product out.

Best Powder

R+Co Dry Shampoo Powder

PROS
  • For all hair types
  • Extremely oil absorbing
  • All day volume
CONS
  • Leaves residue if not blended well

This is a one of the best dry shampoos that works for all hair types and hair colors IF blended properly.

This dry shampoo is so effective that you can put it on very oily hair and your hair will feel and look so clean that you could go another 5 days without washing it.

It’s that good!

Best Talc-Free

Act+Acre Plant Based Dry Shampoo

PROS
  • Talc-free
  • No harsh chemicals
  • No residue
CONS
  • Little volume

This is an effective dry shampoo for dark hair because it doesn’t leave any residue, no matter how close to your roots you get, and it’s talc-free with only 6 ingredients do it’s very clean and has no harsh chemicals.

Though it adds a little volume, this dry shampoo doesn’t add as much volume as a lot of other dry shampoos I’ve tried, so if you have fine hair, I wouldn’t recommend it.

Best Vegan

Acure 100% Vegan Dry Shampoo for Brunette to Dark Hair

PROS
  • Vegan
  • Lots of volume
  • Affordable
  • Lasts a long time
CONS
  • Hair sometimes looks grey

This dry shampoo is vegan, travel friendly, lasts a long time, and is great for fine hair that needs a boost in volume.

Even though it was especially formulated for dark hair, some people with very dark hair have complained that it leaves a grey cast on the hair if not thoroughly blended.

Best for Volume

Virtue Dry Shampoo

PROS
  • Reduces frizz
  • Hair looks thicker
CONS
  • Not for very oily hair
  • Need to use a lot of product

This is the only dry shampoo that I have tried that actually reduces frizz, while also adding lots of volume because your hair looks and feels thicker.

BUT, this is not for very oily hair and you do need to use a lot of product to get it to absorb oil. This is great to use on second day hair but definitely not on third or fourth day hair.

Benefits of Dry Shampoo

I use dry shampoo every week and it helps make my hair look fresh and prolongs hair styles between hair wash days.

Here are the main benefits of dry shampoo:

  • Absorbs oil in your hair and scalp so you don’t have to wash your hair as often because your hair avoids grease
  • Increases color longevity: because dry shampoo allows you to wait more days between hair washing, this makes color treated last longer because it hasn’t been diluted by constant hair washing
  • Eliminates hair odor: after many days of not washing your hair, sebum excretes hair odor and dry shampoo neutralizes and counters it
  • Adds volume and body

How to Apply Dry Shampoo

  • Shake spray can or powder bottle
  • Hold spray 8 inches away from hair onto your roots (if you have a powder dry shampoo, then getting close to the root, sprinkle it on your scalp on areas you get most greasy)
  • Let it sit on your scalp for a few minutes and then use your fingers to rub it in until you see no remaining residue
  • Add more if you feel like it did not absorb enough oil (start off with a small amount and build up as required)
  • Brush your hair out and style as normal

If you have been on the hunt for the best dry shampoos for dark hair, then I hope this article helped you find the perfect one for you! Finding the right dry shampoo for your hair color can be tough, but this in-depth guide is all you need to figure it out.

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