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The Best Cruelty-Free Dry Shampoos

The Best Cruelty-Free Dry Shampoos - There's an option for every budget! #crueltyfree #haircare #beauty

Cruelty-Free Dry Shampoos

Today I’ve rounded up the best cruelty-free dry shampoos for you for every budget! You can find these cruelty-free dry shampoos at Sephora, Ulta, or Amazon.

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Dry Shampoo $10 and Under

Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Dry Shampoo – $5.99 for 7 oz

Not Your Mother’s makes a lot of different cruelty-free dry shampoos but I prefer the Beach Babe one. I usually need a bit of texture in my straight hair.

Kenra Volume Dry Shampoo – $7 for 1.2 oz

I haven’t tried this one so I can’t speak as to how well it works.

Acure Organics Dry Shampoo – $7.59 for 1.7 oz

Acure Organics is sulfate free, paraben free, pthalate free, mineral oil free, dea free, formaldehyde free, petrolatum free, paraffin free and, of course, cruelty free.

Hask Dry Shampoos – $7.99 for 6.5 oz

Hask makes so many different types of dry shampoo and they are one of the most affordable cruelty-free dry shampoos at  only $7.99 a bottle. You can often find it on sale at Walmart and Ulta, too! When I went to Indiana to see my grandmother before she passed, I packed in a hurry and forgot my dry shampoo, so I bought a bottle of Hask at Walmart and it worked amazingly well! I’m impressed.

Unwash Dry Cleaner – $9 for 1 oz

Unwash is one of the only Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free dry shampoos that I know of.

Manic Panic Hair Freshener – $9.99 for .35 oz

I love Manic Panic and have used their products for years! This is a vegan dry shampoo.

Dry Shampoo $20 and Under

SheaMoisture Fruit Fusion Dry Shampoo – $10.49 for 1.7 oz

This one smells pretty good!

EVA NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo – $11.99 for 5.3 oz

EVA NYC is one of my all-time favorite hair care brands and their dry shampoo is fantastic! It’s my normal go-to cruelty-free dry shampoo.

Drybar Detox Whipped Dry Shampoo Foam – $13 for 1.8 oz

Drybar is a Leaping Bunny certified cruelty free hair brand. This cruelty-free dry shampoo sounds amazing!

Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1 Dry Shampoo – $13 for 1.6 oz

This is one of the cruelty-free dry shampoos that is going on my to-buy list because it provides texture, volume and body. Plus it smells like vanilla, coconut and amber.

Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo – $13 for 1.4 oz

This dry shampoo smells like jasmine, sandalwood and Madagascar vanilla. Yum.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day PhD Dry Shampoo – $13 for 1.8 oz

I’ve tried this one and really liked it!

Sun Bum Beach Formula Dry Shampoo – $14.99 for 4.8 oz

Everyone loves Sun Bum and their scent. This cruelty-free dry shampoo has their signature scent.

VERB Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair – $16 for 4.5 oz

An aerosol dry shampoo for dark hair that provides a gentle cleanse and light volume.

VERB Dry Shampoo for Light Hair – $16 for 4.5 oz

An aerosol dry shampoo for light hair that provides a gentle cleanse and light volume.

VERB Dry Shampoo – $16 for 2 oz

A tapioca-based dry shampoo that re-energizes hair, removes impurities, and provides light body without any grittiness or unpleasant texture. It’s also vegan and gluten free.

Kenra Volume Dry Shampoo – $17 for 5 oz

This is a translucent volume-enhancing dry shampoo.

Sexy Hair Big Sexy Hair Dry Shampoo – $17.95 for 3.4 oz

Sexy Hair is a great cruelty free drugstore hair brand and they make several different cruelty-free dry shampoos. This one is nice! It’s a talc-free, mineral and clay-based dry shampoo that absorbs impurities, excess oil, and product build-up. It also has UV filters to help protect your color from the sun.

Paul Mitchell Invisiblewear Brunette Dry Shampoo – $18 for 4.7 oz

This is supposed to revive blonde or brown hair between washes.

Paul Mitchell Invisiblewear Blonde Dry Shampoo – $18 for 4.7 oz

This is supposed to revive blonde or brown hair between washes.

Sexy Hair Long Sexy Hair Luxe Dry Shampoo – $18.95 for 5.1 oz

This cruelty-free dry shampoo is supposed to help people with long hair or extensions maintain their hair longer. It’s another one I put on my to-try list.

Tarte Hair Goals Dry Shampoo – $19 for 4 oz

A high-performance, vegan dry shampoo that instantly lifts oil and freshens hair, while natural thickening ingredients inspired by tarte’s iconic mascaras lift roots and boost volume.

Macadamia Professional Style Extend Dry Shampoo – $19.95 for 5 oz

This is a translucent dry shampoo that nourishes the hair and cleans it.

Hempz Herbal Dry Shampoo and Style Extender – $19.99 for 7 oz

The Hempz dry shampoo is gluten free, paraben free, vegan and thc-free.

Dry Shampoo $30 and Under

Giovanni Powder Power Dry Shampoo – $20.16 for 3.4 oz

Giovanni is a great cruelty-free brand that I often see at Whole Foods and Amazon.

Alterna Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Dry Shampoo – $22 for 4.75 oz

This is a virtually translucent dry shampoo spray that absorbs oil, product build-up and impurities.

Kenra Refresh Dry Shampoo – $22 for 5 oz

Kenra Refresh Dry Shampoo Foam is a versatile cleansing foam that can erase excess product and absorb oils with a powderless feel for a clean slate.

Kenra Platinum Dry Shampoo – $22 for 5 oz

Save time and extend your color or blow-out by shampooing less frequently. Dry Shampoo keeps styles looking fresh and full by absorbing oils that can weigh hair down.

Sexy Hair Hair Laundry Dry Shampoo – $22.95 for 1.2 oz

Healthy Sexy Hair Hair Laundry Dry Shampoo Spray, enhanced with Mimosa Oil and moonstones, helps easily absorb oils and impurities. This non-aerosol spray is easy to use, and it provides a translucent finish, even on the darkest of hair. This is another of the cruelty-free dry shampoos that’s going on my to-try list!

Living Proof Perfect hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo – $23 for 4 oz

Perfect hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo is ideal for all hair types. It is silicone-free. Safe and formulated for color and chemically treated hair.

Drybar Detox Lush Scent Dry Shampoo – $23 for 3.5 oz

Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo has a super-absorbent formula that absorbs oils, dirt and impurities between washes, leaving hair feeling fresh and clean. Features Lush scent with notes of violet, sandalwood and musk.

Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo – $23 for 3.5 oz

Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo has a super-absorbent formula that absorbs oils, dirt and impurities between washes, leaving hair feeling fresh and clean. Features Original scent with notes of jasmine, sandalwood and Madagascar vanilla.

Drybar Detox For Brunettes Dry Shampoo – $23 for 3.5 oz

Especially formulated for brunettes, this highly effective cruelty-free formula lets you save on shower time and doesn’t leave any white residue behind. Pro tip: Spritz a bit to hide those pesky grey hairs!

DPHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Dry Shampoo – $23 for 5.0 oz

Apple Cider Vinegar Dry Shampoo by dpHUE is formulated with apple cider vinegar, known for its cleansing and antimicrobial properties. Sulfate free. Paraben free. Cruelty free. Gluten free. Color safe. Ozone friendly/no CFCs.

Unwash Dry Cleaner – $24 for 3.3 oz

Refresh and revive hair on the fly with cruelty-free Unwash Dry Cleanser. This superior, lightweight performance formula leaves no residue on tresses and absorbs excess oil.

Drybar Detox Whipped Dry Shampoo Foam – $24 for 4.5 oz

Drybar’s ultra light Detox Whipped Dry Shampoo Foam absorbs oils and dries instantly, leaving hair bouncy and refreshed. Volcanic ash attracts dirt and debris like a magnet; absorbing, trapping and eventually rinsing out with your next shampoo.

Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Biotin Dry Shampoo – $24 for 1.7 oz

A unique, charcoal-infused cruelty-free dry shampoo that detoxifies, cleanses, and balances the scalp for optimal scalp health.

CAPTAIN BLANKENSHIP Mermaid Dry Shampoo – $24 for 4.8 oz

This natural blend of fine powders mattifies hair without leaving a white mess. It adds volume to unwashed, lifeless hair and leaves it smelling sweet and rosy with a unique blend of essential oils. This product is vegan, hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, and formulated without gluten.

ALTERNA Caviar Anti-Aging Sheer Dry Shampoo – $25 for 1.2 oz

This revolutionary PerfectDose cruelty-free dry shampoo powder spray delivers targeted, customizable and mess-free application, leaving hair looking and feeling freshly cleansed.

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo – $25 for 5.3 oz

A cruelty-free dry shampoo formulated without talc or aluminum that refreshes hair by absorbing excess oil and adding volume. Amika is a sister brand to EVA NYC. I love both of their products! They’re so good! (I’m holding a can of this in the photo at the top of this post.)

Amika Phantom Hydrating Dry Shampoo Foam – $25 for 5.6 oz

This revolutionary cruelty-free foam revitalizes hair for a flawless second-day look. Perfect for dry, chemically-treated, or curly hair types that want to bring Whether you’re in need of a quick no-wash cleanse or an extra boost of volume, this sea buckthorn berry-infused formula leaves hair instantaneously soft and refreshed, with instant amplification at the roots. This is another of the cruelty-free dry shampoos that I really want to try.

Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1 – $26

Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1 cruelty-free formula texturizes, amplifies and refreshes hair. Airy dry spray provides instant texture, volume and body. Features Blanc scent with notes of coconut, amber and vanilla. This sounds like it smells amazing!

Playa Pure Dry Shampoo – $26 for 4 oz

Without white residue or chalky buildup, this gentle cruelty-free dry shampoo formula absorbs oil, eliminates impurities, and restores body and volume to hair.

IGK First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo – $27 for 6.3 oz

A powerful cruelty-free dry shampoo that cleanses even the most oily hair and scalp with oil-erasing, odor-eliminating charcoal powder.

IGK Direct Flight Multi-Tasking Dry Shampoo – $27 for 6.3 oz

A texturizing, volumizing, style extending dry shampoo that uses turmeric and charcoal powder to lift dirt and oil while absorbing oil and sweat.

IGK Jet Lag Invisible Dry Shampoo – $27 for 6.3 oz

A texturizing, volumizing, style extending dry shampoo that uses turmeric and charcoal powder to lift dirt and oil while absorbing oil and sweat. This product is vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and provides UV protection.

Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo – $27.99 for 4.6 oz

Many of my friends are die-hard Lush fans and love this dry shampoo.

Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam – $28 for 5.3 oz

A quick-drying, waterless cleansing foam that removes oil, product excess, and buildup.

Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Dry Shampoo – $28 for 4.4 oz

A first fine fragrance dry shampoo that refreshes, volumizes, and texturizes while perfuming hair with the addictive fragrance of Nirvana White.

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rose Dry Shampoo – $28 for 4.4 oz

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rose is a seductive floral blend embodying the heart of a dark rose with notes of rose de mai, geranium, and vetiver for a sultry, refined scent with intrigue. Bringing a lightness to Nirvana, the scarlet toned bottle with rich gold accents blends feminine curves with contrasting architectural lines

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon Dry Shampoo – $28 for 4.4 oz

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Bourbon is a provocative blend of sultry vanilla bourbon, oakwood, and a hint of tuberose for a bold, oriental-woody scent with intoxicating confidence. Bringing a lightness to Nirvana, the amber toned bottle with rich gold accents blends feminine curves with contrasting architectural lines. I would love to try this cruelty-free dry shampoo!

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Dry Shampoo – $28 for 4.4 oz

A water-free micro powder is enriched with natural rice starch to absorb oils instantly while adding lightweight body and texture. Style-extending proteins are combined with rose root extract for anti-oxidant protection and pro-vitamin B for strength, shine, and bounce. Lightly perfumed with an indulgent blend of alluring violet, sensual sandalwood and rich vanilla, Nirvana Black Dry Shampoo turns your ordinary styling routine into nirvana.

AG Hair – $10.95 for 1 oz to $28 for 4.2 oz (currently 2 for $30 at Ulta)

AG Hair is a cruelty free hair brand that makes dry shampoo for blonde, light brown, brunette and jet black hair, as well as clear.

Lulu Organics Hair Powder – $30 for 4 oz

Lulu Organics dry shampoo is an organic, talc-free hair powder. They claim you only need a dime sized amount for your roots.

Dry Shampoo Above $30

Rahua Voluminous Dry Shampoo – $32 for 1.8 oz

Crafted with plant-based ingredients, this highly efficacious dry shampoo leaves hair and scalp clean and refreshed and makes styling effortless. Packaged in an environmentally friendly non-aerosol dispenser, it delivers texture, hold, and volume. This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without gluten, silicones, and synthetic fragrance.

What are your picks for the best cruelty-free dry shampoos? Are any of your favorites listed here?

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    • Here’s what they claim. I’m still waiting for another email from them – https://www.lovebeautyandplanet.com/us/en/editorial/ingredients-go-vegan.html

      “Love Beauty and Planet products are not tested on animals and are independently vegan certified by Vegan Action. This is something we’re super proud of. We are also committed to sourcing high quality ingredients, but only responsibly. Each of our fragrances incorporates an ethically sourced extract or absolute, and each range is infused with a signature natural ingredient, such as murumuru butter, shea butter and coconut water.”

      Love Beauty and Planet is certified vegan by Vegan Action’s Website

      https://vegan.org/certification/

      Products must not have involved animal testing of ingredients or finished products by the supplier, producer, manufacturer, or independent party and may not be tested in the future.

      Products may not contain any animal-derived GMO’s or animal-derived genes used to manufacture ingredients or finished product.


      So to me, it looks like Vegan Action is good / comparable to Leaping Bunny, but I’m just trying to make sure.

      they’re certified vegan, BUT I want them to confirm that they’re not selling anywhere with mandatory animal testing. Yes, Unilever has a blanket legal policy that says they don’t test except where required by law, but that doesn’t mean that this brand is sold anywhere that they test.

      However, if they don’t respond about this, I will remove them from this list.

      • Thank you so much for all the information! I didn’t comment sooner because I didn’t get a notification that you responded to me. Anyways, never heard of Vegan Action….I will have to check them out. I feel like I read somewhere that they were CF but then i saw they were owned by Unilever and in my head I’m like, well i’m sure they sell in countries that have mandatory testing because Unilever. Then (I wish I could remember where I saw the other info) I read that they were not cf….maybe Tashina had something? I’m not exactly sure. But thanks for checking!

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