Why Dry Shampoo is a Game Changer for Busy Mornings

February 17, 2024 Haircare

Why Dry Shampoo Is A Game Changer For Busy Mornings

Is your morning routine often a race against time? Do you find yourself struggling to fit in a shower and hair wash before rushing out the door? If you’re nodding, then this dry shampoo might be the game changer you’ve been looking for.

Dry shampoo has become a staple in the beauty world, but if you’re new to it – or fell out of love with the old school aerosol versions – read on. This innovative product allows you to refresh and revive your hair without the need for water. Simply apply and massage it into your roots, and voila – you have clean, voluminous hair in an instant. No shampooing, and no blow drying!

With its time-saving benefits, dry shampoo is a must-have for busy mornings. It absorbs excess oil, eliminates odour, and adds texture to your locks, all without the need for a shower. This means you can hit the snooze button a few more times without sacrificing your hair’s appearance.
Whether you’re a parent juggling multiple responsibilities, someone trying to make it to that early morning meeting (or yoga session), or simply someone who values their sleep, dry shampoo is a game changer.

Benefits of using dry shampoo

Dry shampoo offers a range of benefits that make it a game changer for busy mornings. Firstly, it absorbs excess oil from your scalp, making your hair look cleaner and less greasy. This is especially useful for those with oily hair or for those days when you just don’t have time for a full wash. By eliminating oil, dry shampoo also adds volume and lift to your hair, giving it a fresh and bouncy appearance.

Another benefit of dry shampoo is its ability to reduce – and even eliminate odour. If you’ve ever woken up late after a night out and had to rush out the door without washing your hair, you know how that unwashed smell can linger throughout the day. Dry shampoo helps to neutralize odours, leaving your hair smelling fresh and clean.

We love how dry shampoo adds texture to your hair, making it easier to style. Whether you want to create beachy waves, a sleek updo, or simply add some tousled volume, dry shampoo provides the grip and hold you need to achieve your desired look. It can also help extend the life of your hairstyle, allowing you to go longer between washes.

How dry shampoo works

Dry shampoo works by using absorbent ingredients, such as starch or clay, to soak up excess oil and dirt from your hair and scalp. When you spray dry shampoo onto your roots, these absorbent particles cling to the oil and dirt, effectively removing them from your hair. To activate the dry shampoo, you simply need to massage it into your scalp, ensuring that it is evenly distributed. Traditionally, dry shampoo formulas were prone to leaving an unpleasant residue on the scalp however our Fresh Air Dry Shampoo leaves no chalky or sticky residue, and is an ultra-fine powder that blends into hair for an invisible finish.

It’s important to note that dry shampoo should be used as a temporary solution, and regular washing with water and traditional shampoo is still necessary to maintain the overall health of your scalp and hair. We have an incredible range of shampoos and conditioners you can discover both online and in-store.

Dry shampoo vs traditional shampoo

Dry shampoo offers a convenient alternative to traditional shampoo, especially on those hectic mornings when time is of the essence. Unlike traditional shampoo, which requires water and a proper wash, dry shampoo can be used on dry hair without the need for rinsing. This makes it a quick and easy way to refresh your locks and extend the time between washes and when you’re on the go travelling or after a gym session.

Tips for using dry shampoo effectively

To make the most of your dry shampoo and ensure optimal results, here are some tips to keep in mind:

1. Choose the right dry shampoo for your hair type: Different dry shampoos are formulated with different ingredients and delivery systems, so it’s important to choose one that suits your specific needs and has been consciously formulated for hair and scalp health. Fresh’air dry shampoo is free from toxins and silicones and does not leave a chalky residue. The Vegan formula is free from silicone and baking soda, and suitable for all hair types, including chemically treated hair. Fresh’air features a non-aerosol pump, without chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

2. Apply dry shampoo correctly: Shake the dry shampoo bottle well before use and spray evenly onto roots. Focus your application on the areas that tend to get most oily. Work thoroughly into hair to clean, refresh, and add lift. Brush through to remove excess residue and style as desired.

3. Give it time to work: After applying dry shampoo, give it a few minutes to work its magic. This allows the absorbent particles to soak up the oil and dirt from your hair.

4. Brush or comb through: Once the dry shampoo has had time to work, use a brush or comb to distribute the product throughout your scalp and lengths. Start from your roots and work your way down to the ends. This will leave your hair looking clean and refreshed.

Different types of dry shampoo

Dry shampoo comes in various forms, with the two most frequently types of dry shampoo including:

1. Aerosol spray: A traditional form of dry shampoo came in a spray can, however with this comes compromises and we’re thrilled that our Danish natural beauty brand NUORI have formulated Fresh’air in an innovative, non-aerosol pump – without chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

2. Powder: With this fabulous method, dry shampoo powder is dispensed from a bottle and can be applied directly to your roots. Powder dry shampoos are great for adding volume and texture to your hair.

Dry shampoo for different hair types

The Fresh’air Dry shampoo is suitable for all hair types including chemically treated and coloured hair. The vegan formula is free from silicone and baking soda and contains all natural ingredients including tapioca starch, fullers earth and rice powder.

Tapioca Starch

Boosts texture and volume and reduces the heavy and greasy feeling of ‘’second day’’ hair by instantly absorbing excess oils. The ultra-fine powder ensures the ingredient is not visible in hair.

Fullers Earth 

Offers cleansing properties by absorbing oil, dirt and other impurities, as well as prevents build-up of any residue at the scalp.

Rice Powder

Absorbs excess oil and soothes scalp irritations and is high in amino acid content, working intensely to nourish the scalp and hair follicles.

Incorporating dry shampoo into your morning routine

Dry shampoo is truly a game changer for busy mornings. Its time-saving benefits, ability to absorb oil and eliminate odour, and ability to add texture to your hair make it an essential tool for anyone on the go. By incorporating dry shampoo into your morning routine, you can save valuable time and still have fresh, fabulous hair.

Remember to choose the right dry shampoo, apply it correctly, and give it time to work its magic. So go ahead, hit that snooze button a few more times, and embrace the convenience of dry shampoo for your busy mornings.

The reviews are in


“Have been using the product and really think it’s great.   It is really good on hair that is quite a few days old, and gives an incredible hold and texture to clean hair too. I love that it is not an aerosol and has no colour residue on darker hair. As with all your packaging, I love the cleanness of it all. Overall, I think it’s great and I would replace my other dry shampoos with this one.” – Sian, May 9, 2022 via NUORI


“It’s very soft and holds well on the hair for many hours … I really like it… Smells so fresh and good texture… So happy about it.” – Domingo, May 6, 2022 via NUORI


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