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Banish White Residue: 10 Best Dry Shampoos For Dark Hair Of 2024

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Banish White Residue: 10 Best Dry Shampoos For Dark Hair Of 2024

2024 and the years preceding that has introduced a variety of effective hair shampoos catering to different needs, but which among them is the best dry shampoo for dark hair, you may ask?

When it comes to dry shampoos, you must be picky, especially if you have dark hair. You wouldn’t want to use a shampoo that will leave your hair looking whitish and unhealthy.

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While dark hair can be stunningly luxurious, maintaining its freshness and shine can be complicated. You’d need a dry shampoo that makes your hair lively, extend the hair life, and add some volume.

I used to be a person that would pick any dry shampoo in the store, especially those with a fancy wrap. Then I realised I spent more time trying to massage away the chalky residue. This made me to re-evaluate my buying decision.

The good news is we have all those quality hair shampoos specifically formulated for dark hair in this article. So you don’t have to worry about that chalky hair anymore. We tested several formulas with our experts and came up with the 10 best for dark hair.

What We Looked For?

Longevity

Whether you want an eyeliner pencil to last throughout your workday or night out, a great brown eyeliner pencil should not budge. They can endure teary heartfelt moments or hot humid summer nights. Ideally, you want to select an eyeliner that is waterproof and/or water-resistant.

Opacity

Nobody likes dull eyeliner. Especially brown eyeliner, where we want rich colors to enhance our eye color or makeup look. Dark brown should be dark and pigmented to provide intensity without the harshness of black eyeliner. Light brown eyeliner will highlight gold eyeshadow looks, or provide subtle smokiness.  

Formula

Eyeliner should be creamy, and easy to glide onto the eye. There should be no tug and pull, or the pencil to smudge unintentionally. It should feel smooth, providing a crisp clean line on your eyelid or lower lash line. There shouldn’t be any patches or cracked pencils in only a few uses. The formula should feel consistently velvety. 

Best Products to Banish White Residue That I Have Tested

Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo

This is my favorite dry shampoo for dark hair because it smells great and works well. If you want to ditch that chalky aftereffect, this is my go-to shampoo.

Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo is a lightweight spray that doesn’t weigh down your hair. It’s also a great volumizing and texturizing shampoo that boosts hair volume and retains its dark texture. It does this while absorbing excess oil, thus, why it doesn’t weigh down hair.

The juicy part is the smell. If you want something extra – maybe smell luxe and give off that feeling of opulence, Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo has your back. You’ll feel like royalty when this is in your hair.

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Key Ingredients

  • Butane
  • Propane
  • SD Alcohol 40-B (Alcohol Denat.)

Anomaly Hair Care Set

Anomaly Hair Care Set is an innovative solution specifically made for dark hair. Whether you want to extend your blowout’s life, boost hair volume, or ditch that ashy hair, this dry hair shampoo will do the job.

This dry hair blends tea tree oil, an essential oil with antioxidant properties, and ultra-fine-rich starch to absorb oil and provide volume to roots. While your hair won’t exactly be like it’s freshly styled out of the bathroom on the fourth day, it will cause no scalp breakouts and definitely leave no residue.

The bottle is nicely packaged and long-lasting. One of our experts attested to using this product for three months. Add that to its affordable price tag, and you’ll have a cost-effective product.

And the smell? It is nice. It doesn’t have a strong smell, even though it’s scented.

Key Ingredients

  • Rice Starch
  • Tea tree oil

Kitsch Volumizing Rice Protein Dry Shampoo

When you need a savior for a cleaner and fresher blowout, the Kitsch Volumizing Rice Protein Dry Shampoo comes up clutch. This eco-friendly dry shampoo works marvelously for dark hair and doesn’t make your hair greasy.

Whether you have straight or curly hair, this enriching formula with rice protein and ashwagandha will give your hair roots a lift while adding a dark tint. The amazing part is you only need to dab it in a few areas of your hair and give your hair a massage. Nothing more.

And longevity? This product delivers ingredients that extend your hairstyle while absorbing excess oils from the roots.

I love that it’s a take-anywhere compact product, which makes it travel-friendly. Toss it anywhere in your bag, and reach out for it whenever you need to refresh your style.

Key Ingredients

  • Rice Protein
  • Ashwagandha
  • Niacinamide

Billie Floof Dry Shampoo

I was a bit skeptical about this dry hair shampoo, to be honest, but then I decided to give it a shot. Guess what? It turned out to be an excellent non-aerosol spray.

If you have fine, straight hair and a sensitive scalp that can’t withstand aerosol sprays, this dry shampoo is for you. Why? This formula contains baking soda, which is effective at eliminating grease and keeping the scalp clean.

It doesn’t end there! Billie Floof Dry Shampoo is gentle on hair and effortlessly dissolves in the roots without damaging the texture, thanks to the rice starch ingredient. In addition, it plumps hair strands due to the biotin nutrient and soaks up oils and other impurities that will dampen shine.

Of course, this doesn’t leave any white residue on your hair. As for the scent, it’s nice, but some people would prefer a stronger scent. I think I’d have preferred that too.

While I adore everything about this dry shampoo, the applicator or dispenser is a bit underwhelming. It dispenses little clumps, so you spend more time applying the shampoo to your hair. It also takes longer to blend the powder in.

Primally Pure Dry Shampoo

In those times when you feel too exhausted to give your hair a proper wash, the Primally Pure Dry Shampoo can your BFF. What do I like about this product? It does what it says and a whole lot more.

This dry shampoo contains kaolin clay and organic arrowroot powder to keep hair from being too oily and add texture. It also blends essential oils, such as lavender, peppermint, and grapefruit, to naturally cleanse hair while soothing the scalp and stimulating growth.

I love that it blends well with the hair root and doesn’t leave hair crunchy like some dry shampoos. Your hair feels as though it was recently washed. The texture feels good and smooth for up to two days.

Do you know what I love more? The smell. It lacks those harmful chemicals that have a provocative smell.

This product has two variants – for dark hair and light brunettes. Ensure you choose the one for dark hair.

Key Ingredients

  • Kaolin Clay
  • Organic Arrowroot Powder
  • Essential Oil

Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo

Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo is another favorite. When you feel your hairstyle needs a little push, this dry shampoo will be your companion. I loved how gentle it was on my scalp and how it kept my hair soft during my period of use. But that’s not everything this shampoo has to offer.

This shampoo blends rice starch and Aragan oil to condition hair and absorb excess oil. Apart from its nourishing properties, it adds volume to hair and boosts its shine while leaving zero chalky or whitish residue.

It works on all hair types, from fine to thick hair. It will never dull your color. Instead, your black hair looks shiner.

Oh! I love the scent. It’s luxurious and doesn’t smell like those formulas with harmful chemicals like parabens or sulfates. You’ll smell good while you have this product on your hair.

Key Ingredients

  • Hydrofluorocarbon 152a
  • Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch
  • Sd Alcohol 40-B (Alcohol Denat.)

IGK First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo

For all the vegan and cruelty-free product lovers, this one is for you. IGK First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo is the first animal-friendly formula I’ve tested with charcoal powder, the same ingredient in purifying face masks for keeping dirt, sweat, oil, and buildup at bay.

Besides, it also contains white tea powder to soothe the scalp and strengthen hair follicles. It refreshes hair so well that you won’t need to wash it for the next few weeks. It really holds your style all day.

What I love about this product is you don’t need to use it so much to get results. Plus, it isn’t specific to any hair type and tone. Anyone looking to eliminate white residue on their black hair can use this. The results are a wonder.

Key Ingredients

  • Hydrofluorocarbon 152a
  • Alcohol Denat
  • Butane

Klorane Dry Shampoo

If you still doubt the wonders of IGK’s vegan-friendly formula or perhaps you dislike the smell, I suggest you try the Klorane Dry Shampoo. I bet you’ll find yourself repurchasing this product all over again.

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Our editors and hairstylists love this product’s ability to hold hair for long. The active ingredient oat milk is known for soothing hair scalp. The dry shampoo also contains other ingredients to help keep out excess oil while creating grayish-free hair. For best results, brush your hair thoroughly to spread the shampoo.

Unlike some dry shampoos, Klorane Dry Shampoo is accessible. You can find it in most drugstores, so you can’t question the availability. This formula has two variants – one for dark hair and a non-tinted version. Make sure you choose appropriately. 

Key Ingredients

  • Oat Milk
  • Corn & Rice Starch
  • Natural absorbent microspheres & silica

Batiste Dark Brown Dry Shampoo

The list of the best dry shampoo for dark hair can’t be complete without Batiste, one of North America’s best-selling dry shampoo brands. If you haven’t seen or used a Batiste brand, I can tell you that you can trust their products. Do you think it’s a hype? Definitely not!

I find the dark brown dry shampoo extremely good for dark hair. With a blend of rice starch and other natural ingredients, this shampoo blends with dark hair to eliminate excess oil and keep hair refreshed between washes.

When I tried it, my hair looked shiner and fresh and even had a little boost in volume. The most important of all is it did hide the gray hairs that were forming at the roots.

While keeping off the white residue and excess oil at bay, it also introduces a wonderful fragrance to your hair. So not only will your hair retain its dark color, but it will also smell great. That’s just too much for a product that’s also very affordable.

I can’t say anything further about the quality of this product. It works, and you should add it to your hair care products.

Ingredients

  • Butane
  • Hydrofluorocarbon 152a
  • Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch

Not Your Mother’s Triple Threat Brunette Dry Shampoo

Funny name, right? But let’s focus on what it can do. If you feel washing your hair often is a waste of time and money, this formula is another must-get for you.

The triple threat is a game-changer in the haircare world mainly because of its ability to make your hair shimmer while retaining its black color, fresh smell, and affordability. Yes! Affordability. You can get this product for less than $10.

This product leaves absolutely no white residue on your hair. At the same time, you get to smell nice. The formula blends peach, amber, and vanilla notes to give this exquisite smell. Some of our hairstylists found the scent to be a bit overpowering, but it was just as good to me.

Ingredients

  • Benzyl Alcohol
  • Fragrance (Parfum)
  • Aluminum Starch

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