Living proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo

Last updated date: July 31, 2020

DWYM Score
9.4

Living proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo

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Overall Take

The powder in this shampoo absorbs dirt and oil, allowing you to simply shake your hair clean after use. The fresh scent is pleasant and doesn't come on too strong. This product is suitable for most all hair types. In our analysis of 31 expert reviews, the Living proof Living proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo placed 3rd when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 31, 2020:
Checkout The Best Dry Shampoo for a detailed review of all the top dry shampoos.

Expert Summarized Score
9.4
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.7
1,358 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The magic is in the spray-on powder: After applying it liberally all over your roots, you let it sit for 30 seconds, while the powder absorbs any excess dirt and oil. Then, you either shake out the powder or give yourself a quick blast with a hairdryer—and the it disappears, taking all that gunk with it. From my fresh-looking locks, you'd never know I had just worked out. And since SoulCycle is typically where I reach my peak perspiration levels, I'd call it a runaway success.
- Byrdie
After a month of regular use, I'm officially addicted to the Living Proof dry shampoo. It actually makes my hair feel clean again, and although some people aren't crazy about the scent, I actually love the clean, floral smell.
- Bustle
Thats right you guys, Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo just changed the dry shampoo game
- InStyle
It has a light, fresh aquatic scent and is suitable for all hair types, including coloured and chemically treated hair.
- Good Housekeeping
No residue after usage
- BestReviews
What experts didn't like
$18 is a lot of money to spend on one 4-ounce bottle of dry shampoo
- Bustle
Initial white residue which requires working in
- Good Housekeeping
It might not suit curly hair types
- BestReviews

From The Manufacturer

Powered by our Triple-Action Cleaning Technology to address how hair looks, feels and smells. Fast-absorbing powders soak up oil and sweat while our patented Healthy Hair Molecule helps you remove the powders easily from hair, resulting in actually clean hair. Odor neutralizers and time released fragrance keep hair smelling clean.

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Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 6
Herbal Essences Cucumber & Green Tea Dry Shampoo
2. Herbal Essences Cucumber & Green Tea Dry Shampoo
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 1
Living proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo
3. Living proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 5
Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo
4. Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 3
Dove Oily Hair Dry Shampoo
5. Dove Oily Hair Dry Shampoo
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 3
Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo
6. Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 3
Hair Dance Volumizing Dry Shampoo Powder
7. Hair Dance Volumizing Dry Shampoo Powder
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 3
Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Dry Shampoo
8. Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Dry Shampoo
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Expert Reviews: 2

An Overview On Dry Shampoos

Anyone who cares about their hair knows that you sometimes need to give it a little tough love. The regular routine of makeup, shaving and showering is bad enough when it’s just once every morning. But what if you’ve woken up in a hurry and you’ve only got minutes to spare? What if your afternoon break doesn’t include time for both a workout and a shower?

If you’re savvy about hair care, you already know the answer. Dry shampoo was created for just these situations. As the pace of daily life gets more and more hectic, showers become a luxury we can’t always afford. Dry shampoo, as the name implies, goes on dry as an aerosol or powder. Using alcohol derivatives or starch-based ingredients (or both), it absorbs any excess oil that has accumulated in your hair, either through your daily grind or a recent workout. The result is hair that regains its bounciness and body in minutes.

That’s a lifesaver for those on the go, but it’s important to remember that dry shampoo doesn’t actually clean your hair the way regular shampoo does. It may allow you to get away with an extra two or three days without going under the showerhead, but it shouldn’t be a substitute for the occasional cleaning. Depending on the consistency of your hair, it might even be a bit healthier to alternate shower days with a quick spray. While dry shampoo won’t clean your hair, it also won’t dry it out as thoroughly as regular shampoo will. It’s nice to let your hair keep its natural oils, so many users like to alternate showers on every third day with two days of the dry stuff.

Of the two forms of dry shampoo, most prefer aerosol. It’s easy to see why once you’ve used it: It goes on quickly and easily, which is half the point. You simply spray it onto your hair, brush it through and you’re on your way.

Powders may require a bit more care. You’ll have to sprinkle it onto the areas that you need and make sure to get good coverage all the way around by brushing it into your hair as you go. On the upside, you can usually expect a bottle of powder to last longer than an aerosol dry shampoo.

One common side effect of dry shampoo in either form is a subtle white streak. These are simply the result of starchy particles in the shampoo attaching to oils in the hair. This is most noticeable for users with dark hair, and some brands do a better job of eliminating this side effect than others. In any case, it’s a temporary worry: Just brush your hair a bit more and the particles will shake out.

If you’re trying to do your part for the environment, you might want to lean toward powdered dry shampoo. Aerosols made in the US haven’t contained ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) since the 1970s, but they may use hydrocarbons or other compressed gases — not nearly as bad of a carbon footprint, but still something to consider. If you’re health-conscious, keep an eye out for shampoos (both aerosol or powder) that contain hormone-disrupting parabens.

DWYM Fun Fact

Dry shampoo has only been around for a few decades as a processed hair care product, but the concept of powdering ones ‘do has been around for centuries. Powders were used in England during the Elizabethan Era both for improving the appearance of natural hair and to whiten the wigs that were common among wealthy aristocracy at the time. Many nobles even had powder rooms that were dedicated solely to that activity.

The Dry Shampoo Buying Guide

How you use an aerosol dry shampoo is just as important as which one you use. Make sure you spray about 6 to 12 inches away from your hair and try to avoid blasting an undue amount into the scalp itself. Focus on the hair and roots, get an even coat and let it dry for a minute or two. Then massage it in with your fingers or a loose brush, shaking out any residue. Style it and you’re ready to go. Never use it on wet or damp hair — it’s called dry shampoo for a reason. And a pro-tip if you’d like to plan ahead: Spray it on before you go to sleep. The shampoo will have time to work on your oils and leave you with a fuller head of hair in the morning, without those annoying white streaks.