The Three Dry Shampoos Every Mom Needs

Yes you need all three of them. Assuming you wash your hair as infrequently as I do.

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo – Let’s call this one your “everyday” dry shampoo. You’ll reach for this puppy the morning of your third day post-shampoo when you want to look presentable at Mommy & Me Class (or the board meeting). This sulfate & paraben free aerosol smells amazing, doesn’t create build up, and adds volume, so it’s a great option to maintain a ‘do… if you’re the kind of Mom who has time to get blowouts (teach me your ways).

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PHD) Dry Shampoo – I mean basically….this stuff could replace a shower for weeks if you really, really, don’t like showers. Or you are hiking the Appalachian Trail. I assume a lot of people on the Appalachian trail bring dry shampoo with them. When I was at Birchbox, we actually had a teamwide “Dry Shampoo Challenge” using PHD, and if I remember correctly, the “winner” went ELEVEN DAYS without washing her hair. Also a sulfate & paraben free aerosol, PHD has a patented healthy hair molecule that helps absorb sweat and odor. So this is definitely your pick if you’re going directly from Soul Cycle to Moms Night Out.

Captain Blankenship Organic Mermaid Dry Shampoo – If you’re opting for a natural, non-aerosol option, Captain Blankie is my top pick. Doesn’t the name and the packaging make you think of a luxurious yet rustic seaside getaway? Well it will make your hair smell and feel that way too. I could bathe in this stuff. It comes in a teensy, cute travel size option, which is perfect to throw in your bag and tap a little on your scalp mid-way through your beach excursion, when the sweat and frizz has taken ahold of your head.

You could be sleeping through the night
next week.