PSA: Klorane is The Best Dry Shampoo Ever

I know we’re coming to a close, but that doesn’t change that we have a few hot weeks ahead of us. And you know what they say about heat, right? That it propels sweat. And the thing about sweat is that it has this way of infiltrating the human head and rendering hair completely and utterly, in spite of a morning’s shower, oily. So, what’s a girl on the go and without time to shower/blow dry/wait for her hair to dry and then straight-iron it to do?

She’s to look no further than the nearest drug store, where the dry shampoo flows like coyotes in the wild (do coyotes “flow” in the wild?) and the regular shampoo languishes elsewhere. Like corn dogs in a freezer. Or something.

As someone who prides herself on the concept of traditional hygiene and an absence of it in relation to the self, I can confidently attest that I have tried at least 70% of the dry shampoos currently on the market but none of them — and I mean none of them — have salvaged my hair from the depths of looking like I just rubbed my hair in slice of pizza, extra oil, the way that Klorane has. Not even baby powder, which, if you’d have asked me about six months ago, would have garnered a response like, “OMG! You, like, *totes* have to try it! So cheap!”

Someone told me you are subject to hair loss if you use it too frequently, which upon further investigation appears to be unproven. It is still a scary thought, though, so I tried a whole big bunch of designer dry shampoos in lieu of the powder and found respite nowhere save for where Klorane is sold. It seems to give me the French glow and the appearance of apparent cleanliness. I’m still with hair, too, so that’s a plus. But then again, I might just be shouting for trees from deep inside of a forest, so, if you have any better methods to skirt showers, PLEASE DIVULGE.





[Klorane Dry Shampoo is not to be confused with shampoop which is that thing where you poop in the shower and don’t even realize you’re pooping because you’re too busy washing your hair, which hasn’t been washed in so long because you’ve been using Klorane! Also, please picture this emoji.]

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  • Alejandra

    “Someone told me you are subject to hair loss if you use it too frequently, which upon further investigation appears to be unproven.” My theory* for this is that since you’re not washing your hair all the hairs that usually fall in the shower aren’t falling so it will fall twice(or 3 times or 4 depending how long you go without washing. Is 5 too much?) when you do wash it.
    *None of my theories are wrong… just not fully developed.

    • charmystique

      I’m partial to this theory. Even if I don’t use dry shampoo and don’t wash my hair for a couple days (I’ve got a pretty dry scalp!), I do notice more hair fall in comparison to when I wash daily.

      • Moi

        Exactly, you *notice* it more like Alejandra said. Maybe because you brush when you’re not washing and that causes dead hair to come off. But I doubt that rubbing detergent on your scalp daily is better than leaving that shit alone to do its business – but then again it’s kind of a theory (again, undevelopped) that most body parts are best left alone to self regulate. Body skin is not as dry when you skip showers. Although I’m not ready to skip face-washing…
        That being said, Klorane is the shiz. Their dry-shampoos makes your hair soooo soft and they smell amazing.

    • kendra sands

      YES! I’ve noticed the same thing. All and all, i don’t see hair falling out between washes much at all. But then it looks like a small animal just died in my shower when i finally do wash it. I wash mine usually every 4-5 days. At first it was rough, but now it’s great. Though in the summer i might have to kick it to every 3 days, because my hair starts to smell less then fresh from all the sweating.

  • grubegirl

    Thank You!! I’ve been singing the praises of Klorane for a while now. Like you I’ve tried them ALL. This is the best! Hands down.

  • I’ve been trying to use up my crappy drugstore dry shampoo so I can go back to Klorane! It’s way more expensive, but I guess you get what you pay for!

  • Anne

    I’ve used Klorane before (during summer in NY, I found it in a friend’s bathroom) and liked it. The one I’ve been using lately and loving is Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo.

    Have you tried it?

  • Lucy

    What color is it?! You have dark hair and I’ve always wondered how I would use (mostly white powder-based) dry shampoo if I ever dyed my hair… I love Umberto Dry Shampoo from Target.. it sprays A LOT of white powder and you literally can’t breathe for 2 min after you spray it, and it turns your bathroom counter white… but that s%^& works!

    • Leandra Medine

      I use white. Find that colored dry shampoos stain my clothes/fingertips

      • belulopezchamba

        Your scalp is white-ish anyway.


  • elisabeth quinn

    I read somewhere that you should use dry shampoo at night before bed. Tried it Saturday night, and woke up with the most glorious hair….

    • Amelia Diamond


    • Aubrey Green

      I also heard/read that you should put your hair in a really high, loose pony tail on top of your head before bed to prolong your blowout. I’ve been doing it for the last few months and it’s worked wonders and my hair always has lots of volume, even on the third day.

      • Vienna

        This is what I keep scrunchies alive for – it brings me back to being a child – my Mom’s a bigggg fan of the scrunchie donned ponytail atop the head when she’s cooking a big ‘ol italiano feast.

    • charmystique

      Yes I’ve read this too! It’s supposed to really work the powder into your roots and soak that oil right up. Then you wake up with a fab bedhead.

  • lavieenliz

    I’ve never been brave enough to use dry shampoo! but I’m always down to try!

  • Aubrey Green

    ahahahaha “Shampoop” Has Shampoop actually happened to anyone, please do tell?

    I’ve heard that the “Pssssssttt” dry shampoo works really well and you can buy it at the drugstore. Anyone tried it before?

    Also, how has no one else commented about Shampoop yet? HOW!?!

    • Amelia Diamond

      I’ve also heard good things about “Pssssttt” but I’m also a Klorane groupie!

      • Aubrey Green

        I love you Amelia.

        • Amelia Diamond

          I love you back Aubrey Green

      • Julie

        I alternate between pssssstt and batiste. i’ve tried just about every dry shampoo their is and these work the best for me. my mom used pssssstt in the 70s, too

    • Cass

      I’ve used psssssttt before. Honestly thought it worked better than Kevin Murphy, Bumble & Bumble and Oscar Blandi. Plus, I mean, 10 points for a hilarious name and retro packaging.

      • Aubrey Green

        :). thanks for the feedback. I think I will finally give it a try.

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  • I used Klorane for a while (read: one tube’s worth of time) and I’m not entirely convinced it’s any better than the $3.99 Johnson’s bébé powder shaker I use for dry shampoo purposes now.

    [n.b. I refer to the Johnson’s as bébé powder for the French cosmetic placebo effect which, as we all know, does wonderful things for the hair]

  • tjg123

    I’ve been using Klorane for a few months now. The only thing I hate about it (almost cannot stand) is the smell! But it seems no one else is complaining about this so I will STFU! 🙂

    • Leandra Medine

      Charlotte hates it too

      • Thea

        I havee to agree on the smell. But love the product! What brand is the blue sequin dress you posted on IG yesterday? Loved it!

      • Charlotte Fassler

        It makes my eyez BuRN :(…

    • Amelia Diamond

      That’s so funny it’s the only one I can actually stand smell-wise! But yea Charlotte gets mad when we use it in office.

    • I use the non-aerosol version (you squeeze the body of the bottle to shoot the powder out), and I don’t find it to have a smell at all. (Also better for the environment or something?)

      • anna

        YES not to mention it lasts like 100x longer than the stupid aerosol version. BLESS THAT BOTTLE.

        • Jane

          SO glad you two mentioned this .. thank you for sharing!!

        • YES! I have been using this bottle for what seems like ages. It feels truly never-ending — I think I’ve been using it for like 8 months? Like, I can’t even remember when I bought it because it has lasted for so long.

      • tjg123

        thanks for the tip!!

  • Vi

    i, too, was a klorane groupie until i tried drybar’s. i was vehemently against the whole “blow-out bar” concept and all its offerings at first, and only tried it because it smells incredible and like maybe i have a lot of money (i don’t.) then i realized it kept the oil at bay faaar better than anything else i’ve tried. currently, i’m on day 6 of non-wash, having used this only every *other* day, and my hair still looks v presentable to humans. 10/10 would recommend.

    • katiedid13

      Yes, Drybar all the way! I like to get the mini size from Sephora, because sometimes the nozzle clogs on the big one before you actually run out of product.

    • I’m a huge Klorane fan, but not washing my hair for a week? That sounds magical.

      Followup question: do you have thick or fine hair? I have this theory that my hair can’t go as long because it’s fine, while my roommate (who has mermaid hair) can also go a week even when she has been working out.

      • Vi

        mine’s fine, too and i definitely used to hold that theory as well. there was an adjustment period in the first few weeks, but once i stopped washing as much and opting for dry shampoo instead (like on day 3 when i thought i reaaallllyy needed some cleansing), so much less oil was being produced overall. for some magical reason, i find i only have to use drybar’s every other day unlike klorane’s which i was using daily!

  • haints

    I’ve tried pretty much every dry shampoo under the sun, and I have to say that L’oreal Texture Expert Fresh Dust is the best thing out there. It isn’t just a one-day fix. I can use it for multiple days with minimal buildup, and it never feels tacky or grungy like many dry shampoos do. It gives wonderful volume, doesn’t sully shine and smells amazing. Sorrynotsorry, Klorane cult.

  • Sky

    Klorane is the best!!!! Didn’t know it was available state-side. very exciting

  • Anne

    That fits also with the lips!
    I love your work and blog 😉 Bisous from Switzerland

  • Dominique

    thank you for this!


  • kfizz

    Did this two years ago and have never looked back:

    It’s brilliant.

  • ijoy Etopa

    Oh, my Gosh! I have to try it! my hair is like a bottle of oil, and every time I wash
    it, in less than 24 hours it’s greasy again.
    IJoy etop a
    Thanks for the link!

  • Natalie

    Actually though, this dry shampoo is the best!

  • jas

    tried klorane for a while, but felt that the can didn’t last me very long. much prefer batiste XXL volume, which not only dry shampoos my hair but also gives it extra volume (note: i have very straight hair that tends to look flat on my head).

    reckless abandon

  • TheRanta

    Any preference for the aerosol vs non-aerosol?

  • TowandaHasler

    Its very good shampoo for the girls Hair.

  • Alexandra
  • Steph

    Lush “No Drought” dry shampoo is divine! Smells amazing, super cheap and works wonders! Also small bottle lasts like a year!

  • Lis Austin

    Klorane is def by far the best out there! They used to carry it at Sephora but I haven’t seen it there in a while. Very excited to find it online again!!

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  • Caroline

    I have actually used every kind of dry shampoo under the sun (save for Klorane, which I will be sure to try now) and Batiste is the end-all-be-all. Esp. if you’re a brunette, they make them for light and dark-haired brunettes that turns my pillow brown but rocks my world. I even use it when my hair is clean because it gives the illusion that my hair is voluminous.

  • I love Klorane more than anything, but if you have the opportunity to try the Rene Furterer dry shampoo (french pharmacie ftw), do. It’s even lighter and more absent-feeling, but equally cleansing.