Rated 4.52 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Awesome!!
I've tried at least a dozen dry shampoos, both sprays and powders. I hated all the sprays, both high end and drugstore. I've been using Alterna and Oscar Blandi Pronto, which are both powders. However, I haven't gotten much volume, one of the main reasons for using dry shampoo. They also don't leave my hair feeling really clean, enough that I feel comfortable skipping shampoo. So I just don't use dry shampoo very often. These powders are just ok, but they didn't blow me away. However, this PHD dry shampoo is totally different from anything else. The ingredients or technology must be completely different because the results were magical! I got tons of volume that lasted for two days, there was no residue to brush out and my hair looked and felt truly clean and fresh. I followed the directions, shaking the can between each spritz and focusing solely on the roots, parting my hair in 1/2 inch sections, including the back. This product is white but the second step is massaging it into the roots. Supposedly it takes about 30 seconds for it to work but I gave it several minutes. After this time, there was no more white powder, it was absorbed by the oil. I have to say that my hair was quite dirty and incredibly, it looked better after using this product than it does when it's freshly washed. It was amazing!! Now I know what all the fuss was about and why my local Ulta is always sold out of this product. They simply can't keep it on the shelf. I'm a huge Living Proof fan, I use PHD s/c, Prime Style Extender, No Frizz Styling Spray, Satin Serum, Root Lifting Spray and Restore Instant Protection heat spray. Now I'm adding another product to this list of successes. This dry shampoo is simply incredible. If you haven't liked dry shampoo in the past, I urge you to give this one a try. The volume and freshness lasts me two days, which is great for my color treated hair. And it washes out easily with no buildup. I love it!
Most Helpful Critical Review I used it up too quickly
This product is ok.. definitely not worth the money. This product doesn't last very long, I used it up in about 2 weeks and I don't use it very often.
Reviewed by 1840 customers New favorite dry shampoo
stephmeetsdress from Chicago, IL
I really don't like strong scents in hair products, and my long, very straight hair gets oily easily, so I've found it worth it to splurge a bit on dry shampoos. I bought this one when Ulta was out of my usual by Kloraine. It smells really nice, but not too strong at all. And it works really well! It leaves a soft, non-oily texture that lasts all day without getting too stiff. My new favorite!
wmarie from Kansas
I've tried about every dry shampoo there is and nothing holds a candle to PhD. In my opinion, every dry shampoo is going to leave a little white cast but a little goes a long way with PhD and will rub in nicely without leaving too much of white cast on my brown (natural) and burgundy (colored) hair.
Won't buy again
KB from Amherst,NY
The formula is good quality and I saw a difference in my hair but the nozzle spray stopped working. I still have half of the bottle to use and there is nothing I can do which really sucks (I did try my best to clean it). The product is to expensive to be having issues like this. I have bought cheaper dry shampoos and never had this problem.
What good is a product if you can't get it out of the can?
C from NY
Let me preface by saying I worked for Ulta for 5 years, I've used many a can of PhD with no problems. This is by far the best dry shampoo formula I've ever tried. I was so excited when Living Proof debuted the jumbo size of PhD! However, the first can I purchased stopped working not even halfway through. I could feel so much product left in the can so I exchanged for another can. Here I am, once again, spraying and spraying with no product coming out. I know how to use it, I was even trained by a LP rep at Ulta once. I've tried everything to get this stupid can to work. I just wasted half a can trying to get it to spray the actual dry shampoo. I'm incredibly disappointed, paying just about $40 for a can of aerosol.
FDorris from Michigan
This is the only dry shampoo I use and it's perfect!
Seriously a holy grail
Mimi from Kansas
Once you try high-end dry shampoo, you will not want to go back! I needed a reliable dry shampoo that worked and didn't just make my hair clumpy and appear dirtier than it was before. This is IT. The smell might be strong for some, but I love a strong perfume-y smell for my hair. It's worth spending more on a product that I can rely on. I'm a very busy grad student and need a quick fix for those days I don't have time or energy to restyle my hair.
Will never buy another brand of Dry Shampoo
Kait from Indiana
LOVE! I will never use another Dry Shampoo. My hair gets very oily and this is the only dry shampoo I've found that actually cleans and reduces the oily look of my hair between washes!
ChloeT from Ohio
I have used multiple drugstore dry shampoos, and none of them really got the job done for me. My hair gets oily fast, so I was having to wash my hair daily. I finally decided to splurge on this dry shampoo, and I will never try another. I can not go 3 days without washing my hair thanks to this product! My hair loves it!
Maddy from montana
this stuff is the absolute best, it smells great, it works good, and isn't overly chalky. I can never go back to the cheap stuff.
MJ from Hickory, NC
BEST dry shampoo EVERRRR!! Worth every single penny because it ACTUALLY works unlike others that I've tried before. This isn't your average drug store dry shampoo. Great scent & adds tons of volume to my hair which is an added bonus.
The smell gets to me
Becca from Bristol, TN.
This is a really great dry shampoo, however I can't ever get past the smell. It reminds me of an elderly perfume. I usually love scented things but this one drives me nuts.
Candle from Minnesota
Their brand is my go to when I am ready to splurge on dry shampoo. It has a good smell and works very well. Only complaint is price.
I love this dry shampoo, but the nozzle broke after using 2x
JaimeLiz from Madison, WI
I have gone thru bottles and bottles of this and have tried a lot of different brands in the past, but keep on coming back to this one. I absolutely love the smell and it smells go good - a lot of brands (drugstore & luxury) smell horrible. I don't know how good this would be for brunettes though, because it does leave some white residue - not much after brushing, but it's there. So, I normally love it and then this bottle BROKE AFTER TWO USES. I get the jumbo size and this really sucks. This is not a cheap item, but now it has to go in the trash. :(
Amanda535 from Campbell
The smell was ok and not too strong but be forewarned it has a fragrance to it. I thought it worked ok but felt gross in my hair and made my scalp itch. I gave it a 3 because it did work ok and the fragrance was just ok too.
Chris from Flint Michigan
This cleans your hair very well, smells nice and doesn't leave any residue.
Steph12 from New Jersey
I was excited to try this but after just 3 sprays, it stopped working. Very disappointed.
not for dark hair
jklc from indianapolis
This product left a lot of white residue on my dark hair despite following the direction on how to use it properly. Will not buy again.
I love it but
Immisjtoyou from Texas
It definitely did what it promised the only thing that I cannot shake off is the scent lol I do not like it. 🥲 that is truly the only reason why I'm giving it 4 stars instead of five
Jay black from Dc
First time i used it caused some irritation to my scalp and itchiness, and now i only use it for emergencies. I generally dont like the feeling of dry shampoo on my hair but this one is the best one ive used so i recommend it.
Caroline from Virginia
I never write reviews, but this product is so good I had to!! This dry shampoo truly saved my hair. I went from washing it everyday to only washing every other to every 2 days thanks to the help of this product. This is the only dry shampoo I will use from now on. Truly the best!!!
BEST dry shampoo I've ever used
MamaMKC from KS, USA
I will buy this again and again, it's expensive but I wasted so much money on Batiste (which is a HORRIBLE product in comparison!) for so long, it takes so little product to refresh your hair and no chalky white residue and it smells so good!! Will keep buying as long as they make this!
Finally found a dry shampoo that works for me
Meg from Boston, MA
Over the years, I have tried SO many different brands and types of dry shampoo, and I never fully understood why some people swear by using it. I never felt like my hair was cleaner, less oily, etc. Until I tried this product. I LOVE THIS DRY SHAMPOO! It works for me. I have fine hair (but I have A LOT of it) that gets oily and flat quickly as the day goes on, and typically I have to wash it daily to get any volume. This product, however, is the first one to leave my hair looking clean, not oily, and definitely with some body. I am 100% able to go a day between hair washes now, and I am loooooving it.
Baby from Los Angeles, CA
I really wanted to like this, and when I first put it on it made my hair look great, but it made me itch a little. After using it a couple times, my scalp itched more and more until I couldn't take it anymore, I looked in a mirror and noticed my scalp was very dry with red patches all over. My hair was coming off in bunches, and days after I've stopped using it, my scalp is still damaged, so I will never use this product again! If you are considering this, do a patch test before applying to your entire head!
Trial and error
mattspunkingurl from NY
When I first got this dry shampoo I hated it. It left white powder all over my hair and it felt weird. After trial and error I've really begun to love this. You have to spray it far enough away from your head, after every couple of sprays you have to shake the can. Less is more!! If you go crazy with it, it makes the hair way too gritty and powdery. I make several parts in my hair. Spray it. Then I let it sit for a few minutes before I do anything to my hair. If it still looks oily I'll add a bit more to that area. Then I'll usually just flip my head over and tussle it or brush it. Sometimes I'll even add this at night to clean hair and it helps my hair stay more fresh and I end up using much less dry shampoo.
The best dry shampoo!
TC from Wayne, OH
I got this in a subscription box and have been hooked since. It absorbs oil well, makes my hair feel full, and smells so good.