How Long Can We Last Without Washing Our Hair?

This seemed like a really gross concept when we first talked about it, but it was the only way to test out if R+Co‘s dry shampoos did the trick. So we embarked on a no-wash challenge – using only the dry shampoos below to keep our hair looking presentable.

Spoiler alert: it wasn’t as bad as we thought it was gonna be.

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So Which Dry Shampoo for Which Hair Type Did We Use?

Everyone's hair type is different, so it's worth trying out different formulas to see what works for you. Out of R+Co‘s three best-selling dry shampoos, we figured out what was best for our hair types and documented our experience. But what’s different about each of these products?

This is a classic powder aerosol formula (a really good one, might I add) that we consider to be one of the best dry shampoos for oily hair and oily scalps. This dry shampoo works by quickly absorbing excess oil in the hair while adding body & volume, doubling as a texturizing spray. Death Valley Dry Shampoo then helps deodorise the hair with the fresh scent of Bergamot, Wild Fig & Cedarwood.


An innovative dry shampoo, which is a dream come true and the best dry shampoo for those with dry hair we know. R+Co’s Spiritualized Dry Shampoo Mist uses quick-drying cleansing agents in micellar water to cleanse the hair & scalp. Perfect to use after the gym or while travelling (with zero powderiness), this cleansing spray full of essential oils will revitalise your scalp and hair. This is easily one of our favourite R+Co hair products, suited to all hair colors and hair types.


Best Dry Shampoo for Fine Hair

Skyline Dry Shampoo Powder doubles as a dry shampoo & a texturising styling product. This makes it the best dry shampoo for fine hair who also want to add volume when they apply dry shampoo. Skyline Dry Shampoo Powder adds grip to create textured, voluminous styles while absorbing excess oil. This product also has an aerosol-free pump which allows Skyline to be easily dispersed evenly.

Best Dry Shampoo for Fine Hair



…And How Long Did We Last?

Before and After


7 Days of Dry Shampoo

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“I have oily roots and dry ends, so I was expecting to be wearing my hair up in a top bun by day 3. I had a friend’s 30th on day 3, and Spiritualized was a lifesaver. I wore my hair out and it looked fresh with a bit of texture. Fast forward to day 7, and my scalp was giving me grief. I went to the gym in the morning & used Spirtualized before work, and my irritated scalp completely calmed down! It’s definitely my new must-have for lazy Friday nights when I don’t have time to wash my hair in between work and an event.” - Hannah


8 Days of Dry Shampoo

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“I usually wash my hair every 3-4 days, but not without the help of my trusty dry shampoo. I can honestly say that R&Co’s Spiritualized is a game changer. I was originally a non-believer as it was so different to what I’m used to, so I was only brave enough to use it on day 6. To my surprise, it completely refreshed my hair and scalp. Sure, my hair had an interesting texture to it, but the oil-slick look was banished, and I could fake my way through another 2 days of not washing.” - Elena


6 Days of Dry Shampoo

Joanna Fleming- How Long Can We Last Without Washing Our Hair?Joanna Fleming- How Long Can We Last Without Washing Our Hair?

“I thought I was really going to struggle with this challenge. I usually wash my hair every 3 days and I’m a germophobe, but I was actually really surprised that by the sixth day my hair didn’t look bad at all. It felt like it had product in it, so it certainly didn’t feel clean, but it looked totally presentable. I particularly loved Spiritualized; it’s totally different to every other dry shampoo I’ve tried and genuinely made my hair look clean.” - Joanna