Can I Dye My Hair with Dry Shampoo in It?

Whether you're trying out a rocker shade of pink, an ashy brown or platinum blonde, there are many truths and misconceptions surrounding dye jobs. One common question stylists are often asked is, “Can I dye my hair with dry shampoo in it?”

It can be challenging to know which tips to follow and which to ignore—especially since some stylists say no to using it before your dye job, while others give it a thumbs up. What’s the truth? Dry shampoo can form a layer between your hair and the colorant, and since formulations can vary, it’s best to avoid using it before you dye your hair. 

Does Dry Shampoo Affect Hair Dye?

While dry shampoo doesn’t directly interfere with hair dye once your hair has been colored, it may alter the effectiveness of the dying process by preventing your dye from appropriately bonding or "taking" to your hair. 

Especially if your dry shampoo includes wax, you should avoid using it before coloring your hair. This type of ingredient can delay or prevent the dye from penetrating your strands. Also, if your dry shampoo has a color or tint, it will be more likely to interfere or block the dyeing process.

Dry Shampoo Buildup Blocks the Colorant’s Effectiveness

If you've been going for several days without using traditional shampoo, you may have product buildup on your hair and scalp. 

As we mentioned, dry shampoo does not directly affect your hair dye or previously color-treated hair. Yet, if it has color-resistant ingredients, it may impact the dyeing process if too much is built up. This means it has the potential to alter the color results you’re trying to achieve, giving you patches of lighter color. 

Shampoo 24 to 48 Hours Before Coloring Your Hair

When it’s time to wash out your dry shampoo, do so a day or two before having your hair dyed. This gives your scalp a chance to create a healthy layer of sebum oil to coat your skin and protect it from the harsher chemicals in your dye.

What Is the Best Dry Shampoo for Colored Hair?

Dry shampoos are made to nourish and volumize your hair and there are so many terrific formulations these days that do so without the whitish dulling effects that are often associated with dry shampoos. 

Better Not Younger’s Fresh Start Scalp Renewing Dry Shampoo is not only safe for color-treated hair, which means it won’t ruin or fade your new color, but this revitalizing dry shampoo also locks in moisture while controlling the oil on your hair and scalp. 

This is important for freshly dyed hair because your hair can lose its pH balance after undergoing any chemical treatment. 

Fresh Start Dry Shampoo Can Help You Preserve Your Hair Color

Using Fresh Start Scalp Renewing Dry Shampoo can help prolong your dye job. When you wash or rinse your hair, the swelling fibers open your cuticle layer, allowing hair dye molecules to escape. Utilizing dry shampoo following your color treatment lets you space out your washes, allowing you to maintain hue intensity for longer.

Furthermore, Fresh Start is different from other dry shampoos because its gentle, talc-free formula not only absorbs excess oils but adds volume while nourishing your skin—plus it’s noncomedogenic, so it won’t clog pores. Additionally, it uses wholesome plant extracts and other nutritional ingredients, including:

  • Biotin: Biotin is a vital B vitamin that fortifies your scalp’s underlying keratin structure while boosting its ability to retain moisture.

  • Botanical extracts: Vanilla, lavender, orange, melon and grapefruit extracts leave your colored hair smelling fresh while conditioning your scalp. 

  • Konjac root extract: Konjac root extract contains high levels of glucomannan which helps your scalp and hair attract water, keeping them smooth and hydrated.

  • Licorice: Licorice is an herb that is not only good for your dyed hair but it also fights hair loss by opening your pores and strengthening your follicles.

  • Tapioca starch: Natural starch from the cassava root, also known as tapioca starch, comprises highly porous molecules that work better than talc at sucking up excess oil. As a result, less oil on your hair means less resistance for your hair dye, allowing it to be absorbed into the cortex of your hair shaft. 

Fresh Start Dry shampoo contains natural ingredients that create a low suds foam that rinses away excess dye-blocking oils while revitalizing your scalp. It forms the perfect balance between moisture retention and oil control.


Feel Good About Your Hair With BNY’s Scalp Renewing Dry Shampoo

Besides being safe for color-treated hair, Fresh Start Scalp Renewing Dry Shampoo is safe for keratin- and chemically-treated tresses. Find more hair-care products for your aging hair on our Better Not Younger Online Shop.

Tell Us: Do you use dry shampoo as a way to prolong your color between dye jobs? Share in the comments below!