Is Dry Conditioner the new Dry Shampoo?

Have you seen some of the dry conditioner formulas lately? They seem to be sold in specialty beauty stores like Ulta and Sephora. I'm not sure if they've made their way to drugstores yet. Are they essentially just shine sprays? Would they work well with dry shampoo?


  • I haven't seen this yet. If you can you post the ingredients (or link to a specific product) I'll take a look.
  • ...those are 2 links one for Amika Dry Conditioner, the other is Dry Bar Dry Conditioner
  • edited July 2017

    Both of these are more conditioning than a shine spray, so that's good. The DryBar product is essentially a rinse out conditioner in spray form. I don't really see how these would work with a dry shampoo, though, because dry shampoos leave a powder in your hair. Would you really put another leave in product on after that?

    Here are the ingredients

    Amika spray:

    Butane, SD Alcohol 40-B, Propane, Diisopropyl Adipate, Peg-8 Dimethicone, Panthenol, Butylene glycol, Quaternium-91, Cetrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Extract, Water.


    Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Cyperus Esculentus Root Oil, Prunus Insititia Seed Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed) Extract, Citrus Junos Peel Extract, Keratin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, Cystine Bis-PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Jojoba Esters, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Sodium Nitrate, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dextran, Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum (Fragrance), Stearamine Oxide, Methoxy PEG/PPG-7/3 Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Glycerin, Amodimethicone, Cetrimonium Chloride, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Silicone Quaternium-22, Isopropyl Alcohol, Quaternium-80, Dimethiconol, PPG-3 Myristyl Ether, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Octyldodecanol, Octocrylene, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Quaternium-95, BHT, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Sodium Chloride, Dehydroacetic Acid, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Sorbic Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Disodium EDTA, Sucrose Laurate, Glyoxal, Benzoic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Methylisothiazolinone, Linalool.

  • That is a massive ingredient list. Are they serious will all of that? I'm no cosmetic chemist, but I doubt all of that is necessary. How do you test such a product when there are so many levers to pull and constants to hold? what says you?
  • I think I'll just stick to my serums. The DryBar product has more ingredients compared to my regular rinse out conditioner!
  • I agree with Patrick, it appears that the product has way more ingredients than it really needs to get the job done.
  • Sometimes I smooth a little hand lotion over my hair to de-frizz it between shampoos. I have thick, long curly hair. I get my hands wet, put a dab of lotion on them, rub it between my palms, then run my palms over my hair. Regular conditioner works with this method too. A quick, almost-dry alternative to shampooing.
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