The 8 Best Natural Dry Shampoos of 2023

No benzene here.

girl with dry shampoo in volumized hair
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Last week, the FDA issued a recall on a handful of dry shampoos (you can see the entire recall list here) as a result of testing that indicated they had “elevated levels of benzene,” a carcinogen. While you should ditch your aerosol product if it was part of the recall, there’s no need to panic. “The amounts of benzene found in beauty products are not expected to cause any harm,” cosmetic chemist and PHD Dr. Michelle Wong said via Twitter. “You need extremely high exposures to have a noticeably higher risk of cancer.”

That said, it’s a good idea to seek out benzene-free dry shampoos from here on out. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of highly effective, oil-absorbing, texture-boosting products on the market. From plant-based sprays that have been diligently tested to powders that don’t skimp on volume, here are the best natural, safe, and benzene-free dry shampoos to add to your hair routine. 

The Best Natural Dry Shampoos

Samantha Holender
Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and shares the breakdown on the latest and greatest trends in the beauty space. She's studied up on every ingredient you'll find on INCI list and is constantly in search of the world's glowiest makeup products. Prior to joining the team, she worked as Us Weekly’s Beauty and Style Editor, where she stayed on the pulse of pop culture and broke down celebrity beauty routines, hair transformations, and red carpet looks. Her words have also appeared on Popsugar,,,, and Philadelphia Wedding. Samantha also serves as a board member for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She first joined the organization in 2018, when she worked as an editorial intern at Food Network Magazine and Pioneer Woman Magazine. Samantha has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. While at GWU, she was a founding member of the school’s HerCampus chapter and served as its President for four years. When she’s not deep in the beauty closet or swatching eyeshadows, you can find her obsessing over Real Housewives and all things Bravo. Keep up with her on Instagram @samholender.