Lushaholic No Drought Dry Shampoo

No Drought Dry Shampoo Review

Initial Thoughts

Dry shampoo in powder form is always a tricky thing to master. Most dry shampoo’s in your local cosmetic or drugstore will be in aerosol form and contain alcohol (this dissolves the ingredients in order to make the mixture liquid enough to spray), plus aerosol propellants (butane, propane, etc) and other potentially hazardous ingredients that you may not want to be spraying directly onto your scalp. Despite all this the aerosol can definitely wins in terms of speed and convenience.

Dry shampoo in powder form typically has less harmful ingredients but is a bit harder to apply. No Drought’s biggest downfall is that it falls into the category of tricky application. At first, the packaging caught me off guard but after reading through the shortest and least intimidating ingredient list as far as dry shampoo’s go, I was won over.

Lush says:

Temporarily freshens hair until you’ve time to wash it. For mornings when you don’t have time for the works, for camping, for festivals or just for fun. The zesty, citrus fragrance keeps your mind as fresh as your mane.


The smell of No Drought is very similar to a faint Veganese, citrus with a bit of sweet. It’s a great scent for a dry shampoo as it will definitely leave you feeling refreshed and clean. Application will depend on the length of your hair. If you’ve got shorter hair, tapping No Drought straight out of the bottle onto your scalp may be easier. If you’ve got longer hair, I’d try putting a bit in your hands and spreading it out a bit, then flipping your hair over your head and working your hands through your scalp.

Once you’ve got it in, I’d definitely recommend brushing your hair out to avoid fallout. Nothing worse than running out the door with a trail of white powder on your heels (I don’t see any scenario where that ends well).

Another great use for No Drought is to add extra volume to fine or limp hair. My hair is on the fine side and I find myself using No Drought to add volume mid-day or before going out for the night. Application is exactly the same as above.


Overall, No Drought works well enough when you get it in properly and it leaves your scalp and hair smelling and feeling fresh. At times though, it feels as if the powder isn’t absorbent enough and that just adding more will create a bigger mess (especially if you’ve got darker hair). Application is tricky with the current packaging and it’s difficult to avoid getting it on the floor or counter where you’re applying it. Some dry shampoo powders from other manufacturers utilize a cap with a pointed tip (similar to a squeeze bottle of ketchup or hair dye) for more precision. As with any product, it’s always an experiment until you find the right balance of product for you.

85 PTS Rating by Angela Jude


Corn Oil (Zea mays), Magnesium Carbonate, Talc,Perfume, Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi), Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia), *Citral, *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool. *Occurs naturally in essential oils