Dry Conditioner: What is It For

And How Does It Work?


Although most people may be familiar with dry shampoo and how it works, dry conditioner is less talked about but equally important for maintaining hair in between washes.

Learn how dry conditioner works and what ingredients make up Pantene’s dry conditioner products so you can choose the one that’s right for you.

How Does Dry Conditioner Work?

Dry conditioner works in a similar way to dry shampoo. You can use it between washes to freshen up your hair. A benefit to using dry conditioner is that it conditions hair without making your hair look wet.

However, while dry shampoo primarily works to absorb oils from the scalp, as well as add volume and texture to hair, dry conditioner is used in other ways, such as:

  • Detangling hair

  • De-frizzing hair

  • Reducing flyaways

  • Reducing static buildup (such as during winter when the air is drier)

  • Reducing the need to heat style, which can lead to dryness and hair breakage

  • Adding softness and shine

  • Providing conditioning with oils and other moisture-rich ingredients like plant extracts

Dry conditioners, like dry shampoos, are used typically as a leave-in product on dry hair. You can use dry shampoo and conditioner together or use dry conditioner by itself to extend your style.

While dry shampoo is used primarily to soak up oil from your scalp, dry conditioners can be used at any time to add in hydration or as a finishing spray to your style. If you’re between washes and prefer not to get hair wet, a dry conditioner may be a good option for keeping hair well-nourished while preserving your style.

Plus, with dry conditioner, there’s no need to coat hair from the scalp downward. Use it from about mid-shaft down to your hair’s ends to revitalize your look.

Mist Behaving Dry Conditioner Mist

Pantene’s Mist Behaving Dry Conditioner Mistt is lightweight and saves you time by freshening up hair between washes. With jojoba oil, aloe, and Omega-9, this fine mist detangles and reduces frizz to keep hair looking healthy a full 24 hours. When using this dry conditioner, hold the can away from hair to finely mist hair. This product works well alongside dry shampoo. It can also be used throughout the day to touch up hair.

Smooth Talker Dry Conditioning Oil

Pantene’s Smooth Talker Dry Conditioning Oil helps even the driest hair to regain lost moisture for smoothness and softness that lasts without leaving hair feeling weighed down by product. Brush or finger comb through hair after use to evenly distribute through the hair.