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clean ingredients

vegan

gluten free

cruelty free

synthetic fragrance free

made in california

4.5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
87 Reviews

Wait A Sec Dry Shampoo

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A science-backed powder dry shampoo that adds volume and boasts our clinically efficacious peptide combined with antioxidants to preserve and stimulate pigment — without leaving a white residue.

  • Absorbs excess oil and adds volume
  • Non-aerosol tinted powder
  • Dehydrated Mela-9™ Complex slows and helps repigment grey hair 
  • Made with clean ingredients, vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free
  • Designed to be used in conjunction with The System or Shower Duo
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DESCRIPTION

 

Our gentle, non-aerosol powder dry shampoo adds volume and refreshes hair without weighing it down. Wait A Sec® is formulated for all hair types with a subtle tint that won't leave a white residue, and includes our signature all-natural fragrance of cedar and sage to help even lived-in hair smell refreshed.

USAGE

 

Shake well and apply to dry hair and scalp in sections, holding the bottle about 1-2” from the head. Use fingertips to distribute amongst scalp and hair.

Opting in to Auto-Replenish is the best way to maintain lasting results. One bottle of Wait A Sec® typically lasts around three months. If you use 5 pumps a day or less, we recommend a 90-day frequency. If using more than 5 pumps daily, we recommend a 60-day frequency.

Opting in to Auto Replenish is the best way to maintain lasting results. One bottle of Wait A Sec typically lasts around three months. If you use 5 pumps a day or less, we'd recommend a 90-day frequency. If using more than 5 pumps a day, we would recommend a 60-day frequency.

INGREDIENTS

 

Mica, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Silica, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Glycerin, Water (Aqua), Polygonum Multiflorum (Fo-Ti) Root Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Germ Extract, Wasabia Japonica Leaf Extract, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-20 Amide, Capryloyl Glycine, Undecylenoyl Glycine, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Extract, Zanthoxylum Bungeanum Fruit Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Water (Aqua), Sesamum Indicum Seed Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Flower Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Acetyl Tyrosine

Contains: Sesame
May Contain Iron Oxide

clean ingredients

vegan

gluten free

cruelty free

synthetic fragrance free

made in california

4.5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
87 Reviews

Proven Results

How to Apply

Wait A Sec® powder dry shampoo extends time between washes by absorbing excess oil and adding volume.

HOW TO USE:
  • Apply 1-2 pumps per section of hair, about 8" from the scalp.
  • The subtly tinted powder blends well with all hair colors and won’t leave a white residue.

How It Works

Wait A Sec Dry Shampoo

  • Enhance

    Mica adds a subtle tint that blends well with all hair colors and adds vibrancy.
  • Volumize

    Silica strengthens and adds fullness to the hair strand.
  • Extend

    Aluminum starch absorbs oil, leaving the hair feeling refreshed.
  • Nourish

    Dehydrated antioxidants and a clinically efficacious peptide support hair pigment and growth.
4.5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
Based on 87 reviews
87 reviews
  • Victoria B.
    Verified Buyer
    Age Range 35-46
    How long have you been using the product? <1 month
    2 days ago
    Age Range 35-46
    How long have you been using the product? <1 month
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Non sticky and lovely smell

    The Dry Shampoo is the first one that I have used that actually doesn't have a white cast or thick residue. It also has a faint smell of cinnamon which I love. I highly recommend it.

    Arey
    Yesterday

    Hi Victoria, thank you so much for your review! We're delighted to hear that you love Wait A Sec™!

  • Kai Ling K.
    Verified Buyer
    Age Range 35-46
    Percentage Grey 10%-20%
    What improvements have you noticed? (Optional) Visible repigmentation, Less new grey hair, Improved texture, volume, shine
    How consistent are you with your usage? A few times a week
    How long have you been using the product? 6+ months
    1 week ago
    Age Range 35-46
    Percentage Grey 10%-20%
    What improvements have you noticed? (Optional) Visible repigmentation, Less new grey hair, Improved texture, volume, shine
    How consistent are you with your usage? A few times a week
    How long have you been using the product? 6+ months
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great product for the price

    This product has great ingredients. The price is well worth it compares to other no-toxic, natural dry shampoos in the market. I will recommend it!

    Arey
    Yesterday

    Hi Kai, thank you so much for your review! We're thrilled to hear you're loving Wait A Sec® and it's clean + effective ingredients!

  • Divya S.
    Verified Buyer
    Age Range 47-56
    Percentage Grey 20%-30%
    What improvements have you noticed? (Optional) Healthier scalp
    How consistent are you with your usage? Weekly
    How long have you been using the product? <1 month
    2 weeks ago
    Age Range 47-56
    Percentage Grey 20%-30%
    What improvements have you noticed? (Optional) Healthier scalp
    How consistent are you with your usage? Weekly
    How long have you been using the product? <1 month
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Dry shampoo

    Very soft on d scalp and does it’s work

  • Emily A.
    Verified Buyer
    Age Range 25-34
    Percentage Grey 0%-10%
    What improvements have you noticed? (Optional) Improved texture, volume, shine
    How consistent are you with your usage? A few times a week
    How long have you been using the product? 4-5 months
    4 weeks ago
    Age Range 25-34
    Percentage Grey 0%-10%
    What improvements have you noticed? (Optional) Improved texture, volume, shine
    How consistent are you with your usage? A few times a week
    How long have you been using the product? 4-5 months
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Works great!

    I love that this is aerosol free and it works great to dry up the oil in my hair.

  • Denisse
    Verified Buyer
    Age Range 35-46
    Percentage Grey 0%-10%
    What improvements have you noticed? (Optional) Improved texture, volume, shine, Feeling more confident
    How consistent are you with your usage? Daily
    How long have you been using the product? 2-3 months
    4 weeks ago
    Age Range 35-46
    Percentage Grey 0%-10%
    What improvements have you noticed? (Optional) Improved texture, volume, shine, Feeling more confident
    How consistent are you with your usage? Daily
    How long have you been using the product? 2-3 months
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Love

    I know people always say they normally don’t leave reviews, and I am one of those people. I have very oily hair, and ever since I discovered dry shampoo almost 10 years I’ve been an avid user. I heard of this dry shampoo for the first time from an influencer on TikTok, and I decided to give it a try. I am beyond impressed. This dry shampoo gets the job done , and doesn’t make my hair feel hard or like it has build up. But the best part of this dry shampoo is that there is no white cast. I wear a lot of black clothes, and with other dry shampoos there was always white residue on my clothes; so much so I had to constantly tell people that it was dry shampoo, NOT dandruff. But with this dry shampoo that is no longer a problem. I love that it’s a powder, and I love even more that there’s no white residue on my hair (I’m a dark blonde and the color is perfect for my hair color). My only wish is that it came in a bigger size. This is definitely my go to, and am only using other dry shampoos because I had them before trying this one out. Will continue to purchase this great product. I’ve never been so impressed with a dry shampoo!

    Arey
    3 weeks ago

    Hi Denisse, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and we thrilled that you are loving Wait A Sec! The container for Wait a Sec is tiny but mighty, you get 500 pumps with every bottle so it should last you a good while. Thank you for being a part of the Arey community!

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FAQs

We're committed to using only ingredients that are safe for you and our planet. That’s why we use a non-aerosol powder format for Wait A Sec® dry shampoo. Aerosols often use benzene as a propellant. Benzene is a cancer-causing chemical that attacks the immune-defending antibodies in your blood. It also damages your hair over time. It’s not just your health that suffers from inhaling benzene. The environment is being damaged too, asaerosol propellants damage our planet's ozone layer.

Wait A Sec® has a subtle tint so that it blends invisibly with any hair color. Puff the powder onto the areas that need it, wait a second for it to do its degreasing magic, and then use your hand or a brush to work it through your hair.

You can use Wait A Sec® dry shampoo any time your hair needs a quick refresh.

Styling tips for getting optimal results from our dry shampoo:

  • Apply to the roots of dry hair in sections, hold the bottle about 1-2 inches from your head.
  • Wait for a couple of seconds to give Wait A Sec® a chance to absorb the oil by your roots. Finally, brush or comb it through.
  • Use Wait A Sec® at night — let your hair absorb while you sleep and you'll wake up with fresh tresses in the morning.
  • A little goes a long way, add more later if you need it.
  • Use only where you need it and focus on your roots.

Yes, Wait A Sec® contains our signature, 100% natural scent, non-synthetic fragrance, of cedar and sage. It's a subtle, unisex scent that keeps your hair smelling fresh between washes.

A little goes a long way! Larger, aerosol dry shampoo bottles are made up of 70-90% propellant. Wait A Sec® is aerosol free, meaning we can contain its active ingredients in a smaller vessel. Plus, our high velocity pump allows for precise, even distribution. We’ve measured and estimate that each bottle contains about 500 pumps.

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