The 7 Best Dry Shampoos For Your Hair
We want to make finding real recommendations simple, so we’re turning some of those Popular Passerbuys into a series of guides that you can browse and shop. It’s been a long time since we were forced to sprinkle baby powder onto greasy manes and hope it didn’t turn our hair white. But with so many dry shampoo options to choose from, there’s still plenty of room for disappointment, and hair that looks less than fresh. Follow the lead of a passerby with envy-inducing tresses, and give one of these options a try:
Klorane’s formula is the gold standard in dry shampoos. Sulfate, paraben, and sodium chloride free, it’s a great choice for all hair types, including color-treated strands. It’s also French, which pretty much guarantees that it’s a quality product worthy of its cult-favorite status.
RECOMMENDED BY: Nada Alic, Anita Bertolini, Ly Ngo
Not a fan of dry shampoo but still want the perfectly styled look while getting rid of oil? Oribe's Dry Texturizing Spray is a great product for those who hate the residue of dry shampoo but still want full, volumized hair. Oribe uses patented polymers to get rid of oil while still adding lift to roots. Pro Tip: it's also rumored to be the best choice for curly hair!
RECOMMENDED BY: Deepica Mutyala, Anna Deutsch, Holly Falcone
Widely available, Batiste's Dry Shampoo has been a mainstay in many bathrooms and beauty routines for years. This option is budget-friendly and comes in a variety of scents, as well as color-specific formulas so you can be confident it will blend with your hair.
RECOMMENDED BY:, Janine Lee, Grace Miceli
R+CO's Death Valley Dry Shampoo is formulated for ease and volume, making it perfect for that perfectly undone look. The unique fragrance—a mixture of bergamot, wild fig, cyclamen, lotus flower, cedarwood, and tonka beans—and awesome package design make this dry shampoo a favorite.
RECOMMENDED BY: Anna Deutsch, Lindsey Mills
Psssst!'s Instant Dry Shampoo Spray is another budget-friendly and easy-to-find pick. To avoid hair stiffness, it's formulated to deliver the perfect amount of powder in each spray to avoid white residue and product build up.
RECOMMENDED BY: Lauren Nostro, Caitlin McMullen
Amika's Perk Up Dry Shampoo accomplishes all the dry shampoo essentials—absorb excess oil, boost volume, and refresh hair. But then they take it one step further, adding a specialized rice starch that remains lightweight all day. It's also formulated without sulfates, parabens, and phthalates, and is cruelty-free. We can see why passersby love this brand, which is why we teamed up with Amika for our Galentine's Day Market earlier this month.
RECOMMENDED BY : Charlotte Doherty
VERB's Dry Shampoo contains a non-whitening formula and is designed with a unique tip for precise application. This product gives light volume to the hair, perfect for those who aren't looking to add big volume and want a "just-washed" look.
Words by Annachiara Barretto-Grignoli