We’ve tried them all—most of us keep one or two our desks, too—and know what really works, what smells good and what you should feel confident spending your hard-earned dollars on. Here are our 10 favorite dry shampoos.
Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo ($23)
Boost volume at the root and make any trace of greasiness disappear with this sweetly scented staple. It sprays out white, which makes it better for blonds—I find that it actually kind of brightens my color—but the brand also has an “Invisible” version that suits darker hair colors.
Although it packs a ton of benefits into one can—it smooths frizz, repairs damage, hydrates dry hair and absorbs oil simultaneously—this double-duty spray is on the lighter side, so it feels completely weightless.
Infused with a champagne-inspired fragrance blend of sparkling apple, apricot and fresh lily—it’s not too perfumey though—this dry shampoo is a total bargain and volumizes lifeless hair without making it feel like it’s full of product.
This second-day-hair wonder-worker boasts the brand’s beloved signature scent and contains natural volumizing and deodorizing agents that instantly revitalize a blowout. Added bonus: It also comes in a version for light hair colors—so everyone can benefit.
Most beauty editors are die-hard devotees to this dry shampoo. Not only does it freshen up a blowout—not just on the second day, but often the third, fourth, etc—but it also adds volume in seconds, and our hair doesn’t “get used to it” (aka it stops working) with continued use.
Not sure how many cans of this dry shampoo I’ve personally finished since I first got my hands on it years ago, but needless to say, it’s one of my favorite beauty secret weapons. It jump-starts flat, do-nothing strands and doesn’t leave behind a chalky residue like some formulas do. And, if you’ve never smelled amika products before, you’re in for a treat.
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