Without dry shampoo, we’d have to cleanse and blow dry every day, which damages hair, wastes time and makes our arms incredibly sore.
To celebrate this game-changing beauty staple, I’ve rounded up 5 multi-use dry shampoos that go beyond absorbing oil to make hair look, feel and smell like it did on day one.
One part dry shampoo and one part styling paste, Badlands isn’t your typical hair refresher. Volcanic ash, coconut oil and zeolite (scalp neutralizing powder) form a texturizing emulsion that cleanses and defines second-day hair. Work a small amount into slept-on strands for soft, oil-free hold and manageability without any build-up.
Some dry shampoos are notorious for making hair look dehydrated and downright ashy. Not Bumble and bumble’s invisible formula. This undetectable, oil-absorbing aerosol refreshes and conditions strands with a combination of nourishing hibiscus extract and sun-shielding UV filters. After a couple spritzes, locks feel clean and soft with zero white residue.
If scented strands are your claim to fame, go for a spray that makes slept-on hair smell like you just walked out of the salon. Gold Lust Dry Shampoo’s translucent powder formula not only absorbs oil and product build-up, it also features fragrance-retention technology for hair that holds Oribe’s intoxicating signature scent all day long.
Don’t let the name “Death Valley” fool you, this dry shampoo actually livens hair up with lustrous body and touchable thickness. Infused with shine-inducing vitamin E, oil-eliminating silica, and strand-swelling pro-vitamin B5, R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo makes bombshell volume effortlessly possible with just a spritz and a tousle. The weightless formula also makes this spray the perfect pre-styler for adding texture while you blow dry.
Heads up, brunettes—Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk Natural Tint can seriously cut down on your styling time. Infused with soothing oat milk, this blow-out extender includes mineral pigments that seamlessly blend into medium to dark brown hair, making it equally effective in preserving your hair color and camouflaging gray. In just two minutes, this fine-powdered cult favorite rids hair of oil while moisturizing sensitive scalps and maintaining the natural balance.
Illustrations by Megan Badilla