8 Dry Shampoos That Are Better Than Washing Your Hair

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8 Dry Shampoos That Are Better Than Washing Your Hair
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Dry shampoo has become as much of a hair essential as the regular kind you keep in your shower. Thanks to its oil-absorbing properties, it eliminates greasy roots and allows you to go longer between blowouts. Plus, dry shampoo can help volumize hair and increase its texture. No matter what your hair type or need, there are a range of options available, whether you're on a budget or looking for something more luxe. Below, the eight dry shampoos, all sold on Amazon, that deserve a place in your hair care arsenal, no matter what your wash and dry routine is. 

01

Drugstore Deal

Drugstore Deal

This fast-acting spray doesn't leave a white residue on hair (the way some budget dry shampoos can). But it will leave it perfumed with a fresh floral fragrance that lasts all day and makes hair smell like your dry shampoo is more expensive than it is.

02

For Blondes

For Blondes

The subtle violet tone of this rice starch-based spray will eliminate the brassiness in blonde hair, while UV filters will keep your color from fading or bleaching out.

03

For Sensitive Scalps

For Sensitive Scalps

If you sometimes find dry shampoo irritating, reach for this gentle version especially made for reactive skin. Calming chamomile and rosewater won't inflame your scalp, but will still give your hair a refresh.

04

Best Paste

Best Paste

Not all dry shampoos come as a spray. This matte-finish paste version doubles as a styler to work wonders on second-day hair by adding texture and hold to your 'do. At the same time, Hawaiian volcanic ash and Japanese zeolite powder cleanse and balance the scalp.

05

Natural Pick

Natural Pick

This vegan, non-aerosol powder doesn't contain talc, parabens, or phthalates. Instead, it's made with organic ingredients, like rice starch, colloidal oatmeal, and olive leaf, that get rid of oil just as well as more mainstream additives.

06

Best for Oily Scalps

Best for Oily Scalps

This spray works quickly, eliminating excess oil in 25 seconds. And it also helps regulate future oil production, thanks to the addition of nettle extract, which is high in scopoletin. The root compound reduces excess sebum, so your scalp won't get as greasy.

07

Best for Thin Hair

Best for Thin Hair

Hair will look and feel thicker after a quick mist of this oil-absorbing spray. It's formulated with hair-helping nutrients such as biotin, collagen, and hydrolyzed wheat protein, for fuller strands.

08

Best for Dark Hair

Best for Dark Hair

Not only does it soak up oil, this tinted spray also acts a root touch-up for those with brown or black hair, lengthening not only the life of your blowout, but also the time between trips to the colorist.

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