The best dry shampoo you can buy
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- Some days you just run out of time to wash your hair, or you just don't want to at all, but that doesn't mean your hair has to look greasy.
- Dry shampoo is here to save you from a bad hair day. Just spritz your roots, give it a little fluff, and you're done.
- Of all the dry shampoos around, Living Proof's Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo is the best because it makes your hair look - and smell - like new.
Although you may feel guilty for not washing your hair as regularly as your scalp wants, you're actually doing your hair a favor by not washing it daily. According to dermatologists Paradi Mirmimani and Lynne Goldberg, no one should be washing their hair every day.Now you're probably thinking, "But won't my hair get greasy and oily if I don't wash it?" - and you'd be exactly right. Enter dry shampoo, a product that is meant to be applied to your hair on no-wash days to absorb oil and keep your hair looking clean.
Picking out dry shampoos can be tricky. Long-haired people already spend enough money on hair products as it is, but buying a cheap dry shampoo can mean that you'll end up with stiff, Troll doll-like hair ornamented with white flecks.
It feels frivolous to spend too much money on a good dry shampoo, because, well, why not just spend your money on actual shampoo? However, a good dry shampoo can be the difference between a great hair day and a terrible one, so it's a good idea to get the best one for your needs.
After doing some research on the most buzz-worthy dry shampoos on the market, taking a look at recommendations from pro hairstylists, as well as buyer reviews and our own experiences, we have found the best dry shampoos for any hair type and price point.
Here are the best dry shampoos you can buy:
- Best overall: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo
- Best cult classic: Batiste Dry Shampoo
- Best drugstore option: Dove Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo
- Best high-end option: Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo
- Best powder formula: Bumble and bumble Prêt-À-powder
- Best foam formula: Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam
- Best volumizing formula: R+Co's Death Valley Dry Shampoo
Updated 5/8/2019 by Jada Wong: Updated formatted, prices, and added Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo.
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