Getting a professional blowout is the best feeling ever. But for $25+ a pop they can start to add up, especially when you have a long list of wedding events (bachelorette party, bridal shower, not to mention your rehearsal dinner) you want to get one for.
The best thing you can do to maintain your blowouts at home is a dry shampoo, which can easily help you extend the life of your hairstyle by at least a few days (and parties). But with so many to choose from, how do you decide which ones are best for your hair?
Luckily, we’ve rounded up the 10 best dry shampoos that will keep your locks looking freshly washed and smelling great, even when it’s been longer than you want to admit. This selection of fantastic dry shampoos won’t leave your hair looking chalky or leave a lot of gunk behind, and cost less than that blowout you’re maintaining.
So, take a peek below and consider it a favor to your future self, because you are definitely going to be tagged in more than few photos.
The Non-Aerosol One: R+Co Skyline Dry Shampoo Powder ($36)
This dry shampoo comes with a pump as opposed to a spray nozzle for more precise hairline application. The reviews say a little goes a long way, and the formula doesn’t create gross build-up. Plus it’s rose-scented, vegan, environmentally friendly!
The Invisible One: IGK Jet Lag Invisible Dry Shampoo ($27)
Want to see a magic trick? IGK’s dry shampoo sprays on invisibly. There is seriously no white cast or chalky residue left behind on your roots after using. Plus reviews rave about the volume it delivers to formerly lifeless roots.
The Cruelty Free One: Captain Blankenship Mermaid Dry Shampoo ($24)
This pick is not only cruelty free, but also talc free. It’s made with organic arrowroot powder, aluminum free baking soda, kaolin clay, rice powder, and scented with essential oils of rose geranium and palmarosa–perfect for all-natural beauty lovers.
The Super Absorbent One: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo ($23)
Living Proof’s dry shampoo claims to use triple-action cleaning technology that, “absorbs and removes oil, sweat, and odor for ultimately refreshed hair.” Reviews say it cleans without adding another layer of gunk. Plus, it restores volume! Best for thick, oily hair. (EDITOR’S NOTE: This one is our fave!)
The Good Smelling One: Dry Bar Detox ($23)
Dry Bar is known for its kitschy cocktail-inspired products and fun product names, but their Detox dry shampoo is more serious about keeping your hair fresh– especially scent-wise. While it definitely restores bounce to your blowout, it also adds a head-turning violet, sandalwood, and musk fragrance to your roots that will have guests stopping you to ask, “you smell so good, what perfume is that?”
The Nourishing One: Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk ($20)
Oat milk, it’s not just for your latte. The nourishing oat milk in this pick will soothe your scalp from that itchy “day-3 of dry shampoo” feeling. Plus, the mild formula won’t weight down your strands after several uses.
The Sulfate Free One: Hair Food Sulfate Free Dry Shampoo ($11.99)
Hair Food’s dry shampoo will keep your hair feeling soft and moveable while absorbing oil. Described as a “hair refresher,” this dry shampoo will reinvigorate your roots. Plus it’s infused with a delightful kiwi fragrance.
The Highly Reviewed One: Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo ($11.99)
This dry shampoo have over 4,200 reviews on Ulta’s website and 92% of users say they would recommend it to a friend. It adds body, eliminates grease, and leaves your hair looking freshly styled. Over 4,2000 people can’t be wrong!
The Original One: Batiste Strength and Shine ($10.24)
There’s a reason Batiste has been around so long. This version of the O.G. dry shampoo brand promises to deliver strength, shine, and lift to your days-old hair style, and it does. Reviewers praise its ability to make their lifeless locks look freshly washed with just a few spritzes.
The Drugstore One: Dove Refresh + Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo ($3.99)
This Dove dry shampoo is the cheapest one of the bunch, and if you’re in a pinch, probably the easiest one to find. It also happens to have stellar reviews applauding its light scent, oil absorption, and the volume it creates. Excellent for fine hair.
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