10 Best Dry Shampoos

Written by on April 3, 2013 in Beauty, Hair - 29 Comments

If you haven’t yet tried dry shampoo, you’re missing out on one of the most versatile products on the market! A great styling essential for your beauty arsenal, it extends a blowout and is particularly ideal for those days you just don’t feel like washing your hair. This miracle-worker thickens and adds texture to limp locks—making it our secret tool to perfecting the messy bun! From drugstore buys to more expensive versions, we’ve tried quite a few—and we’re sharing the top ten that made our cut.

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  • Oscar Blandi Pronto Invisible Dry Shampoo Spray ($25): The cream of the crop! This little can does amazing things and smells great.

  • Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo ($4.49): The best bang for your buck, this version stands up to its higher-priced competitors. (We often find ourselves applying a little to clean hair just because we love the scent so much!)

  • Pssssst Instant Spray Shampoo ($3.50): Sometimes it’s best to stick with the basics. There’s a reason this no-fuss original has been a cult favorite for years!

  • Detox Dry Shampoo ($20): One of our beauty editors, Erin, favors Drybar’s new Detox Dry Shampoo. “There is virtually no white residue, and it adds a nice lift to the roots while cutting through any oil. It also smells divine!” says Erin.

  • Klorane Extra-Gentle Dry Shampoo ($7.50): We love the way this one smells! Plus, it’s light and not greasy—ensuring that hair feels clean and refreshed.

  • Batiste Sexy & Glam Gold Shimmer ($8.99): Batiste comes in nine different scents—one for every mood! Naturally, we love the one with a bit of subtle sparkle.

  • Victoria’s Secret’s Style Clean & Go Dry Shampoo  ($14): Kara on our beauty team swears by Victoria’s Secret’s Style Clean & Go Dry Shampoo. “It smells so good and instantly refreshes dirty, flat hair,” she says.

  • Aveeno Pure Renewal Dry Shampoo ($7.99): This drugstore buy is sulfate-free and contains seaweed extract!

  • René Furterer Dry Shampoo ($24): We’ve been using this one for years. Although it’s a bit more pricey, it really adds a lot of volume to our tresses.

  • Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($39): We know this isn’t exactly a dry shampoo, but it’s similar in that it revives dirty, greasy hair. (Plus, it gives hair a great beachy texture and smells of amber, lychee, coconut, and edelweiss—yum!)

  • Dapperette

    Dove’s dry shampoo is one of my favorite cheapies. I like it better than Aveeno’s dry shampoo.

    • AC

      I love the Dove too! Surprised it wasn’t mentioned here!

      • http://www.facebook.com/ahecksher Anna Hecksher

        I use Dove as well. Love it! I work in into the roots just like real shampoo, then brush – gives even more added volume.

        • http://glitterandgapske.blogspot.com/ Alyssa Gapske

          I like the Dove, it works well, but I don’t love the scent for some reason.

  • mollie blackwood

    I used Oscar Blandi’s for awhile but then I needed some in a hurry. I went to Walgreens and bought Finesse’s volumizing dry shampoo ( $3, the one with the lime green cap) and I’ve never looked back. A tip I learned is to pat in the dry shampoo as opposed to brushing.

    • mollie blackwood

      I meant Tresseme. I don’t know why I always think its Finesse.

  • Kristin M.

    I’m a huge fan of the Oscar Blandi dry shampoo and am super excited to try Drybar’s Dry Shampoo as it must be good for them to replace their own product over the Catwalk Dry Shampoo they were using!

    Another fav is Bumble & Bumble Hair Powder that comes in 3 or 4 colors and is a LIFESAVER because you can spray directly on top to make a part line look refreshed.

  • http://twitter.com/Em_Dash512 Dose of Dash

    I have to say that I’ve been loving Tigi’s Rockaholic Dirty Secret dry shampoo. I have very fine hair that gets greasy in under 24 hours and I can get away with not washing my hair for two days using this product. Unheard of for my hair! Doesn’t make it too stiff or gross, and no white color (like with Batiste).

  • RebeccaKW

    I like Tresemme Fresh Start. I also like that it comes in a variety-color care, volumizing, waterless foam. The line also includes a refreshing mist, so if I’ve been at my parents’ house (who smoke indoors), a little spray knocks that smell right out.

  • http://www.fancyalterego.wordpress.com/ Heather P.

    I have tried both the Oscar Blandi and the Klorane, but I have recently started using Batiste (which I got at Ulta), and it works great – and for about $5, it’s a lot cheaper than the high-end stuff! I have also used the Tresemme one (which is somewhere around $3), and it’s good enough in a pinch!

    I think there are a LOT of good ones out there, and I’m glad that I no longer have to wash my very oily hair every day!

  • http://www.thekinas.com/ Bettina

    ORIBE is my hands down favorite. I just started using it and won’t ever stop. It’s great for providing extra texture and creating that wavy and tousled look!

  • Reece Andavolgyi

    baptiste dry shampoo is amazing! it works wonders!


  • http://twitter.com/SMorris228 Sarah Morris

    Do you know which of these would be safe for Keratin treated hair?

  • http://glitterandgapske.blogspot.com/ Alyssa Gapske

    Does anyone know of any dry shampoos that don’t have that powdery smell? I usually wear fresh and citrusy perfumes so I feel like the dry shampoo smell always drowns it out.


    • amyj

      Tresemme isn’t bad…it’s more of a fresh scent than a powdery one like Bastiste

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=562972009 IamArthur King OftheBritons

      Got2be rockin it dry shampoo has a delightful citrusy smell. It’s my fav dry shampoo. It’s made with rice starch, not the nasty powdered aluminum like some of these other ones.

    • Mrsclagg

      Yes, It’s a Ten dry shampoo smells wonderful!

  • amyj

    Victoria’s Secret dry shampoo is the worst! I can’t believe it made it here…it reeks of strong perfume, and the scent does not fade with time (and I am not normally bothered by product smell). I brought it to work for emergencies, and then the spray nozzle stopped working before the product was half gone…ugh. It works okay, but not better than the cheapies like Tresemme/Suave.

  • http://www.fancyfreeme.com/ Elisa Smith

    It sounds like I need this stuff! Cant believe I’ve put buying it off for so long!

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  • http://teacupsandbcups.com/ nicole | teacups + B cups

    I’ve used Rene Furterer, Psssst!, and Suave. They’re all great, but Suave is by far the best value… “if you can’t tell, why should we?”

  • Mrsclagg

    I am surprised that It’s a Ten dry shampoo did not make the cut. It is my number or favorite!

  • Rob Cummings

    I use ESSENTUALE which is natural as can be AND produces amazingly abundant foam with remarkably noticeable immediate results afterwards – plus it smells fantasic. You can find ESSENTUALE on Amazon or at the ESSENTUALE website. I think you’ll love ESSENTUALE as much as I do!

  • Hanna Jackson

    I don’t know about dry shampoos but I highly recommend the pro naturals shampoo!

  • BKK Girl

    I found the posts below way more informative and detailed than the article itself which seems like a promo for these products. Glad to see the other recommendations from users. Thanks!

  • http://www.janaleemiller.com/ Jana @ 333 Days of…..

    Looking for a fragrance free brand. Any thoughts???

    • JP

      I’m looking for the same thing! Synthetic fragrance is one of the most common skin allergens…. it would be great to be able to find one that doesn’t irritate my scalp.

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