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How To Find The Right Dry Shampoo For You

  • How To Find The Right Dry Shampoo For You
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  • Volume
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    Dry shampoos that promise volumizing results have ingredients like silica or clay, which gives hair a dose of fullness while soaking up oil. Keep clicking for our favorites

  • Volumetry Powder Fresh SOS Refreshing Spray
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    L'Oréal Professionnel Volumetry Powder Fresh SOS Refreshing Spray ($19)

  • Volume Maker
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    Shu Uemura Art of Hair Volume Maker ($48)

  • Volumizing Dry Shampoo
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    Tresseme Volumizing Dry Shampoo ($6)

  • Roots
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    For the girl who’s too busy to get to the salon, choose a dry shampoo with a dose of pigment. These formulas do all the work of a dry shampoo, but also deposit temporary pigments that subtly mask gray hair and roots.

  • A Bit of Blondish Hair Powder
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    Bumble and bumble A Bit of Blondish Hair Powder ($36)

  • Color Awake Root Touch-Up
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  • Hint of Color Dry Shampoo
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  • Texture
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    Lusting after the model-off-duty, bedhead look? These buildable formulas are packed with ingredients that give light separation, like starch, and a matte finish, so go ahead and spray from root to tip!

  • Invigorating Dry Shampoo
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  • Volume Powder
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    Sachajuan Volume Powder ($32)

  • Dry Texturizing Spray
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  • Sleek
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    Prefer a smooth finish for you strands? Choose a classic formula without the added frills of volume or texture, which may of the newer formulas deliver. Formulas from Klorane and Pssst are high in alcohol, which will effectively cure a greasy scalp—and cut through excess product, like cream or hair oil.

  • Instant Dry Shampoo
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    Pssssst Instant Dry Shampoo ($7)

  • Pronto Dry Shampoo
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    Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo ($21)

  • Gentle Dry Shampoo
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    Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo ($20)

It wasn’t long ago that dry shampoo was a niche product only available from a select number of brands, in one-size-fits-all formulations. Thanks to the realization that over-washing your strands isn’t ideal for healthy hair—and the popularity of lived-in texture—almost every haircare brand has added dry shampoo in their ranges, all delivering slightly different results.

New formulas have extra benefits—like volume, fullness, and texture—and soak up unwanted oil. But how do you know which one is right for you? This guide, of course.

Click through our slideshow for the editor-tested formulas that you need, for exactly the look you want.

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