Dry Shampoo, an Actual Must-Have
Pssssst Instant Dry Shampoo Spray ($6)
The best part about this classic formula is that it smells like shampoo, so your hair doesn’t just look freshly washed, but also gives off an I-just-stepped-out-of-the-shower scent.
Serge Normant Meta Revive Dry Shampoo ($25)
This aerosol can holds cornstarch and cedar bark, both of which absorb oil to leave your hair feeling pretty close to freshly washed. It doesn’t take a lot to soak up the oil and add volume to your roots--just let it sit for a minute before rubbing into your scalp.
Philip B Russian Amber Imperial Dry Shampoo ($28)
Salvaging second (or third) day locks with dry shampoo often means sacrificing shine. This version is particularly lightweight, meaning you’ll get volume without going matte. It doubles as a hair perfume though, so if you’re not into rich, spicy fragrances, choose another product.
L'Oreal Everstyle Energizing Dry Shampoo ($7)
L’Oreal’s the easiest can to grab at the drugstore--it delivers tons of volume without an overpowering scent and is TSA-friendly at 3.4 ounces.
Bumble and bumble Hair Powder ($35)
Bumble calls their dry shampoo hair powder because it comes in different colors--brunette, blonde, and white--but you still spray it on. If you’re using dry shampoo to cover up grays or add grip before building an updo, this is your best bet.
Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo ($18)
Klorane’s oat milk-infused aerosol spray is a go-to when it comes to prepping red-carpet hair. The spray formula has a strong scent initially, but soaks up oil like a dream and leaves hair looking voluminous, not puffy.
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Batiste Dry Shampoo ($8)
Batiste is an underground favorite--hard to track down on the West Coast, but readily available in East Coast drugstores. It looks white coming out of the can but goes on clear, a welcome change from powdery formulas.