Here’s a little disclaimer before I jump head-first into an anti-shower rant: I don’t hate showers (they’re so relaxing!), I just think body-only showers are highly underrated
I’m not saying shower once a week, just that over-washing your hair can strip your strands of the natural oils that it needs to stay shiny and healthy, leading to more oil production and brittle ends. So, a good shower cap can be a lifesaver for those of us wanting to keep clean without scrubbing our hair (hygiene is important, people).
However, keep in mind that greasy, three-day-old hair is not something you want to be sporting around town either. So what are you to do if you’re constantly taking sweaty spin classes or your hair simply produces oil at a faster rate than others? Quick answer: invest in a good dry shampoo for in-between washes.
Whether you need a quick hair refresh before work, or you simply want to extend your blowout, the following dry shampoos will leave hair feeling clean and fresh!
1Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo
After endless 7 a.m. SoulCycle classes before heading to work, I can truly say I’ve put this dry shampoo to the ultimate test. It claims to actually remove oil, sweat and odor with each use, and the best part is, it actually does.
Odor neutralizers eliminate smells while the breakthrough technology (a proprietary polymer called OFPMA) creates a barrier around each strand; the powders work to absorb oil. Once the powders activate and cleanse your locks, only a quick brush through your head will cause all the grime to be swiped off each strand. //Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, $22
2Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk- Natural Tint
A cult favorite, this Klorane dry shampoo contains natural pigments in a beige shade (brunettes rejoice!) to avoid that unsightly gray patch if you miss a spot when brushing out the powders. Oat milk soothes the scalp while silica, corn and rice starch work flawlessly to rid the hair of excess oil. It’s 100% vegan and even paraben-, sulfate- and sodium chloride-free! //Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk- Natural Tint, $20 for 3.2 oz
3Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo
Looking for a boost of volume and texture in your hair on day two of no washing? This go-to cleansing product uses clay and silica powders to absorb grease and impurities, while adding body to any style. As an added bonus, essential oils of caraway, basil and peppermint assist in balancing and cleansing the scalp for healthier hair growth. //Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo, $27 for 3.2 oz
4Sexy Hair Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo
Stretch out time between washes with this talc-free dry shampoo. Not only will it refresh your look, but it also contains UV filters that protect hair against potential sun damage. Due to these filters and ability to keep hair clean and avoid over-washing, you can extend the vibrancy of a dye job—meaning less cash spent on multiple touch-ups at the salon. //Sexy Hair Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo, $18
5Cibu KA POW! Dry Shampoo
Known as a fabulous multi-tasking, hybrid styling product, this dry shampoo doubles as a styling spray to add grip for a tousled look while also absorbing any extra oil you want to mop up. Concentrate Cibu dry shampoo on your roots and distribute by brushing out once hair has dried from the application. //Cibu KA POW! Dry Shampoo, $16
6Wella Professionals EIMI Dry Shampoo
Mattify your roots with this tapioca starch formula created to boost volume and enhance your blowout. Spray onto roots and style “dirty” hair as desired for an easily achieved, beautifully refreshed look. //Wella Professionals EIMI Dry Shampoo, $19
7Acure Argan Stem Cell + CoQ10 Dry Shampoo
Skip the shower with this fast-acting dry shampoo that removes grime in almost no time at all. Argan Stem Cells + CoQ10 add some keratin-boosting moisture to the dry shampoo formula encased in a perfectly travel-sized bottle. //Acure Argan Stem Cell +CoQ10 Dry Shampoo, $10
8Aussie Total Miracle 7N1 Dry Shampoo
Famous for its fabulous smelling products, Aussie strikes again with this sweet-smelling dry shampoo. Flat hair gets an instant lift, while your oily scalp gets a quick refresh without having a powdery scent lingering all day.