Cleansing your hair with shampoo is an absolute must. But sometimes, you don't have time to do a full wash or you might have a fierce blowout that you'd like to see last a few extra days. That's where our dear friend dry shampoo comes in.
These water-free cleansers are a necessity in any hair-care stash. They help give deflated, oily hair new life and great texture, work perfectly perfect as a post-gym pick-me-up when sweat is weighing down your roots and will keep your hair clean enough to preserve your blowout just a little bit longer. Plus, if you've bleached your hair platinum blonde, dry shampoo is a great way to give your hair a break from shampoo and heat styling, which will help you keep your blonde looking extra bright.
But the best part about dry shampoo is that it doesn't need to be expensive to work its wonders. In fact, there are quite a few options at the drugstore that are so inexpensive, you can even stock up and get multiples. Below, some of our favorites under $10.
Dove Care Between Washes Go Active Dry Shampoo
Dove's Go Active Dry Shampoo is so much more than a dry shampoo — it's also a deodorant for your scalp and hair. Perfect before or after a workout, it keeps odor at bay all day while adding volume and freshness to sweaty hair.
Marc Anthony Defrizz Vanilla Invisible Dry Shampoo
In addition to absorbing greasiness, Marc Anthony's Defrizz Vanilla Invisible Dry Shampoo relies on Abyssinian oil to also smooth away frizz. And the vanilla scent? Such a delight for anyone who comes close to you (including yourself).
AOA A+ Detox Dry Shampoo
Are you sitting down? This dry shampoo, AOA A+ Detox Dry Shampoo, is under $2. That's not a typo. This floral-scented, oil-eliminating, stink-stopping dry shampoo costs less than two bucks. You're welcome.
Mane Club Let’s Cheat Dry Shampoo
In addition to the starch so many dry shampoos use to help soak up sweat and oil, Mane Club Let’s Cheat Dry Shampoo also includes charcoal to get hair feeling super clean. But don't worry if you have light-color hair — the charcoal is actually white.
Göt2b Fresh It Up Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo
This formula prides itself on not leaving behind any white residue. And Göt2b Fresh It Up Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo does it all without silicone to ensure hair is never weighed down when you're trying to boost its volume.
SGX NYC The Do-It-All 3-in-1 Dry Texture Spray
As you probably guessed from its name, one of the three things SGX NYC The Do- It-All 3-in-1 Dry Texture Spray does is act as a dry shampoo — and a great one at that. However, it also serves as a volumizing spray and even a bit of a hairspray, offering light hold once you've revived your 'do to your liking.
OGX Refresh + Restore Coconut Miracle Oil Dry Shampoo
Can't make it off the mainland for a vacation? At least your hair can look like it. This OGX Coconut Miracle Oil Dry Shampoo promises to give you that "island girl hair" with the perfect amount of volume, texture, and a scent to match.
Hask Charcoal Purifying Dry Shampoo
Hask Charcoal Purifying Dry Shampoo is a Best of Beauty-winning concoction made with colorless charcoal powder that absorbs sweat and oil without turning your roots white.
Not Your Mother's Naturals Linseed Chia Blend & French Plum Seed Oil Volume Boost Dry Shampoo
Spiked with tapioca and rice powders, Not Your Mother's Naturals Linseed Chia Blend & French Plum Seed Oil Volume Boost Dry Shampoo also contains French plum seed oil, which leaves hair feeling soft, clean, and full of body.
Batiste Dry Shampoo
This fan-favorite dry shampoo might look a little intimidating when you spray it on, but brush Batiste Dry Shampoo through your hair and you'll find that the white residue easily disappears. You'll be left with clean-feeling hair that's full of body.
Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo
Excess oil making your hair more greasy than shiny? No problem. The tried-and- true Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo gives your hair a lightly matte finish, almost like blotting paper in a bottle.
Psssst! Dry Shampoo
Keep 'em thinking you actually washed your hair with this classic dry shampoo formula, which has an ideal amount of powder to soak up oil and give your hair a major volume boost. Psssst! will have your crown feeling super fresh — no shower needed.
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