Lourdes Avila Uribe
January 24, 2018 8:00 am

We’ve all been there: the alarm goes off, we roll over and fall right back to sleep until we wake up with a start and realize we’ve got 15 minutes to run out the front door and make it to work on time. A shower is out of the question, much less washing your hair, so what’s a person to do? Dry shampoo is and always will be the answer to our problems.

Whether you’re running late, are feeling a bit lazy and don’t want to wash your hair, or simply like how it looks when it’s a bit messed up, a spritz of dry shampoo can revitalize your hair and make it look good as new with minimal effort.

The good news is that there is a whole brave new world of different dry shampoos to pick from. Want a cheap spray you can pick up at the local drugstore? We’ve got one for you. Prefer to go the old-fashioned, powdered route? No problem! Want to drop some serious coin on a designer hair fragrance/dry shampoo combo? Look no further, we’ve got you covered.

The wide variety of dry shampoos available makes it possible for you to address whatever needs you prioritize, whether it be oiliness, volume, or more. There’s no need to go broke trying to find easy and quick solutions for your hair woes — everyone deserves to be able to bounce out the door looking and feeling good no matter what.

Here are 17 dry shampoos for you to try out.

1R+Co Dry Shampoo Paste, $29

Nordstrom

This innovative paste gives you that perfect second-day texture while absorbing oil without adding buildup.

2OUAI Dry Shampoo Foam, $28

OUAI

This unique foaming dry shampoo works without water to cleanse and refresh hair, adding instant volume and clean-looking shine. And you never have to worry about it leaving a white cast or powdery residue.

3Drybar Whipped Dry Shampoo Foam, $24

Drybar

Check out this ultra-light, powderless foam that absorbs oil, dries instantly, and leaves your hair feeling refreshed and bouncy between washes.

4Bumble and Bumble A Tint of Brown Hair Powder, $36

Sephora

Prefer a powder but hate that white cast that traditional dry shampoos are notorious for? This hair powder adds volume, boosts texture, absorbs oil and has a matte, dry finish that extends the life of your hairstyle and looks completely natural.

5Batiste Dry Shampoo, $7.99

Ulta

There will always be a soft spot in our hearts for this classic drugstore dry shampoo. It’s a quick and convenient way to get fresh, soft, and clean hair. It adds texture and brushes in smoothly, and we love all the different scents.

6Living Proof Dry Shampoo, $22

Sephora

This cult-fave dry shampoo actually cleans your hair, eliminating oil, sweat, and smells.

7Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo, $44

Oribe

This is definitely on the splurgier side, but this dry shampoo is a translucent powder that instantly cleans your hair while preventing further damage.

8Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rose Dry Shampoo Hair Fragrance, $28

Sephora

Since it was launched, we’ve been swooning over this dry shampoo that also acts as a hair perfume. It refreshes your hair and absorbs oil while adding texture and body like traditional dry shampoo, but you’re left with a light Nirvana Rose scent.

9Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, $20

Sephora

It doesn’t get more classic than this beauty cabinet staple. This dry shampoo not only cleans and boosts your hair, its oat milk extract soothes your scalp so you don’t get any of that itchy buildup.

10Bumble and Bumble Pret a Powder Tres Invisible Dry Shampoo with Pink Clay, $29

Sephora

Formulated with French pink clay, this dry shampoo immediately absorbs oil and sweat, cleaning hair, extending your style and lightly volumizing while protecting against the effects of the sun.

11Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo Light Tones, $10.50

Sephora

This is a spray specially made for light-colored hair that absorbs oil, buildup and smells to leave hair refreshed. You’ll think you just left the salon.

12IGK Swipe Up Charcoal Dry Shampoo Blotting Papers, $18

Sephora

These innovative new blotting tissues harness the power of activated black charcoal powder to absorb oils in a portable, easy-to-use while on-the-go form.

13Verb Dry Shampoo, $16

Sephora

Featuring an easy-to-use applicator, this non-whitening formula removes impurities and re-energizes your look.

14Tarte Hair Goals Dry Shampoo, $19

Sephora

This delightful vegan dry shampoo instantly lifts oil and freshens your hair while using thickening ingredients inspired by Tarte’s mascaras to lift roots and boost volume.

15Sachajuan Dry Shampoo, $35

Sephora

This volumizing dry shampoo provides structure for your hair between showers and leaves hair with a matte finish and feeling fresh.

16Captain Blankenship Mermaid Dry Shampoo, $24

Sephora

Made of a natural blend of fine powders, this dry shampoo adds volume to limp hair while absorbing oil, providing texture, and adding a sweet smell thanks to its blend of natural oils.

17Rahua Voluminous Dry Shampoo, $32

Sephora

This plant-derived dry shampoo quickly lifts roots, adds volume and body and helps to restyle your hair while cleansing your hair and absorbing oil, sweat, and impurities.

There’s no excuse to not pick up a dry shampoo and have it in your arsenal. Whatever need may arise, you’re covered and good to go.

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