Once in awhile the beauty world will bless us with a product that makes us wonder how on Earth we lived without it. The latest launch in that category is dry shampoo. The beloved waterless cleanser is no newbie to beauty shelves, but new and improved formulas are proving that these oil-absorbing sprays can work on any hair type or color. The best part is, you don’t have to spend a fortune to find a formula that works for you and your hair concerns. Drugstore dry shampoos are making a name for themselves and impressing users with their ability to work on light and dark colors and cleanse the hair without leaving that unsightly flakey, white residue. And thanks to our data-driven algorithm that factors in best-selling buzz, editorial selections, and real user reviews, we've been able to find the best dry shampoos to score from the drugstore. So whether your hair is dry, oily, curly, straight or fine, keep on scrolling to discover the under $10 dry shampoo that will refresh your hair with just a few simple spritzes. Opening image: @haskhair
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August 12, 2020
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Hask Purifying Dry Shampoo
WHAT IT DOES: The detoxifying powerhouse ingredient, charcoal, absorbs excess oils, sweat, and even dirt without any suds or water. And it leaves the hair with a fresh, citrus scent.
HELPFUL TIP: Spray this dry shampoo onto the roots and wait 30 seconds before massaging or brushing it through.
Garnier Pure Clean Dry Shampoo
BEST FOR: A silicone-free option
USERS SAID: “I’ve been using this product for a few years... And I haven’t found any other dry shampoo that even compares!!! All of the other dry shampoos I’ve tried make my hair feel heavy or static or the scent is way too strong. This one is light with a light sent & actually makes my hair feel soft while giving volume.”
Pantene Cheat Day Dry Shampoo Foam
LOVED FOR: The mousse-like texture doesn’t leave white or flaky residue, even on the darkest of hair. And it’s even free of sulfates, parabens and alcohol.
HELPFUL TIP: Unlike traditional dry shampoos, this one goes on wet like a mousse so you’ll need to give it time to dry completely. For best results, allow roots to dry for 1-3 minutes, depending on hair thickness, before styling.
Freeman Psssst! Instant Dry Shampoo Spray
WHAT IT DOES: This reparative dry shampoo uses natural ingredients like rice starch and coconut to absorb oils and leave strands soft and shiny. The built-in keratin also helps to repair and strengthen the hair with every use.
HELPFUL TIP: For added volume to limp or fine strands, flip your hair upside down and apply to roots directly. After a few minutes, brush the dry shampoo throughout the hair and continue styling.
Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Dry Shampoo
BEST FOR: Voluminous, textured styles
USERS SAID: “I have dry, coarse, wavy, beach hair...I have tried various dry shampoos and this one is my favorite and go-to when I do not wash my hair. It smells great and feels fresh as soon as I spray it on my scalp. You can feel that fresh, clean feeling right away.”
OGX Coconut Miracle Oil Dry Shampoo
BEST FOR: Dry hair types
USERS SAID: “I've tried almost every single dry shampoo, from expensive to inexpensive. For the price, this dry shampoo is comparable, if not better than the top name brands in effectiveness and fragrance without breaking the bank. It dries your hair without depositing moisture, looking wet, or smelling horrible.”
Dove Refresh+Care Dry Shampoo
BEST FOR: Dry shampoo newbies that want to experiment with the waterless cleanser without breaking the bank
HELPFUL TIP: For mega-volume that looks natural, apply dry shampoo in the evening before bed and in the morning style as desired.
Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo
LOVED FOR: It’s no shocker that Not Your Mother’s has two of the best dry shampoos on the market. This formula is best for users looking for hair to look and feel clean after each use. Plus, the matte finish helps strands to look freshly washed in just seconds.
USERS SAID: “I'll never buy another dry shampoo again. This product smells great, feels great and looks great. It doesn't leave any residue and you don't get that stiff, chalky feeling, even after multiple uses between washing. Love!!”
Batiste Dry Shampoo
FUN FACT: Batiste is the world’s #1 dry shampoo.
USERS SAID: “This has been widely considered the best dry shampoo for years, for good reason...I love how it doesn't weigh my hair down, or leave those unsightly white flakes in your hair, or completely dull the shine...this is definitely worth its weight in gold, and you will not regret purchasing this!”
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