The Best Dry Shampoo


Take dirty hair to the dry cleaners with these no-water-needed winners (from 40 tested).

1

Best Root Cover-Up

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Bb. Hair Powder
In white, blonde, brown, and black, this cleanser absorbs oil and conceals regrowth with a matte tint. Spray from arm’s length away, then brush through.

To buy: $36, sephora.com.

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2

Neatest Application

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Alterna Caviar Dry Shampoo
The pointed nozzle allows for spot-on delivery, while the caviar extract leaves hair soft. “The tiny tip deposited powder directly onto my scalp without it falling on my shirt,” said a tester.

To buy: $22, sephora.com.

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3

Best Volumizer

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David Mallett Volume Powder
Each pump delivers the ideal dose of bamboo powder to add Bardot-like body without weighing hair down.

To buy: $40, net-a-porter.com.

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4

Best Post-Workout

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Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo
Blast onto roots, then wait 30 seconds while molecules lift away sweat and odor. “It dries to an invisible powder that, once brushed, is the next best thing to a fresh wash and dry,” said a tester.

To buy: $22, ulta.com.

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5

Best Scent

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Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Dry Shampoo
Infuse hair with a subtle scent of musk and lily of the valley. Bonus points for strand-strengthening vitamins.

To buy: $28, sephora.com.

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6

Best Bargain

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Dove Refresh + Care Detox &Purify Dry Shampoo
The lightweight formula goes on clear yet covers all the bases. “Grease was gone, fullness was back, and I loved the clean scent,” raved one tester.

To buy: $4, walgreens.com.

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7

Most Eco-friendly

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Captain Blankenship Mermaid Dry Shampoo
Made with aluminum-free baking soda and organic rose-geranium oil (as opposed to the alcohol and the silica found in most other products), this natural wonder revives second-day hair.

To buy: $24, birchbox.com.

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