When it comes to dry shampoo, Klorane is a classic. The patented formula removes buildup and oil seamlessly and the oat milk it's made with soothes the scalp. Even better, this editor favorite is made without parabens or sulfates.
Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, $20 at Sephora
After spritzing this lightly-scented dry shampoo, our hair felt lighter and softer almost immediately.
Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo, $21 at Birchbox
We wanted to love this formula as much as we like the rest of the brand's products, but unfortunately, this left behind a white, chalky film.
TRESemme Fresh Start Basic Care Dry Shampoo, $5.99 at Ulta
Best: René Furterer
The best thing about this clay and silica-infused formula is that it goes on clear, leaves behind no residue and is made with nourishing and lightly fragrant essential oils.
René Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo, $16.45 at Amazon
This eco–friendly, non-aerosol solution helps volumize limp roots to prolong your style for days. This best dry shampoo is also sulfate-, paraben- and sodium chloride-free.
Blowpro Faux Dry Dry Shampoo, $20 at Nordstrom
It's only natural that the people behind our favorite blowout bar would give us an equally amazing dry shampoo to help keep all hair types fresh, while adding body to a week-old blowout.
Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo, $23 at Sephora
We don't know if we were being tricked by this bottle, but once it was sprayed, the consistency went from powder to liquid midair and then evaporated almost immediately, leaving us with zero results to report.
TIGI Bed Head Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo, $21.99 at Ulta
Not only does this best dry shampoo come in three fresh scents, but the formula revives oily hair by giving it extra bounciness from roots to ends.
Alterna Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoo, $22 at Sephora
Best: Not Your Mother's
This formula is our drugstore go-to for a quick pick-me-up that absorbs excess oil in record time. There's never any build-up or stickiness, so hair feels instantly refreshed, even after mulitple applications.
Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo, $6.19 at Ulta
Worst: Sexy Hair
There was really no feeling of cleanliness after using this, but rather a sticky, hairspray-like effect that left hair mildly brittle.
Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo, $17.95 at Ulta
If you have yet to jump on the dry shampoo train, then hop on board because you are missing out on what is quite possibly the most essential hair product. Dry shampoo comes in a spray or powdered version and helps soak up excess oil, while cleaning and deodorizing hair without the need for water. The miracle product gets you more mileage from a blowout, breathes new life into a third-day style and is perfect for days when you just don’t feel like washing your hair (there, we said it!). It has changed women’s lives everywhere and is the secret tool you need in your beauty arsenal at all times. From drugstore buys to non-aerosol versions, we’ve tried a whole slew of product to bring you the absolute best dry shampoos — and the worst.
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