Image by Fiona Tsz Yuen Tam

Image by Fiona Tsz Yuen Tam

words by DANIELLE RANSOM • Shop The StoryBeauty

A good dry shampoo not only cleanses (without the act of washing) but makes you feel fresh - almost as though you had come out of a salon...almost.

Dry shampoos are life-changing for a few reasons: 1) you can roll out of bed impossibly late 2) put off washing your hair for another day (or two) and 3) they do more so you can do less.

Here are 7 dry shampoos that will give you the perfect, lived-in hair - minus the frizz and with a little less grime.

Ouai Dry Shampoo - $24

If you wonder how celebrities get the tousled look down pat, look no further than this beloved hair spray from celeb hairstylist Jen Atkin. Most dry shampoos coat your strands in a product that sits on top, without absorbing. Not the case with this floral-scented spritz. It neutralizes build-up so your hair’s natural beauty can shine. Just fluff it in and your hair is instantly refreshed.

Kevin Murphy Texturizing Hairspray

Ready for the perfect bedroom hair that says ‘I woke up like this’? Mane master Kevin Murphy’s lightweight texturizer will give your hair all the grit of surviving a rock concert (minus the frizziness of actually surviving a rock concert). This finishing spray is great for frequent runners and bed-heads, rushing out the door at the last minute. It gives your hair body and drama without weighing it down.

Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo - $46

This keratin-infused aerosol works hard to keep hair strong and healthy with natural botanicals to protect against the environment. Lavender and chamomile moisturize and hydrate your scalp, while the bamboo and rice silk get rid of any frizziness. This spray leaves no white residue so it’s perfect if you’re trying to wear your blow out a little longer.


Virtue Labs Refresh Dry Shampoo - $32

This invisible, light spray cleanses and nourishes your scalp with essential oils. The Kaolin clay base eliminates sweat, odor, and impurities. Its special Alpha Keratin 60ku repairs hair follicles, locks in color, and moisturizes all in one - so you don’t have to worry about your hair feeling gummy or dried out.  

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo - $25

Amika’s dry shampoo is one of the few natural dry shampoos on the market that actually works. It uses natural rice starch to dry cleanse your hair and get rid of excess oil, while adding body to even the most lifeless strands. It sprays on damp and dries into your hair to give it volume. It’s fruity, vanilla scent is worth the purchase alone.


Playa Pure Dry Shampoo - $22

Your hair will be instantly refreshed with this organic blend of minerals and botanicals, giving your strands a much-needed lift without stripping them of their natural body. Rose powder softens your hair to a silky smooth touch, while star anise extract treats the scalp. The people at Playa recommend tousling your strands to get that effortless wavy look.

R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo - $32

Renowned hairstylists Howard McLaren, Thom Priano, and Garren put their knowledge together to come up with a protein spray that works for all hair types and rids hair of dirt, grease, and daily pollution. It’s also formulated with polymers that strengthen the cuticle and provide protection against heat.


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