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The Best Dry Shampoos 

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Updated May 29, 2019 671 votes 90 voters 1.5k views 40 items

List Rules Any shampoo that is not meant to be rinsed out with water

The best dry shampoos allow you to go several days between washes if that's your thing. In recent years, a slew of new dry shampoos have hit the market, each promising to help clean hair without the suds. Which one is the greatest? This list includes some of the most popular dry shampoos, so cast your votes for the ones you like the most. If you have a favorite dry shampoo that isn't listed, please do add it.

Dry shampoos can be a lifesaver if you're short on time. Just spritz on some dry shampoo and voila! Gorgeous tresses, instantly! There are a few things to keep in mind where dry shampooing is concerned: There are really two different kinds of dry shampoos: powders and sprays.

Powder dry shampoos are designed to zap grease at the roots, and they are especially helpful for those with fine hair. Applying a little powder dry shampoo can actually help to increase volume and give fine, flat hair a bit more texture. If your hair is on the thicker side, a spray dry shampoo might be the best way to go. The aerosol dry shampoos tend to have a bit less residue, so they won't boost already thick hair even more - but they will freshen locks dramatically.

Here's a tip: If you're in a bind and you don't have any dry shampoo on hand, you can use good old Johnson's Baby Powder -- just be careful not to over apply it.

If you're trying to decide which dry shampoo will really work for you, see if your favorite salon shampoo brand offers one first. Also, keep in mind that some dry shampoos can leave a buildup on your hair, so when you are ready to wash, you might be well served by using a clarifying shampoo to get all that gunk out. If you're concerned about traditional shampooing stripping your hair's color, you might try one of these sulfate-free shampoos.

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Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dry Shampoos
Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Spray
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Rene Furterer Naturia Dr... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dry Shampoos
Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo
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TRESemme Fresh Start Dry... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dry Shampoos
TRESemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo
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Sexy Hair Concepts Volum... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dry Shampoos
Sexy Hair Concepts Volumizing Dry Shampoo
5
Klorane Eco Gentle Dry S... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dry Shampoos
Klorane Eco Gentle Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk
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Psssssst! Instant Dry Sh... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dry Shampoos
Psssssst! Instant Dry Shampoo
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Batiste Dry Shampoo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dry Shampoos
Batiste Dry Shampoo
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Ojon Rub-Out Dry Cleanse... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dry Shampoos
Ojon Rub-Out Dry Cleanser
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Frederic Fekkai Au Natur... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dry Shampoos
Frederic Fekkai Au Naturel Dry Shampoo
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Alterna Caviar Anti-Agin... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dry Shampoos
Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Dry Shampoo
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Redken Powder Refresh 01... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dry Shampoos
Redken Powder Refresh 01 Aerosol Hair Powder/Dry Shampoo
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Clean Dry Shampoo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dry Shampoos
Clean Dry Shampoo
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Suave Professionals Kera... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dry Shampoos
Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo
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Suave Professionals Dry ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dry Shampoos
Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo
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TIGI Catwalk Dry Shampoo... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dry Shampoos
TIGI Catwalk Dry Shampoo
16
Aveeno Dry Shampoo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dry Shampoos
Aveeno Dry Shampoo
17
Dove Refresh + Care Invi... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dry Shampoos
Dove Refresh + Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo
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Not Your Mother's Clean ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dry Shampoos
Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo
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Kevin Murphy Fresh Hair ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dry Shampoos
Kevin Murphy Fresh Hair Dry Cleaning Spray
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Johnson's Baby Powder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dry Shampoos
Johnson's Baby Powder
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Sachajuan Volume Powder ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dry Shampoos
Sachajuan Volume Powder
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TIGI Bed Head Rockaholic... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dry Shampoos
TIGI Bed Head Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo
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Philip B. Russian Amber ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dry Shampoos
Philip B. Russian Amber Dry Shampoo
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John Frieda Luxurious Vo... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dry Shampoos
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Anytime Volume Refresher
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Blow Pro Faux Dry Shampo... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dry Shampoos
Blow Pro Faux Dry Shampoo