10 Drugstore Dry Shampoos That Actually Work
I don't remember what life was like before dry shampoo — I've repressed those years. Because when I'm too lazy to wash my hair, my bangs are greasy, or my hair's flat from sleeping on it, dry shampoo is always my solution.
But while spritzing my roots with dry shampoo instantly solves my current hair struggles, using it as much as I do means I go through a can faster than a new Kardashian makeup product sells out. Luckily, there are many affordable drugstore options that cleanse hair of dirt and oil without leaving the powdery residue that notoriously comes along with dry shampoos.
Ahead, the 10 best dry shampoos you can find at the drugstore.
- Best Overall: Batiste Original Dry Shampoo
- Best for Damaged Hair: Kristin Ess Style Reviving Dry Shampoo
- Best for Volume: Dove Refresh+Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo
- Best for Oily Hair: Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Cucumber & Green Tea Dry Shampoo
- Best Unscented: Nexxus Clean & Pure Unscented Dry Shampoo
- Best for Dry Hair: OGX Refresh & Revitalize + Argan Oil of Morocco Dry Shampoo
- Best for Thick Hair: Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk
- Best for Fine Hair: Hask Biotin Boost Thickening Dry Shampoo
- Best for Adding Texture: Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Dry Shampoo
- Best for Color-Treated Hair: Tresemme Pro Pure Dry Shampoo
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Best Overall: Batiste Original Dry Shampoo
This cult-favorite dry shampoo comes in so many different scents, it can be hard to choose just one. When you can't make up your mind, the original always does the trick. It eliminates oil and grease at the roots while adding volume and texture.
Best for Damaged Hair: Kristin Ess Style Reviving Dry Shampoo
Thanks to Kristen Ess' line, every styling product you need to copy one of the celebrity hairstylist's Pinterest-worthy looks is at your local Target store. This dry shampoo freshens hair, and includes a strengthening vitamin C complex to fuse split ends and protect color from fading.
Best for Volume: Dove Refresh+Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo
A few sprays of this cult-favorite dry shampoo soaks up oil and residue while adding tons of volume and body to second-day hair. Bonus: It has a refreshing, not overpowering scent.
Best for Oily Hair: Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Cucumber & Green Tea Dry Shampoo
Think of this formula as the dry shampoo equivalent of a purifying face mask. It's infused with tapioca, cucumber, and green tea, which together, suck up the dirt, oil, and product residue without drying out your hair.
Best Unscented: Nexxus Clean & Pure Unscented Dry Shampoo
When you want all the benefits of a solid dry shampoo formula without the strong floral scent, this Nexxus can is exactly the one you need. The unscented dry shampoo works to remove dirt, sweat and oil across all hair types and color-treated hair.
OGX Refresh & Revitalize + Argan Oil of Morocco Dry Shampoo
A major problem with a lot of dry shampoos is that they leave hair dull and powdery. That's where this OGX formula comes in. It includes nourishing argan oil to hydrate and boost shine.
Best for Thick Hair: Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk
While Klorane's cult-favorite dry shampoo may be a super-fine spray, it's heavy duty enough to cleanse thick hair. Star ingredient oat milk nourishes and hydrates hair for added softness.
Best for Fine Hair: Hask Biotin Blast Thickening Dry Shampoo
Biotin is a beauty ingredient known for strengthening hair and promoting growth. Along with collagen and coffee, this dry shampoo cleanses hair and lifts roots so hair looks so much fuller.
Best for Adding Texture: Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Dry Shampoo
This dry shampoo smells like a tropical beach in a can and it'll also give you the same wavy texture you get after swimming in salt water. In addition to boosting waves, it clears dirt and oil from hair.
Best for Color-Treated Hair: Tresemme Pro Pure Sulfate Free Dry Shampoo
Sulfates give shampoos that satisfying sudsy texture, but they can also strip the hell out of color-treated hair. Along with eliminating sulfates from its formula, Tresemme's Po Pure Dry Shampoo doesn't contain a handful of other harsh ingredients including parabens, dyes, silicone, and aluminum. Consider it a fail-safe option if you dye your hair.