7 Dry Shampoos That Don't Weigh Fine Hair Down
Thanks to dry shampoo, water or a fresh blowout aren't requirements for having a good hair day. That being said, when it comes to choosing a dry shampoo, you've got options — a lot of them. Nearly every brand has come out with their own can, but not all dry shampoos are created equal.
Anyone with fine hair has firsthand experience with dry shampoos that work against their hair type. For example, formulas with heavy starches — as their oil-absorbing ingredients can actually have a reverse effect on hair — can leave the hair limp and full of powdery residue.
That's why we've gone ahead and found the best dry shampoos that both cleanse and add a ton of volume to fine hair.
- Best Drugstore: Matrix Biolage Waterless Clean & Full Dry Shampoo
- Best for Volume: Dove Refresh+Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo
- Best for Texture: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
- Best Powder: R+Co Skyline Dry Shampoo Powder
- Best for Oily Hair: Klorane Dry Shampoo with Nettle for Oily Hair and Scalp
- Best Foam: Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam
- Best Overall: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo
Best Drugstore: Matrix Biolage Waterless Clean & Full Dry Shampoo
This dry shampoo was specifically created to hold volume in second or third day hair. Its formula is safe for both color-treated and virgin hair.
Best for Volume: Dove Refresh+Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo
Like of the name of this cult-favorite drugstore shampoo implies, it leaves hair clean, full, and super voluminous.
Best for Texture: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Instead of layering on multiple styling products, reach for a two-in-one dry shampoo and texturizing spray. Oribe's iconic spray is packed with polymers that absorb oil at the roots, while adding body and movement to your second (or lets be real, third) day hair.
Best Powder: R+Co Skyline Dry Shampoo Powder
Think of this dry shampoo powder like a spot treatment for your hair. The nozzle lets you spritz just the right amount of product on the sections of your hair that are flat and oily.
Best for Oily Hair: Klorane Dry Shampoo with Nettle Oil Control
If your hair is fine and also extremely oily, Klorane's dry shampoo is just the can you've been looking for. With nettle oil as its hero ingredient, the dry shampoo soaks up excess oil, plus adds volume without any chalky residue.
Best Foam: Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam
Foam is another option for anyone who tends to use way too much dry shampoo. Massage a dollap into your roots to get rid of oil, product buildup, and boost shine. Bonus: Since it's not a spray or powder, the foam dries down clear on all hair colors.
Best Overall: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo
There's a reason everyone you know is obsessed with Living Proof's dry shampoo. It absorbs oil and dirt with powders, but also has a molecule that erases the said powders. Did we mention it also neutralizes odors and has a delightful scent?