Bumble and Bumble Dry Shampoo Powder
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This Powder Dry Shampoo Works Better Than Any Other Product I've Tried

It costs less than $30 and lasts longer than sprays.
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As someone who basically shops for a living, I'm no stranger to new products. Over the years, I've tried at least 10 dry shampoos and thought I had settled on the absolute best formula — until I forgot to pack it for a vacation. Instead of using my go-to spray brand of two years, I had to settle for my friend's powder dry shampoo. After just one use, I snapped a picture of the Bumble and Bumble Prêt-à-Powder Dry Shampoo, so I could pick up my own bottle once I got home.

But the joke was on me: I didn't realize the dry shampoo's popularity until shopping for my own bottle. The powder was sold out at my local Sephora and online at Nordstrom. When I finally found it in stock, the store only had two bottles left, and I quickly snatched one up despite the $28 tag.

Bumble and Bumble Dry Shampoo Powder
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I'm used to drugstore dry shampoo, so my purchase felt like a splurge. But the results of this Bumble and Bumble powder simply can't be beat. Exhibit A: The before-and-after photo above is on day three of not washing my hair. 

Plus, a little goes a long way, so the 2-ounce bottle should last awhile. My friend had been using her vial for several months when I borrowed it, and it didn't feel anywhere near empty. The squeeze bottle also releases just the right amount of powder through a tiny hole on top, which prevents it from going everywhere and wasting product.

Each application also requires minimal dry shampoo: I sprinkle a very small amount across my roots, rub it in, and brush it out thoroughly to ensure there's no white spots left behind. Then, I put a fingertip-sized amount in my hands, rub them together slightly, and run my fingers through my hair near my scalp. The lightweight formula then not only absorbs oil, but it also maximizes volume to make my hair look like I just got a blowout. For less than $30 a bottle, I'll take this product over going to the salon any day. 

Bumble and bumble Prêt-à-Powder Dry Shampoo Powder
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Shop now: $27; sephora.com and nordstrom.com

My friend and I aren't the only ones obsessing over this dry shampoo; it has more than 1,400 five-star ratings on Amazon and Sephora combined. One Sephora shopper said they keep coming back because "it's just so good" and several others claimed it's "the best dry shampoo ever."  An Amazon customer even called it "magic" and deemed the powder the secret to getting your hair to look and smell like you just washed it. 

No wonder the Sephora employee told me this dry shampoo powder has been selling like crazy lately. My hair has never looked or felt better between washes, and I have received so many compliments since using it. Add a bottle to your cart while it's still in stock online at Nordstrom and Sephora.