It wasn’t long ago that dry shampoo was a niche product only available from a select number of brands, in one-size-fits-all formulations. Thanks to the realisation that over-washing your strands isn’t ideal for healthy hair—and the popularity of lived-in texture—almost every haircare brand has added dry shampoo in their ranges, all delivering slightly different results.
New formulas have extra benefits—like volume, fullness, and texture—and soak up unwanted oil. But how do you know which one is right for you? This guide, of course.
Click through our slideshow for the editor-tested formulas that you need, for exactly the look you want.
Dry shampoos that promise volumizing results have ingredients like silica or clay, which gives hair a dose of fullness while soaking up oil. Keep clicking for our favorites
L'Oréal Professionnel Volumetry Powder Fresh SOS Refreshing Spray ($19)
Shu Uemura Art of Hair Volume Maker ($48)
Tresseme Volumizing Dry Shampoo ($6)
For the girl who’s too busy to get to the salon, choose a dry shampoo with a dose of pigment. These formulas do all the work of a dry shampoo, but also deposit temporary pigments that subtly mask gray hair and roots.
Bumble and bumble A Bit of Blondish Hair Powder ($36)
onathan Color Awake Root Touch-Up ($19)
Batiste Hint of Color Dry Shampoo ($9)
Lusting after the model-off-duty, bedhead look? These buildable formulas are packed with ingredients that give light separation, like starch, and a matte finish, so go ahead and spray from root to tip! http://www.byrdie.com/how-to-bedhead-hair
Dove Invigorating Dry Shampoo ($5)
Sachajuan Volume Powder ($32)
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray ($39)
Prefer a smooth finish for you strands? Choose a classic formula without the added frills of volume or texture, which may of the newer formulas deliver. Formulas from Klorane and Pssst are high in alcohol, which will effectively cure a greasy scalp—and cut through excess product, like cream or hair oil.
Pssssst Instant Dry Shampoo ($7)
Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo ($21)
Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo ($20)