Editor-Tested and Approved: The 10 Best Dry Shampoos That Actually Work

We tested the best dry shampoos for every styling need. Get ready to absorb oil and give those limp locks some life!

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Running late? Dry shampoos absorb oils, allowing you to save precious primp time by cutting out the lather and rinse. You can also do so much more in the world of styling with the right assortment of dry shampoos in your arsenal. Need some texture? It'll add volume to limp locks and grit up your squeaky clean hair if you need to whip it into an updo. If you aren't sure which dry shampoo to pick, you're in luck. We put our dirty strands to the test and discovered the best dry shampoos for every occasion and styling need. Give your hair new heights, tint your roots, and more, with our list of dry shampoo sprays, powders, and foams that refresh your style in seconds flat.

1 amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
amika

$25.00

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Best Overall

We've tested a lot of dry shampoos that claim to be the best, and we're happy to announce that we've finally found the one! The Perk Up Dry Shampoo by amika tops our list of the best dry shampoos. Truly living up to its name, it'll perfectly perk up hair that needs a little oomph.

This shampoo in a shaker can effectively cleans out excess oil and dirt perfectly for a freshened feel. It also pumps volume into your strands and leaves behind a sweet scent. It's our favorite!

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2 Batiste Dry Shampoo
Batiste

$7.99

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Best Budget Buy

If you need the best dry shampoo to tackle greasy strands on a budget, look no further than Batiste. We tested and can confirm that the results are instantaneous, so your on-the-go 'do looks luxe in minutes — sans oil. And don't worry if your fly-aways are in a frenzy. This mist tames your mane and thickens thin strands to give your locks extra body.

3 Oribe Dry Shampoo Texturizing Spray
Oribe

$46.00

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Best Splurge

Give your hair the five-star treatment with this fan- and editor-favorite by Oribe. The paraben-free dry shampoo provides long-lasting luxurious locks, keeping your hair happy and healthy for days on end. We can attest that this oil-killing spray provides some serious volume when applied to the roots, so if that's your goal, this is worth the investment. Fun fact: The texturizing spray's scent was so popular, they made it into a perfume. Talk about dual-purpose.

4 Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo
Living Proof

$23.00

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Best Gym Bag Pick

Living Proof is Jennifer Aniston's go-to hair brand, so we were inclined to give this a try as we've followed her taste in hair trends since "The Rachel." Powered by a triple-action cleaning technology, it effectively absorbs and eliminates oil, sweat, and odor for refreshed hair, making it perfect for freshening up after your next workout. The Perfect Hair Day dry shampoo will have your hair looking new and improved, between its guaranteed shine, soft touch, and sweet scent.

5 Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo
Drybar

$23.00

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Best for Texture

From the blowout professionals, Drybar designed this Detox Dry Shampoo to revive body while reducing oils. This tried-and-true dry shampoo also provides the perfect amount of allover texture if you need a little more grit to hold your style throughout the day. It pairs perfectly with beach waves. Just add a twirl with the Beachwaver, and you're good to go!

6 Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo
Moroccanoil

$26.00

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Best for Colored Hair

We look for shampoos that are color-protecting, so why should our dry shampoo be any different? Moroccanoil recently launched their latest dry formulas for light and dark hair. Made from ultra fine rice starch, each spray is color-specific to prolong your hue. It's one of the best we've tested. We love the scent, too!

7 NIOXIN Instant Fullness Dry Cleanser
Nioxin

$22

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Best for Volume

If you're in need of some serious oomph, reach for NIOXIN's Instant Fullness Dry Cleanser. This dry shampoo instantly absorbs oil and provides lightweight fullness for denser-looking hair in seconds. It smells great, too!

8 Rita Hazan Root Concealer Touch-Up Spray
Rita Hazan
$25.00

Best to Disguise Roots

No time to get to the salon for a touch-up? Rita Hazan has your solution! Hazan, most famously known as BeyoncĂ©'s mane gal, offers an epic assortment of tinted sprays to conceal your roots. While this spray is formulated to cover color, it also lightly refreshes your look for a polished style.

9 Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ Dust It Mattifying Powder
Schwarzkopf
$9.92

Best Powder

This dry shampoo means business. It's a lightweight powder that provides all the oil-absorbing wizardry of your favorite sprays. Simply dust it onto your roots and rough it up with your fingers for instantly revived strands. 

If you need a product to give extreme texture and hold for an updo, this is also a great option. We love to use it in place of hairspray for any style that involves teasing the hair for height. Trust us!

10 Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam
Ouai

$28

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Best Foam

Keep second-day-hair, Kardashian-fresh! Celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin's neutralizing foam eliminates and prevents future buildup and excess oil, and it adds an airy fragrance to hair. It's definitely one of the most unique dry shampoos we've tried. It also made us feel super glam like Atkin's roster of clients. Ever seen Kendall, Kim, or Khloe have disaster strands days after a blowout? Didn't think so.