You'd be hard pressed finding us someone who doesn't count on dry shampoo as a beauty staple. Because, simply, for those with longer, curly hair, or colour-treated hair, hair wash day is a long slog. For those who really want to give their hair some TLC, washing it is multi-step process. Gone are the days of just the shampoo and conditioner: these days, you'll also find scalp scrubs, hair masks and serums aplenty.
Thankfully, the haircare market has also provided us with an abundance of dry shampoos, too. And while formulas have come a long way since the mushroom-cloud, powdery sprays of the noughties, not all dry shampoos are made equal. Some lend volume; some are colour-tinted; others thicken strands. In short? It is a bit of a minefield.
That said, Grazia have separated the wheat from the chaff and delivered to you the very best dry shampoos of the bunch. Some you can pick up in your local Boots for less than £5, others you'll find are hidden gems on SpaceNK. Happy spritzing!
Shop: The Best Dry Shampoos On The Market, 2022
SHOP: The Best Dry Shampoos, 2022
The King (or Queen?) of dry shampoos, this is one that'll convert even the most dry shampoo adverse. Put simply, this is the closest to an actual hair wash in a can we've found: it has odor neutralisers to freshen scent, conditioning agents for a freshly washed feel, and powders to soak up oil. A workhorse, indeed.
Cult favourite Batiste has expanded their range, and this is a particular highlight. Brilliant for fine hair, it rids grease without overwhelming it with excess product. Instead, it lends a gentle lift to any flat areas and provides movement - perfect for those prone to limp hair.
All hail OUAI: the haircare brand that is as chic as it is hardworking. This dry shampoo is infused with rice starch and volcanic minerals to soak up oiliness with real ease. And yes: this one does smell so good, you'll want to spritz it all over your body.
Fussy, sensitive scalp? Turn to French pharmaceutical brand, Klorane. Thanks to the lipids and vitamins packed in here, the formula actually conditions your hair as it refreshes it. For a dry shampoo that makes sensitivity their focus, it is still surprisingly effective at ridding signs of oil.
We were surprised at the brilliance of Sol de Janeiro's dry shampoo. It's not just the summer-packed scent that's refreshing: the ultra-fine powder in this bottle melts away oil and adds body to tired, limp hair. And besides, who wouldn't want their dry shampoo to smell like holiday?
'Death Valley', because that's where it puts grease. Get it? Really, though, this makes light work of absorbing oil. It also infuses hair with moisture while it's there, which doesn't add any additional shine: just a soft, fluffy, freshly-washed texture. If only they knew...
Consider this one of the high street's best kept secrets. This is a genius little can that feels lightweight and blendable, yet still hardworking. Kristin Ess herself notes that her 'favourite thing about this dry shampoo is the amount of powder that deposits onto hair. The hair feels freshly clean when I use this. If you ever over-do it with a shine product, this can be layered on top to soak up a little bit of the excess.'
Take an ordinary dry shampoo, multiply its power by 10, and this is what you get. The volume this supplies isn't for the fainthearted: it boosts limp roots and banishes oil in one fell spritz, and will last until your next washday.