The Best Dry Shampoo for Every Type of Hair

Oh, dry shampoo, how we love you. You make our hair look fresh even if we secretly haven’t washed it in three (OK, maybe four) days. And although it’s hard to play favorites, we’re doing just that. Here, the best formula for every hair concern. 

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Dry Hair: Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo

Just because your hair is dry doesn’t mean it won’t fall flat after a couple of days. This nourishing dry shampoo’s blend of vitamin C, omega fatty acids and active compounds zaps any oiliness while adding some needed moisture, volume and shine.

Buy It ($24)

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Oily Hair: Batiste Dry Shampoo Original

This drugstore standby has hundreds of glowing reviews—because it actually works. The matte finish helps to remove excess grease and shine while adding body and texture to help extend the life of your blowout by an extra day or two.

Buy It ($7)


Sweaty Hair: Living Proof Perfect hair Day (Phd) Dry Shampoo

A midday spin sesh is no longer off-limits thanks to this dry shampoo, specifically formulated by MIT scientists to absorb and remove oil, sweat and odor. Spray it onto a sweaty hairline for an instant refresh and a light, clean scent before heading back to work.

Buy It ($23)


Color-Treated Hair: Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo

It soaks up oil, conceals root growth and helps tone down brassiness at the same time. It also protects strands from UV rays, so you don’t have to worry about premature color fade, and it comes in two formulas: one for light hair and one for dark.

Buy It ($26)

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Light Hair: IGK Jetlag Dry Shampoo

Having lighter hair doesn’t mean you can still get away with white, chalky roots. This one goes on clear and blends into hair without a trace of residue, so your locks never look powdery.

Buy It ($27)


Dark Hair: Theorie Dry Cleansing Conditioner

Because dark hair tends to be naturally glossy, think about using a dry conditioner that absorbs oil without dulling your shine. This formula goes on totally clear, smells clean and adds softness for a fresh-out-of-the-salon look (even if you haven’t been in weeks).

Buy It ($24)


Curly Hair: Devacurl No-Poo Quick Cleanser

Moisture is key to frizz-free curls, and this lightweight spray brings all the hydration. With macadamia nut and glycerin to condition, curls are left smooth and nourished, without a stitch of grease.

Shop It ($16)

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Thick Hair: OUAI Dry Shampoo Foam

This foam formula is unlike anything else out there. Its mousse-like consistency works especially well for thick hair because you can easily work it into your scalp and reach every last strand.

Buy It ($28)

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Fine Hair: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

Hear us out: This great alternative to dry shampoo is ideal for ladies with thin locks because it mattifies grease and adds all the volume and texture of a traditional dry shampoo, only without weighing down your strands. It’s a win-win.

Buy It ($46)

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