Dry Clean Only
The secret weapon for summer hair
In this scorching weather, nothing sounds better than a few days of good hair that don't involve a blow-dryer.
Dry shampoo, which uses oil-absorbing powders to zap grease, makes hair look textured and clean, even when it's been a few days between washings (or when a little perspiration turned a great blowout limp). Simply spray on dry hair, brush to distribute and voilà--a fresh 'do.
Who needs water when we've got these products in our beach bags?
Best for Dark Hair Most dry shampoos are white, which can make dark hair look dusty. For redheads, brunettes and women with jet-black hair, Bumble and bumble hair powders ($35) are colored sprays that blend in and never look chalky. Just use a wet washcloth to wipe away any rogue spritzes.
Best Deal At $5 a can, Batiste's scented dry shampoo is the most cost-effective line we've come across--and the nicest smelling. The Original citrus scent made the line famous, but new additions like Blush, which smells like baby powder, and Tropical, which evokes a freshly cut pineapple, are fragrant without being overpowering.
Best for All Hair Types Rene Furterer Naturia dry shampoo ($24) is a little black dress for your head--it works on everyone. Its fresh scent comes from peppermint and basil oils, while natural grease absorbers like kaolin clay, silica and cornstarch make hair feel instantly clean.