Supermarket Dry Shampoos for Every Hair Type
If you’re anything like us, you probably go through dry shampoo at an alarmingly fast rate. One day you’re full stocked and feeling good, and then in the blink of an eye (or rather the spritz of an aerosol can), it’s empty and your roots are greasy. Given our considerable dry shampoo habit, we do our shopping in the affordable aisles of a supermarket. The options are plentiful, and it’s easy to take home a letdown (we’ve done it several times). So to help you avoid dry shampoo disappointment, we recommend you shop hair-type specific. Curly, straight, thick, fine—scroll down to find the degreasing product that’s right for you!
The formula is clear and it won’t leave your hair dull with that dry shampoo residue. It’s not sticky, but it’s not as light as some of the others on this list, which is why it’s our pick for thick, textured hair. It’s also the smart choice for girls with thick curls and waves because unlike a lot dry shampoos that promise to add volume, this one won’t—it just refreshes tresses.
For fine hair that shows oil easily, this is what you need. It soaks up grease quickly, leaving behind a slightly matte—but not chalky—finish. The jury’s out on the scent (some people love it, some people think it’s too much), but in terms of extending hairstyles for fine hair, it’s a winner.
Klorane’s dry shampoo has been a cult favourite for years. Don’t be fooled by the super-fine texture of this spray, it works in heavy-duty times of need, which is why it’s great for hair that’s particularly oily or very thick. Post-Klorane, hair looks and feels clean sans ashy residue. It’s also great for extending the life of blowout, no matter what your hair texture is.
Dry shampoo doesn’t always play well with super-fine hair or dry hair because a lot products end up looking like dry shampoo. Either the formulas are too wet, weighing hair down, or they’re too powdery, leaving traces of the product visible on your roots. Fudge's dry shampoo refreshes your hair and scalp without turning them into straw-like strands. It also delivers a nice volume boost.
The lightweight formula is never sticky, and it’s perfect for bringing life back to limp strands. It’ll absorb oil and make your dry hair feel soft as if freshly washed. And it’s powerful—a little goes a long way.
Batiste is one of the original dry shampoos, and it’s still a fan favourite today. The powdery formula may look like it leaves behind a residue, but once you brush it through it will be undetectable and your tresses will be totally degreased. For really dark hair, try the Medium & Brunette version—it’s a Byrdie editor favourite.
What’s your go-to supermarket dry shampoo? Share your favourites in the comments!