6 of the Best Drugstore 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 fully 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 drugstore. Though the options are plentiful, it’s easy to take home a letdown (we’ve done it several times). So to help you avoid the 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!
Fine Curly or Wavy Hair
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.
Thick or Oily Hair
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 particularly oily or very thick hair. Post-Klorane, hair looks and feels clean sans ashy residue. It’s also great for extending the life of a blowout, no matter what your hair texture is.
Fine or Dry Hair
Dry shampoo doesn’t always play well with super-fine or dry hair. Either the formulas are too wet, weighing hair down, or they’re too powdery, leaving traces of the product visible on your roots. A'Kin's gentle dry shampoo refreshes your hair and scalp with soothing bamboo powder—no straw-like strands to speak of. It also delivers a nice volume boost.
The lightweight formula is never sticky, and like everything Dove makes, it’s packed with moisturisers to bring 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. Our senior editor Hallie Gould loves this dry shampoo for her curly hair.
All Hair Types (Especially Dark Hair)
Batiste is one of the original dry shampoo companies, and this product is 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 Deep Brown version—it’s a Byrdie-editor favourite.
What’s your go-to drugstore dry shampoo? Share your favourites in the comments!
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.