Step Away From The Sink! The Best (And Worst) Of Dry Shampoos

Dry shampoo, while not exactly a new commodity (drugstore brand Psssssst! has been around for god knows how long; seriously, I Googled it and couldn’t find out), has received more hype than ever in the past few years. I ascribe the uptick in use (and, consequently, offerings) to the fact that less women are washing their hair every day than they did previously. We’re now more aware of how daily washing can affect factors like hair color (especially if you pay good money to get it done) and condition (both dry and oily hair types can benefit from washing less). I, for one, wash mine three times a week, on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. I frankly hate to wash my hair because I hate to wait for it to dry, and I also hate to blow-dry it myself. I don’t know which I hate more, actually…

Anyway, on those days in between, I’m showering with a cap at night (come on, I’m not gross) and using dry shampoo in the morning. It usually only buys me a day (one dry shampoo day after another is not a good look), but that is one glorious day. I have super-fine, wispy hair and I find that dry shampoo actually makes it easier to style and work with whether it’s freshly-washed or second-day. Bottom line: I am a huge, huge proponent of dry shampoo, and I’ve tried so many that I consider myself somewhat of an authority (humor me, please) on the stuff. I’m also a terrible (really awful, seriously) snob, so if I like something, it’s probably pretty good. Behold, my roundup of the best dry shampoos and what makes them great — and at the end, if you’re curious, a quick summary of the ones that I would rather go greasy than use.

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