Why is it that now that we’re at home all the time, with 24/7 access to a shower, many of us are taking even fewer showers than usual? Granted, I’m going by purely anecdotal evidence here, but it seems that for a good many people, routine hair-washing has fallen by the wayside during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Luckily, there’s no shortage of amazing hair care products to see us through this trying time — but one stands above the rest. Investing in a good dry shampoo allows you to continue working from home, supervising online school, and maybe even indulging in a Netflix binge or two without stopping to wash your hair. Right now, we call that winning.
We’ve rounded up seven products that will keep your strands looking clean, feeling healthy, and smelling good between showers. So go ahead and sleep in an extra hour — no one will be the wiser! Keep scrolling to see FIRST for Women’s picks for the best dry shampoo.
Even better, Sephora is having its big semi-annual sale right now: Beauty Insiders get 10 percent off until April 27, VIB’s get 15 percent off until April 29, and Rouge Members get 20 percent off until May 1. Shop now and save!
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1. Best for Dry Hair
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day
Even the driest and most brittle strands get greasy, and this perennial bestseller soaks up oil and sweat without further damaging quenched locks. Odor-neutralizing properties and a time-released fragrance keep your hair smelling fresh all day. Who needs a shower? Not you!
2. Best for Oily Hair
Klorane Dry Shampoo with Nettle Oil Control
This dry shampoo uses the power of nettle oil to keep your own hair’s oil production in check. It absorbs oil from you hair and scalp in less than 30 seconds, and keeps your hair light and bouncy even on day …. ? … of quarantine.
3. Best for Curly Hair
DevaCurl DevaFresh Scalp and Curl Revitalizer
The curly-haired among us know that we sometimes require something a little different to keep our hair looking its best. This kombucha and prickly-pear infused mist doesn’t resemble a traditional dry shampoo that soaks up oil. Rather, it adds moisture and volume while fighting frizz and funky odors. Just what your curls need!
4. Best for Colored Hair
Ouai Super Dry Shampoo
This scrumptious-smelling dry shampoo is color-safe, and leaves your hair feeling clean without adding a layer of chalky color to your own carefully-cultivated hue.
5. Best for Fine Hair
Kérastase Fresh Affair
Where to buy: $36, Sephora
Neroli gives this dry shampoo its signature scent, rice starch gives it oil-absorbing power, and vitamin E makes it super-soothing for your scalp and hair. It’s lightweight, so it won’t weigh your fine hair down, and volumizing, so it’ll fool people into thinking you showered.
6. Best for Gray Hair
Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak
Where to buy: $5.99, Ulta
This bargain pick is perfect for silver strands, as it leaves just a hint of a white hue that will highlight your gorgeous locks. The scent is reminiscent of just-washed hair, and the formula has everything that higher-end products have.
7. Best All-Around Dry Shampoo
Batiste Original Dry Shampoo
Where to buy: $8.99, Ulta
People love Batiste products, and it’s easy to see why. The clean scent of this dry shampoo has notes of lavender and musk, and the waterless formula absorbs grease and makes dirt disappear. Spray it on your roots, massage it in, and your hair will look as good — maybe better — than it did on day one of quarantine!