The Scoop on Dry Shampoos: How to Use Them and Our Top Picks

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No time to wash your hair today? Don’t sweat it. You can make your hair look great without water simply by using a great dry shampoo. We love these little wonders when we need to refresh our blowouts, absorb excess oil or simply to reduce the amount of washings to preserve hair color. Here are some tips for using dry shampoos, then take a look at the ones we think you will love.

1.) Choose a dry shampoo (take a look at our choices below)

2.) Brush out your hair to make sure there are no tangles (and be sure your hair is dry, especially if you plan to use it after a workout)

3.) Apply the dry shampoo

**If you choose a powder over a spray, do it over the sink, and apply about a tablespoon of the shampoo to the top of your head and massage it throughout your scalp. Then, be sure to brush your hair well to distribute the product throughout your hair.

**If using a spray, aim the nozzle at your roots, lifting up sections of your hair. Rub the product into your scalp. Allow 5-10 minutes to go by to allow the dry shampoo to absorb the oil in your hair.

4.) Brush the shampoo out of your hair. Turn your head upside down and brush out all of the powder. Use a hair dryer to speed up this process. Style as usual.    

 

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Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk is fabulous for girls on-the-go. This dry shampoo uses oat extract, cyclodextrins, and natural polysaccharides ( these are micronised powders with excellent oil-absorbing properties) to clean the hair without washing. $18, sephora.com

 

 

 

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T3 360° Refresh Volumizing Dry Shampoo adds volume and texture in addition to cleaning hair. The formula is designed to give thirsty strands a break from washes and promote hair that looks and feels healthy. We love that it comes in three color formulas to compliment the tones in our hair– genius! $25, beauty.com

 

 

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Fekkai Au Naturel Dry Shampoo uses cotton fibers, rice starch, and corn starch to eliminate excess oil from the hair, is free of parabens and sulfates, and uses natural ingredients to neutralize odor and prevent dirt buildup. Sephora exclusive. $23, sephora.com

 

 

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Ojon Rub-Out Dry Cleanser is made with the same Ojon oil that the brand is known for, so it gives locks an added boost of hydration. This dry cleanser also works great if you overuse a styling product– simply spray and rub into the scalp revealing luminous, healthy-looking hair. Works for all hair types and is eco-friendly. $24, spalook.com

]]>No time to wash your hair today? Don't sweat it. You can make your hair look great without water simply by using a great dry shampoo. Check out our favorite picks and tips on how to use them.

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