3 Drugstore Dry Shampoos That Get All Our Votes


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We know the dry shampoo in your beauty cabinet is glaring at you RN, so we’ll get straight to the point. Purchasing a new dry shampoo doesn’t have to be an expensive affair ­– there are tons of budget-friendly formulas equipped with oil-absorbing powers that’ll save you between washdays. We’ve combed through the zillion out there and picked the ones that’ve come straight down from hair heaven. 

1. Cantu Care for Kids Dry Shampoo Foam, $4

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Confession; we stole this from our sibling’s stash, and we’re glad we did. The foam is infused with detoxifying apple cider vinegar, and tea tree oil to cleanse and detoxify the scalp, while coconut oil, shea butter, and honey ensure your hair never feels dry or damaged. We love that it’s specifically formulated for curly to kinky hair textures and is great for braiding and twist-outs. Say goodbye to lingering odor, excess oils, and sweat, by spritzing a generous layer over your roots and gently massaging.

2. Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo, $7

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Dry shampoo devotees know how frustrating those itty-bitty white leftover bits can be. Luckily, it’s no concern with this aerosol bottle which makes patchy white hair a thing of the past – SUCH a win. If that wasn’t enough, the vegan dry shampoo instantly replaces that post-gym-greasy-hair feeling with refreshed, bouncy locks and a laundry-like scent we’re obsessed with. It’s also free from sulfates, parabens, and gluten, and approved for all hair types, textures, and colors!

3. Batiste Original Dry Shampoo – Clean & Classic, $19

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There are SO many reasons why we refuse to board a flight without Batiste’s waterless formula. For starters, it’s saved us from greasy locks since we were in high school. Seriously, we’ve been using it to refresh our tresses after work, in a cab, on the subway (you get the point). Plus, it’s infused with keratin, adds texture and volume, all the while absorbing dirt and grease. It doesn’t hurt that it’s scented with lavender and musk either…

But first, make sure you’re using your dry shampoo the right way… 

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