Dry shampoo is easy, convenient, and great for times when you don’t have time to shower. Just sprinkle or spray, work it through, brush, style, then go! Not all dry shampoos are created equal though– choosing the right formula is part of taking good care of your hair. There is a common misconception that you can’t use dry shampoo on color treated hair and certain hair types, but most modern day formulas are appropriate for all hair. These are some of the best dry shampoos on the market.

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AG Hair Dry Shampoo

The tapioca starch provides a natural base and hydrolyzed silk protein helps your hair retain moisture, giving it a silky sheen look. AG Hair Dry Shampoo is available in five versions: Simply Dry, Blonde, Light Brown, Brunette, and Jet Black.

Hairdresser spraying his customer's hair.Young woman sitting while the hairdresser is styling her hair.Pureology Fresh Approach Dry Shampoo

Cleanse and refresh your hair with Pureology Fresh Approach Dry Shampoo. It’s a popular option for those with color treated hair, as it leaves your locks soft and shiny. Use it alone or with the Fresh Approach Dry Condition for complete care.

MoroccanOil Dry Shampoo Dark Tones & Light Tones

Ultra fine rice starch eliminates odor and gets rid of product build up, while argan oil offers moisture and UV protection. It breaks down quickly so there is no dull, heavy residue. If you go with this product, be sure to choose the one for your hair color: Dry Shampoo Dark Tones and Dry Shampoo Light Tones.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo

Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo is another great product from Living Proof and it definitely lives up to the brand’s reputation. It uses a patented Triple Action Cleaning Technology and Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA) so that your hair is clean, shiny, and light with no residue. The scent breaks down over time, so the fragrance goes all day long.


Whichever dry shampoo you decide to purchase, test on a small portion before proceeding in covering your entire scalp. If there are none, you’re good to go! Dry shampoo could be the solution to all bad hair days.