Give your second-day tresses a boost with these options.

By Rachel Wermager
Updated June 03, 2020
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Dry shampoo can be your hair's best friend. All types are great for making a second day 'do look fresh and absorbing extra oil, but just like every beauty product, there are a variety of dry shampoos for different needs. (Oh, and they're also great if you want to cut down on how often you wash your hair.) If you've tried some options but haven't liked the results, this list is perfect for you.

We found the best dry shampoos for different desires, whether you want to absorb oil, add some volume, or even if you want a little moisture. There are also options formulated specifically for curly hair, sensitive scalps, and damaged tresses.

Many of these items are very affordable (several are less than $10) and can be bought online and shipped right to your front door.

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If you have oily hair, look for a dry shampoo that'll hide grease and pump up the volume. We love this fast-absorbing powder formula because it actually cleans the hair by eliminating oil, sweat, and odor. It works for all hair types and textures and is color-safe for those with chemically treated hair.

Buy It: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo ($36, Sephora)

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Oil can weigh down your hair throughout the day, but this formula absorbs it while adding volume and extending the life of your hairstyle. The lightweight formula leaves your hair looking refreshed with lots of texture. This volumizing dry shampoo is also great for those with finer, thinner hair.

Buy It: Nexxus Volume Refreshing Mist Dry Shampoo ($12, Target)

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This invisible, two-in-one style extender cleanses roots and nourishes ends while protecting against the drying effects of the sun. It's formulated with hibiscus extract to keep your hair from drying out or to help hair that's already dry and in need of some healthy moisture. The spray is translucent, so it doesn't leave any traces behind its use.

Buy It: Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-Powder Tres Invisible Nourishing Dry Shampoo ($29, Sephora)

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This dry shampoo is a unique, charcoal-infused cleanser that detoxes and balances the scalp for optimal health. It is a 98% naturally-derived formula without gluten, silicones, DEA or synthetic dyes. Witch hazel extract helps to reduce oil production, while biotin provides nutrients to support healthy hair growth.

Buy It: Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Biotin Dry Shampoo ($24, DermStore)

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Formulated with protecting oat milk, Klorane's dry shampoo is a soothing choice for even the most sensitive scalps. Corn and rice starch also deliver a powerful cleansing action, while natural absorbent microspheres eliminate dirt, oil, and odors.

Buy It: Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk ($20, Macy's)

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If you have hair that shows oil easily, like fine curly or wavy hair, then Not Your Mother's Clean Freak is the dry shampoo for you. It soaks up the grease quickly and leaves a matte finish behind, but don't worry—it's not chalky or powdery. This brand also has dry shampoo with tinted color for those with darker hair.

Buy It: Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo ($5, Target)

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A traditional daily shampoo can deprive dry strands of much-needed moisture. Infused with vitamin B12 and keratin, TRESemmé Fresh Start dry shampoo gently revitalizes damaged hair in a few quick spritzes. Stash a bottle of this lightweight mist in your bag to freshen hair after a trip to the gym or a long day of being on the move.

Buy It: TRESemmé Between Washes Dry Shampoo ($5, Target)

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One of the original dry shampoo companies, Batiste, is a fan favorite today for any hair type. It sprays on with a bit of a white residue, but it disappears after massaging it into your scalp and brushing your hair out. It comes in a variety of floral and citrusy scents to keep your hair smelling fresh and clean all day long.

Buy It: Batiste Dry Shampoo ($9, Ulta)


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