By now, you’re probably familiar with dry shampoo, or what we like to call the best (and most time-saving!) beauty trend in the past five years. Seriously, what did we do before these ingenious little powders appeared on the market? Washed and styled our hair every damn day? Resigned ourselves to looking somewhat greasy half the time?

Friends, that is no way to live—and thankfully, we don’t have to anymore! And, even better news: now that dry shampoos have officially become a can’t-live-without item in most of our beauty wardrobes, there is a bevy of selections to choose from, meaning that whether you’re a brunette, have fine hair or damaged locks, theres a dry shampoo that will perfectly fit your needs. Click ahead for my selections for the best dry shampoos on the market—and enjoy those extra zzz’s, girl!

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Detox Dry Shampoo for Brunettes from Drybar

I know from speaking with my dark-haired lady friends that the biggest bummer of dry shampoo is the white residue that it can leave behind. Thankfully, Drybar made the genius move of launching a brunette-tinted sister to its cult-fave Detox Dry Shampoo formula—same grease-busting, volume-enhancing power, with none of the grayish aftereffects.

Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo from Living Proof

Much more than just a hair powder, this high-tech pick features patented OFPMA molecules that whisk away not just oil but sweat and odor as well, meaning that your hair doesn’t just appear clean—it actually is clean.


Dry Shampoo from Verb

My personal favorite, this shakeable powder is super-light, meaning that it doesn’t leave my fine hair gritty or weighed down. Bonus: this powder features the lightest, subtly-clean scent—because while I hate the smell of dirty hair, I also don’t want to smell like an entire bottle of perfume.


Phytheol Dry Hair Moisturizing Scalp Exfoliating Shampoo from Phyto

The first dry shampoo for dandruff I’ve seen, this innovative new pick from Phyto actually works to both exfoliate and moisturize the scalp while it cleans. A quick scalp facial while I’m soaking up the greasies—nothing like some beauty multitasking, right?


Perk Up Dry Shampoo from amika

If you suffer from dry strands, dry shampoo can make your hair feel even more coarse. Enter this sweet pick from Amika, which cleanses with light, gentle rice starch and follows up with obliphica oil, which is rich in strand-nourishing fatty acids.


Aussie Total Miracle Collection “7 N 1” Dry Shampoo

If your hair is color-treated, I have the pick for you: this fresh-scented pick by Aussie features color protection as one of its seven benefits! It’s like BB cream for your locks.


Caviar Anti-Aging Dry Shampoo from Alterna

Suffering from heat-damaged strands? Treat your hair to days off from the styling onslaught and reach for this caviar-extract-enhanced formula from Alterna, which repairs hair while antioxidant Vitamin C helps strengthen hair to prevent future damage.

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