The way some people talk about looking for the perfect dry shampoo, they sound as if they’re talking about a dating app. “Oh that can? Swipe left.” By the same token, dry shampoo has been given the same sort of reputation as Ryan Gosling.
While we’ve awakened to the fact that dry shampoo is not a cure-all to all our hair woes or something you should use more than two days max, it does have the ability to make a blowout last a few more blessed hours or turn bangs from flat to fab in seconds. That’s why we’ve started a healthy relationship with these two brands, one being fancy and French, the other being budget-friendly and accessible. Both will give your hair life, but in different ways. Let’s dive deeper.
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Klorane’s Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk and Natural Tint and Dove’s Refresh + Care Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo are our two winners here. They both come with celebrity and media endorsements, if you care about that kind of thing, but the proof is in the powders.
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While oil absorption and volumizing are a given with Klorane’s dry shampoo, the genius element is in its beige-tinted formula, which puts an end to granny-grey streaks and chalky patches. And it’s not just for blondes; the color will also disappear in darker shades too.
When one of our editors heard that all Dakota and Elle Fanning’s hair stylist did to make their hair bounce and behave for a recent, high-profile cover shoot, was spray some Dove dry shampoo in their tresses, we all decided that $4 was worth an investigation. While the powder may take some blending in with a hairbrush, the results were better than many much more expensive options we’ve tried. Plus, we can always pick up a can nearby if we’re in a pinch on vacation.
Look at it this way. An option for payday week and an option for when it’s not. Either way, you’ll look like a million bucks.