Up there with mascara and moisturiser, dry shampoo is another must-have beauty product for a lot of people. It masks oily roots, reduces the number of wash days, adds volume and texture, and — in some cases — can even temporarily mask roots or grey hairs. But with so many options out there, figuring out which one is worth buying and which one will just muck up your hair even more can feel like a bit of a mystery.
With a quick spritz and a zhuzh of dry shampoo, hair looks almost freshly washed without having to step in the shower. Revolutionary! And we've come a long way from the messy loose powders you would have to shake into your roots. Now there are dry shampoo sprays, mousses, and pastes (yes, a dry shampoo paste exists), as well as tinted options, unscented and nice-smelling options, and options that double as texturising sprays for straight and wavy textures. And since everyone's hair texture, fragrance preferences, and scalp skin is different, we asked our fellow editors to share their favourite dry shampoos and exactly why it's become a staple in their hair-care routine.
So whether you're looking for a dry shampoo and not sure where to start or you want to switch up your current one, read on to see which 14 you'll find front and centre of our editor's shelfies and permanently (just kidding, we wash our hair sometimes) in their hair.