Ahhh, dry shampoo – you’ve been there for us in our ups and our downs, our brightest moments and our lowest. You’ve kept our locks looking fresh after a night of too many Redbull vodkas and helped us look presentable after sleeping through our alarm on Monday morning (the two situations that usually happen in succession). We love you so much, our hearts could burst with the fiery passion we feel. To think that there existed a day and age when our locks had never met you…we shudder at the thought. To further flame our obsession, we decided to poll some of the top names in the beauty and hair industries to find out which dry shampoos hold that special place in their hearts. Read on and see if your favorite made the list…
best dry shampoos
 
The Pick: L’Oréal EverStyle Energizing Dry Shampoo
The Pro: Joel Warren, celebrity colorist and owner of Warren-Tricomi Salons
The Praise: “I always recommend my clients go a few days between washing to keep their color rich. Dry shampoo allows hair to look and feel fresh on the second or third day when oil build-up can turn the roots a bit greasy and make the hair fall flat.”
 
The Pick: Matrix Design Pulse Clean Remix Instant Dry Shampoo
The Pro: George Papanikolas, Matrix Celebrity Hairstylist
The Praise: “[This dry shampoo] is my go-to. With just a few spritz, it lifts oil from the scalp, absorbs oil, and instantly refreshes the hair. It’s great for keeping your look fresh between blowouts.”
 
The Pick: Psssssst Instant Dry Shampoo
The Pro: Ashley Rebecca, professional makeup artist
The Praise: “This dry shampoo is super affordable and it works! I love using it when I travel, and also on set when I'm doing makeup and hair. It's a staple in my kit and I've turned many friends on to it as well!”
 
The Pick: Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo
The Pro: Brandy Gomez-Duplessis, celebrity makeup artist
The Praise: “When I want to look glamxurious and I need my hair really big & sexy I reach for Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo. The best part is that it's unisex, and no water is needed for this clay and mineral based dry shampoo.”
 
The Pick: L’Oréal Professionnel Fresh Dust and L’Oréal Professionel Volumetry Powder fresh SOS Refreshing Spray
The Pro: Drew Schaefering, L’Oréal Professionel Artist
The Praise: “For individuals who are prone to oily scalps, spray L'Oréal Professionnel Fresh Dust at roots immediately after a blow-dry to counteract oil before it happens. During the winter months, our hair gets on the dryer side. However, going longer without shampooing could result in an oily scalp. Use a dry shampoo/refresher for days in between shampooing. I love using L'Oreal Professionel Volumetry Powder Fresh SOS Refreshing Spray to re-boost volume. Spray it in 8-10 inches from the scalp with a gliding motion so it doesn't build up and turn white. Use a paddle brush or vent brush and give your hair a blast with the blow dryer to disperse it evenly.”
 
The Pick: Garnier Fructis Volume Extend Dry Shampoo
The Pro: Tommy Buckett, Celebrity Hairstylist
The Praise: “I love this dry shampoo. It's smells great, doesn’t leave a powdery residue when brushed in hair, and it lasts all day. It’s great for giving hair volume and perfect foundation to pin hair up and stay – it’s perfect for updos!”
 
The Pick: Kevin Murphy Fresh Hair
The Pro: Elle Leary, Celebrity Makeup Artist
The Praise: “This is my favorite dry shampoo! I love this product because it not only removes oil, but it give the hair great texture and doesn't leave a white residue. It is animal friendly, too!”
 
The Pick: Pureology Fresh Approach Dry Shampoo
The Pro: Ruth Roche, Celebrity Hairstylist and Industry Educator
The Praise: It contains the minerals Smithsonite and Obsidian, which are used to absorb the oil, rather than talc, which came make hair appear chalky. These are used by the top makeup brands as well for the same reason. It also contains an anti-fade complex, which helps prolong the life of your hair color. Pureology makes Dry Condition as well, which is excellent to use on the ends of your hair, which tend to get dry rather than oily between shampoos.”
 
The Pick: Alterna Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoo in Sheer Blossom, Mango Coconut or Original (Bamboo Leaf)
The Pro: Nathan Rosenkranz, Celebrity Hairstylist
The Praise: “What I love first and foremost about these dry shampoos is that there are three scents to choose from; most dry shampoos don't smell so great and having options that do smell great is awesome! Also, they don’t leave any residue or white powder in the hair. Because they’re made of organic bamboo extract, they also help strengthen your hair.”
 
What is your favorite dry shampoo? Sound off in the comments!