The Top 5 Best Dry Shampoos Around!

Dry shampoo is my # 1 ride or die beauty/hair product that I use just about every other day.  Since it’s not good to wash your hair everyday dry shampoo is what keeps my hair looking fresh, looking greaseless, and keeps it smelling like I just washed it.  I have been working with to show you their top 5 dry shampoo picks after they tested about 17 of the most popular dry shampoos out there.


Dry shampoo comes in one of two forms: spray or loose powder. The powder can be shaken directly onto the hands and worked through hair, while the sprays are typically aerosol-based products that are spritzed into the hair’s roots.

In meeting these criteria, a good dry shampoo should be simple to apply (and not messy). If it’s an aerosol, it should also dry quickly and leave hair manageable and clean-looking. A high-quality dry shampoo shouldn’t give hair a white, powdery look or cause irritation or dryness. A dry shampoo is even better when it’s reasonably priced and easy to find in stores or online.

Top Picks:

Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk: According to the company, been a “best-seller for over 40 years,” and that was easy to understand once we tried it. Its website claims that the product “gently revives hair in two minutes” and leaves hair “clean and volumized” with the aid of “a unique combination of plant-based ingredients.”

Batiste Dry Shampoo Original: An under-$10 drugstore favorite (which earns 4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon), this has been around for decades with good reason: It freshens and volumizes hair effortlessly, without leaving residual stickiness or chalkiness.

Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo: Nearly the top pick, this stellar dry shampoo lost points only because it made some of our tester’s scalps feel slightly dry after repeated applications. Otherwise, this product is a winner. Its citrus-y smell is delicious and not overpowering, and it successfully made our team’s hair shiny and fresh-looking. New York Magazine also named this its top pick in a 2012 testing roundup.

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo: It’s able to stand up to even post-exercise greasiness and leave hair bouncy and clean-feeling. Best of all, it leaves behind very little residue to weigh hair down or make it feel starchy and dry.

Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo: A salon staple, Moroccanoil products are known for their brilliant blue bottles and distinctive argan oil aroma. This dry shampoo is no exception to the beauty line’s success. Available for both light and dark hair tones, it sprays on evenly and, within minutes, gives hair a silky-smooth, run-your-fingers-through clean between washes.

For more information and tips to dry shampoo, check out’s guide:

Love always,

Mascara in the City

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14 thoughts on “The Top 5 Best Dry Shampoos Around!

    1. I really loved Amika when I tried it!! I think I received a sample of it in Birch box a while back and its definitely one that I would purchase again. But I also love the Batiste and not your mothers!


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