Dry Shampoo

Hey, all you lazy girls – this one’s for you! Just kidding, we’re not lazy. But real talk: sometimes, we just don’t have time to wash our hair. Or maybe our hair isn’t at its healthiest when it’s washed every. single. day. Or maybe our hair gets greasy early on in the day. This is where dry shampoo comes in.

If you’re new to dry shampoo or just haven’t found the right one for you, look no further. I’ve tested out a few different kinds and rated them according to how well they work.


  1. Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo

    I’m sill fairly new to this brand and type of dry shampoo, but I’m in love so far. I love the feeling that NYM’s Clean Freak leaves in my hair – no greasy look, no powdery look (which is hard to find when choosing a dry shampoo), and it leaves a nice texturized look in my hair. The bottle is fairly large, so it will last you a long time no matter how often you use it. And plus, there’s no weird scent.

    Consensus: Buy & Try.

  2. Psssst! Instant Dry Shampoo

    This is a classic and safe brand when it comes to dry shampooing your hair. I can see why Not Your Mother’s chose their name – because Psssst! is something that our mothers probably used to wear in the 70’s (it’s been around that long). I love this brand. It gets the job done and doesn’t have any weird scent to it. My only complaint is that it sometimes leaves too much of a powdery residue in my hair. Other than that, this is a great one to use.

    Consensus: Buy & Try.

  3. Batiste Dry Shampoo

    This one is similar to Psssst!, but usually comes with a scent (it’s labeled on the bottle). I don’t mind using Batiste, but it’s not usually my first choice. Because it’s scented, I always feel like people can tell I have “day-old” hair. I’m sure it’s just my imagination, but I prefer to have unscented or minimally-scented dry shampoo. One great plus about this one is that it usually comes with a travel-size bottle when you purchase it.

    Consensus: Buy if you can’t find the first two. Perfect for travel.

  4. TRESemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo

    I really wish I could review this one. However, I can’t. Whenever I’ve purchased this kind of dry shampoo (three times now), the sprayer stops working and/or falls off. Not helpful when that’s the only way you can use the bottle!

    Consensus: If you try it, let me know what you think!


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If you’re planning on trying dry shampoo for the first time, let me know which brand you choose! I feel that my hair has been thanking me for not washing and drying it each day – and I have saved so much time not fussing with it in and out of the shower on my days “off.”

Do you use dry shampoo already? Am I missing anything on my list?