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The Definitive Ranking of Dry Shampoos

When dry shampoos first started popping up on store shelves like crazy a few years ago, my first thought was, “why would anyone ever need something like that?! For going camping?!”. It’s funny, now I own a whole shelf of the stuff! It’s hard to imagine life without these powdery “hair heros”. With second semester in full swing, sometimes our hair can be the last thing on our minds. But with dry shampoo, all you need is a few spritzes to conceal your greasy roots, and boom! Your hair is lookin’ as fresh as can be. So whether you’re leaving the gym, running late to class, or just having a bad hair day, these magical little bottles can keep your locks looking breezy and beautiful all day long. 

There are hundreds of brands on the market, so it can be a little overwhelming when scanning the beauty aisle of Walgreens. After much trial and error (curse my thick hair!), I have rounded up my top 5 picks.

5. BATISTE Dry Shampoo

Batiste is a drugstore favorite (for all of us college kids ballin’ on a budget), and boasts an impressively patterned and scented collection of bottles. 

4. DryBar Detox Dry Shampoo

First of all, Drybar is amazing, so I was not surprised when the product lived up to its hype. Designed to prolong your blowout, Detox lifts and refreshes your hair. They also have ones with tints in the powder – preventing those awful white spots!

3. Style Sexy Hair H2N0 3-Day Style Saver Dry Shampoo

This dry shampoo practically guarantees your blow out won’t fall flat for up to 3 days!!! Another plus? The powder is practically invisible upon touching your strands, which means no product build up!

2. Alterna Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoo

This one practically dominates the Internet’s opinion of the world’s greatest dry shampoo – and it ain’t lyin! This one was defintely a close second. No parabens, too!

1. Pravana Fresh! Dry Shampoo

Why hello there, best friend! Seriously, I’ve already blogged about this before – I love it that much. Pravana Dry Shampoo is like three hair savers in one; it soaks up hair oils, volumizes your roots, and eliminates odors. This little bottle also lasted me an entire summer. Nothing works better!

Pro tip: Apply dry shampoo before you hit the hay – the product will work its way through your tresses while you sleep, and you’ll wake up looking fresh and clean!

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