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06-04-11 | Posted by

In a Rush on On-the-Go, Freshen Up With Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoos have made a major comeback. When you are just too tired or out of time to wash your hair, spend 10 minutes to give your locks a refresh. Dry shampoos absorb oil rather than washing the natural oils away with soap and water, and get brushed out, leaving your hair cleaner and fluffier. Powder formulas work to cut down on shine and grease, while spritzers and sprays freshen up flat or tired hairstyles and add a pleasant just washed scent. These are terrific for travel – especially when you just get off the plane – and handy to keep in your desk drawer for emergency nights out. Check out these best sellers…

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Pronto Dry Shampoo Spray by Oscar Blandi – This is the go-to dry shampoo in many circles, with rice and oat starches to soak up the oil and lovely lemon verbena extracts to get the smell of smoke, coffee and pollution out so you feel fresh. $21, oscarblandi.com

Rub-Out Dry Cleanser by Ojon – Soap bark extract and clay powder formulation gets the job done. $24, origins.com

Naturia Dry Shampoo by Rene Furterer - Basil and peppermint scented spray will wake up your slept in hair and clay and cornstarch powders lift, and absorb dirt and oils for added body. $24, sephora.com.

Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk – Recommended for those on the go, this spray uses the softening, protective benefits of oak extract to clean hair without washing. $18, sephora.com.

Bumble and Bumble Brown Hair Powder To Go – A tinted, dry cleanser for chocolate, mahogany, and chestnut brunette hair colors. Also available in blondish, black, and white hair versions. $19, sephora.com

Beauty on a Budget Brands:

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Fresh Start Waterless Foam Shampoo by TRESemme.  Formulated with witch hazel, citrus and aloe vera to refresh hair by removing excess oil, impurities and odors while moisturizing .$5.50, drugstore.com

Umberto Umberto Dry Clean Dry Shampoo. Suitable for all hair types, when washing is just not an option. $9, target.com

Jhirmack Silver Plus Invisible Dry Shampoo – Formulated specifically for gray, blonde, bleached or highlighted hair, to keep it fresh betweens shampoos. $5.99, drugstore.com


  1. First brush your hair out
  2. Apply dry shampoo over the sink, massage through your scalp, and brush hair to distribute product evenly
  3. Wait 5 minutes so dry shampoo has time to get absorbed by your hair
  4. Brush the remaining product out of your hair and/or blow dry

So, if time is of the essence and you need to look good, never fear, take advantage of dry shampoo options and face the day (or night).

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