8 Dry Shampoo Game Changers— Especially Now That The Weather Is Scorchin'

by Jessica Waller
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There are two rules of motherhood everyone tells you: one, sleep when the baby sleeps, and two, bathe at least as frequently as you bathe your little one. It’s this last one that feels the hardest to hold to, as naps are most welcome, anytime, anywhere, but squeezing in a daily (heck, even every other day) shower feels like a luxury that just can’t always happen. That’s why we’re so grateful to the hair gods for the blessing that is dry shampoo, a miracle drugstore beauty product that can banish greasiness, add soft texture and mega lift—all without water.

We can’t even count the number of times we’ve relied on dry shampoo’s genius to nix unwashed hair in an instant. Our pro tip? Keep one bottle in your bathroom and one in the diaper bag, so you’re never caught unprepared.

But here’s the good news: If you’re not washing your hair daily, you’re actually doing it right, as over-washing can lead to color-fading or hair damage, says Stephanie Angelone, lead stylist at RPZL Hair Salon in NYC. Dry shampoo can absorb oil from hair while also boosting volume so your locks have that just-washed, super fresh look again.

Preserve your style and your sanity with these stellar dry shampoos. They are available in all price points and for all hair types. Mamas, if you haven’t tried these yet, they are literally *magical*.

Best Dry Shampoo for Everyday

Best Dry Shampoo for On-the-Go

Best Dry Shampoo for Super Rushed Mornings

Best Dry Shampoo for Fine Hair

Best Dry Shampoo for Thick/Curly Hair

Best Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair

Best Dry Shampoo for Light Hair

Best Dry Shampoo for Him or Her

Dry shampoo is a great time-saver, but don’t stop there. We’ve got more mom-friendly beauty buys.


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