Reaching for our favorite bottle of dry shampoo feels just as second nature as starting a morning brew of coffee—addictive, soul-soothing, and a non-negotiable step when preparing for the day both physically and mentally. Seriously—never underestimate the mood- and confidence-boosting power of an amazing can of dry shampoo. (Especially, once spring and summer hit!)
Over the past few years, dry shampoo has become one of the industry’s most popular haircare products. In fact, according to this statistic we found here, the value of the global dry shampoo market amounted to roughly $3 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $4.11 billion by 2022. So no, we don’t exactly see our stash of no-poo elixirs going anywhere. (Plus, we’re pretty much convinced the stuff has single-handedly decreased our energy and water bills due to fewer hair washes—just saying.)
However, just because dry shampoo has reached paramount importance within our hair routine and the industry in general, it doesn’t mean every formula and every new launch is all that great. In fact, we’ve tried some dry shampoos that have wreaked downright disastrous results on our treasured strands. (Think unsightly side effects like more grease and film, lank and lifeless body, breakage, bizarre color payoff… and it only gets worse.)
The bright side? There are plenty of dry shampoo formulas that have pretty much knocked our and other nitpicky shoppers’ socks off. And because summer—and its associated sweat and oil—is just around the corner, we thought we’d highlight the top five best-selling and/or top-rated dry shampoos at three of our favorite beauty retailers: Sephora, Nordstrom, and Dermstore. Ahead, 15 of the best dry shampoos money can buy. Keep scrolling!