Student Body staff picks: Top 5 dry shampoos

For those mornings when you can’t stop hitting the snooze button, or you just want to give your hair a break from daily washing, check out our top picks for finding a dry shampoo product in your price range:


For a girl with long hair, finding a dry shampoo can be a challenge. My go-to product is Tresemmé Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo. I’ve tried quite a few different dry shampoos, but the one thing they tend to collectively lack is any ability to create second-day volume in my hair. This dry shampoo does its job of keeping hair looking fresh, and it gives it volume, too. It leaves your hair smelling great. It’s also only $5.99, and you can find it at Ulta or your local drugstore. — Maggie Ameno

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When you have super thin and extremely straight hair, greasy hair is just the norm. I’ve had this problem since I can remember, so finding the best dry shampoo that allows me to not wash my hair three times a day has always been a top priority on my beauty shopping list. I’ve tried almost every brand of dry shampoo, from $5 to $30, but I’ve found that baby powder works better than all of them. It dries out my hair quickly and will last for hours. For $3.92, you can get a 15 oz. bottle of Johnson’s baby powder, which will last you a really long time. I’ve been using it for about three years. All you need to do is put a little powder on your hands or even directly on your hair, and rub up throughout the greasy areas. Make sure to shake it all out so you aren’t left with white residue. — Hannah Colson


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If you have #curlyhairproblems like me and your main weapon to tame the beast is a flat iron, then washing your hair every two days just isn’t a top priority. You can skip a wash and use a dry shampoo like Dove’s Refresh + Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo, $5.61, at Walmart. I love this one because it has a fresh scent and really does feel invigorating on my scalp. Other dry shampoos just make my hair not look oily, but this one actually makes me feel like I just washed it. — Lisandranette Rios


I absolutely swear by the Oscar Blandi dry shampoo, which comes in two different sizes—one ounce for around $11 at most stores, like Ulta, or 2.5 ounces at Walmart for $24.99. It’s not a drugstore buy, but it’s worth the trip to a different store and the few extra dollars. Also, it lasts forever. I’ve been using this for six years—my 2.5 ounce bottle lasted me two years—and have yet to find one I like better. The convenient tip on the top of the bottle makes it super easy to squirt the powder directly on the part of your scalp that you want, so powder doesn’t go everywhere. It rubs in easily, and after you brush, your hair won’t look white at all. As an added bonus, it smells fresh and somewhat like you actually showered. — Mackenzie Welsh

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Confession: I don’t know what I was doing with my life before I found dry shampoo. I’ve tried both high and low end options, and I refuse to pay more than $10 for a bottle of dry shampoo. When I was making my first foray into the world of dry shampoos, I started out with budget-friendly Suave, which has some options under $5, like Suave Professionals Refresh & Revive Dry Shampoo. When I need a dry shampoo that does the job (and doesn’t leave behind that embarrassing white powder), I go for Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo, $6.19, available at Ulta Beauty. — Nicki Karimipour

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