We don’t think we’re being dramatic at all in saying that dry shampoo saves lives. Between the stresses of school, getting ahead in your career and trying to remain a ~social butterfly~, the last thing any girl wants to do is carve out time to wash her hair—or even worse, cut into valuable sleeping/reading/TV-watching time.
Dry shampoo gives the people what they want—the glorious opportunity to go just one more day (or maybe a few more days) without washing their hair. But you don’t have to break the bank to maintain your greasy roots. Here are our picks for the best dry shampoos for babes on a budget.
BATISTE DRY SHAMPOO ($8)
There is no need to wash your hair every day with Batiste. This dry shampoo will leave your hair feeling squeaky clean in no time. Not only will your hair look clean and fresh, but it will feel like it too. It’s no wonder this is the top-selling dry shampoo brand in the U.K.
DOVE REFRESH + CARE INVIGORATING DRY SHAMPOO ($5)
Coming in at whopping $5, this dry shampoo may be inexpensive, but it definitely packs a punch. Dove’s Refresh + Care formula adds body to any hair type and is easy to brush out. It’s available at a wide range of drug stores.
AVEENO PURE RENEWAL DRY SHAMPOO ($9)
Aveeno’s Pure Renewal dry shampoo is a great sulfate-free option to gently cleanse your hair in between regular washes. The formula contains seaweed extract that works to refresh your roots without the use of water so your scalp won’t feel dried out.
KLORANE GENTLE DRY SHAMPOO WITH OAT MILK ($10 – travel size)
Klorane is a classic when it comes to dry shampoo. But their full sized bottle hits the $20 mark and isn’t as budget friendly as others. Instead, go for Klorane’s travel sized version and keep it in your bag to handle any mid-day hair crises.
NOT YOUR MOTHER’S CLEAN FREAK REFRESHING DRY SHAMPOO ($7)
Consider this formula an instant pick-me-up for your hair. Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak absorbs oil in record timing and doesn’t leave behind any stickiness or build-up. Your hair will feel instantly refreshed, even after multiple applications.
LUSH NO DROUGHT DRY SHAMPOO ($15)
This powdered-based dry shampoo is slightly more expensive, coming in at the $15 mark, but its large size evens out the price. No Drought sucks up all that greasy shine with zero residue and only leaves behind the fresh smell of grapefruit and lime.