I’m pretty sure that we can all safely agree that dry shampoo is without a doubt one of the most genius beauty inventions of all time. For those with fine or oily hair, the powdery spray is basically a lifesaver. Or, if you’re like many people and prefer not to wash your hair daily, dry shampoo can instantly mop up extra oil, revive volume and texture, and give your musky locks a fresh scent when a shampoo just isn’t on the agenda. Another hack? You can actually use it to lighten up outgrown roots on blonde hair—I have done this many, many times, and it seriously works like a charm.
Unfortunately, while dry shampoo comes to our rescue time and time again, it’s not exactly gentle on the hair—especially if you have dry ends, bleach-induced breakage, or damage of any kind. Because of its chalky consistency, it can be rather drying—not to mention accumulate follicle-clogging buildup on the scalp, which can cause flaking, irritation, and inhibit hair growth. Fortunately, opting for a dry shampoo formula that’s infused with hydrating argan oil can help reduce these “side effects.” These formulas not only bring limp locks back to life while soaking up the grease, but they also nourish and moisturize your mane as well. Ahead, we’ve rounded up a few of favorite non-drying formulas to test out for yourself.
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