Late-alarms, on-the-go touch-ups and emergency haircare moments all require one product to keep hair looking fresh: dry shampoo. Not only are they great for cleansing oily locks, but they also help to add texture and volume. Discover which is the best dry shampoo for you and your hair type with our exclusive edit below.
6 of the best dry shampoos for clean hair
No matter your hair type or concern, discover the best dry shampoo for you to keep your locks clean, bouncy and healthy.
Best for sensitive scalps: Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo
If you have quite a sensitive scalp, chances are that most haircare products will irritate it. Luckily, Aveda's Shampure Dry Shampoo contains a base of 99.8% naturally-derived ingredients, which helps soothe sore scalps whilst also keeping locks clean and bouncy.
Unlike most dry shampoos, this one is a powder-formulation, which allows for a super-clean finish without making your hair feel chalky.
Best for oily hair: Vichy Dercos Nutrients Detox Dry Shampoo
Hypoallergenic and dermatologically-tested, Vichy's Dercos Nutrients Detox Dry Shampoo is perfect for both oily and sensitive scalps.
It contains purifying kaolin clay and charcoal to absorb excess oil and sebum, while vitamin-rich spirulina helps to keep locks healthy and shiny.
It also helps to add bounce and volume to limp hair, so we love to use this when going from office to out.
Best for active beauties: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo
Living Proof's Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo is specially formulated to instantly freshen locks without leaving any chalky residue behind, making it one of the best dry shampoos for active beauties.
Free from common chemical nasties such as parabens and silicones, the dry shampoo is also cruelty-free and suitable for coloured hair.
It contains the brand's signature Triple-Action Cleansing Technology, which absorbs oil, odour and sweat to leave hair feeling completely clean, fresh and revitalised.
Best for coloured hair: Shu Uemura Art of Hair Colour Lustre Dry Cleaner
Perfect if you have highlighted locks, Shu Uemura's Art of Hair Colour Lustre Dry Cleaner is colour safe and suitable for all hair types.
It's packed with translucent micro-fine powders, which not only absorb excess oil, but thanks to their translucency, don't leave a white, matte cast on hair.
Perfect for revitalising oily locks, it's the ultimate haircare weapon when you've woken up early but still want your colour to shine through.
Best for fine hair: Klorane Oatmilk Dry Shampoo
Fine hair can be weighed down by even the gentlest of formulas, which means you need specially-targeted products to keep locks bouncy and voluminous.
Klorane's Oatmilk Dry Shampoo is formulation with oat milk, which gently softens without over-conditioning the hair so it remains super light and full of volume.
Micronized powders absorb excess oil without making the hair appear chalky, so we love this both for late wake-ups and on-the-go touch-ups.
Best for travel: OUAI Dry Shampoo Foam
The handy travel-size of OUAI's Dry Shampoo Foam is ideal for packing in your luggage when going away on business or on holiday.
The canister is TSA-approved, and contains the brand's infamous foam-based dry shampoo, which transforms greasy strands to bouncy locks in one easy step.
Packed with panthenol to hydrate without weighing the hair down, and volcanic minerals to absorb excess oil, it's the perfect dry shampoo to leave hair feeling clean and looking shiny. It's also great to use if you've accidentally not thoroughly rinsed out your shampoo or applied too much styling gel, as it easily removes product build-up.
It also has the brands signature fragrance infused into the formula, which keeps your hair smelling beautifully fresh all-day long. Discover how to use it below.