Read beauty product reviews of the best dry shampoo to buy in the UK now on Marie Claire. Including dry shampoo by Batiste, Bumble & Bumble and Aussie.
The best dry shampoo to give your hair some between-wash volume is hard to come by.
Need a little help finding the best dry shampoo for oily hair? Read our guide to the best dry shampoos to buy now, all tried and tested and recommended by hair type so you can be sure you’re getting the right quick fix for your locks.
Keeping hair fresh between washes isn’t the only use for dry shampoo. But it is a major one. To give your tresses a quick morning refresh, just hold your dry shampoo roughly 30cm away from your head and spray the product through your roots, then massage in using clean and dry fingertips before brushing through.
Dry shampoo can also be used to add volume to your hair. Spray the product throughout hair wherever you want to add some lift and gently backcomb using a comb or brush. For summer beach waves curl your hair using a tong and leave to cool, then brush out, spritz through with dry shampoo and gently backcomb.
Another use for dry shampoo is to add texture. It’s great for using on limp, lifeless hair to lift and texturise when styling. Spray directly onto your brush when blow-drying or add to your hair wherever you want added texture.
We’ve broken down what each dry shampoo is best for so you can choose whether you want a product that simply cleanses, or you’d like a volume or conditioning boost with your root freshener, too.
The good news is that dry shampoo is a beauty category with plenty of great options for under £5. Batiste’s Dry Shampoos are just £2.99 while Garnier, TRESemmé and Aussie all make products that will give you change from a fiver.
Meanwhile TIGI, Bumble & Bumble and Aveda all make great dry shampoos in the luxury market with plenty of hair-boosting benefits.
Best for: All-round
You think ‘dry shampoo’ you think ‘Batiste’ and for good reason – you can’t go wrong with a spritz and massage of one of their freshly fragranced sprays. We love this cherry can for a fruit kick.
Best for: Fine hair
This sheer and light dry shampoo freshens roots without leaving any dusty residue in hair. We love the fresh fragrance, too.
Best for: Volume
Create super-sized styles with TIGI’s matte volumising dry shampoo. The fine powder absorbs oil and gives hair a real boost.
Best for: Conditioning
With vitamin B5 and oat oil, this subtly-scented dry shampoo conditions as it refreshes locks. Massage into locks with fingertips to give hair an extra day between washes.
Best for: Precise application
you just need to touch up a small section of your locks between washes
(hello, fringe) just shake a touch of this oil-absorbing powder onto
your fingertips and work into problem areas for an instant pick-me-up.
It can also be applied topically to add lift.
Best for: Multi-tasking
dry-shampoo, part style extender, part volume booster – this
easy-to-apply powder does it all. Use on clean hair to style or between
washes to refresh and lift excess oil.
Best for: Quick fix
quick fix dry shampoo is so light it can be applied liberally all over
and gently massaged into the roots before brushing through.
Best for: Day two
it says on the tin, this day two styler is lighter than some dry
shampoos that rely on heavier powders to absorb oil. Lightly refresh
locks with a spritz of this Osmo styler.
Best for: Gentle on scalp
soothing ingredients such as Zinc PCA, Allantoin and Bisabolol, Philip
Kingsley?s gentle-on-skin dry shampoo refreshes without weighing down
Best for: Soothing
only will Aveda’s dry shampoo make your hair look cleaner, it will feel
cleaner too, thanks to its 25 pure flower and plant essences.
Best for: Dry hair
shampoo is great for freshening up locks between washing, but if you
don?t want to dry hair out, Moroccanoil?s Dry Shampoo Light is the best
pick for you – it’s infused with argan oil and adds a layer of
Best for: Smoothing
Just because you want to give hair a
freshening boost, doesn’t mean you want texturised, lifted locks.
Garnier’s dry shampoo lifts locks while smoothing tresses.
Best for: Cleansing
This works-every-time dry shampoo uses rice starch to absorb oil and apricot kernel oil to smooth for a fresh, swishy finish.
Best for: Styling
you’d expect from bigger-is-better hair brand Bleach, this
volume-in-a-can dry shampoo is great for adding texture to
Best for: Cleanse and style
This sweetly-scented spray freshens roots while adding texture and hold, making it a great styling product as well as dry shampoo.
Best for: Bounce
If bouncy blow-dried hair is your thing, this simple between-washes fresh-smelling dry shampoo is your best bet.
Best for Oily hair
works-hard dry shampoo absorbs every trace of grease and oil to leave
hair looking and feeling cleaner until your next wash.
Best for: Coloured hair
This light cleansing spray won?t dull coloured hair, and uses natural oils to condition while it lifts.
Best for: Blow-dry boost
This dry shampoo will give your blow-dry a couple of extra days – just spritz into roots and massage in with fingertips.