Best dry shampoo: 20 picks for fresh hair

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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.

The best shampoo for dry hair

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.

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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.

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