The best dry shampoo: our picks of the best refreshers that do oh-so-much more

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  • Not all dry shampoos are created equal – the best dry shampoo does so much more...

    It’s one of those staple beauty cupboard products. Because you just never know. Sometimes even the best shampoo for greasy hair won’t even cut it. The best dry shampoo is so much more than a spray that gets rid of greasy hair. Don’t get us wrong, the good ones do that extremely well. But the best ones are smart and do more.

    There are the ones specifically designed to deal with fine hair, that have been created not to weigh the hair down. The ones that don’t dispense white dust, but come out in a darker shade to match your hair colour. And then theres the super duper clever ones that are like skincare for your scalp.

    How to use dry shampoo properly

    Sure, part of its appeal is spray on, comb through, and dash through the door. But in order to avoid reside and keep your scalp in good nick, there is such thing as dry shampoo best practice.

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    Aside from finding a dry shampoo that best matches your hair colour (Batiste do a great lighter option for blondes, while Moroccanoil have one of our top picks for dry hair), always shake your dry shampoo before use, and always hold it four to six inches away from your roots when spraying.

    Like that old trick of only applying the best foundation where it’s needed, the same should go for dry shampoo. Spray it only where hair is greasiest (without going overboard on one patch).

    Then, let it sit and work its magic for a moment, before massaging it into your roots with your fingertips and combing it through. Voilà! Refreshed hair done right.

    Are you ready to shop our pick of the best? Keep scrolling for our Beauty Editor-approved edit of the best dry shampoos to buy now.

    Happy hair refreshing!

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