Dirty Hair Hack: Your Guide To Dry Shampoo

We all know the feeling of laziness that overrides us when we think about washing our hair. Does it really look that greasy? Will anyone notice that my hair hasn’t been cleaned for a week? If you find yourself asking these questions, have no fear, VALLEY is here!

While washing your hair is important in maintaining its health and overall shine, it is also important to remember over-washing your hair can strip it of its natural oils and dry out your scalp. The struggle is real when you wake up in the morning and notice a greasy texture to your hair and have no time or energy to wash it. This is where the ultimate hair hack comes into play—dry shampoo.

Dry shampoo is an oil-absorbing powder that you spray into your roots to help soak up any excess oils and dirt without completely washing your hair. It is a miracle product that works wonders at maintaining volume, shine and cleanliness on your second, third or even fourth day of unwashed hair.The bottle of magic can range from drugstore to high-end prices. VALLEY went on the hunt for the best dry shampoos so you don’t have to.

The Batiste Dry Shampoo is loved by many for its incredible results and affordable price. Available at retailers such as Target, Walmart and CVS, the dry shampoo ranges in shades to ensure your dry shampoo will blend into your roots no matter your hair color. Batiste also has different fragrances to choose from: floral, blush, cherry, tropical and wild to name a few.

While this drugstore gem is a definite hair staple, there are a few other dry shampoos that many people rave about.

The Bumble and Bumble Prêt-à-Powder comes in full size and mini bottles that are perfect for travel. The dry shampoo is also available in the normal spray form or in an actual powder that you put on your hands and then apply directly onto your roots. This shampoo is formulated without parabens or sulfates and is $13 at Sephora.

For those beauties who want to get more volume out of their dry shampoo, the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray is an absolute must. While this black and gold bottle will set you back close to fifty dollars, it is important to remember that a small amount of the product goes a long way. Beauty gurus, such as Ingrid Nilsen, have raved about this product for its ability to make the hair appear cleaner and more voluminous within one quick spritz.

Have any other dirty hair hacks we missed? Tweet us your tricks @ValleyMag!

Happy spritzing!