POPSUGAR

We've Tried Dozens of Dry Shampoos, and These Are the Best Ones Under $25

Aug 27 2020 - 9:20am

Picking a dry shampoo [1] is rarely easy . . . especially if your hair is brown [2] (or darker). After all, many labels promise no white residue, but isn't it better to have real people try it out [3] and verify for you?

We definitely agree, and our editors have tested tons of dry shampoos [4] on a range of hair colors, and we're willing to sign our names by these nine in particular. Yes, there are some we've only tested on lighter hair, but you can read our reviews to see firsthand how they work [5], no matter the shade. Of course, since we're not made of money, every single one of these is less than $25 [6], too.

Settle in and see the dry shampoos from Sephora we'd recommend — because your shower can wait [7] till tomorrow, right?

Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Dark Tones Mini

Item: Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Dark Tones Mini [9] ($12)

What our editor said: "A few years ago, I was at the point where I felt like I'd tried every dry shampoo on the market. I had tested out drugstore brands as well as salon-quality formulas, and I was close to concluding that dry shampoo just plain didn't work. That changed the first time I tried [this product].

After just one use, I knew I would love the product forever. It didn't weigh my hair down, but instead left my hair silky smooth and soft to the touch. It absorbed quickly and without leaving a white cast, thanks to the darker tint. It also didn't make my hair feel sticky or powdery, and it didn't leave behind any weird residue. It added body to my hair, all while making my hair smell like a combination of musk, vanilla, and citrus. The product also comes in a Light Tones option, which my (blond) bestie swears by." — Renee Rodriguez, beauty contributor

If you want to read more, here is the complete review [10].

Ouai x Byredo Super Dry Shampoo Mojave Ghost

Item: Ouai x Byredo Super Dry Shampoo Mojave Ghost [11] ($24)

What our editor said: "When I spray this dry shampoo, it quickly eliminates greasiness from my roots and gives my hair volume. The formula includes rice starch, which absorbs oil and boosts volume, as well as volcanic minerals that naturally detoxify and cleanse hair. So basically, my hair feels cleaner and smells incredible.

If you want something that makes you feel totally refreshed (especially when you don't have time for a shower), this dry shampoo is officially my favorite. I wish you could smell it through the screen, it's that good!" — Macy Cate Williams, senior editor, Shop

If you want to read more, here is the complete review [12].

Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-Powder Post Workout Dry Shampoo Mist Mini

Item: Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-Powder Post Workout Dry Shampoo Mist Mini [13] ($15)

What our editor said: "I knew my usual dance-cardio class would be the real test for this dry shampoo. Cardio typically leaves me drenched in sweat, so I usually need to wash my hair immediately after. This time, I took a quick body shower, then turned my attention to my hair.

I'll admit that I was dubious at first — how was making my hair even wetter going to help the situation? Still, I dutifully towel-dried the sweatiest parts of my hair, sprayed the mist all over my head, waited 30 seconds, and brushed it out. As soon as my hair started to air-dry, I noticed a difference. Though my strands were still damp, they didn't feel oily or sweaty anymore. Instead, my hair felt soft and — dare I say — fresh." — Annalise Mantz, native living editor

If you want to read more, here is the complete review [14].

Drybar Detox Clear Invisible Dry Shampoo

Item: Drybar Detox Clear Invisible Dry Shampoo [15] ($23)

What our editor said: "It somehow makes my sweaty, third-day hair look freshly washed with just a few spritzes. I use it post-morning workout and pre-commute into work by pressing down on its spray dispenser and targeting my slick roots. I massage the clear liquid into the area for faster absorption, throw it into my bag, and head into the office.

The best part is, it never, ever leaves a white residue. You know, the one that takes forever to massage into hair. The only way you'll know it's still in your hair is the trail of Drybar's signature, spicy, vanilla scent." — Jesa Marie Calaor, beauty contributor

If you want to read more, here is the complete review [16].

Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Biotin Dry Shampoo

Item: Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Biotin Dry Shampoo [17] ($24)

What our editor said: "I have a really sensitive scalp, and aerosol sprays frequently dry it out and make my head itch like crazy . . . [With this one], when you squeeze the soft bottle, a puff of dry shampoo powder comes out and, after being rubbed in, absorbs all of the oil in my hair and gives my strands awesome volume. I love how well it cleans my hair without irritating my scalp. It's also better for the environment and cruelty-free, which is always a plus!" — Sarah Siegel, beauty contributor

If you want to read more, here is the complete review [18].

Living Proof Mini Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo

Item: Living Proof Mini Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo [19] ($14)

What our editor said: "I hate styling my hair, so when I finally muster up the energy to do it, I rely on [this product] to extend it as long as possible. Just a little bit goes a long way in keeping my roots looking clean and oil-free. It doesn't leave behind visible powder like other formulas, which is a must, as I have dark hair. I'm so obsessed, I keep one at work, one in my travel bag, and one at home." — Jessica Harrington, associate beauty editor

If you want to read more, here is the complete review [20].

Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1 Finishing Spray

Item: Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1 Finishing Spray [21] ($14)

What our editor said: "I swear by Dry Bar's Triple Sec. It's technically an 'amplifying' spray, but it works just the way I'd want a dry shampoo to work — adding volume and texture, helping to combat greasy hair, with zero white powder residue. It's kind of changed my hair and my life. I use it to add texture before blow-drying my hair, use it as a hairspray to help hold waves, and use it when I'm going between washes. Bonus: it smells amazing." — Hannah Weil McKinley, fashion content director

If you want to read more, here is the complete review [22].

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo Mini

Item: Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo Mini [23] ($10)

What our editor said: "I've tried many, many dry shampoos, but none rival this colorful can. It covers any trace of greasy roots without any white residue (often a challenge for brunettes), feels cool and fresh on my scalp, and smells incredible. The scent is so intoxicating that I actually get compliments on it regularly — the brand says it's a mix of vanilla, citrus, and clover. I bought Amika's room spray in the same scent because I love it that much." — Joanna Douglas, executive director, Brandshop

If you want to read more, here is the complete review [24].

Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk

Item: Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk [25] ($10)

What our editor said: "Any time I finish a bottle of [this], only the soundtrack of Celine Dion's 'My Heart Will Go On' could describe my mourning. It's loaded with heavy-duty, oil-absorbing powders that make it the hands-down best on the market, and it's the only formula that makes my hair look fresh as the first day — after you've brushed out the white residue, of course. Luckily, I don't mind that part, because to me, that just proves it's working." — Kelsey Castañon, beauty content director

If you want to read more, here is the complete review [26].

Love all things beauty? Can't get enough products? Come join our Facebook Group Real Reviews With POPSUGAR Beauty [27]. There are lots of fun conversations happening there, as well as all the product recommendations you could ask for — not just from us but also community members.


Source URL
https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/best-dry-shampoo-under-25-sephora-47725825