I have very oily hair. Up until a couple of years ago, I was washing my hair every day because I had to. I would wash it every morning, and it would start to look greasy by bedtime. I had tried using dry shampoo in the mornings, but I never could get it to work for me.
Then I started using dry shampoo at night before bed instead, and I was able to get through the next day without a wash. Now I wash my hair every other day, and sometimes I can even go every third day.
I’m not usually one to spend a lot of money on hair products, and I’ve capped my dry shampoo limit at $15. So I can’t compare these to more expensive cult favorites like Living Proof, but if these dry shampoos work for me, they really work.
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Hask Coconut Dry Shampoo $8 at Ulta
I love this dry shampoo. It comes in a pretty big bottle so it lasts a long time, and it smells amazing. The Hask dry shampoo doesn’t leave much residue, which is a huge bonus.
Not Your Mother’s Original Dry Shampoo $10 for a 2-pack at Amazon
This was the first dry shampoo that I tried. It does leave a little residue so you have to be sure to rub it in very well after letting it absorb.
Sun Bum Dry Shampoo $13 on Amazon
I tried this one in an effort to use cleaner beauty products. I use Sun Bum shampoo and conditioner, so I thought I’d give this a try too. It’s the most expensive one that I’ve used, but it works really well and doesn’t leave any visible residue behind.
Bonus: Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo only $6 on Amazon
I find that using this once a week, usually on Sunday or Monday depending on when I wash my hair, helps the dry shampoo work even better.
Do you have a favorite budget shampoo?