The best dry shampoos to refresh hair in between washes

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Hairdresser spraying woman’s long black hair with hair spray.
Dry shampoo can transform greasy, oily, flat hair and provide a voluminous boost. (Getty Images)

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Dry shampoo is a game-changing hair styling product, particularly if you're prone to oily roots or simply want to get more out of your tresses in between washes.

Typically they come in a spray or powder, and contain talc-like ingredients to absorb oil and grease, so within seconds hair can look and feel cleaner.

Application is key, however. To avoid patches of grey product build-up, apply dry shampoo to your roots, and then brush, or massage with your hands, to make sure its evenly distributed.

It's also an immediate volume boost and a quick way to give tired tresses a new lease of life.

We've rounded up the best to shop, whether you have oily or fine hair, want something budget-friendly or want to splurge.

The best dry shampoos for an instant refresh for your roots

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo | £22 from Marks & Spencer

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo
This Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo is suitable for all hair types.

No list would be complete without Living Proof. Its dry shampoo works like magic to soak up oil and grease, while the delicate floral scent will ensure strands feel clean, look clean and smell freshly washed. It's worth every penny.

Batiste Dry Shampoo Original | £2.17 from Boots

Batiste Dry Shampoo Original
Batiste's dry shampoo is the best on a budget.

For something cheap and cheerful with guaranteed results, Batiste is your best bet. Available in mini, regular and extra-large sizes, it's a quick-fix in a can and a few spritzes can transform your hair.

KLORANE Daily Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk | £9.50 from Lookfantastic

KLORANE Daily Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk
This oat milk-based dry shampoo absorbs oil and adds volume.

One of the original dry shampoos on the market is this one from French brand Klorane. Highly absorbent and rich in oat milk, it keeps hair looking clean and remaining soft with added volume.

L'Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Length No Wash Air Volume Cleansing Dry Shampoo | £4.99 from Feel Unique

L'Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Length No Wash Air Volume Cleansing Dry Shampoo
This lightweight dry shampoo is perfect for when you don't have access to water for a hair wash - think festivals and flights.

Like a speedy hair wash in a bottle, L'Oreal's dry shampoo is a lightweight styling aid that doesn't need much to deliver results. It's perfect for festivals, traveling or when you've overslept before work.

Toni & Guy Sky High Volume Glamourous Body & Bounce Dry Shampoo | £8.25 from Boots

Toni & Guy Sky High Volume Glamourous Body & Bounce Dry Shampoo
Not only will this Toni & Guy dry shampoo extend time between washes, it'll add lots of volume to.

According to one happy Toni & Guy shopper, this ticks all the boxes. Their review reads: "Historically I've had to wash my hair daily. Since discovering this dry shampoo I have found that I only have to wash my hair a couple of times a week. It leaves my hair smelling fresh and gives it volume. Great product!"

Ouai Super Dry Shampoo | £22 from ASOS

Ouai Super Dry Shampoo
This product from Ouai will get rid of grease and oil with just a few spritzes.

Ouai was created by Jen Atkin, hairdresser to the Kardashians, and she has built an extensive range of chic but functional styling and hair maintenance products. Dip your toe into the world of Ouai with its dry shampoo spray which cleanses and volumises tired tresses thanks to a blend of rice starch and rhodiola rosea extract. It absorbs oil, grease and adds volume in an instant.

Got2B Fresh It Up Volume Dry Shampoo | £2.99 from Superdrug

Got2B Fresh It Up Volume Dry Shampoo
Refresh greasy hair without washing it with this fragrant dry shampoo from Got2B.

This fast-acting spray is ideal for limp locks lacking in body or volume. Made with a long-lasting tropical fragrance, your hair will smell great also, without any white powdery residue.

Andrew Fitzsimons DISCREET AF Dry Shampoo Spray | £9 from Boots

Andrew Fitzsimons DISCREET AF Dry Shampoo Spray
Created by celebrity stylist Andrew Fitzsimons this spray will add texture, volume and reduce greasiness.

Suitable for all hair types, this is the brainchild of Andrew Fitzsimons, a celebrity hairstylist who counts the Kardashian clan, Jennifer Lopez and Megan Fox as clients. It keeps hair looking fresh in between blow dries, workouts and wash days, while adding volume and texture. You won't regret adding this your basket.

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Joia Dry Shampoo | £24 from ASOS

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Joia Dry Shampoo
This Sol de Janeiro is scented with a blend of pistachio and sandalwood.

You'll be hard pressed to find a better-smelling dry shampoo than this one, from Brazilian hair care brand, Sol de Janeiro. It works brilliantly to give hair a top-up in between washes and speedily reduce grease and oils.

OGX Refresh & Full+ Biotin & Collagen Dry Shampoo | £4.99 from Superdrug

OGX Refresh & Full+ Biotin & Collagen Dry Shampoo
For less than £5, this OGX product is a brilliant budget beauty buy.

If you have fine or thick hair, this is a budget-friendly option and a must-have for your haircare routine if you struggle with excess greasiness. While eliminating oil at the roots, it also leaves hair looking fuller.

Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-powder Tres (Nourishing) Dry Shampoo | £25 from ASOS

Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-powder Tres (Nourishing) Dry Shampoo
This Bumble and Bumble dry shampoo is made for dry hair.

Ideal for dry or damaged hair, Bumble and Bumble's offering is lightweight and can de-frizz and soften greasy strands, along with added UV filters to protect hair against sun damage - an excess of which can fade colour and lead to dehydrated locks.

Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Dark | £16.45 from Feel Unique

Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Dark
This argan oil-rich dry shampoo is made for brunette and black hair colours.

Dry shampoo, as it's a powder, can sometimes leave a white or grey film on darker hair. This Moroccanoil dry shampoo is specifically formulated with a darker colouring so it's invisible once sprayed onto roots.

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