photographed by nina mouritzen


beauty mark: dry shampoo

dirty hair, don’t care.

by katie dickens

There are many reasons to skip the shampoo--laziness, love of second or third day hair, color preservation, etc.--but unwashed strands might need a little help looking presentable. The not-so-secret weapon to fight greasy roots, limp locks and drooping curls is dry shampoo. Here are ten that will keep your tresses looking clean, even when they're definitely not.

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, $19.50

When there's no time or money for a blowout, this cult fave is the next best thing.

Aveeno Pure Renewal Dry Shampoo, $8

The secret ingredient is seaweed extract and it's awesome at reviving lifeless locks.

Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo, $5

Battle the blech with a combination of refreshing grapefruit and energizing mint oil.

Lush Cosmetics No Drought Dry Shampoo, $13.95

When your hair has that not-so fresh feeling, this lemon, grapefruit, and lime scent will make it smell like yummy.

A Beautiful Life All Nighter Dry Shampoo for Platinum/Neutral, $18

It looks like baby powder but works like gangbusters at cleaning unwashed tresses.

Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo for Brunettes, $20

Specially formulated for dark-haired lasses, so they can spray with abandon sans fear of white residue.

PSSSSSST Instant Dry Shampoo for Wavy, Curly Hair, $7

This is the OG among dry shampoos. It's been around for ages for a reason--it does the job.

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $42

A favorite of stylists everywhere, this texturizing spray also does the job of a dry shampoo with oil-absorbing polymers.

Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo, $3.50

Made with keratin to help manage unmanageable manes.

TRESemmé Fresh Start Smoothing Dry Shampoo, $5

In case you're not a fan of the matte finish most dry shampoos leave behind, this silk protein infused formula will give you the opposite--sleek, silky strands.