Dry shampoos can be a lifesaver when your hair is being overly active (i.e., gets oily) or when a full-on shampooing isn’t feasible. But be careful: dry shampoo shouldn’t be used as a complete replacement of regular shampoo. While it’s ideal to soak up excess dirt and grease in-between regular washings, if overused, it can make your scalp dry, itchy and flaky. To that end, we asked hundreds of dry shampoo-using ladies what their favourite go-to products are. These are their recommended four dry shampoos to try. —Jennifer Cox
batiste revitalise it original dry shampoo ($11). Batiste pretty much spearheaded the dry shampoo movement years ago, before the stuff became the “it” beauty product it is today. It’s still a go-to brand thanks to its lightweight formula and long-lasting effects.
bed head rockaholic dirty secret dry shampoo ($24). This one absorbs extra oils and leaves your hair smelling uber fresh. Its colourless formula means no unsightly stains on clothes or pillowcases.
herbal essence 0% dry shampoo ($8). Give your hair a style boost with this DS, which instantly absorbs oils and provides lightweight body—you'll love the calming scent, to boot.
oribe gold lust dry shampoo ($53). The mack-daddy of dry shampoos, this baby will clean your hair and extend your blowout by absorbing product buildup, oil and impurities with translucent powders, all the while soothing the scalp and restoring softness.