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The top 10 best dry shampoos

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There's no doubt that dry shampoo has become a beauty staple, whether you're short on time during those in-between days, or hitting a festival and want to give your locks a boost of freshness while camping.

We've rounded up our top ten dry shampoos from the best for coloured hair to the easiest for styling – click through for the full gallery


Best for instant cleanliness: L'Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Clay Dry Shampoo

This beauty hero from L'Oréal uses three purifying clays to give you instantly clean, freshly lifted hair. The micro-clays work to absorb excess oil from the roots, while also giving you a boost of volume – ideal if you're looking to quickly refresh your locks before a night out.

£3.99, available at Boots.


Best for dyed hair: Pantene Dry Shampoo Colour Saviour

You don't need to risk washing away the intensity of your colour when keeping your hair clean thanks to this lightweight product – not only does it cleanse and revive your mane, but it also preserves your colour

£3.99, available at


Best for styling: Batiste Original Dry Shampoo

Not only does this haircare must-have work to banish oily roots, but it gives your tresses a boost of volume so they look as healthy as ever, even during those in-between days. We also love the way it adds texture to hair, making it easier than ever to get that effortlessly cool, tousled style – simply spritz on and massage through with your fingertips for instant lift.

£2.99, available at


Best for multi-tasking: Avon Advanced Techniques Dry Shampoo

If you're someone who's constantly on the go, this is the dry shampoo for you. Not only does it have an invisible formula so you're not left with the dreaded powdered look on your roots, but it gives your hair an instant refreshing burst, while simultaneously absorbing oil and adding volume and texture to your style.

£2.75, available at


Best for volume: Percy & Reed No Fuss Fabulousness Dry Shampoo

Ideal if you have fine hair, this shampoo has a unique formula that cleanses the scalp and adds heaps of texture and volume to your mane so it's left looking shiny and bouncy. We're also fans of its luscious 'A Walk in the Rain' scent, with notes of mint, rhubarb, geranium and verbena.

£12, available at


Best for long-lasting hold: Charles Worthington Style Setter Dry Shampoo

There aren't many dry shampoos which can also double up as a hairspray, but this multi-tasking product from Charles Worthington does just that. Its formula works to give you maximum hold and texture no matter what your hair type, while simultaneously absorbing oil – plus it smells great too!

£5.99, available at


Best for leaving the least residue: TRESemmé Instant Refresh Translucent Dry Shampoo

While some dry shampoos can leave visible powder on your roots, this TRESemmé must-have comes as a weightless, fine mist which not only revitalises your tresses so that they are silky and smooth, but leaves minimal visible residue so you're not left facing a beauty mishap.

£3.50, available at


Best for that just-washed hair feeling: Cheeky Pimp my Plume dry shampoo 

Not only do we love the adorable flamingo packaging of this product, but it's become one of our everyday essentials for that instant feeling of fresh, clean hair. Simply shake the powder into your hands and work through the roots of your hair to get a quick burst of volume before you head out of the door. 

£8, available at


Best for dark hair: Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo in Dark Tones

If you've got dark toned hair, dry shampoo can sometimes show up in the roots and make it obvious that you're in-between washes – but not with this must-have from Moroccanoil. Not only does this ultra-fine rich starch absorb oil and remove build-up, but its argan oil-infused formula breaks down instantly so you're not left with visible residue.

£14.85, available at


Best for post-gym hair: KMS California HAIRPLAY Makeover Spray

If you're short on time between the gym and heading to work, this spray offers a split-second style refresher for your hair, absorbing oil and building bulk up so you're left with a boost of volume. It's also a great way of touching up a day-old style to keep its glamorous finish!

£15.50, available at

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