The best dry shampoos that will give your hair new life

Best for a Soft Finish

R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo


Once we heard that a bottle of this magic sells every 4 minutes, we had to include it in our dry shampoo test. R+Co makes one of our favorite traditional shampoos, so it’s no surprise that we love the brand’s answer to dry shampoo, too. We like this one because it effectively absorbs oil, leaving our hair soft, flexible and shiny — without any white residue or cast that dulls our strands.

“I was blown away by how this dry shampoo left absolutely zero residue on my hair or clothes,” said editor Zarah Kavarana. “I have very dark hair, and it’s hard to find a dry shampoo that keeps my hair looking like my hair.”

Also, all testers agree that this one smells amazing. The scent gives us elevated Coconut Lime Verbena vibes. 

R+Co also makes another dry shampoo worth mentioning in paste form. Many of our long-haired editors preferred a traditional spray, but we love the paste for absorbing oil and adding texture to shorter hair.