I'm not going to lie to you all: I find washing my hair to be extremely taxing. For me, it's not just the act of washing my hair—it's the acts of having to blow-dry, round brush, and curl it to get it looking the way it did pre-shower. All I think about during that whole process is all the other tasks I could be doing instead. Seriously—think about how much more time you would have if you didn't need to spend an hour doing that every day.
Given that I don't enjoy washing my hair but also need to look put together every day for work and general socializing, I've really honed in on my dry shampoo skills. Dry shampoo is a miracle worker, and if you haven't tried it yet, I highly recommend it. One or two quick sprays and a little tousling of the hair and your oily roots are gone. The only problem I have with certain dry shampoos is that they tend to leave a white film at the roots of my blonde hair (or can make my roots look a bit darker if they're tinted).
After much trial and error, I've found the holy grail of dry shampoos for light hair that I'm here to share with you today. Below, I'm highlighting the 21 best shampoos for blonde hair that will save you during a time crunch.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo ($14)
This lightweight formula not only removes oil but actually makes your scalp feel clean.
Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo ($25)
Add volume and soak up oil all at the same time.
Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Light Tones ($26)
This product is formulated specifically for light hair, so no white residue or accidental dark roots will be found here.
Bumble & Bumble Pret-a-Powder Tres Invisible Dry Shampoo with French Pink Clay ($29)
Another formula that not only cleans your hair but also adds volume and UV protection for your strands.
Verb Dry Shampoo for Light Hair ($18)
Light-haired people will love this fresh-smelling formula.
Drybar Detox Clear Invisible Dry Shampoo ($23)
All the oil-reducing powers plus Drybar's signature intoxicating smell.
IGK Jet Lag Invisible Dry Shampoo ($27)
Zero residue to see here.
Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo ($46)
You'll be sold just by the smell of this one.
R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo ($32)
Soak up oil without drying out your strands with this product.
Playa Pure Dry Shampoo ($22)
If you're looking for a quality non-toxic haircare brand, Playa takes the cake.
Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk ($20)
This one doesn't leave any dry residue so you won't even feel like you have product in your hair.
Bumble & Bumble Blondish Hair Powder ($36)
If you're looking for a non-aerosol option, this powder does the trick just as well with no spray required.
Rahua Voluminous Dry Shampoo ($32)
Another natural option that actually works (plus it adds volume!).
Batiste Dry Shampoo ($10)
An oldie but a goodie. Plus, you can't beat this price point.
R+Co Spiritualize Dry Shampoo Mist ($29)
This misting effect keeps your hair from feeling dried out.
Ouai Super Dry Shampoo ($24)
Ouai's product not only work well but also smell heavenly.
Philosophy Amazing Grace Dry Shampoo ($12)
Perfect for travel.
Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo ($31)
This clean formula smells just like a spa.
Alterna Haircare Caviar Sheer Dry Shampoo ($25)
It's called sheer for a reason: It leaves behind virtually no color or texture.
Wander Beauty Extra Mileage Hair Refresher Dry Shampoo ($22)
Wander's formula is a newer find for me, and it's the perfect size to throw in your bag while you're on the go—whether traveling or just going from work to drinks.
Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Dry Shampoo ($6)
At this price, you can really go to town.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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