Here's Why You Need Dry Conditioner

Let's face it: Your dry shampoo addiction is real. You can't even leave your house without spraying it on. And while we sympathize with your love for the life-changing product, may we suggest an alternative — dry conditioner. It's sort of like dry shampoo's younger, cooler sister that's just as good, if not better for your day-unwashed hair.

If you're wondering what the difference between dry shampoo and dry conditioner is, it's actually really similar to its liquid counterpart. Dry shampoo helps soak up excess oils while freshening up your 'do, whereas dry conditioner adds shine, softness, and body to over-textured, over-styled hair. Avoid spraying your roots and instead, apply the dry conditioner to your length and ends to give the illusion of an at-home blow out.

Now, we're not suggesting you throw out the countless cans of dry shampoo you have stocked up in your bathroom, but we are encouraging you to add dry conditioner to your dirty hair regimen, too. Alone, it makes your hair silky and smooth again, but together with dry shampoo, it reinvigorates your 'do just as well as a wash would.

If you're intrigued, or maybe just bored over the Thanksgiving break, here are three dry conditioners we suggest picking up at the drugstore, stat.

Suave Professionals Dry Conditioner

Suave Professionals' dry shampoo has long been a staple in our beauty closet, so it makes sense that they'd also hit the nail on the head with their dry conditioner formula. The best part? It costs less than a Pumpkin Spice latte.

Suave Professionals Dry Conditioner, $5, Amazon

Pantene Pro-V Aqua Light Weightless Conditioning Shake

Pantene's formula is super light and practically "weightless." It's perfect for a quick fix. If your hair isn't totally unfortunate and needs just a little bit of help, this is the right dry conditioner for you. Bonus: it has a heat protectant in it.

Pantene Pro-V Aqua Light Weightless Conditioning Shake ,$7, Amazon

TIGI Rockah Dry Conditioner

If your hair suffers from dryness during the colder Fall and Winter months, consider this product your savior. TIGI's Rockah Dry Conditioner contains extracts that helps soothe your hair, smooth flyaways and makes your hair look healthy again.

TIGI Rockah Dry Conditioner, $11, Amazon