The Best Dry Shampoos Actually Do WAY More For Your Hair Than Just Remove Grease

What did we do before dry shampoo? No seriously, I'm genuinely wondering how we actually survived. Perfect for festivals, second-day hair and adding the perfect level of "schujz," dry shampoo is a hair styling must. Whereas in the early days there were only a handful of choices, now the market is totally saturated with options and it can be hard to know which actually do the job well. The best dry shampoos in the UK all have certain features in common which make them top notch.

For example, they all absorb excess oil effectively from the root and tops of greasy hair to make you look like you've had a full on shampoo and condition. They do this without leaving a dreaded white powdery residue, which many inferior formulations can unfortunately do. The very best aren't just one trick ponies either; a great dry shampoo is not only used to clean and refresh, but to add something to the styling process. They can add texture, boost volume and help hold a style.

From Jen Atkin's Ouai to French pharmacy favourite Klorane, these five dry shampoos are the ones I really rate from years of trying and testing them out.