If you’re a) Always rushing, b) Lazy by nature or c) Trying to extend the life of a fabulous blow-out, skip your next scheduled rinse and opt for one of these water-less alternatives instead.
Easy-to-Use: Klorane Extra Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Extract
This classic concoction is a must when you’re in no mood to mess about. Just aim at your scalp and spray sparingly, then brush through for a quick cleanse. $15.95, Amazon.com.
TIP: Pause for a two count (one Louboutin, two Louboutin…) before brushing to allow the product to work its magic.
All-Natural: Ojon Rub-Out Dry Cleanser
Look great and do good with this effective, eco-friendly Dry Cleanser, which works to rid your hair of excess oil and product residue without disturbing the style. Simply spritz-on and rub-through from root-to-tip. $10-$24, Sephora.com.
TIP: Hold the can at least ten inches from your hair for an even application.
Old-School: Johnson’s Original Baby Powder
Sometimes, you’ve just got to go back to the basics. Tap your index and middle fingers in Baby Powder, rid of the excess, and apply what’s left to your scalp to instantly revive limp locks. $4.99, Drugstore.com.
TIP: Be sure to go through your hair with a tight-bristled brush after application, or risk looking older than your years.
Gym Bag Staple: Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets
What lifts oil from your face, can do the same for your scalp. Post-workout, pat your head with one or two of these convenient sheets, and watch as your roots rise higher than Mariah’s hemline. $4.95, Drugstore.com.
TIP: For optimal results wait until your hair is dry to blot.
Scented: CLEAN Shower Fresh Hair Fragrance
Your hair is a well-coiffed sponge; One minute you’re shower-fresh, the next you’re a walking ashtray. To neutralize odors without having to wash, try using a subtly scented, shine-enhancing spray like this one. $39, Drugstore.com.
TIP: If you have naturally curly hair that’s been straightened, spritz the fragrance from a distance and walk through the mist to keep your smoothed-out style intact.
Tinted: Bumble & bumble Hair Powder
This multi-purpose Hair Powder can be used to add volume, enhance your color, dry cleanse, or blend your roots in an instant. Some even use it to masque hair loss. $18.99-$39.00, BumbleandBumble.com.
TIP: To avoid a potentially embarrassing mess, shake your head over the sink to remove any excess Powder before getting dressed.
For the Flight: Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo
Carry-on a bottle of this refreshing, lemon verbena scented Dry Shampoo— a favorite of stars like Faith Hill and Kelly Ripa— and you’re sure to leave the plane looking polished (even after those three champagne cocktails). Available in two travel-friendly sizes, 1 oz. and 2.5 oz. $11-19, Sephora.com.
TIP: For easy in-flight application, opt for the classic powder version of this product (over The Spray).
Last-Minute Solution: [Your Preferred] Hairspray
If you’re in need of a fast, five-second fix, reach for your favorite hairspray. The alcohol content in the product will help eliminate excess oil and quickly lift your roots.
TIP: The more heavy-duty the hairspray, the less of it should be used in order to avoid a There’s Something About Mary moment. Just keep the can at a distance, and remember— you can always apply more if needed!