If I had to choose my favorite hair product, it would undoubtedly be dry shampoo. I love my serums and sea salt sprays, but the many benefits of dry shampoo sets it apart. Besides the obvious lazy girl aspect of not having to wash hair as often, it also adds texture, breathes life into styles and doesn't strip hair of its natural nourishing oils. A truly great invention, hair scientists. 

But that said, there are tons of different dry shampoos on the market. Within the past few years, almost every brand has come out with their own version. I've tried quite a few, from the expensive salon versions to the cheapest products from the drugstore, so now I bring to you the dry shampoo throwdown. See how each of these different brands measures up. Rankings are based on a scale of 1 (don't put yourself through that kind of torture) to 10 (absolute miracle in a bottle). 
Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo, $2.74, target.com

Lightweight (so it doesn't get white and chalky) with a subtle scent, this bargain product is actually one of my favorites. But it's also not as effective on seriously greasy hair, if that's what you're working with.

Overall ranking: 8
Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo, $17.95, ulta.com

Perfect for prepping hair, adding texture or refreshing yesterday's style, this is my favorite of the four. It makes unwanted oil seemingly disappear but doesn't leave any residue behind. 

Overall ranking: 9
TRESemmé FreshStart Volumizing Dry Shampoo, $5.49, ulta.com

A good basic dry shampoo that's good for daily use and effective on limp hair. The only drawback is that it can tend to leave white residue on hair if you use too much.

Overall ranking: 7

Blow Faux Dry Dry Shampoo, $20, blowpro.com

Typically I'm a huge fan of Blow products, but even though this is the most expensive of the four brands, it's also my least favorite. The superfine powder simply isn't effective compared to the other brands.

Overall ranking: 5
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