According to dermatologists, it’s actually a good thing not to wash your hair every day. So on the days between washes, you can (and probably should) use any of the best dry shampoos for men featured here. These waterless shampoos typically come in aerosol spray or powder forms (with one notable exception, as you'll see on this list), and harness ingredients like charcoal, rice starch, and superfine minerals to cut through sweat and grease, neutralize odor, and refresh your style, without stripping your scalp of the natural oils it needs to stay balanced.
After budget considerations, your best dry shampoo mostly comes down to your preferred vehicle: Powder or aerosol spray. The latter is the more popular choice, mostly because it's so easy to apply. Powders require a bit more finessing than spray-and-go aerosol cans — and they tend to make a mess in your sink — though they don’t contain the chemical propellants present in aerosol cans. So they’re the better choice if using “natural” personal care products is a priority for you. Or take the wildcard option and choose a paste, which can also double as a styling product.
For best results with a powder or spray, part your hair in several, small sections, then spray or squeeze a small amount of product straight onto the roots. Don’t stress if you see some white residue — it’ll dissolve when you massage the shampoo into your scalp. If you have a boar-bristle brush on hand, you can use that to thoroughly distribute the product through your hair. And always apply dry shampoo to dry hair, as it won't distribute evenly if your hair is wet.
With that primer in mind, scroll on to shop six of the best dry shampoos for men, from detoxifying scalp treatments to purifying styling pastes.
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