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January 25, 2013

Save/Splurge: Dry Shampoos

I’ve called it one of the greatest beauty inventions in the free world. If I were stranded on a desert island, it would be on the list of necessities—right after sun block and before lash extensions. While I could survive without dry shampoo, I’d rather not. It’s the key to sleeping in, the secret to extending a blowout, and better than any root booster I’ve ever used. These are the two I reach for no matter how far back in the beauty closet they’ve been relegated to make room for new products. For bonafide big hair when you’re having a flat-hair day, nothing beats Oscar Blandi Volumizing Dry Shampoo ($25). If my end game is skipping the shampoo, I blast my roots with Batiste Dry Shampoo ($8), which sops up oil like nobody’s business and, like a good tube of cheap mascara, isn’t so precious that I feel the need to conserve it. Also, I’m a sucker for anything animal print. —Bets

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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