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The Best Post-Workout Dry Shampoo for Super Sweaty Hair

Best Heavy Duty: The Refresh+Care Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo

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This wallet-friendly drugstore staple was a crowd-favorite in our testing process. Multiple testers listed it as the best dry shampoo they tried, and it's easy to understand why. One tester said she loved everything from the scent to the texture and feel of the product in her hair. Another tester noted that a lot of product comes out with each spritz, meaning you only need to do one or two and you're good to go. Plus, this dry shampoo freshened up super-dirty hair quickly and efficiently. ($4.99;

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Best Lightweight: R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo

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If you're looking for a little volume without having your tresses weighed down by a heavy product, try this one out. Our tester used this dry shampoo after a super-sweaty HIIT class and loved how invisible and light the product was after applying. She was also really into its non-chalky texture. ($29;

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Best Fragrance: Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Dry Shampoo

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Want to smell really good all day long? Our tester for this dry shampoo said she literally could not stop sniffing her hair for the entire day after using it. Perfect for lighter workouts, like barre or a relaxed yoga class, this product absorbs some sweat and has a scent that lasts from morning until night. ($28; (Searching for a rest-day workout? Check out these 8 No-Sweat Workouts)

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Best Powder: ALTERNA Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Dry Shampoo

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This product was tested right after an extra-sweaty outdoor run, and our staffer said it made her hair feel as oil-free as it was pre-workout. She also mentioned that a little bit went a LONG way, meaning this bottle will last you at least a few months. ($22;

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Best for Sweat: Living Proof

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Our tester was impressed with this product after her weightlifting workout because after using it, her scalp felt clean to the touch. That's right, no residue or stickiness, just pure sweat absorption. This one is a gym bag must. ($22;

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Best Travel Size: Bumble & bumble prêt-à-powder

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If you're always on the go and don't want to lug around a full-size product, many dry shampoos come in travel sizes. Our testers' favorite comes in this tiny, adorable bottle which can be stashed easily. This product is also awesome for weekend getaways since it will fit in your carry-on. ($12; (If you're taking a trip soon, scope out this Workout Gear that Fits in Your Carry-On Suitcase)

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Best for Volume: Sachajuan Volume Powder

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This dry shampoo does exactly what the name implies: adds crazy volume. Our tester said just a few sprays of this after her spin class and her hair had all the oomph she was looking for. ($35;

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Best for Dry or Damaged Hair: Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo

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Our tester said this beauty-editor-favorite product made her dry strands feel both soft and clean, all while absorbing oil and sweat. The scent is light, not overpowering, and the bottle is small enough to carry with you. ($28;

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Best for Oily Hair: Klorane Dry Shampoo With Nettle

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This dry shampoo was so absorbent our tester actually couldn't believe how much oil it soaked up after her bootcamp class. Nettle is the key ingredient here, which helps regulate excess sebum from your scalp. Heads up: you have to brush this product through your strands to get the full effect, but trust us, the payoff is big. ($20; (If you get oily skin after workouts, too, read our Guide to Flawless Post-Workout Skin)

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Best Thing We Didn't Know We Needed: Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo and Conditioner

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Did you know that you need a dry shampoo and a dry conditioner? We didn't either until we tested out this pair. Here's the deal: this one-two punch product combo fixes all the things you don't love about dry shampoo. Our testers discovered that the shampoo cleans and absorbs amazingly, and the conditioner adds shine and prevents the crunchy ends that sometimes come along with dry shampoo use. ($23 each;

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