Everybody and their mother has jumped on the anti-hair-washing bandwagon, and as a result dry shampoo is now a "big deal." It seems like every hair brand is making some form of it.  However, most of the formulas for dry shampoos are the same, so you really only have 2 choices: spray or powder.
I've used both, so in this post I'm going to go over how to use them for best results, the kinds of results you get, and the pros and cons of each.
And I'll tell you my favorite, but not until the end :)

Formula 1: Powder

This usually comes in a regular bottle like lotion or shampoo would come in. You shake out however much you want and scrub it through your hair.
This is No Drought by Lush, whose praises I have sang before. I've had this since November and have barely made a dent in it. It's slightly pricey (about 12 dollars for 4.6 oz), but it will last you a reallllllyyyy long time.
Here's how to use a powder dry shampoo:
1. Shake a quarter size amount of powder into your hand.
2. Rub your hands together to distribute powder over your palms (warning: this will be messy.)
3. Flip your head upside down and rub your palms through your hair, concentrating on your scalp and places that you know are oily. I sometimes use a tiny bit of it behind my ears because my hair tends to get oily there.
4. Flip your head back over and make it lay the way you want. Rub away any lingering white left from the powder.
And you look like you bathed! Hurrah!
The Pros: Powder give your hair awesome volume and its so easy that you can throw it in your bag and use it through the day to perk up your hair. It also smells really nice.
The Cons: Application can be messy and it's hard to spot treat oily areas.

If powder isn't your thing, you can try a spray formula!

Formula 2: Spray

This will come in a bottle similar to a hairspray one. In fact, I almost bought hairspray instead of this because the bottles were so similar. So yeah, watch out for that. I'm using Pure Renewal by Aveeno.
Here's how to use spray:
1. Take down your hair and shake it out. This stuff will be sticky at first, so make sure your hair is going to be comfortable for at least 10 minutes.
2. Spray. It'll go on white. Hold the can as far away from your head as you can and still be accurate with your aim. Spray it anywhere you have oil.
3. You're gonna look like Rogue from X-Men for awhile. Let the white stuff sit so that it can dry. If you try to mess with it too early, it'll just be a sticky mess. I normally do my makeup while I'm waiting for it to dry.
4. After about 10 minutes, rub the powder into your hair with your fingers. If there's still lots of white, your can brush the extra out.

The Pros: You can spot treat problem areas and make sure you're reaching your whole head.  Its also easier to find and cheaper than powder.
The Cons: These usually have a less-than-pleasant smell, it's not easy to reapply throughout the day, and it takes longer.

I personally like the powder formula better than the spray one, because it smells better and can be used more than once without much of a hassle.  But it's really depending on how oily your hair gets, how you're wearing it that day, and a whole bunch of other factors.
I hope this helps when you're trying to find a good dry shampoo! :)

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