The alarm didn’t go off and you overslept. Now you are trying to get ready as quickly as possible. You grab the first pair of clean clothes you find and take a quick peek in the mirror. Ugh-oh. Your hair isn’t looking so hot. But you don’t have time to shower and hats and bandanas aren’t your best look. What’s a girl to do?

The answer-dry shampoo! According to, dry shampoo is often found in a powder or aerosol form. It works by removing excess dirt and oil from your scalp, giving your roots a fresh boost without using traditional shampoo and water.

Additionally, dry shampoo is a great way to help maintain your hair’s overall health. This is because the more you wash your hair, the more it dries out and becomes damaged. So, theoretically, the less you wash your hair the better. That’s not to say you should never wash your hair, but rather wash it every other day or so. However, if you are like me, the thought or sight of greasy, limp hair is disgusting. But before you make a mad-dash for the shower, save yourself some time and invest in a good bottle of dry shampoo.

Many regular shampoo brands, including Tresemme and Suave, offer a line of dry shampoos. For a more detailed look at the types of dry shampoos out there, check out College Fashion’s blog on the Top 5 Best Dry Shampoos.

Dry shampoo is also a perfect way for women who dye their hair to maintain the color longer.

For those who use clip-in hair extensions, dry shampoo is the perfect way to extend the lifespan of your hair extensions. At Pro Extensions, we only sell 100 percent human hair. Because of this, our extensions react to heat, chemicals and over washing just as your natural hair would. A dry shampoo is a great way to refresh your extensions without damaging them.

If beauty budget issues are a concern, check out Hair Beauty’s blog on how to make your own dry shampoo in just a few easy steps.