By Courtney Leiva

Like a killer pair of stilettos, a great dry shampoo can be a real lifesaver when used right.

That’s why it’s no real wonder why that this popular beauty product has found its way backstage at runway shows and inside the gym bags of beauty gurus everywhere.

Whether you’re constantly working out during your lunch hour or got a blowout you want to preserve, here’s what you need to know to implement this game changing goodie into your beauty routine.

When you’re tight on time… dry shampoos are essential for that waterless clean, especially when you’re on time constraints and don’t’ have access to a shower. To combat oily and greasy locks fast, the One’n Only Speed Style Dry Shampoo ($9.99, gives that fresh washed feel fast with each and every spray. Plus, with a truly invisible formula, you won’t have to worry about a sticky residue left behind on your locks.  After your next workout, just spray, brush and go with this bad boy.

If you prefer a powder….powder shampoos are handy for adding oomph and volume to limp and lacking locks. For killer body that doesn’t require heat styling, the Verb Dry Shampoo ($14, transforms locks instantly with a weightless and re energizing formula. For best results, squeeze a little product out onto your palm, then apply and brush into problem areas for fast relief.

When you want to extend a blowout….it’s often recommended that you don’t shampoo your hair everyday – and who wants to when you’re spending the time and money on a professional blowout?! – so to keep your sexy curls or blowouts lasting longer, use the Pantene Blowout Extend Dry Shampoo ($7.99, uses a vitamin-rich formula to refresh your locks without having to wash it. Also great for power outages, this drugstore favorite also proves to be totally helpful when shampooing doesn’t look likely.

If you’re updo needs some more texture…sometimes our updos can look a little flat and dull, so to perk up your chignon or braid crown, turning to a little dry shampoo can help add some gritty texture. For an easy-to-use texturing tool, the Oribe Cote d’Azur Hair Refresher ($23, works to neutralize odors and oils, while giving strands that special effect finish.

If you’re sold on scent… dry shampoos prove popular not only for their oil-absorbing qualities, but also for their fragrance! Using a natural tapioca and citrusy smelling formula, the Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo ($6.29, adds volume and refreshes your hair with a bust of fabulous fragrance.

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