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    25 Things From Walmart That'll Help Unwashed Hair Look Fresher And Cleaner

    Give your shampoo a rest — these'll make you want to whip your hair back and forth.

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    1. A Batiste dry shampoo for darker hair to refresh it between washes without making you look like you sprayed powdered sugar into your locks.


    Promising review: "This is a life-saver! I have extremely oily hair and this stuff works great! I love that it's tinted, so no white residues! I also have thin/fine hair and this gives me not only volume but the appearance of thicker/fuller hair!" —Jessie

    Price: $9.48

    See why the original Batiste formula won best lowest-priced dry shampoo on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    2. A John Freida sea salt spray for blonde hair to transform your bedhead into an effortless work of art so you can grab some extra snooze time.


    Promising review: "I have been a fan of this product for years. I'm so happy to see it back on the shelves again! This spray makes beautiful, beach-y waves without drying out ends. It smells just as beautiful." —1000Julys

    Price: $8.96

    3. A Garnier Fructis dry shampoo that'll leave your hair feeling refreshed without any gritty reside. Just remember to aim for your roots to get the best results!


    Promising review: "This product is pretty amazing! As always, Garnier has the best smelling products. This is my first time using a dry shampoo, and it did make me feel like I just walked out of the shower." —Erin

    Price: $4.94

    See what won best dry shampoos on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    4. A set of scrunchies so you can pretend to pull your hair back into a stylish, slick pony on days when a wash just isn't in the cards.


    Promising review: "These are super cute! They're so soft too. They don't pull my hair and the really nice when it's hot out and I just want to stick my hair up real quick!" —abby

    Price: $8.88 (available in two styles) for a pack of five

    5. A Biolage non-aerosol hair spray that'll give you v-v-volume no matter how long it's been since your last wash.


    Promising review: "Just purchased my second bottle. I liked it so well I added water to the last of the first bottle to try and get more out of it awaiting the shipment of the next bottle! It does exactly what it says and smells fantastic!!! Ordering ahead so I don't risk running out again!!" —Shadowcat

    Price: $13.42

    6. A Sexy Hair texturizing powder for days when you want to skip washing your hair, but still want to add some oomph.

    Sexy Hair

    Promising review: "Gives volume and holds hairstyle while still looking natural." —Stomp

    Price: $9.97

    7. And! A Sexy Hair refreshing spray that offers 72 hours of voluminous, frizz-fighting bliss.

    Sexy Hair

    Price: $11.43

    8. A Whole Blends detangling spray that'll refresh your hair and give a little bit of volume, too. Plus, it has a light fragrance to give your hair that "just washed" smell.


    Promising review: "This spray is definitely lightweight, detangles, moisturizes, and smells so good! I use it on my daughters' hair (which is fine and loosely waved/curled), but it even did pretty good on my kinky, coily, porous, and dry hair! I would definitely buy again!" —Queen Eve

    Price: $5.79

    9. A Got2b dry shampoo with a long-lasting scent to help your hair smell freshly washed, even if it's been a while since you rinsed it off.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love this product. I have thick and frizzy hair so I don't like wetting it every day as it takes a lot of time to straighten it and look nice. My hair would get oily very day though. This not only cleaned my hair without having to wet and shampoo it, the scent was so fresh and smelled so clean, it also prevented my hair from looking and feeling oily. I felt much more confident in my hair instead of tying it up in a bun or having to put on a hat. I really enjoyed using it and look forward to continually using it. " —Schwarzkopf customer

    Price: $7.95

    See what won best dry shampoos on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    10. A Joico spray that gives hair a textured, powdery-in-a-good-way finish so you can focus on making plans to go out instead of plans to stay in and wash your hair.


    Promising review: "I love this product. I have baby fine straight hair and it helps me to have some volume and hold." —Cinnymom11

    Price: $11.87

    11. A Not Your Mother's powder that'll give you first day hair on the second or third (or fifth — no judgment here) day.

    Promising review: "I am amazed by this product. I have quite a bit of very long hair, but it is fine and just falls flat, regardless how i blow dry it, curl it, tease it, whatever. I have tried so many products, both cheap and pricey, that failed miserably. After using this just once, I instantly fell in love. It finally gave me the volume I had been craving! Before getting my hopes up too high, I decided I had to use it several times before writing a review, just to make sure I hadn't just had a rare good hair day. I am so happy to say that this product did just what I wanted it to! YEA!" —nicfury

    Price: $9.51

    12. A Garner anti-humidity hairspray, because this'll keep your frizz away so you can go an extra day or three without having to wash your tresses.

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    Promising review: "My hair is very fly away, and naturally curly, this hairspray, holds my style and does not make it feel like a helmet." —Cmor

    Price: $3.42

    13. A pack of headbands for days when you want to toss your day five tresses into a bun and keep them out of your face.


    Promising review: "Love them! Received them in the mail yesterday and I plan on wearing one every day for a while. They're soft and not too tight, not too loose. Just right! Love each print. All different flowers, not just different colors. So glad I bought them." —StarrK

    Price: $9.80

    14. A Not Your Mother's sea salt spray that'll turn your bedhead into beach waves with just a few spritzes.


    Promising review: "Best product I've found for my super fine hair! It separates and fluffs my hair. It's weightless and not sticky! I've been using it for about a month. My hair feels the healthiest it has in a really long time! I love it! And, it smells great!" —sillychic

    Price: $4.74

    15. An Aussie oil for curly hair that promises to help define curls and restore hair. Use it fresh out of the shower or in-between washes to make your curls happy and healthy!

    16. A Goody Pro teasing comb to give limp hair volume to give the illusion that you just had a blowout.


    Price: $7.49

    17. A Got2b lifting powder so you have twice the volume without having to lather, rinse, and repeat. Use it on freshly washed hair or whenever your 'do needs a little sprucing up!

    Promising review: "I love this product. I have fine hair that goes quickly limp in the slightest humidity. This gives my hair fullness and enables staying power without the greasiness and heaviness of most products. I've used it virtually daily for 2-3 years. I suggest that you use a small amount as directed on the product, but I put it on my fingers rather than palm as that enables a more effective distribution throughout my hair." —Bicycle Chick

    Price: $5.58

    18. A Redken dry shampoo powder made with charcoal for a way to get more volume and absorb oil, so your hair will feel clean even if it isn't.


    Promising review: "Although I was hesitant about trying this loose powder since I'm used to an aerosol type of dry shampoo, I ended up LOVING this product. I will more than likely use this as my go-to dry shampoo after I run out. I have super thin hair that gets oily quick, and this does the trick!" —ChristiB

    Price: $16.76

    19. A Shea Moisture coconut-scented spray that'll do wonders for wet or dry natural hair, whether it's freshly washed or not. Plus, it's made with coconut, kokum butter, and plant peptides to moisturize curls and enhance their definition.


    Promising review: "My hair loves oils and I love to hydrate my curls with oils. The revival oil is great for day-to-day refreshing of any natural hairstyle. When I first do my wash'n go I use the oil to seal the curl primer. I also use the oil on a day-by-day basis when needed to refresh and hydrate my curls. Just a couple of pumps of oil in my hand and fingered throughout my hair keeps my styles looking fresher than ever." —Passionista

    Price: $9.97

    20. A Found powder dry shampoo with a nozzle to make it easy to get it as close to your roots as possible for maximum effect. And! It's under $5 and safe for color-treated hair!


    Price: $4.98

    21. A Tresemmé spray so good it'll have you asking if it was created in a potions class by a Gryffindor. Not only does it hydrate damaged hair, it also acts as a heat protectant and helps tame flyaways.


    Promising review: "Where has this product been all my life?! I use this after the gym on days I don't wash my (long) hair. I spritz on a generous amount, then blow-dry and straighten. My hair comes out looking shiny with body! And it smells amazing. I highly recommend." —NittanyLaura

    Price: $4.94

    22. A Garnier Fructis smoothing oil that'll tame pesky flyaways and give your hair an effortlessly glossy sheen.


    Promising review: "As I have gotten older the texture of my hair changed from smooth and bouncy to thin, flyaway and wispy. A little drop of this rubbed on my hands and worked into my hair gives it new life. In addition, it doesn't weigh it down or make it greasy. I hate using spray, mousse and gel as it makes my hair feel all gunky, but this product makes it feel like silk. So glad I tried this and as I said in the title, it's a miracle in a bottle." —rowan1

    Price: $4.94

    23. A John Freida spray designed for day two hair that'll give it texture and grit. And nobody will judge you if you use it on day three, four, or 10 hair!


    Promising review: "So glad I tried this! I usually struggle to keep my curls looking good the next day but this product helps do just that. My curls look great the next day and it's super easy to use." —LM23

    Price: $8.60

    24. An Aussie hairspray that'll give volume to flat hair and leave it smelling like a tropical vacation.


    Promising review: "I've been using hairspray for over 50 years and, believe me, I've tried more brands than the next ten people you'll meet. Some are way too sticky (others way too stinky!), and some don't do a doggone thing to hold my hair in place. Aussie Headstrong Volume Hairspray ticks ALL THE BOXES for me — perfect hold and smells great. I'm sold for life!" —MelanieKissell

    Price: $3.74

    25. A Biosilk texturizing powder with SPF for protecting your hair from the sun while giving it so much texture people will think you rode top down in a a good way.


    Price: $9.99

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