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    Updated on Jul 17, 2020. Posted on Jul 16, 2020

    15 Things That'll Help Refresh Your Hair Between Washes

    Who has time to rinse and repeat?

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    1. To get the obvious out of the way, this vegan Batiste dry shampoo that will help clean your hair and leave it looking volumized and refreshed, all while ridding your hair of oil and grease.

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    Promising Review: "I absolutely love this dry shampoo! This allows me to save time by not having to wash and dry my hair all the time. I typically wash my hair every four days and use this on day three or four! My boyfriend also loves the smell and thinks I smell fresh. I apply by splitting my hair in sections across the top of my scalp, spraying along the roots, and massaging it through. This is definitely the best dry shampoo I’ve ever used!" —Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $9.39.

    2. This finishing spray for your hair to glimmer and shine, esp when the ends of your hair start to get dry and crunchy.

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    You can even spray it right after you wash your hair for some argan oil, antioxidants and vitamins and to protect it from the sun and salt water.

    Promising Review: "I absolutely love this product. I have thick, wavy/curly hair, and I will try to go for as long as possible without washing it. The issue with that is that it will start to look dried out at the ends — especially when styled with heat. After one to two days of not washing my hair, I'll spray the ends with Glimmer Shine, and it makes it looks super healthy and smells fantastic! A must have for anyone who goes more than a couple days without washing." —Jenna D Cafiero

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    3. An easy air-drying hair balm so you can keep your waves and curls defined without having to wash your whole head. Just wet your hair a bit, then add in some of this balm. It'll define your curls and help it air-dry quickly!

    @hairstorystudio / Via instagram.com, Hairystory

    Promising Review: "I have never, ever once found a hair product I love enough to use daily. I have thick, frizzy, semi-coarse hair that has a natural wave, BUT it very easily straightens out with too much weight. Some products make my hair frizzier, sticky, or crunchy, while others weigh it down. But this hair balm has been AMAZING. It doesn't dry crunchy or sticky whatsoever, it isn't overly slick, and it doesn't weigh my hair down. It enhances my waves when I use it on wet hair, then revives them when I apply it to dry hair. It doesn't seem to build up if I use it daily between washes either. I seriously love this stuff. I'm way too lazy to curl my hair like a normal person, so I love using this balm and looking like I actually put in some effort." —Tessonja O.

    Get it from Hairstory for $36.

    4. Some hair water (what?!) that will help revive your curls and waves while also taming frizz and calming the poof!

    @hairstorystudio / Via instagram.com, Target

    Promising Review: "This is my favorite (along with Kristin Ess' dry shampoo) for reviving my style after a workout or in the morning. I can curl my hair on day one and keep that style for three days — even after sleeping and working out. First, I will let my hair down and allow it to settle and dry. Then, I spray an even, light application of this hair water and scrunch my hair, and the curl just bounces back! It helps tame frizz and calms your hair if you over styled it. And it also helps if you need to blow dry certain areas of your hair, like your hairline/bangs/cow lick, without needing to rewash or severely wet your hair." —Abailey

    Get it from Target for $10.

    5. This detangling, leave-in conditioner — made with Jamaican black castor oil and aloe vera — so you can revive days old hair and make it softer, more manageable, and moisturized.

    An image of the bottle of Jamaican Black Castor Oil leave-in conditoner
    Tropical Isle Living

    Promising Review: "I love, love, LOVE this leave-in conditioner and detangle spray. Not only does it help detangle my curly hair, but it keeps my hair moisturized and has helped grow my edges back from postpartum hair loss. I have been using it for over a month, and I def have new growth on my edges. I also use this as a second-day refresher, and it def brings my curls back to life after sleeping on them at night. Thank you, Tropic Isle Living, for making such a great product. I def will be purchasing this product again. :)" —Michelle

    Get it from Tropical Isle Living for $12.99 or from Amazon for $14.99.

    6. A Batiste waterless cleansing foam specifically meant for curly or dry hair that will moisturize your dry hair in 60 seconds! You can work it through your roots or the ends of your hair. And, it doesn't leave any build up or residue. (Even long- and straight-haired peeps can use it when your ends get dry and crunchy!)

    A person holds Batiste Waterless Cleansing foam and their hair is curly and refreshed looking
    @batiste_us / Via instagram.com

    I actually have this and love it! I have pretty long hair — so even though it's straight, I use this for when the ends of my hair get crunchy (while my roots, ofc, get oilier). The foam comes out like a mousse, and you can be incredibly generous whether you use it on your roots or ends. Then, rub it in and it dries immediately!

    Promising Review: "Works great! Lovely smell." —Domvoj1

    Get it from Target for $7.69.

    7. This texturizing powder for adding some texture and grip to your hair — while also giving it a matte finish and some volume. It helps keep your hair in a braid or hair tie. And it's also really great if you blast your hair with dry shampoo for the sole purpose of achieving volume and texture.

    A model before, with soft-textured styled curls, and after, where they curls are separated and have significantly more volume
    Amazon

    Promising Review: "I am a hair product lover and this stuff is my go-to product every morning! I use it with a teasing comb and it can also be used as a dry shampoo for those no-wash days. It is great!!" —GStevens

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    8. A dry shampoo mist because it uses micellar water to cleanse your hair without the (white) powdery mess. It goes on wet, and your hair looks refreshed when it dries!

    @randco / Via Instagram: @https://www.instagram.com/randco/p/BhM3MDmHvVs/?hl=en

    Promising Review: "I'm very dependent on dry shampoo and other similar products, because I prefer to wash my hair once or twice a week. I have been loyal to Oribe for the past few years, but I LOVE this stuff so much. I even put it on my roots when I get out of the shower with freshly washed hair to add a little volume. It’s not sticky or crunchy at all. It really isn’t like any thing else I’ve ever used, and that’s saying a lot because I have a ton of hair products. I recommended it to several friends and family members who also love it." —mallory thornton

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    9. It does require water, but an apple cider vinegar hair hair rinse to clean your hair without stripping away natural oils, meaning your hair will last longer between washes and stop getting so greasy so fast.

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    Promising Review: "Alright, so I have incredibly thin, straight hair that gets really oily over the course of 24 hours. This product has been a game-changer. From my experience, it’s incredibly gentle yet still manages to clean my hair. After washing, my hair and scalp feel cleansed but not stripped. I typically use this in between washes, but I’ve also used it in replace of shampoo. Even when my hair is at its greasiest, this has always gotten the job done. Would definitely recommend." —NicCoates

    Get it from Sephora for $35.

    10. This Oribe restyling spray because it'll keep your style going for days. Curls flattening? Woke up with one side smushed? Just spritz some of this. It also reactivates products you already have in your hair, so you don't have to keep piling on more.

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    Promising Review: "My daughter and I both have curly hair and love this product. She has cute little ringlets, and, after sleeping on them, they get a little matted. A few sprays of this and some water, and she's back to the cute ringlets. I generally wear my hair wavy and this helps to restyle the next morning and get out the kinks. Expensive but great product." —SHS

    Get it from Amazon for $44.

    11. An oil-free beach spray that will turn your greasy, day-two hair into a messy beach and texturized look — like sea salt spray, but without the grimy feel.

    Kevin Murphy, http://@kevin.murphy.australia / Via instagram.com

    Promising Review: "This is a fabulous product! I have very soft, shiny hair, which is nice, but it won't hold a curl or any volume. This spray gives my hair the texture it needs to stay curled or blown out nicely. It also helps to keep my hair from getting too oily, so I can go longer between washes. I love Kevin Murphy products and this is a really good one." —Amy W

    Get it from Amazon for $34.08.

    12. This oval Drybar hot air brush with three temperature settings to help you get rid of oil buildup with a cool blow out, all while adding volume and sealing your cuticles for less frizz and more shine, so you blow your hair out between washes or help it last longer after a wash.

    A hand holds the elliptical cylinder hot air brush. It's a bit flatter than a pure cylindrical round brush. The bristles are nylon and tufted
    @thedrybar / Via instagram.com

    Promising Review: "Best hair product I have ever purchased, and there have been plenty. Will never go back to conventional blow-drying with round brush. My hair feels like silk after I use this. No longer dread washing my hair. Must try!" —PM17

    Get it from Nordstrom for $150 or from Amazon for $150.

    13. Or, a blow-dryer so you can get lasting smooth and shiny hair the original way.

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    Promising Review: "I have thin and long hair, and I like it to be bouncy when it's dry. After I purchased this and started using it, I just got my hair to look like it was styled at the salon. It's bouncy and shiny, and it stayed the same for next two days as well. I just love this product, and I would take this with me while traveling (even though certain hotels provide dryers) just to use it on my hair." —Blue

    Get it from Amazon for $9.06.

    14. This boar and nylon dual-bristle brush that will help remove and redistribute some of the oil and buildup between washes. That extra oil at your roots could actually help out the drier ends.

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    You can also get a round boar bristle brush ($13.99) to use for blowouts.

    Promising Review: "Love this brush. I have thin curly hair and didn’t want to wash it often, because it would frizz. But if I didn’t wash daily, it would get oily. This brush is gentle on hair, and my hair looks so much healthier. I wash my hair twice a week, and it doesn’t look or smell gross. This brush distributes oils throughout hair so looks shiny and healthy." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    15. A curling iron because oilier and nonfreshly-washed hair curls better than freshly washed hair — so you can take advantage, rock some glam curls, and definitely not look like you need to reach for the shampoo.

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    Promising Review: "I've never been a fan of heat-treating my hair, but I recently dyed it, so it's dried out a bit and frizzier than usual. I've been washing my hair once a week and curling it with this iron. My hair stays beautiful and wavy all week with no washing, just some dry shampoo! I love it. I'm converted." —Violet

    Get a 1.5-inch barrel for $19.98 (available in four barrel sizes).

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