There have been many an evenings when we’ve been stuck on what make-up, clothes and accessories to go with, only to notice our tresses and realise how dirty they are. Now, you neither have the time nor the patience to hop into the shower for a good wash, and keeping some dry shampoo as a backup for situations like these really sounds like a good idea.

All you have to do is spray a little bit on to your scalp, run your fingers through your hair {cafuné all the way}, fluff it up a little, and voila! You’re done. Here are the brands you should be stocking up on.

BBLUNT Back To Life Dry Shampoo

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This one’s great for the people whose woes include an oily scalp, and it definitely succeeds in keeping your hair clean for at least three-four hours. We’ve heard that it works better on fine hair than thicker textures, and does a good job of adding temporary shine and bounce to your mane.

Where: Get it on Nykaa here

Price: INR 550

Batiste

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Perhaps the most popular dry shampoo in the world, Batiste comes in a bunch of variants, including original, cherry and coloured {this one aims to both clean and maintain colour}. We’ve used the original and can vouch for its efficacy. This works even better if you use it the night before and go to bed with it {we know, goes against the whole idea of dry shampoo being an emergency hero, but if you can predict you won’t have time for a shampoo in the morning, do it!}.

Lasts us about six hours before the oiliness inevitably comes creeping back.

Where: Get it on Amazon here

Price: Starting at INR 649

Dove Invigorating Dry Shampoo

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Dove’s always been about moisturising your skin and your hair, and the dry shampoo continues this age-old tradition. Pick this one for volume, shine and a mild fragrance.

Where: Get it on Flipkart here

Price: Starting at INR 930

TRESemme Fresh Start

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Available in three variants—for oily, dry and normal hair—TRESemme’s dry shampoo works much like its wet shampoo. It leaves the hair smoother, giving it just that little bit of shine and a mild pleasant fragrance that it needs.

Where: Get it on Amazon here

Price: INR 800 {approx.}

Garnier Fructis Volume Extend Instant Bodifier Dry Shampoo

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We’re big fans of how Fructis smells—fruits and happiness. And the dry shampoo smells just the same. If those weren’t good enough reasons to get it all over your hair, it also cleanses and gives it tons of volume {supposedly}. Spray it on and make heads {and noses} turn.

Where: At your local cosmetics store. Or get it on Amazon here

Price: INR 750 {approx.}