Dry shampoos can be a lifesaver to refresh oily or sweaty hair after a workout (or to cover up second-day hair!). Yet with a zillion options out there, it’s hard to find one that’s not too powdery, sticky, or weird smelling and that really works. Check out these reader-recommended and editor-tested options to find the right one for you.

The Best Ways to Use Dry Shampoo After a Run

Sometimes finding time for a run itself is tough, let alone a shower after. Mara Roszak, a stylist and Authentic Advocate for  Authentic Beauty Concept, shared some tips for using dry shampoo. She says, “Often a shower after a run is necessary, but washing hair isn’t always needed. This is a perfect opportunity for a quick refresh with dry shampoo.” For the best application results, Roszak says to flip head upside down and spray throughout, keeping the bottle at arm’s distance away. Once you flip your hair back, run hands through hair, and focus on “jeujing the roots.”

Post-run, when locks might drench in sweat, she suggests waiting for hair to dry a bit before applying dry shampoo. She shares, “If you can, blot roots with a towel to remove excess moisture before, before applying.” The only thing left to do is to grab your brush or comb and style as needed. Here are 12 of the best dry shampoo options to choose from to get the best results for your locks.