8 Backstage Hacks Hairstylists Swear By

You might think there's one way and one way only to refresh oily roots: dry shampoo. And look — you’re not entirely wrong. But dry shampoo has its limitations (and complications). It can leave behind a whitish cast. It can make your hair feel stiff, dry, and starchy. And for really slick hair, it doesn’t always work.

Professional hairstylists — the ones who deal with grungy models, over-processed actresses, and punk cool musicians — know the world beyond dry shampoo better than anyone. Here’s how the experts actually deal with greasy roots, limp strands, and all the dirty-haired glory in between.