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When you don't have time to wash your hair this homemade dry shampoo is just what you need. This is a guide about make dry shampoo with baking soda and baby powder.
This is a guide about using dry shampoo. There are times when you can't get your head wet, but it really needs to be cleaned.
This works well for cleaning your hair when you can't get wet. Mix 1/2 cup cornmeal and 1 tablespoon salt and put it in a shaker. Sprinkle some of it onto your hair and brush it out. As you brush it, it will remove oil and dirt from your hair.
I tried the oatmeal one and it worked really well, but don't use baking soda; it builds up in your hair and makes your scalp itch.
Before companies created the dry shampoo to use when you don't have time to wash your hair, I used baby powder. Just sprinkle sparingly on your head and massage into your scalp. Don't use too much though or you're hair will look gray. This is cheaper than buying dry shampoo, although they work well also.
By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC
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Does anyone know how I can make a simple dry shampoo? My hair is very oily and shampooing regularly is a chore and hard on my hair, I think. Thanks.
You could also try cornstarch.
I've also heard cornstarch will work. My hair is so oily, I've always been afraid I would wind up with gravy!
If you can possibly find sandalwood powder anywhere, try a bit of that. It removes blackheads out of the skin, too, as a paste. And it smells great.
There is a new product by Bumble and Bumble that is hair powder that comes in several colors. I am blonde and use baby powder but my sister has dark hair and loves the dark brown powder by Bumble.
I have dark oily hair. How or what do i use to make it not get oily fast. Thanks
arrowroot starch is the best thing i have found so far. it doesnt leave you looking like you have dandruff like corn starch and baby powder do. my hair is nearly black and it still looks black when i get done using it. it absorbs completely and leaves your hair with a nice soft texture. put some in the palm of your hands and rub them together then smooth it over your hair where needed. then lightly massage it in at the crown against the grain of your hair (will give it body). then i brush it through my hair with a wide tooth comb. repeat if necessary.
Honestly, if your hair is very oily, the best thing you can do, is shampoo less. No, I'm not kidding. Shampoo strips your hair of all of it's natural oils, and in response, your scalp over produces more. I only wash my hair once a week, if not once every week and a half. And I don't get greasy hair. I have a friend whose hair was always greasy, and she stopped washing her hair daily, and it got much better. I promise, I'm not pulling your leg. If you can get past the initial extra greasiness for a few days, it gets better, and you can gradually add time between shampooing. Good Luck!
I need to know the ratio of baby powder and cornstarch so I can mix my own. Thank you.
I use only cornstarch. I find that it works best for my hair type.