I mix baking soda with baby powder as a great dry shampoo. I recommend the lavender/chamomile baby powder. The baking soda cleans off build up, and the baby powder soaks up the oil. It's absolutely great when you don't have time for a shower, and gives your hair great body!
By Dorinmoz from Sugar Land, TX
Great idea! I'm sure the soldiers could use this idea when it comes to missions and they need something to take with them for a quick clean up. Rub this on their skin and away they go when they don't have time for major relaxation.
Sounds weird I'm sure. lol
You should be careful not to breathe in any talc baby powder. It is made of ground up talc stone & can lead to lung problems such as cancer.
I love this idea. I've used the dry shampoo b4, but didn't know how to make my own. Now, if I only had the ratio for the baking soda and baby powder I'd be "up-town". GBY
Thanks for the tip; but I too would like the ratio of how much baking soda to how much baby powder, please. And do you just store it in a small plastic shaker, salt shaker, or what?
Please I also would like the ratio of soda to powder and how to keep it stored. I have used baby powder for a quick dry shampoo but wasn't that satisfied. Never thought of baking soda although I use it on my face, teeth and put it into my regular shampoo! Thanks for the tip.
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 is an effective dry shampoo for when you can't use water.
Here is a picture of the ingredients for dry shampoo: baking soda and baby powder.
By Dacoda Z.
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.
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!
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.
In the 04/25/2012 newsletter, further down the page from the article "Use Baby Powder to Stop Stains" was a related topic, "Make Dry Shampoo with Baking Soda and Baby Powder". By Dorinmoz from Sugar Land, TX
Others had requested the ratio of the two items to use. Was there an answer? This is a cool idea. I want to try it and share it please.
By Jean R.
I would appreciate knowing the answer, too.
I wonder if there is a way to look up answers to questions asked concerning other topics to see if they've been addressed?
At the top of the Thrifty Fun page is an orange bar. Click on "Browse". From there you have lots of options. "Search Thrifty Fun" for past tips or comments on Thrifty fun. They even have helpful tips of how to phrase your search words. Try "dry shampoo" with the quotation marks and it will take you to lots of tips for that. Add more words to the search phrase to narrow down the results, like "dry shampoo baby powder"
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.
Which hair type is best for cornstarch only? Thanks.