September 30, 2011

Feature Friday - Dry Shampoo

I think we've all heard that it's not good for your hair to be washed every single day.  However, it's hard for me not to feel a bit greasy on day two.  Enter dry shampoo.  There's quite a buzz about dry shampoo.  It's pretty pricey stuff and I'm a thrifty girl.  I thought I'd see if it was easy to make and I found a recipe HERE at Petite Elephant.



I pulled out the ingredients, blended my oatmeal, and mixed it all together.  I felt a little weird putting this into my hair....


....but it seemed to work pretty well.  I know some people use baby powder the same way, but I felt like this worked better.  AND, I think this little batch will last a long, long time.  I'll keep you posted on how I like it as I use it more.

So, you want to make some too?  Head over to Allison's tutorial HERE and try it out.  She also includes great instructions on how to use it.

Thanks for stopping by.

13 comments:

  1. Great idea and very timely, thank you!

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  2. What a cool idea! I've bought the cans before but the commercial stuff makes my eyes watery so perhaps this would be better for me!

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  3. I would love love love to try this and maybe I will when my hair gets longer. But I'm at the in-between stage right now and need product if I'm going to look not silly for work. So I have to shampoo out the product so I can put more in!

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  4. Interesting. I've never tried a dry shampoo. My hair doesn't get oily and greasy the second day. I usually feel like my hair is super dry and brittle. Do you think dry shampoo would help or make the brittle feeling worse?

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  5. Hm...I'll have to give it a shot. Day 2 is always super greasy for me...so dry shampoos haven't been living up to their rep for me...

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  6. Huh. I haven't heard of this before. I'll have to look into it.

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  7. I love dry shampoo!! I've been using it to fight day two grease for a while now, but my hairdresser just gave the hint to use it day one to add some extra volume to my baby fine hair. I've hated paying the price, but its become so popular that even Suave is making it now (and for under $3!). So if you decide you don't like your homemade batch you could always check out the grocery isle for another cheap alternative. :)

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  8. Have you ever thought of giving up shampoo completely? I use baking soda and apple cider vinegar about once a week to wash my thick hair. I don't get the greasy feeling until I am due for another wash (4 or 5 days after the last.) I don't have to use any product on my hair because the natural sebum on my hair provides enough oil to style it without making it look bad. No one has even noticed that I gave up shampoo. The first week or so is an adjustment period (you may need to use the BS/ACV combo every two days, then every three, etc, for a few weeks.) I haven't purchased a bottle of shampoo in 4 years now and I will never go back! Do a search on "no poo" and you will find tons of info!

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    1. This is what I do; I am still transitioning a little bit and am almost at 1 wash per week. My hair used to be unbearably greasy the day after washing but after about a month of using baking soda and ACV I have made it to 3-4 days without washing! I even have bangs and they aren't greasy so trust me, this works. I DO shower every day but use water only, and just massage my scalp with my fingertips for a couple of minutes. The 'no poo' method is amazing and everyone should try it. Saves money and saves your hair, scalp and skin!

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  9. I'm not ashamed to admit that I love dry shampoo! I too use the Suave brand and it's totally cheap (and they send out coupons all the time for it!).

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  10. That looks great. I will have to try it!!

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  11. This sounds awesome! I will totally have to try. thanks for sharing and let us know how you like it after a couple times using it

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  12. Oh wow, I have been thinking I really need some dry shampoo, and thinking maybe people would start blogging recipes for it someday, and here we are! Very cool! Baby powder does work, but I don't like the idea of using talc on my head at all. http://www.care2.com/greenliving/dangers-of-talcum-powder.html

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