Dry Shampoo is the secret weapon of hairstylists. ( Beautylish recommends Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo. This spray-on powder gives hairstyles more body and texture, refreshes blowouts, and fixes greasy roots. Hair color is at the mercy of water, which can cause problems such as fading and brassiness. You’ll spend less time coloring your hair (and $$$)) if you spread out the time in between shampoos.
Baby powder was the solution that was simpler (and less expensive) than dry shampoo. Continue reading to learn how to use Baby Powder to style your hair. You may have tried to shake baby powder straight from the bottle on your scalp. There are better ways to apply it to your hair. The baby powder will make your hair look like you have been working on construction all day. Or that you need dandruff soap now. The only way to remove it is to wash your head–precisely the thing you wanted to avoid.
How to Apply baby powder to your hair
- Rub your hands together to distribute the powder on your fingertips and palms evenly.
- Run your fingers along the roots of your hair. Massage your scalp with powdery fingertips to absorb grease and mattify oily roots. Flutter your hair using your fingertips to give it a sexy texture and body. Repeat Steps 1 & 2 if needed.
- Brush the hair with a boar bristle natural brush from the root to the tip. This will evenly distribute the powder down the shaft. The hair is greasy at the roots and less near the ends, so apply the powder on the scalp before brushing it down. Boar bristles are better for grabbing the baby powder and allowing it to slide down the hair shaft.
- Try Johnson’s Baby Powder Calming Lavender & Chamomile instead of your regular baby powder. The floral scent is more refined and fresh-smelling than traditional powder scents and won’t interfere with other perfumes you wear.
- Cornstarch can be used in a pinch.