• http://mygreenside.wordpress.com Wendy

    I have always been skeptical of dry shampoo but to save water, I am willing to give it a try!

    Great post!

  • http://knitnicoleknit.blogspot.com nicole

    Dry shampoo is ok, but you will need to use a “normal” shampoo, or at least a wet rinse once in a while. otherwise, the powder will build up on your scalp and could cause your hair to feel much greasier

  • http://gardeninginheels.wordpress.com leisa

    I’ve got very oily hair, and have used dry shampoo in the past, but nothing goes past baby powder to keep my hair clean and oil free. In fact, I’m now showering at night and putting the powder in in the morning, and its working better than showering that morning in keeping my hair free from oil…
    I don’t really even comb it out, just place it on my hair and shake it through with my hand.. give it a go!

  • http://greenupgrader.com/author/becky/ Becky Striepe

    Thanks for the great comments, guys! Leisa – I’ve updated the list to include baby powder. What a great addition!

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  • Kandy

    I use a little coca powder in my dry shampoo; it helps with dark hair… :)

  • Antonia

    Love this post!! I have always used baby powder because my hair gets greasy very quickly. But, how do you use baby powder without making your hair look white? I am a brunette. Cocoa powder sounds intriguing….any tips?

    • http://glueandglitter.com/ Becky Striepe

      You might try cornmeal…it would be easier to get out with a fine comb. If you give cocoa powder a shot, I’d love to hear how it goes! I bet it smells delightful if nothing else!

  • Morgan

    I prefer dry shampoo spray like (oscar balndi 21 for sephora) or even PSST (which is only 4bucks at drug stores) it way less messy and you can even do it in the car after you have hit the gym or something!

  • alley

    I’ve had oily hair since I was in Middle School/Junior High. For 20+ years, I used the same over-the-counter oily hair formula shampoo. Then, about 2 years ago, I tried using a variety of regular shampoos, but my hair would get oily and stringy by the end of the day. I had to wash my hair every day.

    Then, my hair-stylist suggested the Tea + Protein Shampoo from the Made from Earth line. I was hesitant at first because I didnt think organic shampoos were anything special, but I decided to try it.

    It took a few tries, but now I only have to wash my hair every other day! Hooray! Its a thick shampoos so it doesnt run through my fingers and down the drain before I can even get it onto my hair!

    I saw a HUGE improvement on my oily hair – highly recommended if you are trying to have normal hair. To avoid overdrying, I use their conditioner also.

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  • http://www.kaltechsolutions.com Kaltech

    In India, we use Shikakai Powder (Acacia concinna). It is very effective in removing oil and dirt from hair. Anyway I will try your cornmeal powder. Good post.

  • Borut Pecar

    Recipe for dark or black hair:

    corn starch 
    baking soda 
    drawing charcoal (for turning dry shampoo black, so there will be no white residues on your dark hair!!!)
    Grind drawing charcoal (buy at artist shop, perhaps also activated charcoal powder would work) with spoon on the shallow plate.
    mix cca 1 part of the grinded charcoal with 2 parts of corn starch (it absorbs grease) and 1 part of baking soda (it absorbs odour). You shoud experiment with the quantity of charcoal, the more you add, darker dry shampoo you wil get.
    If you have brown hair (brunette), you can add grinded brown sidewalk chalk, for bluenettes blue sidewalk chalk, for lightbrown hair add yellow or light brown sidewalk chalk etc…
    apply the mixture in your hair, wait 5 minutes and rubb it off with a towel. You dont have to rubb off all of the powder, becouse it has the same color as your hair.
    Dry shampoo is a great solution for dyed hairs becouse it reduces the need for hair washing and therefore preserve the color and prevent its fading. It works great for my hair dyed with natural indigo (indigofera tinctoria mixed with hot water 65°C and 1/4 tbs of non iodic salt left immediately after mixing for 30 minutes on extra clean hair washed with dishsoap).