Dry Shampoo Who?

Dry shampoo can be a quick fix for when you strapped for time.  Over washing your hair can cause it to dry out and the color to fade. To preserve your color and maintain moisturized, sleek hair, it is best to wash your hair only two to three times per week.  The ingredients in dry shampoo soak up oil and dirt on the scalp. When your hair appears greasy, it’s usually just the roots that need to be refreshed. Applying a dry shampoo effectively soaks up any oil and dirt, leaving your hair looking refreshed and clean. Additionally, if you need to freshen up your locks on the go (after the gym, after work before a night out, etc.), dry shampoo serves as a fantastic option. Many busy women swear by dry shampoos.

Not this busy woman. Dry shampoos can cost anywhere from about $3 (Suave) to upwards of $30 (Tigi and Bed Head). I have found that the more expensive versions work the best. I usually wash my hair four times a week and the rest of the time I go for something like a dry shampoo. I found a more budget friendly alternative in ... BABY POWDER!

My boss and I were discussing beauty and hair products months ago. I told her about dry shampoo and she mentioned about how back when she was a teenager in the 80s and 90s that she used to use baby powder. That's when it hit me that they are basically the same idea. Both soak up/dry out oil. Commercial dry shampoos work great but most of them are just talc or baby powder combined with a fragrance. You can use baby powder for the same effect. With a little more research I found that recognizable brands not only make the aerosol, but also dry shampoo powders that are the same consistency as baby powder.

I have both a large container of baby powder and a travel size. It saves money to buy bigger and refill the smaller. Having the travel size is good for application so you don't over do it.

On days I do not wash my hair:
1. I lightly sprinkle the baby powder onto my roots
2. Rub it into my palms and then onto my roots 
3. I brush my hair root to tip until I can't see the powder anymore (you can also use a blow dryer if your brush or comb is not dispersing the powder they way you would like it to).

It's a simple as that! The smell is an extra perk! I love the fresh, clean scent of baby powder (the fragrance free version works the same)! Switching to baby powder has left me asking, "Dry Shampoo Who?"


  1. Great idea but I don't think dry shampoo would work all that well for Gals in places where humidity is as bad as it is here, in Pensacola, FL (other places too). You may have heard the saying that "Southern girls don't sweat, they glisten".. not true. I always fear that if I sweat on my forehead or neck and wipe the sweat into my hair (I know it sounds gross but it's the truth and not just for me) that it will make my hair smell or at least dirty.. maybe it's just the OCD in me. But I just can't imagine using dry shampoo and not having the feeling, or maybe just KNOWING, that I have been scrubbed down with shampoo in the shower!


  2. I have heard of this secret too! I'm just a little apprehensive about doing it because I have darker hair and I'm worried it won't completely disappear and I don't want to have a white glow to my hair. Any tips?

  3. i love baby powder! so cheap and it works fabulously! win, win :) i wash my hair 3x a week and it helps so much!

  4. I would love to be able to use dry shampoos but they either don't work on my hair or show up grey as my hair is super dark :( Although the Lush dry shampoo is supposed to be amazing, even on dark hair x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

  5. Loved your post! Baby Powder is just so awesome! :) x