Run out of dry shampoo? It’s okay, you may have these items floating around your house hold!
Dry shampoo has become an absolute staple in the beauty industry. I don’t know one chick who still faithfully washes their hair everyday, and although it’s only about $5.00 a bottle, when you’re using a can every two weeks because let’s face it, who wants to wash their hair anymore, it begins to add up. Once again, I am always balling on a budget! I have way better things to be spending my hard earned money on than some dry shampoo. So I have tried out a number of cheaper things to substitute for your dry shampoo and I am quite impressed with two in particular.
I traded in my dry shampoo for a bottle of baby powder and it worked like a god damn charm! I purchased Johnson & Johnson’s regular old baby powder from the baby aisle, and put it to work.
Using baby powder pulls the oils from your hair just as well as dry shampoo, and you get a bit more bang for your buck as well!
It’s a bit messy! And for those of you like myself, who have dark hair, you may have to make an extra effort to remove the the powder from your hair because unfortunately, the bootleg version of dry shampoo doesn’t come in a dark and light option. But don’t get it twisted it still gets the job done.
When employing the baby powder method, I highly recommend doing it over a tub or a sink because you are definitely going to end up spilling excess on the floor, it’s unavoidable unless you’re like magic or something. If you have dark hair, be sure to make sure you brush the powder out COMPLETLEY, or else you’re going to be running around looking like Pepe Le Pew.
At one point I was at a friends house, she had no dry shampoo, no baby no powder, no nothing. So… I turned to the kitchen! What did I find? Some flour!
It worked just as well as the baby powder! It absorbed all the oils out of my hair and off my scalp and my hair was good to go! Not to mention it’s super convienent! Who doesn’t have flour hanging out in their kitchen??? Ok well, me. But I don’t even own a mixing bowl so I don’t count.
Again, just as with the baby powder this method is very messy! Even messier than the baby powder because at least the baby powder was in a container meant for pouring. I was working with a giant bag of flour. This method as well is not the best for my fellow dark haired girls, but you can definitely make it work in a pinch.
If I were ever to use the flour method again I would definitely put it in some sort of bottle or container to make it easier to apply to my hair. I would probably dump it in a salt shaker or something like that so I would be able to shake it out like the baby powder. If you are having trouble brushing it out of your hair if you are a brunette, take a hair dryer too it, I find that for some reason the heat helps.
Last but not least, this is probably one of the weirdest beauty tricks that I have ever tried. Foot powder! I was still living at my moms house at the time, and I had ran out of dry shampoo, she didn’t keep baby powder in our house, we don’t cook so there was definitely no flour, so I was really at a loss. I was late for work, and didn’t have time to shower and wash and dry my hair, so I needed a quick fix for my greasy ass mess of a head. I saw the foot powder that my mom uses on the floor and I was like… f*ck it. It’s powder it has to absorb right?! It worked!!!
Well, it worked! That was enough for me!
Since this indeed is a powder for your foot, it smelled kind of weird. It wasn’t necessarily a smell that I would wish my hair to have, but it was okay for one day. I definitely wouldn’t use this method on a daily basis.
Use this sparingly, it’s definitely a temporary fix when you are completely stuck without any dry shampoo or alternate substitutions.