Hi, my name is TC, and I have super oily hair :( Seriously, after one day, my hair looks like I’d gone and put on coconut oil or something. I’ve tried the no-poo thing with baking powder, but that didn’t settle my oil production. I haven’t tried limiting my hair washing for more than two weeks because the mere idea of it just grosses me out. I have to wash my hair every day to keep it from looking like a greaseball, but I know that’s not good for my hair. The one fix I found is to use dry shampoo in-between washing. By applying the dry shampoo overnight, the powder soaks up the oil, and it makes my hair look far less oilier compared to not using it. I am thankful for this fix! However, I am not so thankful for the actual dry shampoo “products” that are out on the market. Those things are a rip-off, and I learned that there are much cheaper alternatives.
First, I tried the cornstarch method (from Wellness Mama) by mixing 1/4 cup of cornstarch or arrowroot with 3-5 drops of essential oil of your choice. I loved this method the most, and one batch lasted me for months! I’d apply the powder with a makeup brush. Next, I tried Lush’s No Drought dry shampoo only to discover that I hated its scent after applying, and I hated how difficult it was to get the powder out from its opening! Later, another friend told me that she uses baby powder in-between her hair washing when I’d complained about my constant hair washing. The baby powder method proved to be much better than Lush’s, and I liked the scent way more.
In the end, I liked the DIY method and the baby powder method because it was far more cheaper than constantly buying something like Lush’s! Here’s the breakdown of the price for each method:
Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo (115g): 18,900 won ($17.00 USD)
Johnson’s Baby Powder in Calming Lavender & Chammomile (425g): $3.92 USD
Argo Cornstarch (454g) + Now Foods Lavender Essential Oil (1 fl. oz): $1.42 USD + 9,260 KRW ($8.50 USD)
In the long run, the DIY method will be cheaper and will yield more. Lush and Johnson’s both include cornstarch in their products, so in essence, I may as well just make my own! Plus, I can customise the scents however I want! Honestly, I really cannot justify buying actual dry shampoo products when there is a much simpler and cheaper alternative. I really do regret buying Lush’s product.
Do you use dry shampoo? If yes, which products? Do you suffer from oily hair like me? Would you try the DIY dry shampoo?
Inspired by Jae’s “My Favourite Things” post.