“If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library?” ~ Lily Tomlin
I’m really, really, epically bad at mornings.
So I get through a lot of dry of shampoo – because I often just don’t have time to wash, condition and blow dry my hair on weekday mornings.
Except that this week I ran out. And so did my local shop.
So I bought some baby powder instead.
Since that’s what I used to use back in the day before dry shampoo became a thing.
And you know what? I’m never going back to using dry shampoo again.
Because the baby powder worked so much better than the Batiste dry shampoo I’m used to using. Just so much better.
It took far less talc to make my hair appear clean than it would have done dry shampoo, with the result that my hair looked much cleaner than it would have done if it’d had half a can of dry shampoo sprayed into it. As in, it pretty much looked as though I’d actually washed my hair.
I don’t know whether it’s a problem particular to being a bottle blonde with really dark natural hair, but when I haven’t washed my hair my natural colour becomes much more prominent than it is when my hair has just been washed. It looks like I have really dark hair with not so great highlights as opposed to a person with mostly blonde hair with some natural lowlights.
Dry shampoo doesn’t really do much to counteract this effect. Whereas the baby powder if anything made my roots even less noticeable than they are normally. My housemate said my hair looked lighter.
The baby powder also made my hair actually feel clean, which isn’t something I ever really get from dry shampoo. I spend most of the day that I’ve used it feeling very much aware that I’ve only dry shampood it and wanting very much to get home and shower so that I can stop feeling quite so skanky.
The baby powder also works out cheaper than the dry shampoo, not that the dry shampoo costs enough that it was ever going to break the bank.
The only downside that I can see to the baby powder is that because you pour it rather than spray it you tend to get as much of it on everything around you as you do in your hair, then you have to remember to rub it in to all those things to make it go away. Which is hardly the greatest hardship in the world.
So, yeah, I’m sticking with the baby powder from now on. How about you?