Dry Shampoo

Hi all, I am a lonnng time lurker, I never really post. Anyway, I just have a quick question -


I am a modified CG because my hair is wavy and I have never been able to pluck up the courage to ditch the shampoo. Instead, I am still using shampoo (sans sulfate and cone's where possible!) but I am using it less. Whereas I used to wash every day I am now limiting to once every two days and trying to prolong that to three (which doesn't seem like much, but it is halving my shampoo usage, and sometimes I don't even wash at the weekend)

Anyway, my question is this - I'm having to use dry shampoo inbetween washes as my hair is just too greasy otherwise, and I just wanted to check that there isn't anything bad with regards to dry shampoo, e.g. the ingredients or how you have to rub it into the hair, would I be better washing once a day but using a sulfate free poo, etc.? I just don't want to be undoing any progress I have made! I use Batiste and these are the ingredients:


Active ingredients

Rice Starch

Full ingredients

Butane, Isobutane, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Propane, Alcohol Denat.,Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Benzly Benzoate, Distearyldimonium chloride


Thank you if anyone can give me and feedback

Last edited by nicolajmp; 04-23-2009 at 11:03 AM. Reason: added something!
There is alcohol in it, so that's a bummer right there.

I'm at work and can't access the site, but the Beauty Brains blog did a piece on dry shampoos in the past year or so, and it was very good. Maybe you can Google it and find it.
3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


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Thank you for your reply jillipoo

I googled that website and quickly read through their 'shampoo powder' posts, but they don't seem to say much other than they can make your hair feel gross/some are overpriced, etc., etc. I might do some more digging, see if there are more reviews and stuff

I know it has alcohol in it but which would be worse - is it more damaging to be washing everyday (currently I am using *horror* a sulfate shampoo) or to wash one day and dry-shampoo the next?

Sorry, I am pretty clueless! Thank you in advance to anyone
Choosing between these two cleansing methods is a little like trying to decide which limb you'd rather lose, an arm or a leg? (Okay, maybe that's an extreme example, but I think you get my point!)

The dry shampoo is very drying. The sulfates are drying. At least with the sulfate shampoo, you can choose to go with the low-poo variety and then follow it with conditioner. With a dry shampoo, what can a person do to put moisture into the hair, really?
3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


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For a greasy scalp you may want to try just using a light dusting of rice powder or corn starch. This is what dry shampoo's contain anyway to absorb the oils on the scalp. However, to keep it in liquid aerosol form, they must add a drying alcohol so that it dried very quickly on the scalp.
mostly 3a/some 3b/2c at the nape
med-coarse and porous
Current routine:
Cleansing: Co-wash with V05, JCCC
Conditioners:AOHR
Leave-in: KCKT
Stylers:
HESMU, Joiwhip
Protein Treatment: Ion effective care treatment


Alcohol and any other undesirable ingredients aside, I don't see how you can use a dry shampoo or even just powder without brushing your hair?! I've used PSSSST, an Oscar Blandi version and plain powder in the past, but it's been when I was wearing it straight or roller setting it so that I was brushing it anyway. I can see how maybe someone with light colored hair could get away with it but not anyone else . . . .
2C/3A/3B - mod. CG, med. to fine, normal to low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated, GTTT or Aim2Health 'poos as scalp needs, YTCarrots or Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein Trtmt & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite, KCCC, AO Mandarin Magic, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing then clips or clamps & air dry. Blend gray w/henna glosses

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For a greasy scalp you may want to try just using a light dusting of rice powder or corn starch. This is what dry shampoo's contain anyway to absorb the oils on the scalp. However, to keep it in liquid aerosol form, they must add a drying alcohol so that it dried very quickly on the scalp.
Originally Posted by elissad
Hey, that is some good information there, elissad. Thank you!
3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
CO-WASHES: Suave Coconut
CONDITIONERS and LEAVE-INS: Mop Top Daily Conditioner, KBB Nectar, Aubrey GPB or Island Naturals, Robert Craig, Any Jessicurl
CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


Fotki password: chuckle
Blog: http://jillipoo.blogspot.com/
Twitter: nopoojillipoo
Alcohol and any other undesirable ingredients aside, I don't see how you can use a dry shampoo or even just powder without brushing your hair?! I've used PSSSST, an Oscar Blandi version and plain powder in the past, but it's been when I was wearing it straight or roller setting it so that I was brushing it anyway. I can see how maybe someone with light colored hair could get away with it but not anyone else . . . .
Originally Posted by auntnett
Unless someone with darker hair used one the color-tinted powders for reds or brunetts it would be a disaster!

I adore and love would drink the Ojon Rub Out Dry Shampoo if I could. I don't use it everyday or even every few days but I have a bottle around and it works great for me (I have light hair) as volume booster and smell freshener. I work in a barn so I get stinky and if I need to do something after work I flip my head over and spray just a little of this and I smell good and get great volume. I don't spray enough that I would need to brush or even a bunch on my roots. I just spray underneath or any spots that really need it.

I can imagine most cringing at the thought, but it works for me. I've also used regular cornstarch and added some essential oils to it for scent. Just a tad dusted here and there, massaged a bit into the roots, and sometimes (when I overdo it) scrunched out with a bit of water works for me to remedy lank and icky in a pinch. But I agree that it isn't something to make a habit, for daily routines I think low poo would work and feel better. I use dry poos as almost a styling tool, I think that to use them as a dry poo you do need to be able to brush them through.
2b (a fine 'n porous wavy)...and finally growing out :-)

Wash: Deva Low-poo
Condish and leave in: OneC or Suave Coconut

Styler: Angell or the Deva foam, sometimes KKKC

Etc: Set It Free as a refresher

Protien: Looking for one

I love hairspray...don't judge

Last edited by parzy; 04-25-2009 at 07:55 AM.

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