March 1, 2014

My All-Natural Dry Shampoo: Johnson's Pure Cornstarch Baby Powder


I wanted to share with you my secret to maintaining a clean-looking and volumized scalp for those "second day" and maybe even "third day" hair days: Johnson's Pure Cornstarch Baby Powder. I have been using baby powder as dry shampoo for what now must be the last decade, and recently switched to the cornstarch version as it is talc-free and contains all natural ingredients including - you guessed it - cornstarch as well as aloe leaf juice. Hey, let's put it this way: if it's good enough for a baby's bottom, it's definitely good enough to sprinkle on top of my head! I actually have to give credit to my mom for this beauty tip. Years ago, she suggested my sister and I try baby powder to keep our scalp oil-free, and to this day all three of use swear by this stuff. I have tried a few dry shampoos that come in spray cans (I'm talking about you Dove, Tresemmé and Batiste), and although they get the job done, they still do not compare to my beloved baby powder!



Ingredients: Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Tricalcium Phosphate, Perfume (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopheryl Acetate a.k.a. Vitamin E)
I simply sprinkle about a teaspoon at a time into my palms, spread the powder onto both of my hands over the bathroom sink not to get the powder everywhere, and gently rub it into my scalp, both on top of my hair and under. If needed, I add a little more until I am happy with the way my hair looks. I immediately notice how much more volumized and texturized my hair becomes. Being a white powder, it will initially leave a white cast, so I make sure to really work it into my hair, and if I still can get it to blend in completely, I wet my hands slightly and run them through my scalp, and that does the trick! Having lighter hair, I don't have to worry too much about having a leftover white residue, but for all of you dark-hair ladies, you can mix the baby powder with a little bit of cocoa powder (oh yes, your hair will smell like chocolate)! I am just so obsessed with the smell of baby powder, and I think that the all-natural powder version by Johnson's smells even better than the original. Not only that, but one bottle lasts the three of us forever (and by that I mean a good couple of years) and it's one conscious move to save the environment to top it off.

I highly recommend you try using baby powder as dry shampoo if you haven't already - seriously, nothing compares! :)
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23 comments

  1. this is a great tip! I have super dark hair so even cocoa powder might not work (although that sounds yummy!) and I don't have a big issue with oil control in my hair. But I have heard of using baby powder as a dry shampoo before so it's cool to see that it actually does the job :)

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  3. I love little hacks like this! I've never found a dry shampoo that I'm head-over-heels for, so I'll have to give this a shot for sure.

    Melissa | M is for Melissa

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  4. Such a great post! Definietly going to go out and buy some baby powder now. I bet one bottle would last a long time too? Dry shampoo cans always run out so fast for me

    Rebecca
    http://rebeccaruhles.blogspot.com.au/

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  5. I just can't seem to get on the dry shampoo trend. I can't stand how it makes my scalp feel gritty

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  6. Oooo thanks for the tip I'll definitely try it! I've tried a few can versions and just can't get on board, I don't like high pressure sprays. This seems much easier to use. :)

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  7. Oh my gosh, I used to love using baby powder as a dry shampoo! But now with my darker hair it probably wouldn't work as well.

    BeyondBlush

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  8. Nice ! Hope it Will help volume too ;-)

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  9. I love Beauty DIY's. saves money and space :)

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  10. This will probably look weird on my very dark hair but I think it's time for me to get into dry shampoo instead of washing my hair everyday.

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  11. Yes, Iove this! I wrote a post about it a bit back... http://acutelifestyle.blogspot.com/2013/09/dry-shampoo-who.html
    So budget friendly!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  12. Don't know why I never thought of that! thanks for the useful tip :)

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  13. I actually have used foot powder in my hair once because I was that desperate, but it honestly worked all the same lol

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  14. wow, i didnt know they do dry shampoo, will have to try)

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  15. Baby powder was my staple dry-shampoo when I was a teen-ager and had oily hair. Great post.
    I'm a beauty enthusiast too, so I really enjoyed visiting your blog and will definitely be back!

    Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life

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  16. Wow! Awesome tip! Thanks! I'll have to try that.

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  17. I also used this powder love this post <3

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  18. After about 2 days of using the talc baby powder, the chafing was gone! We just sprinkled a little with each diaper change.

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  19. Oh thanks for post ! I loved this product, this product is good for your baby's skin, I still use it for my daughter.
    Best pack and play

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  20. i am finding information about this product, thanks for sharing :)

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  21. Wow! Awesome tip! I also used this powder. I Like it. very helpful post. i love your blog. Thanks for all your hard work.

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  22. Shampoos tend to are made form artificial components, even the smell they offer although pleasant are all synthetic and lab produced. Kids Hair Gel

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