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Get The Most From Your Makeup: Baby Powder

For all of you who thought that the function of baby powder was to keep your feet, underarms, backs of your knees cool and dry, I've got one more for you. You can use baby powder on the roots of your hair!

Say you are feeling a little greasy in between washings, or you overdid it on the styling products. Just put a little powder on your comb and brush from roots to ends. This will help absorb any unwanted greasiness.

It is the same concept as using a dry shampoo, only baby powder isn't going to cleanse your hair or make it smell as good as a hair fragrance would. However, it will get you through the day feeling slightly more refreshed, and your hair will definitely be softer and more manageable.

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milo milo 9 years
good suggestion
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
I'd be worried the white powder would show up on my dark hair...
misslarue misslarue 9 years
eww. i'll stick to washing my hair daily thanks.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I ahve heard about this before, but I have dark roots and I am always afraid it will I don't really have a problem with grease in my hair.
christie christie 9 years
I have black hair and do this sometimes. Like if I'm in a hurry and the rest of my hair looks good, I sprinkle some lavender scented baby powder on my hands, work through my roots and brush it through and it takes out the greasiness. It works really well.
mo-812 mo-812 9 years
Lemuse20- this doesn't magically give you body to your hair. If you have flat hair in general, baby powder isn't going to change that. Baby powder only takes away oils that make your hair greasy.
prosecco-in-the-park prosecco-in-the-park 9 years
Interesting idea. Maybe I'll try it
koolbr33z3 koolbr33z3 9 years
This is old news.
lemuse20 lemuse20 9 years
I tried this and didn't like the effect it gave me. My hair was still flat, smelled like baby powder (it's an alright scent... for babies & old men!) and it was so hard to distribute, by the time I was able to comb it out, it was like I didn't do anything at all. Needless to say, for my hair, it was a waste of time.
sarahmandy sarahmandy 9 years
oh yeah I forgot to mention that I do usually use my hot air brush or regular dryer when I use my Burt's Bees. I sprinkle a little in my hands rub them together and then rub them into my scalp, brush through, blast a minute w/ the hot air, and style as usual. Adds body and shine, but takes away any grease. I actually read somewhere that Angelina does this.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
I've tried this a few times and it always works. I mean it's not ideal, but neither is greasy hair :( Just make sure to apply it as evenly as you can and then brush it through to avoid the "grey" look.
penguins268 penguins268 9 years
I love the smell of baby powder! Unlike almost everyone here....:)
almostloli almostloli 9 years
i heard about this before, actually baby powder also makes your hair smells good :)
artfashionmusic7 artfashionmusic7 9 years
o wow cool 2 know! :D im def. gonna try this out! :D lol o and i use baby powder on my underarms b4 waxing my pitts. :P i think it just makes it easier to wax. :D :P
bressica bressica 9 years
I have used this trick and it really works... surprizingly well. And I have really, really dark brown/ black hair.
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
oh i've known about this for awhile and i do think it does work. i also second MEL475's comment.
Mel475 Mel475 9 years
I have brown hair and have found that using my blowdryer helps my hair absorb the baby powder so I don't get that greyish color. I also put the powder on my hands first, rub them together and then apply it to my roots - this helps from getting too much powder on my hair. It works in a pinch but it's not something I do often...
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
i have heard of this but never tried it....
sooosheee sooosheee 9 years
it does work but if our a brunette, its hard to shake off that white/grayish tint that it leaves and plus if you live in a very humid country as I do, it wont last long hehe
Hootie Hootie 9 years
I tried it and it makes me look like I have gray hair!
sarahmandy sarahmandy 9 years
I use Burt's Bee's baby powder in my hair between washes. It smells slightly floraly, and great. It does help that I have my hair platinum right now.
high-d high-d 9 years
when i went to get extensions they put baby powder in my hair too.
cbgmick cbgmick 9 years
Agree w/ myblueheaven!!! I have enough issues w/ my premature grey!
mybluheaven mybluheaven 9 years
If I tried to apply baby powder to my roots I would end up looking like Cruella Deville.
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