Dry Shampoo

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Does anyone have a recipe for a dry, powder-type shampoo that will help to conserve water? Retail stores used to sell such a product. Mary

-- Mary Broome (broome@gateway.net), January 18, 1999


This won't be much help but, a few months back, my wife was using a dry shampoo on .... um, our Jack Russells. She picked it up at Pets Mart. Just think, not only will you have clean hair, you won't have one flea. Actually, my wife doesn't think it was a flea shampoo and she was real happy with the results. We are out of it at present so I can't look up the ingredients. If we get some more I'll experiment with it on my kids :-)

-- Bob Benson (appysys@inreach.com), January 18, 1999.

I've never actually tried it, but I read somewhere that a handful of dry cornmeal will work. Also, "The Doctor's Book of Home Remedies" says you can use a small amount of talcum powder (Zeasorb-AF) for oily hair. Rub it into your scalp first and then through your hair with your fingers. However, the book warns that you should not do this too often or it will make your hair look white and dull.

-- Pam G. (Pam95818@aol.com), January 18, 1999.

My sister uses baby powder. She sprinkles in on her hair, runs here fingers through it, then brushes it out. She has used this for years. Also, I hear cornstarch will work the same way. Start experimenting, you can always wash it out if it doesn't work to your liking.

-- bardou (bardou@baloney.com), January 18, 1999.

I used that flea powder from Petsmart and it almost killed me...I was out in the street licking myself and this truck.........

-- Pero (....@.....), January 19, 1999.

The dry stuff primarily works to soak up oil. If your main aim is to save water, though, there is a better alternative. Hospitals use a no wash liquid shampoo. You put some on the hair, massage, and towell dry. It works pretty good, though of course, not quite as good as soap and water. Works better than powders, though, for sure.

-- Damian Solorzano (oggy1@webtv.net), January 19, 1999.

Hey, did someone mention flea powder? Grrrrr ......

-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), January 19, 1999.


-- Vic (rdrunner@internetwork.net), January 19, 1999.

Just go for a pony tail!

The hospitals have a good product they use. "NO Rinse SHampoo" They also sell it in the gift shops. Just make a visit to local hospital...they might wonder why you need a whole case though!

-- Moore Dinty moore (not@thistime.com), January 21, 1999.

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