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Use Baby Powder in Your Hair to Remove Grease & Restore Your Hair!

Updated on March 16, 2016

Baby powder (any brand will do) is a great and easy way to remove grease or moisture from your hair, or to refresh a limp or greasy hairdo!

Baby powder absorbs moisture. That is what is it made to do. So if your hair is greasy and you don't have time for a shower, just use some baby powder!

To apply baby powder simply put a small pile in the palm of your hand (I suggest starting off with a dollop about the size of a penny, and work up from there). Put a little in both hands, then apply it to your roots, by your scalp. Be sure to rub it in very well, or else you may have little piles of white dust in your part! People might think that you have dandruff. Add the powder to your scalp in very small amounts, rubbing it into your scalp all over your head. If you need more, add it slowly. It's better to add too little than too much! If you add too much all at once, it will be noticeable and it's difficult to remove.

To make sure that the powder is getting distributed all throughout your roots, you can put your head upside down and vigorously rub in the powder. You do not need to put any powder on the ends or tips of your hair. Focus on the roots only, and focus on distributing it throughout your entire head of hair.

How do you know when you're done adding the powder? When your hair is back to its normal, lighter color and all the visible moisture is gone! Again, make sure you have completely rubbed in the powder, so no white can be seen.

Once you're done rubbing in the powder, arrange your hair into a style, and you are done! Voila! No more greasy, unwashed-looking hair! And this technique also works on your bangs as well. If adding powder to your bangs, I suggest putting a tiny bit of powder directly on your bangs themselves, and rubbing it in vigorously but softly. Even if you only add the powder to your bangs alone, this will help your entire hairstyle seem cleaner and fresher, because your bangs are so close to your face, they are the first part of your hair that most people see.

Your hair may have static electricity now that you've just rubbed powder into it, so you may need to smooth it down with your hands, or simply put a few drops of water on your brush as you brush your hair. If you want to use hair spray or a styling product, go right ahead!

Your hair now looks fresh again and you did not even have to shower!

This trick works especially well after a sweaty workout, when you don't have time to shower, but don't want to return to work with a greasy head of hair!

Baby powder is cheaper than dry shampoo, which is popular right now. I've tried a cheaper Suave brand of dry shampoo, and it didn't work and was difficult to apply properly. I've never had any problems with baby powder working correctly though, so I recommend baby powder over dry shampoo.


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      4 years ago

      Just tried it its a Mircle !!❤️

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      5 years ago

      This trick makes for a GREAT hair day every time. Seriously.

    • geegee77 profile image


      7 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

      I do that all the time it totally works:) ge

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      8 years ago

      Wow, thanks! I'm a really greasy haired person so before I go to school I could use that!

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      8 years ago

      hi how is everybody doing you all look great

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      9 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I've never heard or thought about trying this! I found a remedy that has worked so far (semy hub if interested) but powder would be easier for me to try since we have an overabundance in my household of the stuff, lol.

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      Rebecca Graf 

      10 years ago from Wisconsin

      I had never heard of this. Thanks for sharing. I used to suffer from really oily hair. Now I'm fighting really dry hair. Oh, well. You can't win.

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      Rachel L 

      10 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Yes, Peggy W, my hair is greasy (thanks to my wonderful genes), so yeah, that's why I know about this topic!

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      Peggy Woods 

      10 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Especially good for people with oily hair who need a quick fix.

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      10 years ago from Cornwall

      I remember doing this when my son was small , it is a good emergency tip.


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