Oily Hair “Dry Cleaner”

We’ve all had one of those days where you run out of time to wash your hair before you need to leave the house. At this point, you don’t have a lot of options. You can put your hair up if it is long enough, hide it under a hat (sadly I look TERRIBLE in a hat), sprinkle baby powder or cornstarch and then try styling your hair. My girls use the cornstarch method, but it doesn’t always last all day. Since I look so awful (by awful I mean I look like a man) in a hat, my next choice is to get creative and put my hair up. Tease it at the scalp, avoid mirrors, ignore the “she’s having a bad hair day” looks  and hope my hair won’t be flat by lunchtime. Which it usually is. :(

When I was young (saying that makes me feel OLD!), my Mom used to wear a wig! She even had two wigs with different styles. Now that I think about it her hair always looked perfect in our family photos! Wigs have been replaced with extensions, thank heavens! But that doesn’t solve the problem of an oily scalp. When I ran across this pin from One Good Thing By Jillee I thought if this would be great if it works!

Three simple ingredients are used:

1 tablespoon of cornstarch
4 tablespoons of water
1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol

Mix it together, pour into a spray bottle, and give it a good shake before using.

This is on of those situations when more is not always better. You do not need to saturate your hair! Use enough to get your hair damp, then run your fingers through your hair and blow dry to style. If necessary, repeat the process.

So did it work?………Yes! I only needed to dampen my hair once and then style.

Glad to tell ya,

This Pin ROCKS!



  1. Hey Tracy. Glad it helped! I’ll have to share this with my daughter. She’ll probably think this rocks too!

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