Goodbye Greasy Hair: DIY Hair Powder


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Your hair is greasy, isn’t it? I knew it. Your solutions are as follows:

1.) Throw on a hat and make your hat greasy too.

2.) A greasy updo of some sort. Greasy top knot? Greasy ponytail? Or greasy bun? I totally nailed it.

diy hair powder greasy hair

Next time, fake it with this. Home made hair powder, ya’ll! Sometimes I even put the hair powder in on a clean day just because of the volume! And who doesn’t love volume? Weirdos probably. And supermodels with giant head/tiny body syndrome so they choose the flattest hair ever.

First thing with making hair powder is you need something to put it in. Salt shakers, travel size baby powder bottles, whatever, or you can put it in a dish with a lid and apply it with an old makeup brush.

Brunette Recipe:
  • 2 parts cocoa powder
  • 2 parts cornstarch
  • a few drops of essential oils (not a necessity but it helps with that “not so fresh hair feeling”)

Side note – parts can be Tablespoons, or a cup, or just a heaping spoonful. The point is to make this recipe half cocoa powder and half cornstarch. I usually make smaller batches because I think essential oils can go bad sometimes and then you have stinky hair powder. Defeats the purpose, dudes.

Blonde Recipe:
  • Just mix up some cornstarch and some essential oil and slap it on that grease pile.

Just make sure you let it absorb for a while or you will be sporting the lovely George Washinton in a powdered wig look. Our forefathers were so insightful. First the Declaration of Independece and then hair powder??? GENIUS. Actually, I think that was Ben Franklin. Like anyone could ever even know.

Originally published May 7, 2015

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Annie is a mother, a wife, a pug owner, a professional makeup artist and licensed esthetician. She has lived all over the country and has happily settled down in Oklahoma where the people are kind and a herd of turkeys share her neighborhood. Her hobbies include: hoarding eye shadows, singing loudly and keepin' it real.

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  1. I have some of this under my sink right next to my aerosol dry shampoo. I’ve found that it leaves my hair feeling really gritty. Any suggestions?

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