Guest post by Jessica, who blogs at Salt N Prepper.
I really do love any quick tip that can save you water in an emergency. One of these water saving tips I’ve found is dry shampooing your hair. When water is being rationed, you really want to use only what’s necessary when washing. This means no every-other-day shampoo. Washing your hair uses an immense amount of water and should only be done sparingly in an emergency.
This is where a quick fix like dry shampooing is helpful. If you’re a woman you know how uncomfortable long greasy hair can be. Especially with dark, thick hair like mine. And even if you feel like you can tough out anything in a SHTF scenario, it’s still nice to have some comforts like clean hair.
Dry shampooing is quick, easy and the best part – dry. You’ll use absolutely no water. So here you go:
Four common dry shampoos I’ve heard of people using are baking soda, baby powder, foot powder and cornstarch. I’ve always used cornstarch but whatever you have on hand will be fine.
Four Easy Steps
Step One: Brush Out Your Hair
Take the time to get all those tangles out.
Step Two: Apply Dry Shampoo
You won’t need very much. Instead of pouring it on your head, just use your finger to apply a little at a time. If you use too much you’re going to end up with grey hair. Apply the dry shampoo to your scalp. Add a little extra to the greasier spots. Then brush through your hair once to distribute it all the way out to the ends. Don’t over brush during the step though – you’ll brush out the shampoo.
Step Three: Wait At Least 10 Minutes
In this 10 minutes the dry shampoo is simply soaking up all that grease in your hair.
Step Four: Brush Out
Grab a good brush with some fine teeth and brush the daylights out of your hair. The dry shampoo will have clumped with the grease so you should see little balls of dry shampoo coming off.
What other quick and easy water-saving tips do you have? Leave your ideas in the comments section below.
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