Tuesday, November 12, 2013

beauty tip: baby powder

When I was pregnant with Elden I learned something I had previously known nothing about at our newborn care class: you are not supposed to use baby powder anymore. Something about the particles and lungs and I don't remember but I'm sure Google has a ton of info on it so if you're curious go search for it. In any case, I'm usually pretty on top of this info so it came as no surprise that at our baby shower we got a few bottles of it. Being the hoarders we are, we held onto them and you guys? I am so glad we did.

If ya'll are like Jon this next part is going to have you giving me the side eye and calling me weird. This is my cross to bear. I have exceptionally thin hair. So much so that even if I wash it daily it oft looks greasy. One morning as I was getting ready for work it was particularly greasy and I noticed a bottle of baby powder on the bathroom shelf. I'm well aware that dry shampoo is all the rage these days so in my half-awake state I rationalized that baby powder was just like dry shampoo. Maybe this is common knowledge? Too lazy to Google. So I loaded it in my hair. And the results were phenom. And I've been doing it almost every day since. I think it's important to note that I obviously have light hair. The powder certainly makes it a tad lighter so I'm not sure how well this would work for people who have dark hair, but if you have a bottle lying around it's worth a shot. Here's the quick and dirty down-low on how I do it:
Step 1: acquire greasy hair. Note: cell phone camera did not do the grease justice.
Step 2: acquire baby powder
Step 3: place powder on your fingertips then pat it generously into the greasy areas
Step 4: pin back the bangs that are in dire need of a cut and go on your merry way
Seeing these on my computer makes me realize how the before and after basically look the same but I swear by this remedy in person, so it is what it is!

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