The problem of “no time to wash my hair” is solved by using one item in my medicine cabinet: baby powder. I sprinkle baby powder on the roots of my hair when it’s looking a bit greasy and I can stretch my shampoo one extra day. The powder soaks up the excess oil on my hair and saves me the time of washing and drying my hair (a long time for me because I have long hair).
This must be done before you get dressed for the day. You do not want baby powder all over your clothes. Take the baby powder and sprinkle near the crown of your head or wherever your hair gets greasy. Rub the baby powder into your hair. Repeat if necessary. Style as usual.
Warning #1 – do not sprinkle too much on your hair or you will end up looking like George Washington. I usually only sprinkle it on my root area and only on the underneath sections. I usually wear my hair pulled back as well.
Warning #2 – I believe this will only work on people with light colored hair. I think if you sprinkle baby powder on dark colored hair it won’t blend in and will just make your hair look white or gray, however I have not actually tried this on someone with dark hair before. You can purchase dark hair powder that is specifically made for extending the life of your shampoo for dark-haired people. I’m fairly certain it is more expensive than baby powder though!
The Economics – I usually just buy a travel size baby powder to keep in my medicine cabinet. It costs about $0.50 and lasts quite awhile. I don’t use it regularly enough to buy a larger container. I don’t know if you’ll really save money by doing this, but you’ll use less shampoo and less water in the shower!
So is it worth it? To me, yes. I’ve been using this trick for a long time, probably once a week or every two weeks. It saves me a lot of time and allows me to get to work earlier on those days (an allows me to sleep later). Someone with dark hair will have to let me know if they have tried the dark hair powder to see if it’s worth it.