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Tips & Tricks : Dry Shampooing

One of the sacrifices I have to make as a new mom is that I am not allowed to take a bath for a month. I have to follow old customs of my relatives since they are concerned about my health. I went thru CS operation when I gave birth to my baby Geof, and because of that, I am left with a painful wound (bikini cut yey, and not even visible thanks to my great OB).

It is a custom that women who just gave birth are not allowed to take a bath for 1 whole month because they are afraid they might get “lamig” or “chills”. To be honest, it has been 8 days since I last took a bath and I feel so sticky. Wash cloths and baby wipes dont satisfy me since before, I used to take a bath 2-3 times.  Skin is easy to clean.
But what about my scalp and hair?

It’s greasy, sticky, and sweaty. Gross.

An alternative I could do is dry shampoo. Haha it rhymes. Of course I can purchase commercial shampoos, but why buy when you can make one cheaper?

The basic ingredient is cornstarch. Then I could mix in a few essential oils to add fragrance, but instead I just bought J&J Cornstarch Powder *lazy me*



But of course nothing beats freshly washed hair. Pray for me 🙂 22 more days to go till I get my well deserved bath…
(or.. I could cheat and take a bath when no one is looking LoL)

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  • Reply Askmewhats May 12, 2010 at 8:00 am

    oh man, that's one thing about giving birth I don't like, not being able to take a shower daily! But cornstarch from JnJ works! I can atest to that, i've tried it once on our "no water day at home" and it works like a charm 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Reply Khymm (Shopcoholic) May 12, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    congrats K! hehe… yan din sinabi sa akin after I gave birth kailangan NO SHOWER for a month! di ko kinaya, naligo ako after a week huhu.

  • Reply Jenny May 12, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    You cant take baths/showers for a month? ive never heard of this! may i ask where youre from??

  • Reply Crystal May 12, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    ooh, i'm glad i learned about the use of cornstarch today!

  • Reply nikkiz. May 13, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Now that is the stupidest thing I've ever heard! Sorry about my language and no offense but that is just not true. I am a physician and that is something that is NOT advised. You have to take a bath (just cover the wound until it heals fully) for you and your baby's health and hygiene. Especially if you're breast feeding, a daily bath is important.

  • Reply admnkikaysikat May 13, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Thanks nikkiz, Im desperate for a bath but my in-laws wont allow me 🙁

    Good thing my hubby is the nicest and gave me a warm sponge bath
    + shampoo last night

  • Reply superchuboink May 17, 2010 at 6:35 am

    hi K! when did you give birth? i gave birth last may 4 😀

  • Reply K July 9, 2011 at 9:56 am

    ^May 5!Sorry just read it! Magkasunod pala tayo!

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