Showering also involved some dangerous times – there are more accidents in the bathroom with the elderly than anywhere else in the home.
Even though I had shower hand rails professionally added to my house and a shower seat installed, it always scared me (and Mom!) a bit as I helped her into and out of the shower. Naked wet skin is kind of slippery (too much information, you say? Probably but it’s relevant).
Toward the end of her life, when she was 94 or so, I started insisting she shower if even just once a week. I kept her cleaned up daily with these wonderful disposable washcloths that I’d just pop in the microwave to heat up. But, I was sort of lost when it came to washing her hair.
Then I hit upon the idea of using dry shampoo. I remembered using dry shampoo myself when I was a teenager and went camping. It was the perfect way to remove oil and dirt from my hair without having to dip into a cold stream. And, my Mom had used cornstarch back in the day as a dry shampoo so I knew I was onto something.
So, here’s some of the best dry shampoos on Amazon.com. The blowpro above is highly touted as are the below:
Bumble And Bumble White Hair Powder For White, Silver, Platinum, & Champagne Shades 4.4-OuncesBatiste Dry Shampoo, Dark and Deep Brown, 6.73 Fluid OunceSuave Professionals Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo, 5 OunceL’Oreal Paris EverStyle Texture Series Energizing Dry Shampoo, 3.4 OunceKlorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, 1.7 OuncePsssssst Instant Dry Shampoo 5.3 Oz