Da Rules:  Ok, the rules of Pin or Pass are simple! I take a few pins off of Pinterest each week and test them out and provide you with the review! We’ll downsize our pin hoarding together!

Can Oily Hair Get Dry Cleaned?

1st Pin Test…

PINNER SAYS:  “Hair degreaser saved my life.”

MY REVIEW:  This diy shampoo was developed after Jill from One Good Thing went overboard with the Moroccan Oil the morning she was meant to get photographed. I can only imagine what kind of chaos that created! Poor Jill! I was very interested in this pin not because of a moroccan oil spill but just because I was born with naturally oily hair. I cannot go without washing my hair even one day. As you may remember from a previous post that my hair is thicker than thick and creates a dry timeline that any woman would dread. I mean I have to take breaks because I get so tired of standing.

I have invested in dry shampoo which has worked well but it cost around $6 for one can so I’m willing to go home grown on this one.

Here’s how it’s done:

1 TBSP Corn Starch

1 TBSP Rubbing Alcohol

4 TBSP Water

Mix the ingredients BEFORE you pour it into a spray bottle. Go ahead and spray your oil slick…er…roots. You can use a comb to spread the formula evenly through your hair. You can blow dry your hair or let it air dry.

NOTE: I’ve only tested the hair dryer and did not let my hair air dry.

Even though this isn’t technically a dry shampoo I’ll still use it rather than the spray. The spray dry shampoo typically leaves a strange residue feeling on my hair which makes my skin break out. Sure, this might sound like I’m adding the hair dryer step back into my routine which I despise but there’s a big difference in drying some roots versus the long tresses.

NOTE: You may want to do this “dry cleaning” before you put your outfit on and before your face is on. The corn starch will show up on your skin or clothes from the over spray.

PIN OR PASS? I’m digging it. So I say PIN it!

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Cleaning Crusty Brushes

2nd Pin Test…

PINNER SAYS: “Soak old paintbrush in hot vinegar for 30 minutes and good as new! I need to remember this!”

MY REVIEW: I tracked this pin back to This Old House and thought this was going to be a no brainer pin because it’s vinegar and don’t we all know by now that this pungent potion is magical?

The directions consisted of this:

Soak gunked-up nylon brushes in hot vinegar for up to 30 minutes to remove paint and soften the bristles. Afterward, wash them in hot, soapy water, brushing off paint as needed, then rinse and let dry—good as new.

I decided that I’d heat my bowl o’ vinegar for 2 minutes and soak for 40 minutes. And here are my good as new brushes…

Hmm. Not quite. My brushes were still hard and colorful. To be fair I must disclose that I let my paint dry on the brushes due to my insane laziness. Maybe I was expecting too much? But it did say “gunked-up nylon brushes”. I do believe these qualify.

PIN OR PASS? I have to give this a PASS. I’ll try not to be so lazy and clean my brushes right after my project.


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3rd Pin Test…

PINNER SAYS:  “DIY room air freshener. Baking soda + 8 drops of an essential oil of your choice. So easy!”

MY REVIEW:  I’m really on a loosing streak with vanilla. You might remember the Pure Vanilla Extract poo blob pin fail. Today I wanted to use this very easy and common sense approach. This SHOULD work. But again I smell the vanilla scent when my nose is in the jar but not when I enter the room. I bought my vanilla oil from the Dollar Tree so maybe I needed to invest in a more expensive brand? Not sure but I am sure that this didn’t work for me. Totally bummed.



You’ll want to tune in for this one and more…

Uh yeah, that’s chocolate. You won’t want to miss it!

Question: Have you tried my failed pins with success? Please share! What do you want me to pin test next?

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