Dry Shampoo Recipe

Dry Shampoo Recipe

On my journey to live a more environmentally friendly life, I’m trying to cut down on bathroom products that I purchase in single use packaging. As a busy momma of four, one of my most used products is dry shampoo (no time here for daily hair washing ha). I was fed up with purchasing a can that only lasted a short while before it needed throwing out. I couldn't find a good store-bought alternative, so I played around with some zero-waste dry shampoo recipes, and have found this one to be great. It's also pretty adaptable to varying hair colors, I've used it with red, blonde, and brown hair, only changing the ratios a little.

What you’ll need to make the dry shampoo:

  • 1 part cornstarch
  • 1 part cocoa powder

Mix the two ingredients together and you have yourself a low-waste, natural, dry shampoo. I love this recipe because you can adjust it to suit your hair color. I have medium brown hair so the large amount of cocoa powder helps to prevent it looking white. But you can reduce it if you have lighter hair, I recommend playing with it to find what works best for your hair.

One of the best things about this recipe is that I use these ingredients all the time, so I always have them on hand, which means I don't have to worry about running out, and being caught without.

How to store your dry shampoo:

When I was trialling this recipe I kept it in a bowl and used my fingers to sprinkle a little in my hair. I was nervous about knocking it over, or dropping something into it, so now that I’m using it frequently, I purchased a little flour sprinkler to store it in. I like that it keeps the moisture out as well as preventing spills. it works well for distributing the mixture in my hair also. 

Let me know how you get on with this zero-waste swap.


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