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DIY: zero waste dry shampoo recipe

So I'm not a big one for DIYs. If I'm honest, if it requires many ingredients or is particularly complex or messy then I'm unlikely to do it. I'm much more likely to buy a product or do without.

However one DIY that I can totally get behind is dry shampoo. You'll see why when we get to the recipe.

I used to use dry shampoo from a can and I loved it. I was so hesitant to give it up as I couldn't imagine that the homemade alternatives could compete. I was wrong.

I have now been using this DIY version for over a year and I love it. I keep it in a jar in my bathroom and apply it to my hair with a big fluffy blusher brush that I had left over and never use for makeup. It helps apply just the right amount and make sure it's going on my hair and not my shoulders instead.


  1. Cornflour (or cornstarch depending on what you call it)
  2. Cocoa powder
  3. Optional extras: turmeric, cinnamon, charcoal


  1. Half fill your desired container with cornflour.
  2. Add a little cocoa powder and mix well.
  3. Keep adding cocoa until the dry shampoo is only slightly lighter in colour than your hair.
  4. Feel free to add in extras to make it more similar to your hair colour.

That's it. You're done.

See why I like it? Why don't you try it out and let me know how you get on?



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