21 April 2016

DIY Dry Shampoo Powder

You may have recently seen this Facebook post about how Batiste dry shampoo caused a girl to develop severe sores on her scalp, as well as hair loss. I used to be an avid user of this product, until I turned to natural beauty. As well as the toxic ingredients in Batiste's dry shampoos, it is also an aerosol, which is bad for you and the environment. While this story is still fresh in people's minds, I thought I'd share my very simple and purse-friendly DIY dry shampoo powder with you!
You'll need some cocoa powder (not drinking chocolate) and either cornflour or arrowroot powder. A few drops of an essential oil of your choice is optional.

I currently use a 3:2 ratio of organic cocoa powder and cornflour, recently adding some eucalyptus essential oil to the mix! All you need to do is thoroughly mix the ingredients and store in a suitable container - I find a lockable sifter pot is excellent; you can purchase these online or recycle one like I've done with an old Lily Lolo foundation pot. Depending on your hair colour, you may find you need more or less of one powder - if you have a very light hair colour, cornflour/arrowroot on its own will also work.

To use, I sift some powder into the lid of my container and, using an old powder make-up brush, carefully dab some powder onto the brush, tapping off the excess and applying directly to my roots and massaging it in with the powder brush. Once finished with the powder, I brush my hair to ensure the powder has been evenly distributed. I currently wash my hair every other day and using this dry shampoo keeps it looking fresh on the no-wash days. Depending on your hair type, you may find you can get away without washing your hair for longer!

Do you use dry shampoo in your haircare routine?


  1. This is so clever :-) I'd never have thought to do something like this. I'm quite lucky in the sense that I only need to wash my hair once every 5 days or so. If I wash it every other day, it goes really static and annoying :-( I bet your diy dry shampoo smells amazing too!

    1. That is very lucky! I wish I could leave my hair unwashed that long! I'm not a huge fan of the cocoa scent to be honest, but adding essential oils gives you lots of scent options. xxx

  2. This is such a great idea! xx

    1. Thanks, Laura! It's such an easy product to make. xxx


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