When I first stopped using chemical shampoos and started only washing my hair once a week to help my hair grow, I relied on dry shampoo about once a week to keep my hair looking fresh. Then I realised with horror that my ‘natural’ dry shampoo was full of chemicals too!
With that in mind, I scoured the internet for a natural alternative. A lot of these included baking powder which as we’ve already discussed is not the best thing to put on your hair. After a little while I found this recipe using cocoa – and it sounded good and simple enough to try!
All you need is:
- A pot to store the shampoo in
- 2 tbsp Arrowroot Powder, Cornflour or Rice Starch
- 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
Pop a spoonful of each into a bowl and mix them well. Then use your fingers to apply it to the roots of your hair where you feel it is needed. It’s that simple!
If you have blonde hair, you can omit the cocoa or put less in so that it doesn’t discolour your hair.
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