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Step 3: The "dry shampoo for dark hair" recipe

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I have really dark hair, so this is my go-to recipe. You can add more or less cocoa powder as needed - I use two tablespoons every time:
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
Mix everything together in a small jar and you're ready to go. Special bonus with this one: smelling like chocolate. :D

Just be careful that you you don't add so much cocoa powder that it gets really dark - you need to keep the amount of cocoa powder less than the amount of cornstarch and baking soda, otherwise the heat from your hands and head can warm the cocoa powder and create a melty mess.
 
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ayer2 months ago

Would it work with cinnamon powder?

Mama Roche1 year ago
I cant wait to try this one...I just spent a ton on a dry shampoo for brown hair. Great for when you cant shower, camping etc.
Kristow41 year ago
Did you mean 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder? Won't that melt in your hair?
jessyratfink (author)  Kristow41 year ago
Yep, two tablespoons! I've never had issues with it melting - the proportions of cornstarch to cocoa powder seem to keep it from gathering and turning into melted chocolate. :D

But if you're worried, you can always use less. Just a little bit of cocoa powder helps disguise the color, I just use this much since my hair is so dark.