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how to make all-natural dry shampoo

how to make all-natural dry shampoo


Psst – it’s ridiculously easy.

If the number of weird-sounding chemicals in the products you use every day freaks you out, rest assured you’re not alone. Activist and educator Alexx Stuart was so bothered by the lack of transparency in our food system, personal care and cleaning products that she decided to launch a movement for folks who want to have less toxins in their lives. Logically enough, she called this movement Low Tox Life, and has – just today – released her book of the same name. Containing heaps of expert advice, recipes and more, Low Tox Life, the book, shows you how to create stacks of natural household and personal products, and sumptuous family feasts. It also offers plenty of helpful tips for shopping ethically, navigating food waste, and detoxing your mind, too. Scroll down to check out Alexx’s recipe for dry shampoo, the pop over this way to order a copy of her book.

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Makes 50 grams


45 g tapioca or arrowroot flour (see note)
1 teaspoon ground ginger

45 g tapioca or arrowroot flour
1–2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

45 g tapioca or arrowroot flour
1–3 teaspoons cacao powder


Mix in a small bowl and transfer to a shaker bottle.

To use: Keep your hair dry and then after your shower – so that it won’t mess up your clothes – bend forward, turning your head upside down, and dust all around the roots. Then give your head a good scratch to disperse it fully. Repeat if needed.

Note: Arrowroot flour can contain E220, a preservative that can cause breathing difficulties, hives and other allergic reactions, so check the label.

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