Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

From the book: Natural Beauty At Home by Janice Cox.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stand over a sink or out in the garden or on a towel before you use this easy and messy shampoo.
  2. Mix everything together.
  3. Massage the powder directly into the scalp and through the hair.
  4. Leave it on for 15 minutes.
  5. Using a clean and dry brush, vigorously brush out all the powder.


Most Helpful

I love the caution about how messy this is; it's actually not so bad -- some additional tips: stand in the tub or shower or apply it just before you clean the bathroom! Lol! I think this worked quite well and uses ingredients you probably already have in the home, although I had to buy Borax. I also only used a little at first at the top of my scalp -- my bangs area -- just to make sure I don't get a reaction as I tend to be sensitive to a lot of products. I went in search of a dry shampoo after seeing a Dr. Oz episode recommending a dry shampoo over wet-washing your hair as that is very drying to the scalp. I will keep trying this. Thanks, Charishma_Ramchan! Made for Bargain Basement tag game.

mersaydees February 12, 2012

I have a crazy schedule and just can't always wash my hair. This worked great -- my hair looked clean and fluffy and didn't have the usual static electricity you get from baby powder dry shampoo. But it leaves a little bit of grit on the scalp, unlike baby powder.

fluffernutter February 07, 2005

:o) Remind me to come to Zaar in the future. This is much the same as what's in the aerosol can I've just bought (minus fragrances) but I find loose powder so much easier to work with than an aerosol, particularly on my very thick hair. (I'm not leaving any stars because I haven't actually made this recipe)

hels December 20, 2005

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