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Cocoa powder in DIY dry shampoo

(13 Posts)
TeeK Sat 08-Apr-17 18:51:41

So, which cocoa powder should be used as part of DIY dry shampoo recipe?

Picked up Green and Blacks cocoa powder...will that do the trick? Includes 97% cocoa whereas Bournville is 100%...

TeeK Sun 09-Apr-17 15:22:55


Mirrortree Sun 09-Apr-17 15:33:21

I've never heard of cocoa powder in dry shampoo. I'm guessing it's for colour? If so whichever looks the best and I would suggest to sift it. Otherwise I have never clue sorry confused

FrustratedFrugal Sun 09-Apr-17 15:41:28

I've used 100% cocoa powder in a homemade dry shampoo (to make it less glaring white). Considering that I mix it with cornstarch, I don't think using 97% will make a difference unless the rest is something sticky like sugar.

picklemepopcorn Sun 09-Apr-17 16:16:54

What frustrate said. It's just to take the white off, according to how dark your hair is.

WicksEnd Sun 09-Apr-17 17:32:45

What If it rains? Won't you have a chocolate river running down your face? Or is it dual purpose? Face tanner/dry shampoo 2 in 1?

Wishiwasmoiradingle2017 Sun 09-Apr-17 17:37:37

Unfortunately my husky would lick me to death if I did this!!

Eminybob Sun 09-Apr-17 17:40:05

I bet you'll smell delicious!

TeeK Sun 09-Apr-17 19:15:09

Being a choco lover, I can't complain about the smell...

Yes, I suppose the concern is having a sticky mess consider the 97 vs 100% cocoa....

TeeK Sun 09-Apr-17 19:16:33

Have used Bournville 100% cocoa in the past and it worked perfectly.

picklemepopcorn Sun 09-Apr-17 20:35:54

What is the 3%? If it's cornstarch, no problem, obviously.

TeeK Sun 09-Apr-17 20:54:34

G&B cocoa Ingredients: Organic Cocoa Powder†, Acidity Regulator (Potassium Carbonate).

AdoraBell Sun 09-Apr-17 22:35:24

How do you make your dry shampoo please Frustrated?

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