No Poo Dry Shampoo Recipe

Sustainable Refill Container Fair Hair Dry Shampoo

Dry Shampoo – What can it do for your Hair?

Having naturally oily hair or having a hectic schedule can throw you off your shampooing routine,  dry shampoo is a convenient alternative.
Your dry, greasy hair can look  healthy voluptuous and bouncy with a quick application of dry shampoo.

You may also use dry shampoo after washing your hair, to help with volume and weight.
Some dermatologists and hair experts say that dry shampoo can have a bad effect on your hair, but that only happens if you use it incorrectly and too often.


There are many advantages of using dry shampoo

It’s convenient when you don’t have a lot of time, keeps the natural oils in your hair for longer, helps to retain the life of the colour in your hair if you’ve died it, and also helps to prevent split ends which washing to often will cause.

As well as going days without washing your hair, dry shampoo can help you style your hair with minimum effort. It is also helpful when there is humidity in the air, it can be difficult to maintain your hair when humidity is high as your hair becomes flat and lifeless, wavy hair becomes frizzy and unruly hair is your worst enemy, dry shampoo can be a lifesaver in these situations by controlling frizz, taming unruly hair and adding volume to lifeless thin hair.


Dry shampoo is also a great fix for post gym hair, temporarily removing all that sweat and perspiration.


Long Hair

Girls with long hair usually have a set shampoo routine, because long hair can be unmanageable otherwise, Moreover, it can get oily within hours of shampooing.  Instead of the entire tiresome process of shampooing early in the morning and waiting for your locks to dry naturally, dry shampoo can rescue you from bad hair days.


Festival Hair

The pressure to look good, and for your hair to look even better is high, especially at music festivals where you’ll be sleeping in tents and probably having to Que for hours to use the showers. Dry shampoo eliminates this problem giving you more time to enjoy the event.

Dry shampoo ensures your hair doesn’t give up on you when you’re away from the comforts of home, dry shampoo can be your daily fix for Festival Hair.


Choosing the right Dry Shampoo for your hair

There are a variety of dry shampoo’s available, for different types of hair and in different forms.  Choosing the most suitable dry shampoo is important.

Here at Folk Soap we offer three types of dry shampoo which are available in refillable Eco friendly bottles or biodegradable paper refill bags, we have one for light hair, a mid range choice for brown or red hair and a dark dry shampoo for black hair.

Our dry shampoo’s will leave your hair looking fantastic safe in the knowledge that you have cleaned your hair with an all natural product.


Dry Shampoo’s with Natural Ingredients


Natural ingredients can work wonders for your locks, without harming them.

Natural shampoos are cruelty free, and safe for the environment.


How to use Dry Shampoo


There are some basic steps involved in using dry shampoo the right way, if you follow these, you won’t go wrong.
First, wrap a towel around your shoulders and comb out your hair.
Remove knots and divide your hair into smaller sections.
Choose the right type of dry shampoo for your hair type.
Apply to roots and massage gently, allow it to soak up the oily sections of your hair.
Brush out your hair so the dry shampoo can spread evenly through your locks.
Avoid using sharp plastic bristle brushes as they can cause split ends.



Dry shampoo is super convenient, however, it is not a replacement for washing your hair, it simply allows you to maintain your hair it between washes.
If you follow the recommended steps, you can forget about your oily hair problems, because dry shampoo is your quick fix and will never let you down.


No Poo Dry Shampoo

  • 1 cup cosmetic grade talc
  • 1/2 cup magnesium carbonate
  • 1/2 cup sodium bicarbonate
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder ((for Dark Hair))
  1. Mix all ingredients together and store in a sealed airtight container. You can re-use an old talc bottle to store your dry shampoo or use an old make-up brush to dust on and remove excess dry shampoo powder. Give this as a gift to friends and family in a small jar along with brush. Makes a perfect birthday or Christmas gift for someone who appreciates the thought and effort that goes into hand-making a gift

Extraordinary Soap

Folk soap hand made in wales
folk soap booklet front cover

Natural hand crafted folk soap products. Extraordinary soap for extraordinary folk, skin loving, natural, artisan, therapeutic soap, packed full of  beneficial ingredients.  There is no comparison to hand made soaps to well known brands off the supermarket shelves. I could not ever go back to using mass market brands, the difference is just chalk and cheese between natural soaps and soaps filled with animal fats and soaping agents that are sometimes used as industrial cleaner.  You instantly feel the benefits of the oils and plant based ingredients in a good quality hand made soap.  You do not get the tightening sometimes felt from other soaps and within a few days your skin feels amazing, spots clear up and skin conditions calm.  I could go on but I’ll stop there, if you haven’t already you will have to try one for yourself.

If not from here then go along to your local farmers market where you can usually pick up a good quality bar quite reasonably, try and avoid bright colours and clear soaps,which are usually melt and pour soaps that are just reheated and set in a mould to look handmade, they can sometimes contain soaping agents a known skin irritant.Look for a more natural colour soap that’s earthy such as soaps with cocoa or turmeric or the greens of avocado and green clay, or small particles of ground seeds and oats etc.  Generally good quality natural soaps are not made to look pretty, they are made to be kind, gentle and to leave you feeling healthy in your skin.  Don’t be put off by colour or exfoliating oats or ground seeds, I make a banana and almond soap that is not the prettiest bar to look at but the way it makes you feel and smell is second to none.

large wooden mould filled with solid dog shampoo soap
Dog Shampoo folk Soap large wood mould

This picture is dog shampoo, it’s the only one I have in a mould at the moment and it’s not that much different to our human soap, in fact its great as a hair shampoo bar because it contains flax, avocado and apple cider vinegar!! squeaky clean with a lovely shine and good for keeping nit outbreaks in school children at bay.


Home Made Hairspray

Why pay silly prices for dry dull hair when you can get a healthy shiny mop for just pennies.

There are a number of recipes for home-made hairspray that generations of women have relied on, I know my mother and grandmother used their own home-made recipes in their younger days, when money was tight, after the war and in the swinging sixties when hairspray was used in abundance to help those beehive hairstyles withstand being swung around on the dance-floor, if these recipes can withstand rock n roll and a world war while helping to save the environment from plastic and gas pollution, using alternative solutions to nasty aerosol cans really is a necessity!

When I think back to the eighties, big hair, curly perms and shoulder pads were all the rage, I can’t help but feel a twinge of guilt about the amount of canned spray I used to help keep that Bon Jovi poodle perm from being one hair out-of-place, while doing the handbag dance to Frankie and George. If I can convince one person to ditch the D4s and D5s (silicon’s in hairspray), which according to Environment Canada and Health Canada are:

toxic, persistent, and have the potential to bio accumulate in aquatic organisms i,ii . Also, the European Union classifies D4 as an endocrine disruptor, based on evidence that it interferes with human hormone function iii , and a possible reproductive toxicant that may impair human fertility iv . In laboratory experiments, exposure to high doses of D5 has been shown to cause uterine tumours and harm to the reproductive and immune systems. D5 can also influence neurotransmitters in the nervous system v .

Structurally similar to D4 and D5, cyclohexasiloxane (or D6) is also persistent and has the potential to bioaccumulate.  Environment Canada’s assessment of D6 concluded that this third siloxane is not entering the environment in a quantity or concentration that endangers human health or the environment, but noted significant data gaps concerning its toxicity vi. (—siloxanes/)

then we are one step closer to helping our Mother Earth recover from her “BAD HAIR DAY”.
Homemade Hair Spray

Hair Spray Recipe

  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp vodka
  • 20 drops essential oil
  1. Boil the water, dissolve the sugar in the boiled water, stir until completely dissolved. Add the vodka and stir again.2. Once the mixture has cooled add essential oils, mix well, Pour the mixture into the bottle and store in a cool place.3. Shake well before each use.



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