Conditioner playdough is my favorite indoor activity idea for my kids becasue it is made from hair conditioner and corn starch. That is the whole recipe! It turns out super soft and silky ever time and I love that it is a no cook recipe.
I really do adore summer break. Honest. It is just hard for me to get into the new laid-back version of my day. All school year long, my body is well programmed for the alarm to go off every morning at 5:30 am and then almost every minute of my day pre-scheduled between my family, my work, my home and my church. I honestly thrive in that type of setting.
I have made many different types of playdough, including a classic playdough and a foam dough. This conditioner playdough recipe turns out exactly like the title describes: silky and soft! We used a cheap strawberry conditioner, which made this dough smell good enough to eat. It isn’t extremely stiff either, which makes it so fun to squoosh and squeeze through your fingers. (Is squoosh even a real word??)Print
Silky Soft Conditioner Playdough
An easy homemade playdough recipe that is super soft and silky since it uses conditioner as it’s base.
- 1 C hair conditioner – the cheaper, the better!
- 2 1/2 C corn starch
- 1. In a large bowl, combine both ingredients until a dough forms then turn out the dough onto the counter dusted with corn starch. Knead the dough, adding any additional corn starch as needed. Store in an airtight bag or container.
Jensine Kinser says
I love playdough–I like seeing what they come up with when they’re playing with it. Silky sounds fun! And, funny enough, I just sat down with my kids to make a list this morning of things they can do during summer break. We’re going to call it our Phineas and Ferb list. 🙂
Jennie – We make a list like that every summer as well…but I love the name of your list 🙂
May i have recipe
Hi Rachel! At the bottom of the post, there is a link to click on for the recipe.
Thank you for the recipe! For how long can it be stored? In a fridge or freezer?
I kept mine just at room temperature. In an airtight container, it stayed good for quite a few weeks.
Can you color the dough with food coloring?
Could you use flour instead of corn starch?
Hi Renee. Unfortunately, that will result in something dry and crumbly. Stick with the corn starch.
Izzy Canham says
Would this work with shampoo instead of conditioner??
Hey Izzy! It won’t work with shampoo. Sorry.
Joyce Ilves says
If it cracks wh2you roll it what can you do to fix that
Hey there Joyce! I would add more conditioner because I think it is just too dry.
Is corn starch,cornflour .
Hey Sue! No, corn flour and corn starch are two different products and not interchangeable in this setting.
Nellie Fauth-Provenzano says
I made this for kids this morning. It didn’t turn out well. I will try again with CHEAP conditioner maybe. It was either dry crumbly or stiff sticky…no in between
That is a bummer Nellie! I hope the cheap conditioner works well for you!
Does foam conditioner work?
Hi Alex! Unfortunately, it doesn’t.