dry shampoo gorgeous hairShampooing your hair daily is damaging to your hair. It’s best to shampoo every other day, or even less frequently if you can. The trick I use to keep my hair from getting too oily between shampoos is to use dry shampoo. I’ve been using commercial dry shampoos until recently, when I came across a great recipe for DIY dry shampoo from DIY Natural. It’s really simple to make and is cost effective as well. See the recipe on the following page.

There are several options that you can choose to use as the base of your dry shampoo concoction. Some possibilities include arrowroot powder or finely ground oatmeal. Cornstarch is a fantastic option because it’s widely available and inexpensive.


  • ½ cup organic cornstarch

Optional Additions

  • 3-4 drops essential oil for the scent
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder–for people with darker hair
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon–for people with red or auburn hair


Combine all ingredients well and store your all-natural, homemade dry shampoo in the container of your choice. Some good options are a mason jar with holes poked in the lid (the method I used), a large, un-used salt shaker, or a recycled parmesan cheese container.

Have you tried any DIY dry shampoos? I’d love to hear the methods you’ve used!

Source: DIY Natural

Image Source: Brent Gambrell

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3 thoughts on “Homemade Dry Shampoo [recipe]

  • July 12, 2015 at 3:05 am

    Thanks for the recipe

  • May 11, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    It’s important to note that dry shampoo is not meant to be a substitute for wet washing. I’ve read posts in forums from women who say their hair has started to thin and fall out – but they claim to use dry shampoo on a daily basis. When you consider the toxic ingredients that they must be inhaling and absorbing, it’s no wonder the effects start to show after a while. Use natural ingredients, and use them occasionally, and you should get good results.

  • June 15, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    While I was researching recipes, I found a few that added dry chamomile for lighter hair, but I couldn’t tell what the benefit of this would be. Have any of our readers seen benefits from adding chamomile or other ingredients to their dry shampoo?


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