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DIY Dry Shampoo


This super easy DIY dry shampoo is simple, yet effective and contains only 3 ingredients that you might already have in your kitchen.

Many drugs store dry shampoos contain unknown harmful ingredients and are quite expensive. Why not make one yourself? Our DIY dry shampoo recipe is budget-friendly, natural and effective. And you might have all the ingredients already in your kitchen, so no need to go out and buy more products.

Why this DIY dry shampoo is great:

  • Effective: we've been making our own DIY dry shampoo for several years and it really works.
  • Easy to make: you only need 2 or 3 ingredients that you might already have in your kitchen. Then it's just mixing and putting in a container. It will take you less than 3 minutes to make it.
  • Natural: you are using natural ingredients without any unknown harmful ingredients that might damage your scalp and hair. 
  • Customizable: you easily add cacao powder or cinnamon to match your hair color. And add essential oils for a preferred fragrance or some added benefits for hair growth.
  • Budget-friendly: this DIY dry shampoo might cost you nothing since all the ingredients are in your kitchen and it will last you so long, so you're also saving so much money!


DIY Dry Shampoo Recipe


  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • optional: 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (for dark hair) or ground cinnamon (for light hair)
  • optional 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil for fragrance and extra scalp benefits:
    • Rosemary helps with hair growth
    • Peppermint helps with blood circulation
    • Cedarwood oil stimulates the scalp and promotes hair growth.
    • Lavender conditions the hair, keeps it shiny, and helps control dandruff
  • Tip: use any empty spice shaker you have left at home or get this reusable stainless steel spice shaker



  1. In a bowl, combine the cornstarch and baking soda. Optional: add cocoa powder or cinnamon, which adds color to match your hair shade and helps absorb excess oil.

  2. If you prefer a dry shampoo with fragrance, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Lavender, rosemary, or peppermint are popular choices.

  3. Use a whisk or fork to blend all the ingredients until evenly mixed. To ensure there are no clumps you can sift the ingredients through.

  4. Transfer the mixture to an airtight container, preferably one with a shaker top for easy application. Or use a large makeup brush to apply to your hair.


With just a few simple ingredients and easy steps, you can create your own DIY dry shampoo that’s natural, effective and affordable. Whether you’re looking to extend the time between washes, add volume, or refresh your hair on the go, this homemade solution has got you covered. Give it a try and say goodbye to greasy hair days!

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