DIY Dry Shampoo

DIY Dry Shampoo :: Non-Toxic Beauty

Let's be honest...most of us don't like to shower and wash our hair more than a few times a week...we just want it to LOOK like we do! That's why dry shampoo is one of the greatest inventions in recent history. Showering less frequently is better for our skin and hair, but I don't think I'd make it without this magical fairy dust!

The problem is, most dry shampoos are full of toxic chemicals and come in aerosol cans that fill the air with ick we then breathe into our lungs. For something that's meant to make us look clean, it's pretty darn dirty!

Over the past few years, I've transitioned to making many of my own personal care products at home, and that includes dry shampoo...which is surprisingly easy to make. This recipe uses just three things you probably already have in your cupboard! It absorbs oil, adds volume, and you can make it to match/blend in with your hair (so us brunettes don't have to walk around looking like we sneezed into a bowl of flour)!

Here's how you do it:

DIY Dry Shampoo with Cocoa Powder & Arrowroot

DIY Dry Shampoo


For brunettes:

• 1 Tbsp arrowroot (or cornstarch)

• 1 Tbsp cocoa powder

• 5 drops essential oil of choice (I usually use some sort of mint for a fresh, clean smell!)

For blondes, omit the cocoa powder.

For redheads, you can use cinnamon instead of cocoa powder (and you may not need essential oils).


Mix everything together and put it into an spice shaker. (I just use an old, empty one, but you can buy a nicer one here.) 

Shake it directly onto your scalp or apply with a makeup brush.

Rub it in with your fingers or disperse by brushing.



Seriously so easy and works better than that goopy, sticky white spray. Try it out and let me know how it goes!