DIY: Dry Shampoo Recipe

DIY: Dry Shampoo Recipe

Don’t you hate it when you’re in a rush and don’t have time to wash your hair? If you have oily hair (like I do), the best way to absorb some of that oil is to use a dry shampoo. If you’re out of luck and don’t have any on hand, you can actually create your own dry shampoo with simple ingredients from the kitchen.

I have never in my life purchased dry shampoo before, partly because it’s expensive and partly because of the toxic ingredients in a lot of them. Therefore, I did some research and found the perfect dry shampoo recipe.

Dry Shampoo Recipe

Cocoa Powder, Cornstarch, or Both Mixed Together


Massage the powder (cornstarch, cocoa powder, or both) into the roots of your hair or wherever you happen to see oil, brush your hair, and be amazed! Your hair will instantly appear cleaner and it won’t be plastered to your head anymore!

  • If you have brown or black hair, I suggest using cocoa powder. (Just to warn you, you WILL smell like chocolate. I love the smell of it, but I guess not everyone wants to smell like chocolate.) If you don’t have cocoa powder, you can use cornstarch, but your hair will look somewhat pasty.
  • If you have blonde hair, I recommend you use cornstarch, otherwise the cocoa powder will alter the color of your hair until you wash it.
  • If you have red hair or a mixture of brown and blonde in your hair, I suggest mixing cornstarch and cocoa powder together for an in-between color.

*You can also use baby powder as a substitute for cornstarch. Baby powder has a strong scent I would rather not smell like, but if you don’t mind it, go right ahead and try it out.

I hope this was helpful!

WARNING: The cocoa powder can permanently dye your hair if you use it often! I have medium to dark brown hair, and after applying cocoa powder in my hair every other day, my hair color started lightening up. My hair has a golden brown tint to it now. It doesn’t look bad; I just wasn’t expecting it