7 Easy Peasy DIY Dry Shampoo Recipes for Bad Hair Days ...


These dry shampoo recipes are life savers;

especially on those bad hair days when you can’t find the time to shower, or if you are in a place where showers are unavailable.

Dry shampoo is basically something you rub into your hair, brush out with a comb, and it gets rid of all the built-up grease.

These dry shampoo recipes are great for travelling too, because you may not have access to a shower when you are on the road.

Give these dry shampoo recipes a try next time you find yourself in a situation where you are unable to wash your hair – they really work (just make sure you use the proper shade for your hair color or else you may be left with noticeable residue)!

1. DIY Cornstarch Dry Shampoo

DIY Cornstarch Dry Shampoo

Out of all the dry shampoo recipes, this one is the most basic ones you are going to see;

meaning, most recipes involve the use of cornstarch and baking soda.

The addition of cocoa powder makes this suitable for medium hair to dark hair colors.

It is so simple to make this dry shampoo, and it is quite versatile with the cocoa powder quantity as well.


1/4 cup cornstarch

1 tbsp baking soda

1 tbsp cocoa powder (adjust this depending on how dark or light your hair is)


Mix them all together, then use an old make-up brush to apply it to the oily parts of your hair, and shake or brush out excess powder.


2. 2 Ingredient Cocoa Dry Shampoo

2 Ingredient Cocoa Dry Shampoo

The concentration of cocoa powder in this shampoo recipe is much more than the previous one.

That makes this proper for those with dark hair.

If you have lighter hair and want to use arrowroot powder, feel free to substitute some cornstarch with some of the cocoa powder.

If you don’t have arrowroot and you have dark hair, you can just increase the concentration of cocoa powder in the previous recipe or use cornstarch in place of the arrowroot in this one.

Either way, you are going to end up with fabulous, shiny (but not greasy!) hair.


2 tablespoons arrowroot powder

2 tablespoons organic cacao or cocoa powder (omit if blonde)2


Combine ingredients and store in a small container.

Use a makeup or blush brush to apply a small amount of dry shampoo to the roots.

Then, working in sections, brush powder through hair until it blends in with hair and oil is absorbed.

If needed, apply a bit more and repeat.

DIY Light Hair Dry Shampoo
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