Ditch the chemicals and let me show you how to make diy dry hair shampoo!

DIY Dry Hair Shampoo is a chemical-free, DIY version of dry shampoo. It is easy to make and is extremely cost-effective. Keep reading for how to make natural dry shampoo!

Alright, so here’s the deal. I was going on day four of no hair washing when I needed something to bring my fine, oily hair back to life.

But, I was out of dry shampoo. I actually have yet to find a dry shampoo that I love. They either seem to leave white residue in my hair or do not work all that well. And on top of that, aerosol simply isn’t great for the environment. Also, the single-use cans create excess waste.

So, I made a natural one that did the trick for me. It’s so simple and you probably already have all of the ingredients in your kitchen. It absorbed the oil, added some body back to my hair, and bonus…smelled a bit like chocolate!

It is a wonder product that I can feel good about it. After two years of using this recipe, it’s still my go-to dry shampoo!

DIY Dry Hair Shampoo

  • 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tbsp cocoa powder

Yep, that’s it. Whisk those together, put a bit on your fingertips, and work into the roots of your hair. Make sure you get all-around your scalp because this is where the hair produces all of that oil!

I like to use non-GMO cornstarch and organic cacao powder just because I feel better about the ingredients. (And honestly, have you looked at dry shampoo ingredients? I seriously can’t pronounce them.) Make as much as you want because it will keep indefinitely.

Natural Dry Shampoo for Red Hair

To use this on red hair, add 1 tsp of beetroot powder to your cocoa and cornstarch. Mix well and apply as directed above.

Once the dry shampoo is applied, you can run a straightener through your hair, or add a few waves with your curling iron if you like.

How to Make Natural Dry Shampoo for Brown or Blonde hair

This dry shampoo works best on blonde to dark brown hair. You can use it in other colors, but it blends best on these shades. For darker hair, add more cocoa, and for lighter hair, add less cocoa.

Have a happy hair day!

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Rachel is a Postpartum Nurse of 15+ years. She is also a Spinning Babies® CPE, Childbirth Educator, Published Author, and Recipe Creator. Rachel's passion is to encourage and empower women in all things related to motherhood.


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