DIY Dry Shampoo

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Ok guys, let’s just lay it all out on the table… I don’t wash my hair every day, in fact possibly not even every other day.  It’s good for your hair right?  Or is that an excuse for those of us who are too lazy to dry and straighten their hair every day?  Either way, I have found a solution for my negligence!  I give you… homemade dry shampoo.

I have been meaning to buy the spray dry shampoo for months now, but every time I get to the store I can’t muster up the courage to spend the 10+ dollars that it costs.  I know that is a small price to pay for non-greasy hair, but I just haven’t ever pulled the trigger.  That’s when I decided, why not make my own?  I followed this simple recipe and have been in hair heaven ever since!  It was so simple that I wondered why I had been fighting my day old greasy hair for so long!  I have used this DIY dry shampoo for a few days now and have been really happy with the results.

So with that in mind I give you this simple recipe.

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What you’ll need for DIY dry shampoo:

  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • Shaker bottle

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What you’ll do for DIY dry shampoo:

  • Mix 1/2 cup of baking soda into a bowl along with 1/2 cup of corn starch
  • Once thoroughly mixed, transfer your new shampoo into a shaker bottle for easy use.

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How to use your new shampoo:

  • Sprinkle about half a teaspoon of the baking soda/corn starch mix into your hands or directly on to your head and massage mixture into your roots.  (You may want to flip your head over and get the roots at the base of your head as well!)
  • Let the mixture sit for a couple minutes as you finish getting ready for the day.
  • With a comb or your figures gently remove any excess powder and style as usual!

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What do you do for those in-between wash days?  Anyone have their own homemade dry shampoo recipe they love?

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  1. Ali | Gimme Some Oven — February 6, 2013 @ 8:51 am (#)

    Can’t wait to try this!!!

  2. Becca — February 6, 2013 @ 3:55 pm (#)

    You are my hero!! I will be doing this ASAP!

  3. Frances — February 7, 2013 @ 12:55 am (#)

    Think this will work on my black hair? I hope so! Would love to be able to use your recipe!

    • liz — February 7, 2013 @ 6:35 pm (#)

      Try Laura’s idea of adding a tablespoon of cocoa!

  4. Laura M. — February 7, 2013 @ 1:41 am (#)

    If you have brown hair try adding a tablespoon or so of cocoa powder. I find it helps your hair look less dusty after using the dry shampoo. :)

    • liz — February 7, 2013 @ 6:35 pm (#)

      Great idea! Thanks Laura!

  5. Heather Peyton — February 8, 2013 @ 7:13 pm (#)

    I just use a little baby powder and shake it through my hair, I have black hair and I have no problem.

  6. Sarah — February 9, 2013 @ 7:51 pm (#)

    This is ingenious! It never even occurred to me that you could make dry shampoo yourself. I also resent how much the aerosol ones cost.

  7. Dilia — February 10, 2013 @ 6:43 pm (#)

    I have always used Baby Powder as a dry shampoo totally absorbs the oil from your hair.

  8. chels — February 13, 2013 @ 5:47 pm (#)

    and what shall I add to make it smell good?

    • liz — February 13, 2013 @ 7:27 pm (#)

      I’m sure the cocoa butter mentioned in the above comments would make it smell great! :)

    • Debbie — January 18, 2014 @ 11:02 am (#)

      I put about 7 drops of Lavender essential oil into the powers and mixed it up. I love it!

  9. Diane — February 18, 2013 @ 6:10 am (#)

    I have been doing this for months now!! Love it!! My hairdresser gave this to us as XMas gifts. I have been using it since!

  10. Maj — February 25, 2013 @ 1:46 am (#)

    Thanks for the great post! I tried it out and it works great. I have black hair so I had to really comb the stuff out for a while as well as shake it out with my fingers, but it is worth it when I don’t want to wash my hair.
    I am going to add lavender essential oil to it for fragrance. My favorite brand of oils is DoTerra. Along with smelling great it has a lot of therapeutic benefits.

    • susan — March 31, 2013 @ 3:38 pm (#)

      Another recipe I’ve seen says to add cocoa powder if you have dark hair. Sounds delicious to me :)

  11. Dominika — March 25, 2013 @ 12:41 pm (#)

    I can’t even express how thankfull I’m for this idea! It just changed my life! Thanks ❤

  12. Sarah Beals — October 29, 2013 @ 10:02 am (#)

    So glad you liked this concoction. :) Your photos are amazing and that shaker is ah-dorable!! ;)

  13. trish — December 28, 2013 @ 7:58 am (#)

    my daughter has been doing this with great results. she adds cocoa powder to her mix so any residue left behind doesn’t show in her darker hair.

  14. Amanda — April 4, 2014 @ 3:25 pm (#)

    Where did you get the adorable measuring cups??

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