DIY: Easy Dry Shampoo


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I don’t know about you all, but I think washing your hair every single day is quite a hassle and leaves your hair looking dull. I’ve been told a bunch that you should wash your hair only 2-3 times per week so that you don’t accidently get rid of the good oil/nutrients that your hair naturally produces. This would be easy for me except the fact that my long, wavy hair prefers to get oily and flat in a short amount of time.

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After experimenting with some store-bought dry shampoos, I realized that I could make my own with a few ingredients lying around my house. I love the way this DIY Dry Shampoo lifts up my roots and allows me to go for a longer time without washing my hair. Let me know if this DIY helps you keep your hair looking healthy and fresh for a longer period of time!

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You will need: Cocoa powder, Corn Starch, Essential Oil (optional)

*If you have dark hair: use 2 parts cocoa powder, 1 part cornstarch

*If you have light/blonde hair, you can omit the cocoa powder, and just use the cornstarch and a few drops of your favorite essential oil!


1. Mix all ingredients and combine well.

2. Store in a small container and apply with a makeup brush or sprinkle through hair and comb.

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12 thoughts on “DIY: Easy Dry Shampoo

  1. I am going to try this! Had trouble with your website….took forever to open on my Galaxy4tab. Glad I didn’t give up but hope the site issue is temporary. Cute site!

  2. i have been using corn starch baby powder in my hair for at least ten years. Over time, your hair will balance out and produce less oils in response to hair wash day. One of the Best things that you can do for your hair!

  3. Oh this is such a great idea adding cocoa – I’ve tried using just cornstarch in the past but it’s never really worked for me. I’ll have to give it another shot – it looks like you apply it with a brush here – does that help??

    1. Hi Amelia. The cocoa makes the dry shampoo smell amazing and work great for dark hair! Yes, applying with a brush helps. If cornstarch does not seem to work for you, try using baby powder or talcum powder.

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