Homemade dry shampoo

Ever since I started my no poo journey, I’ve been able to stretch out my washes. I now only wash my hair every 6-7 days. A big reason for that is using dry shampoo on day 4 or 5. I have found a great recipe for dry shampoo, that I LOVE!! And the great thing is, there are a couple different options for you depending on your hair color!

The recipe is super easy!

Items needed:

  •  cornstarch
  •  few essential oils (1-2 drops of each) Rosemary, Lemon, Peppermint, Melaleucca , and sandlwood are a few great ones.
  •  You will want a glass container to store it in so that the oils don’t eat through.
  •   Blush brush

Just place your cornstarch in your container, add  the oils and mix until combined! See super easy!

Here is a convenient video to show you how I apply it!





For the original recipe click here

This link has the recipe for blonde and brunettes. If you are a red head, then just replace the cocoa powder with cinnamon powder. Just be careful though as I have read that cinnamon can be irritating to the skin.

Here are a few before and after photos!


dry shampoo

dry shampoo 2

Kaydee here! When I started my no poo experiment I was really nervous about how long I was going to last.  My biggest concern was what to do after I exercise.  Exercising makes my scalp extremely sweaty.  Usually, I love to shower right after exercising to get the yucky sweaty feeling out of my hair.  Since starting no poo, I have been doing amazing at only washing my hair every 6-7 days over the last month and a half! I give all of the credit to this wonderful dry shampoo recipe.  It smells great, too! I put the coco powder in mine, since I am brunette and I use cornstarch instead of arrowroot powder.  If the cornstarch doesn’t seem to be working well, then arrowroot powder will be better for you. They are both absorbent, but arrowroot powder is known for being slightly more absorbent than cornstarch.  My application process takes places after I shower with a hair net and am getting ready for the day.  Before I apply the dry shampoo, I spray my hair with a heat protection spray.  That way, any extra moisture from the spray is absorbed by the dry shampoo.  Ta-da! All done!


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