The Best Homemade Natural Dry Shampoo Recipes

Updated on July 17th, 2020
How to Make Homemade dry shampoo

Most of us take great pride in caring for our hair—and often, we end up caring just a little more. Over-washing deprives our hair of its natural oils, and in turn, causes irritation and extra oiliness. But thank goodness for dry shampoo.

With it, we can opt to spray more and wash less for hair that feels just as clean, but without the inconvenience.

Rather than using dangerous chemicals or aerosol bottles, you can find natural dry shampoos that have organic components, abide by eco-friendly standards and are cruelty-free. It’s time just to sprinkle a little on your hair and carry on the day.

What Is Dry Shampoo?

Dry shampoo is a powder or sprays containing natural substances. When applied on the hair or scalp, it removes excess oil and gives a lustrous and healthy look to your hair. Dry shampoo is suitable for all kinds of hair, be it dry, oily, or normal.

Ingredients for DIY Dry Shampoo:

1. Arrowroot Powder

The porous nature of arrowroot is the primary reason for it to be used in the production of dry shampoo and powders. The moisture-absorbing quality of the powder makes it beneficial in hair care, as applying it can limit the greasiness in your hair.

2. Cacao Powder

Cocoa in any form has warming properties. After touching the scalp, the product improves blood circulation, nourishes, and awakens the bulbs. These qualities are necessary to combat the cross-section, loss, slow growth.

3. Essential Oils

Essential oils (1) are an active choice to enhance hair growth. Extracted from natural aromatic plant parts, they’re composed of a wide range of potent medical ingredients. Every essential oil comes with resourceful properties that can benefit one’s health emotionally and physically. 

4. Cornstarch

It serves as an instant dry shampoo for cleaning oily hair. You can take small amounts of cornstarch and dust the roots of your hair with it and let it be for five minutes. Then just comb out the cornstarch, and you can see the difference for yourself.

5. Cinnamon

Cinnamon is considered to be the finest option for redheads. Its stimulant properties keep your hair strong and healthy. Its antibacterial properties help in preventing inflammations and scalp infections.

6. Coffee

Coffee helps in strengthening the hair roots and controlling hair fall. It also prevents dandruff and adds a natural shine to your hair.

7. Fenugreek

Fenugreek powder serves as a solution for different scalp-related problems like itchiness, flaking, and burning on the scalp, and it also fights dandruff.

8. Oatmeal

Blended oatmeal has antibacterial and antioxidant properties that help prevent itchy, flaky scalp, and in adding lustre to your hair.

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How to Make Homemade dry shampoo

DIY Natural Dry Shampoo Recipes

These recipes are powder-based, so the best way to use them is by sprinkling a hairbrush with this mixture and then applying it on your hair.

Dust your hairbrush with the powder and brush your hair multiple times until the greasy look goes away. You don’t need abundant quantities of the powder mixture, so start by sprinkling sparingly. If you can see the powder or your hair looks white, it means you have used an excess amount.

To overcome that, just keep on brushing until most of the powder falls away. Also, you can use a makeup brush to smear the powder on to your scalp. One more way to use it is by sprinkling it directly on your scalp or by brushing your hair and rubbing it in with your fingers.

1. Arrowroot Powder + Cacao Powder Dry Shampoo

  1. Three tbsp of organic arrowroot powder
  2. One tsp of organic cacao powder (if you have darker hair, use one tbsp of cocoa powder or adjust until you reach a colour to match your hair tone)
  3. Essential Oils: you can add four drops of your favorite essential oil if you want it to smell great. 
  4. Mix them very well, and it’s ready to use!

2. Cornstarch Powder Dry Shampoo

  1. Organic cornstarch – that’s all you need! You may add essential oils if you want it to smell good.
  2. The powder will absorb the excess oils from the scalp. So, sparingly sprinkle the cornstarch powder on your brush and brush your hair with it until it doesn’t look greasy.

3. Cinnamon And Cornstarch Dry Shampoo


  • Two tbsp cinnamon powder
  • Two tbsp cornstarch
  • One tbsp lavender oil

How to make it?

  1. Mix cornstarch and the cinnamon powder.
  2. Add the lavender oil to them and mix well.


  • Apply the mixture all over your hair.

4. Powdered Coffee And Cornstarch Dry Shampoo


  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp powdered coffee
  • 1 tbsp peppermint oil

How to make it?

  1. Mix equal parts of cornstarch and powdered coffee.
  2. Add peppermint oil to the paste.


  • Apply the paste all over your hair using a brush or your fingers.

5. Fenugreek Powder And Cornstarch Dry Shampoo


  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp fenugreek powder
  • 1 tbsp orange oil

How to make it?

  1. Mix equal parts of cornstarch and fenugreek powder.
  2. Mix in the orange oil.


  • Using a makeup brush, apply the paste all over your hair

6. Blended Oatmeal And Cornstarch Dry Shampoo


  • 2 tbsp blended oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp lavender oil

How to make it?

  • Mix cornstarch and the blended oatmeal in a clean bowl.
  • Add the lavender oil to the paste.


  • Apply the paste all over your hair using a makeup brush or your fingers.

[Also Read:  6 Best Natural and Healthy shampoos]

Bottom Line

Dry shampoo is a boon for anyone who hates early mornings and is always challenging to wash their hair in the mornings. It makes it even better when you make it at the comfort of your home with natural substances. Which of these homemade dry shampoos do you want to try out? Comment below to let us know.

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