Make Your Own DIY Dry Shampoo at Home

March 11, 2022
Ariel Wodarcyk
By: Ariel Wodarcyk | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
DIY Dry Shampoo Recipes for Each Hair Color
Whoever invented dry shampoo deserves some sort of award. Whether you’re refreshing your hair post-workout or just want to extend the life of your blowout by a couple days, the right dry shampoo volumizes your roots and combats sweat and grease. The only downside is that some formulas leave an obvious white cast, especially if you have very dark hair. That’s why we did some research to find three DIY dry shampoo recipes that work for every hair color, from platinum blonde to jet black. Ingredients like activated charcoal, cacao and cinnamon blend seamlessly into dark hair, so you don’t have to worry about the white cast that comes with most store-bought dry shampoos. Keep reading to learn how to mix up your own formula. And don’t worry, you can find most of the ingredients to make your own dry shampoo at your local grocery store or on Amazon.

DIY Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair

DIY Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair

What You’ll Need

  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp bentonite or kaolin clay
  • 2 tbsp activated charcoal
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder (add more or less depending on your hair color)
  • 6 drops of essential oil (optional for scent)

Instructions

  • STEP 1:

    Combine the ingredients using a whisk or fork.

  • STEP 2:

    Transfer the ingredients to an empty salt shaker. This recipe yields about half a cup of dry shampoo, so you can store it in the shaker to have on hand for multiple uses.

  • STEP 3:

    Sprinkle the mixture on your roots, using your fingers or a brush to evenly distribute the product.

DIY Dry Shampoo for Red Hair

DIY Dry Shampoo for Red Hair

What You’ll Need

  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp bentonite or kaolin clay
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon powder (add more or less depending on your hair color)
  • 6 drops of essential oil (optional for scent)

Instructions

  • STEP 1:

    Combine the ingredients using a whisk or fork.

  • STEP 2:

    Transfer the ingredients to an empty salt shaker. This recipe yields a little over one-third a cup of dry shampoo, so you can store it in the shaker to have on hand for multiple uses.

  • STEP 3:

    Sprinkle the mixture on your roots, using your fingers or a brush to evenly distribute the product.

DIY Dry Shampoo for Blonde, White or Gray Hair

DIY Dry Shampoo for Blonde, White or Gray Hair

What You’ll Need

  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp bentonite or kaolin clay
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 6 drops of essential oil (optional for scent)

Instructions

  • STEP 1:

    Combine the ingredients using a whisk or fork.

  • STEP 2:

    Transfer the ingredients to an empty salt shaker. This recipe yields one-third a cup of dry shampoo, which you can store in the shaker to have on hand for multiple uses.

  • STEP 3:

    Sprinkle the mixture on your roots, using your fingers or a brush to evenly distribute the product.


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