Dry Shampoo Recipe: One Light, One Dark

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A Quick and Easy Dry Shampoo RecipeWhen I’m in a rush or on the go I don’t always have time to shampoo my hair. I have fine hair so you can imagine how big of a deal this could be.

Greasy locks are not a good look and no matter how cute I style my hair, they’re impossible to hide.

I was telling a girlfriend of mine about this debacle and she asked me why I wasn’t using dry shampoo. The idea of a dry shampoo had literally never crossed my mind. In fact, at the time I’d never even heard of it before.

The basic premise of dry shampoos are that they wick away all the oil that causes your hair to look greasy. The oil absorbing ingredients leave your hair looking clean, without having to add any water.

There are several great brands on the market now, but you know me; I’m a DIY’er. If this is something you’re interested in then listen up because I have not one dry shampoo recipe, but two for you!

Aren’t I sweet? I think so. *wink*

A Dry Shampoo Recipe for My Blond Bombshells

If you’ve got golden locks then this recipe is for you. You are going to need the following ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Arrowroot or Corn Starch
  • 5 drops of your favourite Essential Oil

Mix your essential oil and powder of choice in a small bowl. Store in a small jar or container until ready to use.

To use, simply apply your dry shampoo to your oily locks. You can do this with a makeup brush or with clean hands. Run a fine tooth comb through your hair so you get everything, then style as usual.

I love styling my hair after applying dry shampoo because it has more hold. And then I can whip up one of my cute and quick ‘dos!

One for the Dark-Haired Divas

This recipe is just as simple as the blonde concoction, but has an extra ingredient. Gather together:

  • 1/4 cup Arrowroot or Cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 5 drops of your favourite Essential Oil

In a bowl mix all your ingredients together then place in a container for storage. Like the above recipe, apply with a makeup brush or your clean fingers and comb through for effective coverage.

Again, style as usual and enjoy the extra hold of your newly clean-looking locks!

Besides being incredibly easy to make and way cheaper than a store bought version, DIY dry shampoos are free of the chemicals often found in bought products.

Ingredients like isobutane, butane and propane are often found in those fancy expensive brands. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather not rub the same ingredient that fuels my BBQ all over my head.

Do you have dry shampoo recipe you like to use? Dish it!

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3 comments… add one

  • I just made this and I LOVED it! I just recently decided to try and grow my hair out, so I have only been washing about every two days. But it’s not used to that yet, so it gets so gross by the second day. But this stuff is a miracle!

  • Holla! That’s what I like to hear :-)

  • I am so doing this and sharing the recipe. thanks Sabrina and Vanessa.


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