Easy DIY Dry Shampoo Recipe

Easy DIY Dry Shampoo RecipeOily build-up in our hair is a fact of life, whether we like it or not. We may not want to have greasy-looking hair, but shampooing every day may not be what we want either.

There are several reasons not to shampoo every single day:

  • It takes time and we’d rather sleep
  • We want to keep a style for two days in a row
  • We don’t want to dry out or damage our hair by stripping away too much natural oil

Dry shampoos are becoming much more common, and you’re probably noticing them in the hair product aisles of stores. Experimenting with every dry shampoo on the market looking for the best one for you can end up costing a lot of money. And some of these products really do not work well at all.

One of my friends passed along a recipe for homemade dry shampoo, and I want to share it with you. Because it soaks up all the excess oil in your hair, and is made from a very small number of inexpensive ingredients, there’s really no downside to trying it.

Easy DIY Dry Shampoo Recipe

What you’ll need

  • 1 spray bottle
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch (preferably non-GMO)
  • 1 Tbsp rubbing alcohol
  • 1 Tbsp filtered water


  1. Put all the ingredients into the spray bottle and shake to combine thoroughly.
  2. Spray the dry shampoo directly on your hair where it is oiliest.
  3. Use your fingers to massage it in, and you can literally see the oil disappearing.
  4. With this formula, as with all dry shampoos, you will get better results if you use your blow-dryer on your hair. This recipe contains water, so the slight dampness in your hair can actually add to the appearance of oiliness if you don’t blow-dry it.