DIY Beauty: 3 Homemade Dry Shampoo Recipes

dry shampoo ingredients

If you have oily hair or are on the go and don’t have time for a shower, dry shampoo is a great fix. It won’t clean your hair as well as normal shampoo, but it will make it look presentable and save you some time too!

I’ve tried several dry shampoos in the past, but I’ve never been satisfied with them, so I’ve decided to make my own. Here are a few of my favourite homemade dry shampoo recipes:

1. Cornstarch

– 1/2 cup of cornstarch

Massage cornstarch to your scalp and let it absorb oil for a few minutes. Brush it out to remove it.

2. Almond and Cornmeal Dry Shampoo

– 2 tablespoons of cornmeal
– 1 tablespoon of ground almonds
– 1 1/2 tablespoon of orris root

Mix the ingredients in a small bowl and massage just one teaspoon of the mixture into your scalp.
Brush your hair to remove the mixture.
If hair still feels greasy, repeat the steps again.

3. Oatmeal and Baking Soda Dry Shampoo

– 1 cup of ground oatmeal
– 1 cup of baking soda

Mix the ingredients together and massage the mixture into your hair.
Let the powder absorb the oil and then brush your hair to remove it.

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  1. beautifulwithbrains says

    GHD, these dry shampoos absorb oil and make my hair feel clean, but not softer. They don’t dry hair either, except for cornmeal. That can have a slight drying effect but also makes hair a bit shiny. That’s why I only use them for emergencies. When I have time, I use regular shampoos, they work much better.

  2. beautifulwithbrains says

    Thanks, Anastacia. They are really handy if you’re in a rush and don’t have time to wash your hair :)

  3. beautifulwithbrains says

    That’s a nice idea. Cornstarch is very handy in emergencies. You can just apply some on your hair without mixing it with anything and it absorbs oil very well. I also find that it’s easier to remove than most dry shampoos on the market. They always leave some white residue on my hair. I get very light volume when using it but I think that’s most due to the brushing than the cornstach.

  4. beautifulwithbrains says

    Homemade Shampoo, you’re welcome. I grind the almonds to a fine powder in a food processor and it works fine. But I guess you could use a proper grinder machine too if you have one.

  5. bridget says

    I’m curious about the almond powder – isn’t there alot of oil IN the almonds themselves? Wouldn’t grinding them in a food processor result in an almond butter rather than an almond powder?

  6. beautifulwithbrains says

    Hi Bridget,

    that depends on how long you grind them. I stop after a few minutes but if you grind them for longer, they will turn into butter. It takes a while for that to happen though.

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