4 DIY Dry Shampoo Recipes for Any Hair Color

girl applying Dry Shampoo on her hair

Do you often have oily and greasy hair? Or are you looking for the perfect dry hair shampoo without any chemicals? Worry no more. This article will bring you fantastic tips on making and using DIY dry shampoo. With this shampoo, you will have clean hair for longer, and it will not turn out greasy as fast as when using the other shampoo types.

I recommend the DIY dry shampoo because it has become my life-saving shampoo solution. Before I started using this kind of shampoo, I would wash my hair daily to feel confident. I have a darker hair tone, and my DIY shampoo has helped me maintain my hair color while feeling clean and oil-free.

However, don’t get me wrong. It would help if you did not replace your full hair washes with the DIY dry shampoo. This method serves to get rid of excess oil in your hair roots and scalp allowing you to stay longer before your next full hair wash.

Ingredients Needed

You will need the following ingredients to develop your best DIY dry shampoo.

  • Baking soda
  • Corn starch
  • Activated charcoal
  • Bentonite clay
  • Cocoa powder
  • Baby powder
  • Arrowroot powder
  • Peppermint oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Rosemary essential oil
  • Cacao powder

What are the four best DIY dry shampoo recipes for your hair type?

We all have different hair colors, and finding the best DIY dry hair shampoo becomes essential. Did you know that some hair colors will have your dry shampoo visible if you don’t do it right? For this reason, let’s summarize what DIY dry hair shampoo will be perfect for your hair color.

1. DIY dry shampoo for dark brown to black hair

You will find activated charcoal powder mixed with cacao powder the best in keeping your hair color intact. The activated charcoal absorbs excess oils from your root hair and scalp.

It also cleans and detoxifies your hair. It also eliminates hair dandruff and redness from your hair. You will find that this mixture also suits your hair color and texture to give it a refined touch.

Steps to make this unique DIY dry shampoo


  • 1 tablespoon of the activated charcoal powder
  • 4 tablespoons of cacao powder
  • 6 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons of bentonite
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 6 drops of essential oil of your choice like lavender


  • Measuring cup
  • Funnel
  • Shaker
  • Makeup brush


  • Combine all the ingredients in a measuring cup and mix well. You may use a fork, whisk, or any other object that will allow complete mixing.
  • Transfer the mixture into the shaker using a funnel.
  • Sprinkle some mixture into your makeup brush and apply it at the root of your hair and scalp.
  • Massage the hair or gently use a dryer to disperse the dry shampoo evenly into your hair.

You may use any essential oil of your liking to give your hair the fragrance you have wanted.

2. DIY Dry Shampoo for Blonde, silver, or white hair color

You will need light-colored ingredients to match these light hair colors. If you find buying dry shampoos for this hair type expensive, why not do it yourself? You only need cornstarch or arrowroot powder to blend effortlessly into the hair. These two ingredients form an almost invisible light shade to match your blonde, silver, or white hair. Baking soda will add a touch of freshness with zero odor and excellent hygiene to the hair. So, why not get to business and make this DIY dry shampoo right away?


  • 6 tablespoons of Arrowroot powder/cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons of Kaolin clay
  • 6 drops of lemongrass/lavender or peppermint essential oils per your preference


  • Measuring cup
  • Small-sized metal funnel/spoon
  • A shaker container

Step by step procedure

  • Combine all the required ingredients
  • Use a fork or mixer to whisk them together.
  • Spoon the mixture into the purposed shaker or use a funnel for transfer
  • Apply the mixture on a makeup brush and apply to the hair. You may also directly use the shaker on the root hairs or scalp.
  • Rub in the mixture in the air using a makeup brush or your fingers for about three minutes. Use an air dryer and disperse the dry shampoo evenly into your hair.

3. Cinnanon Dry hair shampoo for red hair

Have you wanted the perfect dry shampoo for your red hair? Don’t just pick red spices or additives in your kitchen and try making your dry shampoo. Some red spices contain pepper which may cause irritation to your scalp and even destroy your hair quality. The cinnamon powder will be enough to develop the best dry shampoo for your hair. Cinnamon powder has health benefits to your scalp too. It allegedly helps increase blood flow into your scalp. Your hair’s growth will be boosted by this ingredient too.


  • 4 tablespoons of cinnamon powder
  • 6 tablespoons of cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoons of kaolin clay or bentonite
  • 6 drops of lemongrass essential oil or lavender. You may use any other essential oil of your choice.


  • A measuring or mixing cup
  • A small funnel
  • Shaker or repurposed spice/salt shaker
  • Makeup brush
  • Hairdryer


  • Put all the ingredients in the measuring or mixing cup
  • Use a fork or whisk from your kitchen utensils and mix the ingredients evenly.
  • Transfer the mixture into your repurposed spice/salt shaker
  • Use the shaker and sprinkle into your hair roots
  • Use the makeup brush to apply throughout the head evenly
  • Leave for some minutes and use a dryer for more even distribution.
  • Go out after this hairdo and face the day with confidence.

4. Cacao powder dry shampoo for brown hair

For those with brown hair, this will be your perfect dry shampoo. Not only will this shampoo suit your hair color, but it will also mask up any other visible ingredients. The hair will appear uniform and natural. Proteins and iron include some of the nutritional components in cacao powder to guarantee healthy hair. Bentonite removes any excess oil making your hair appear clean.

Ingredients for making this unique dry shampoo

  • 4 tablespoons of Cacao powder
  • 6 tablespoons full of arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoons of bentonite
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 6 drops of the best essential oil of your choice


  • Measuring cup
  • Shaker
  • Funnel
  • Hairdryer
  • Makeup brush


  • Mix the ingredients in a measuring cup and mix them well using a fork
  • Use the funnel to transfer the ingredients to the shaker
  • Sprinkle on your hair roots and scalp
  • Use the makeup brush to spread the dry shampoo evenly
  • Use your hair dryer for maximum spreading, and you will be good to go

Why settle for the DIY dry shampoo?

When deciding on a DIY dry shampoo, you need to evaluate all the benefits to your advantage. I recommend this shampoo for anyone with oily hair and scalp. Let’s dive in and analyze some of the benefits of using this dry shampoo from your kitchen.

It proves affordable

Most dry shampoos from the store cost us a lot. You may end up not being fully satisfied even after all the spending. Since the DIY dry shampoo comes from your already available things in your house, you will not spend too much money. You will also have the liberty to make little amounts and change the scenting as you wish. After accounting for the cost of ingredients you need, you will realize that you have saved some finances.

Easy to make

We sometimes fear making our beauty products due to trying a complicated procedure. Some beauty products will take our time and effort, but not this one. The dry shampoo consists of some of the easiest beauty products I have tried. Once you assemble all the ingredients and equipment, you need to mix them perfectly. You don’t have to follow through a complicated process like other products. Go ahead and try out your DIY dry shampoo recipe today.

Has a variety of choices to choose from

The diversity in hair color constitutes the diversity in the dry shampoo types. Everybody will require their different color choice to match their hair color. A commodity with diverse options will only keep getting better. If you dyed your hair today, you would still find dry shampoo to suit the new look. The good thing is, you will still find most of the ingredients and equipment in your kitchen and still make the whole process affordable.

Most ingredients will have a nutritional value.

Did you know that your hair needs nutritional and healthy products too? The more nutrients your dry shampoo contains, the healthier it will get. When making your dry shampoo from home, you may add on the essential nutritional ingredients that your hair needs. The essential oils, cornstarch, and other ingredients have a benefit they add to your hair. If you know of something healthy you may add to your DIY dry shampoo, then go ahead and enjoy the beautiful transformation.

You get to learn and grow

DIY dry shampoo might be a great business idea if you didn’t know. All the skincare and products we see have their origin from a determined entrepreneur. The more you research and make your dry shampoo better, the more you learn and grow. If a friend passes by your house and loves what your DIY dry shampoo does to their hair, you will have become an expert. If you need to major in that line of business, then why not? I may enjoy trying out your unique dry shampoos too. If you specialize in hair care, you might need to let your clients enjoy your dry shampoo.

You will build your confidence

We all love clean and beautiful hair. The ingredients in these DIY dry shampoos have a refreshing effect on your hair. Take, for instance, baking soda. This ingredient removes any foul odor from your hair and adds a touch of freshness. Some other ingredients also limit the production of dandruff and the oily appearance of your hair. With a clean and refreshed hair look, you will be confident when going out and interacting.

Precautions with DIY dry shampoos

  • Research about any ingredient you need to use before making your dry shampoo. Some spicy products may cause scalp irritations and harm the hair too. It would help if you practiced caution before inventing new recipes. As in this article, the universally recognized ingredients will be a great place to start.
  • Don’t use the dry shampoo for a prolonged period. You may use the DIY dry shampoo for two days before having a full hair bath. If you use more than two days, the dry shampoo tends to pile up in the air and may make you uncomfortable.
  • Always be gentle on your hair while applying the shampoo. Never use a rough or coarse brush to rub in the dry shampoo mixture. We recommend the use of a makeup brush for practical application.
  • Clean the equipment after use. Since we may often use some kitchen equipment, always remember to keep it clean. Sanitizing the equipment may be a great idea. You don’t want unwanted stuff finding its way to your food.


Do it yourself (DIY) dry shampoo will save you a lot of finances and bring you a fantastic hair product from the comfort of your home. You have the potential to use less and look great. Follow through our provided DIY dry shampoo recipes, and let’s know of your experience in the comment section. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Is baking soda harmful to my hair?

Baking soda may not directly affect your hair, but too much of it may change your scalp’s PH. Use the prescribed amount for the benefit of your hair.

Can I use baby powder in my DIY dry shampoo?

Yes, you may add a pinch of the baby powder to your dry shampoo. It will help absorb the excess oils while adding fragrance to your hair.

How can I make dry shampoo at home?

Depending on your hair color, you may follow through with any of our procedures in this article. You will find the ingredients to make your perfect dry shampoo from home.

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