DIY How To Make Your Own Dry Shampoo

By Jyotsana RaoJyotsana Rao  • 

Ever wondered if there was a way to make dry shampoo at home? Did you know that using dry shampoo can help make your hair thicker and stronger than before? If you were looking for ways to make dry shampoo at home, or were simply wondering how it makes your hair strong and thick, then you are at the right place. Here, we look at some techniques to make dry shampoo at home.

Dry Shampoo:

Dry shampoo is an excellent remedy for thin hair and it helps increase volume and bounce. Most dermatologists agree that washing your hair too much can sap it of its natural oils. So, use a dry shampoo and avoid washing your hair every week. You will be surprised at the number of women who use dry shampoo to avoid washing their hair. Dry shampoos use a wide array of ingredients including baby powder and cornstarch, among a few.

There are many ingredients for homemade dry shampoo, and cocoa is one of them. Baking soda is another great addition, as it helps reduce the greasy smell that hair develops in a couple of days.

1. Dry Shampoo Using Cocoa

The shampoo helps thicken your hair and makes it stronger, while giving it an amazing texture. The shampoo uses common ingredients like cornstarch and baking soda, but it also uses unsweetened cocoa powder as the secret ingredient.

You Will Need

  • Cornstarch
  • Baking
  • Cocoa powder
  • A container
  • A measuring spoon

How To:

  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Now scoop the mixture out into the container.
  3. Use the measuring spoon to scoop out how much you need for a bath.
  4. Your dry shampoo is ready.


Don’t use sweetened cocoa powder, or your hair will turn into a tangled mess.

2. Dry Shampoo Using Cornstarch

If you run out of cocoa powder, or you don’t have the time to go out and buy it, fret not, as we have a recipe for you. All you need is some cornstarch and some baking soda, and voila, you’re on your way.

You Will Need

  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • A container

How To

  1. Begin by combining the ingredients together in the container
  2. Now shut the container and shake well to combine.
  3. Your dry shampoo is ready to use.

If you aren’t satisfied, or you have tried both recipes and they didn’t work, don’t worry! We have one more dry shampoo recipe for you to try.

3. Dry Shampoo Using Essential Oil

Here we look at a dry shampoo recipe that uses essential oils along with the cornstarch and cocoa powder. The shampoo will help you get strong, thick and lovely smelling hair.

You Will Need

  • A container
  • ½ cup organic cornstarch
  • 3-4 drops essential oil for the scent
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder (optional)
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon (optional)

How To:

  1. Begin by combining all the ingredients in a container.
  2. Now shake the jar well and make sure the ingredients mix well.
  3. Voila, your dry shampoo is ready to use.

[ Recommended Read: 10 Effective Home Remedies For Smelly Hair ]

How To Use Dry Shampoo?

Now that you have your dry shampoo ready, let’s look at how to apply it.

  1. Begin by applying some dry shampoo to the hair roots
  2. Use a comb or brush to section your hair
  3. Make sure that you rub the powder evenly all over your scalp.
  4. Massage the scalp and let the shampoo sit for 2-3 minutes, or until the hair absorbs it.
  5. Now brush the shampoo through your hair until you can no longer see it.


Once you begin using dry shampoo, you will notice that your hair starts becoming thicker and stronger than earlier. Don’t replace dry shampoo with your regular shampoo. Use it as a weekend cure or twice in a week to keep your hair feeling lovely.

Have you used dry shampoo earlier? Do you have any recipes for homemade dry shampoo? Tell us about it here. Leave a comment.

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