Easy DIY Dry Shampoo for Light & Dark Hair (Just 5 Ingredients)

DIY dry shampoo 1As a mom who doesn’t get time to wash and blow dry my hair nearly as much as I want (or need) to, dry shampoo is my beauty bestie. And the best part is, it is super simple to make! Here’s my favorite recipe for making your own DIY dry shampoo.


  • 1 cup bentonite clay to help absorb oil (Buy it at Amazon, $11.47 or at your local health food store)
  • 1 cup arrowroot powder to boost volume (Buy it at Amazon, $9.48) or at your local health food store)
  • cocoa powder to match your hair color (you need more for darker hair, and none if you’re blonde)
  • your favorite essential oils (I like to use 5–10 drops of lavender essential oil and a couple drops of eucalyptus essential oil or rosemary essential oil)
  • 1 (glass or plastic) bottle with cap (plus an airtight container for any leftovers)

Instructions:DIY dry shampoo 2.JPG Step 1: Combine your bentonite clay with your arrowroot powder in a large bowl.

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Step 2: Mix until well combined.

DIY dry shampoo 4.JPGStep 3: Depending on your hair color, add cocoa powder sparingly. Add more for darker colors. Skip this step if you are blonde (like I did).

Step 4: Add 10 drops of your essential oils.

DIY dry shampoo 5.JPGStep 5: Mix well.

Step 6: Pour mixture into your bottle for application and store remainder in airtight container in a cool, dark place.

I like to use this between washes or when my hair starts to feel oily at the roots. Sometimes I even add a little to my roots after I wash and blow dry to give more volume and texture to my fine hair. I sprinkle directly onto roots, sparingly.

Do you love dry shampoo as much as I do? What is your favorite way to use it?

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