Two-Ingredient Dry Shampoo Recipe

If you’re ever in a rush and don’t have time to do a full hair wash but still want to freshen up, dry shampoo can be the perfect solution. Work it into your hair and be amazed as it absorbs oils and eliminates dirt without a single drop of water! Though you should still keep washing with water in your routine for proper cleansing of your scalp, it’s amazing how much dry shampoo can help!

But, unfortunately, like most store-bought cosmetics, many dry shampoos can contain harmful ingredients you don’t want to be putting into your hair, even if it is only occasionally and when you’re in a rush.

In today’s post, I have a super-simple and natural dry shampoo recipe for you. But before I get into that, take a look at why avoiding store-bought dry shampoos may be in your best interest… 

Dangerous chemicals in store-bought dry shampoos

Independent lab finds ‘troubling’ levels of cancer-causing chemical in more types of dry shampoo products, report alleges

The above was a CNN article headline from 2022. According to the report cited, several dry shampoo brands contained 10 times more than the FDA’s limit for certain ingredients.

See, most dry shampoos come in the form of an aerosol can. These require a propellant to bring the formula out, and these are often dangerous chemicals, including isobutane, propane, and butane. 

This article came out just following a recall on several dry shampoo brands that I won’t name but you’ve definitely heard of, having to recall their products due to the presence of benzene, a cancer-causing chemical. 

Not exactly ingredients that come to mind when you think of health and beauty products. 

But thankfully, making a dry shampoo yourself at home isn’t as hard as it sounds. In fact, it couldn’t really be any easier!

DIY dry shampoo recipe

Say goodbye to harmful aerosol sprays and hello to an easy and clean dry shampoo formula that you can make at home – likely with ingredients you already have!

This dry shampoo recipe…

  • Only contains two ingredients
  • Comes in a powder form
  • Is easy to make and use
  • Is cost-effective
  • Removes oils out of your hair 
  • Smells amazing

Everyone I’ve shared this dry shampoo recipe LOVES it, and I’m so excited to now share it with you. 

I’ve provided three different versions, each one dependent on your hair color – light, medium, or dark.

Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 1 small Mason jar
  • 1 powder makeup brush (optional)

For light/blonde hair:

  • 3 ½ tablespoons cornstarch or arrowroot powder 
  • ½ tablespoon unsweetened cacao powder

For medium/brown hair:

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch or arrowroot powder 
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cacao powder

For dark hair:

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroot powder 
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cacao powder

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

Like I said, this recipe couldn’t be easier.

Once you’ve decided how much to use based on your hair color (feel free to experiment if you feel your hair is somewhere in between!), then simply add it all to your Mason jar, put on the lid, and shake it all together!

If the mixture comes out too light or dark compared to your hair, simply add more cornstarch/arrowroot to lighten it or more cacao powder to darken it.

When you have it all mixed together, use your makeup brush to add it to the oily parts of your hair (you can also just sprinkle it in). Work the powder into your roots with your finger, wait a few minutes, then brush your hair like normal!

Treating your hair from the inside

And there you have it – an easy-to-make and easy-to-use dry shampoo to keep your hair looking clean and fresh on even the busiest days. 

But that’s not the only trick you can have up your sleeve… 

While ensuring you only use clean, beneficial ingredients for your hair on the outside is important, it’s equally as crucial that you give your hair what it needs on the INSIDE. Otherwise, your hair will struggle to thrive no matter what you do on the outside. 

Complete Biotin Plus can help with this.

This hair-boosting formula contains FIVE ingredients that have been proven to benefit the health of your hair, allowing it to not only grow thicker and faster but to be strong and healthy, too! 

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