DIY Dry Shampoo

August 2, 2011By 11 Comments

This DIY dry shampoo recipe will sop up any excess scalp oil, and help keep you lookin’ fab and fresh on those days you need a quick hair pick-me-up and don’t have the time (or energy) for a full-on wash!

Cocoa Powder Dry Shampoo

What you’ll need:

  • 5 teaspoons of cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 2 teaspoons of cornstarch
  • 5 drops of your favorite essential oil (I especially like peppermint)

This recipe is perfect for brunettes. Blondes can swap out the cocoa powder for extra cornstarch. Mix the ingredients in a blender for a few seconds. Then apply the mixture to your roots, wait a few minutes, and then brush it out. Easy peasy!

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  1. Rebekah says:

    Where can I buy the essential oil?

  2. I finally got to try this… only I didn’t have any cornstarch or essential oil. I straight-up put organic cacao powder in my hair and brushed it out.

    Let me tell you, *a little bit goes a long way!* I went wild and rubbed it all in, giving my dirty blonde hair a deeper auburn hue.

    Plus my hair smelled like chocolate! 😀

    But yeah, you only need a little bit to remove the oil from your hair. Thanks for the tip!

  3. heather says:

    how would you store this in?

  4. Kinsli says:

    I am using Deva Curl no poo and I LOVE it, but I do notice I need to wash my hair more than before. Is it necessary to use the essential oil, or is that just for added fragrance? Thanks for posting! I’m looking forward to trying this out!!

  5. Erin says:

    This stuff is great! I’m starting no poo, and my hair was greasy. This stuff takes care of the grease, doesn’t mess with your scalp, and smells great! Also, definetly perfect for brunettes!

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