Conventional dry shampoos are often offered in the form of an aerosol spray to facilitate their application. It only takes a spritz to leave your hair feeling clean and silky again, as if you had just washed it. However, these aerosols contain a whole slew of chemicals that are extremely bad for the environment but also for our hair (they cause scalp irritation and hair loss …), not to mention their exorbitant price!

However, it is easy to make your own natural dry shampoo, from an ingredient that we all have in our kitchen cupboards: it is corn starch that eliminates sebum and therefore to breathes new life into your hair for a day.

You will see, making your dry shampoo is child’s play and will allow you to take care of your hair while controlling the nature of the ingredients that compose it.

The ingredients of a dry shampoo

The basic ingredients

To make dry shampoo at home there are two super effective ingredients that I like to combine:

Corn starch (= cornstarch): Its exceptional absorption power is perfect for removing sebum from the surface of the hair.

Rhassoul clay: this washing powder absorbs impurities without irritating the scalp and gives volume to the hair.

Adapt your dry shampoo recipe according to your hair color

To avoid white residue in your hair, it is important to add a colored powder suitable for your hair color to your mixture.

Iris powder for blond and light brown hair: It absorbs excess sebum and cleanses the scalp while delicately scenting the powder mixture.

Activated charcoal for black hair: This intense black powder absorbs excess sebum and purifies the scalp.

Cinnamon for red hair: It stimulates the scalp and makes the hair strong and healthy. It is also antibacterial, which helps prevent scalp infections.

Defatted cocoa powder for brown hair: It smells good, adds vitality, and stimulates blood circulation, which stimulates hair growth.

Perfume your dry shampoo according to the needs of your hair

To add a little scent to your dry shampoo, you can add 10 drops of the essential oil of your choice. I invite you to choose this one according to the needs of your hair. Here are some of my favorite essential oils for my hair care:

Ylang-ylang essential oil: It strengthens and shines the hair.
Rose geranium essential oil: It tones and stimulates the scalp.
Rosewood essential oil: It gives volume to the hair.
Tea tree essential oil: It purifies the scalp to overcome dandruff.

4 dry shampoo recipes based on your hair color

In order to suit each hair color, I offer 4 different dry shampoo recipes. I let you choose the essential oil that best suits your needs.

For Blond / Light Brown hair

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon of rhassoul
  • 1 tablespoon of iris root
  • 10 drops of essential oil of your choice (optional)

For Dark Brown / Light Brown hair

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon of rhassoul
  • 1 tablespoon of defatted cocoa powder
  • 10 drops of essential oil of your choice (optional)

For red hair

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon of rhassoul
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 10 drops of essential oil of your choice (optional)

For Dark Brown / Black hair

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons of rhassoul
  • 1 tablespoon of defatted cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of activated charcoal
  • 10 drops of essential oil of your choice (optional)

Steps for preparing your dry shampoo

In a previously disinfected jar, put the various powders and the essential oil of your choice. Mix with a wooden spoon. Your dry shampoo is ready!

Store dry shampoo for 6 months in a dry place at room temperature, away from air.

How to apply your dry shampoo?

  • Start by brushing your hair to distribute the sebum over lengths.
  • Gently apply the mixture to your scalp using a makeup brush or a salt shaker.
  • Massage it right down to the roots.
  • This will help distribute the powder evenly and help the ingredients to be absorbed into the strands of hair.
  • Leave on for 5 to 10 minutes so that the shampoo absorbs the excess sebum.
  • Finish by brushing your hair upside down and then upside down to remove excess powder.