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DIY dry shampoo - Dr. Axe

DIY Dry Shampoo Recipe

  • Author: Kyra Oliver
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 applications 1x


Very convenient and useful between showers, this DIY dry shampoo is full of benefit-rich essential oils and other healthy ingredients for your hair.


  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch or arrowroot powder (for lighter hair colors)
  • OR 2 tablespoons cocoa or cinnamon powder (for darker hair colors)
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop peppermint essential oil


  1. Blend all ingredients together in a small bowl or container with a lid.
  2. Sprinkle mixture onto scalp and hair roots, then work in with fingertips. You can use a clean makeup brush to apply to the roots. Apply evenly.
  3. Make sure you allow the product to sit for a couple of minutes before styling.
  4. Once it has had a few minutes to work into the hair and roots, make sure you comb or blow-dry it to help it blend well.