Easy Dry Shampoo Recipes For Those In Between Days

There are days when I don’t have time to wash and dry my hair. When I am running late, that is the last thing I want to worry about. Having this dry shampoo on hand has been a lifesaver. It is so fast and easy to use. I just shake a little into my hair and massage it into my scalp. Then I style my hair as I normally do. This dry shampoo will soak up the excess oil in my hair and get me through my day with a great looking mane.

It is so quick to whip up and costs just pennies to make, especially compared to store-bought dry shampoo which costs anywhere from $3 to $9 a bottle. Most people have the supplies for this mix already in their cupboards. I am so glad to have this recipe made up and ready to use anytime I need a quick fix for my oily hair.

Ingredients for blondes

  • ¼ cup oatmeal
  • 2 tsp cornstarch

Ingredients for brunettes

  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp cornstarch


  • Blender
  • 1 small shaker jar for each recipe (I used salt and pepper shakers from the dollar store)


1. Gather the ingredients and measure them out.

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2. Pour the oatmeal into a blender.

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3. Pulse until the oatmeal becomes a powder.

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4. Place ingredients in small bowls.

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5. Mix well.

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6. Carefully spoon powders into shaker jars.

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To apply either color, sprinkle a small amount of dry shampoo onto your hair and rub it in with your fingertips. It will then go down to your roots and absorb the excess oil on your head. You can also apply the powder with a large makeup brush. This method is very simple and cuts down on the mess. Enjoy!

— Leilani Hampton

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