For this dry shampoo, all you need is 1-2 ingredients!

Our hair produces more oil the more we wash it.  I have found that since I started washing my hair every 2nd or 3rd day it feels  and looks so much healthier!

BUT, you don’t want your hair to look greasy, right!? Even if you shower every day and your hair looks greasy, people will look at you and see you as dirty or unkempt!

Also, I have tried a few different brands of the aerosol “dry shampoos” and I find that they do not work well.

I was just spraying a bunch of toxic chemicals into my hair that smelled way to intense for my liking! My hair still looked greasy afterward too!

The solution is to make your own dry shampoo!

Attention Blondes! You only need ONE ingredient! Arrowroot powder (you can get this brand at almost any grocery store. Amazon also has organic choices too!)

It has the same use as corn starch in the culinary world. I choose arrowroot powder over cornstarch because I find that it works better AND cornstarch is made with GMO corn, so no thank you!

All you need to do is get a makeup brush you would use for say, bronzer, so that you can evenly distribute it throughout your hair.



You need to add another ingredient to make the powder darker, so it blends into your hair better.  If you don’t, it looks like you have lots of dandruff or gray roots! (I learned from experience!)

You can choose between cocoa powder and cinnamon.  I use cocoa powder, but either works.

Generally it’s equal parts of arrowroot powder and cocoa/cinnamon, but you can experiment depending on the color of your hair. (use less cocoa/cinnamon the lighter your hair is)

dry shampoo

Bonus! Add 5-10 drops of your favorite Young Living essential oil to the mix for a pleasant scent! Some suggestions I would give are lavender, stress away, citrus fresh, joy, geranium, or whatever scent you like best!

I would love to hear from you if you try this DIY dry shampoo!

Until next time,

Shannon 🙂


Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal experiences. Use of Young Living Essential Oils and other products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. I am not a doctor or healthcare professional.