Homemade dry shampoo - 6 quick recipes

Homemade dry shampoo acts as an absorbent - it soaks up the grease residue on the hair, leaving the hair looking clean.

What is dry shampoo?

Dry shampoo is the replacement of liquid shampoo; the concept is different from how we use regular shampoos. If you are in a hurry and your hair is oily, homemade dry shampoos can come to your rescue!

The dry shampoo is in powder form and made up of variety of substances. You are probably most familiar with baking soda shampoo, but there are other ingredients that work just as well. When applied to hair and brushed off, it gives a sense of gentle cleansing and some of the dry shampoo powders also add sheen to your hair.

There are many ways to make dry shampoo and the majority of recipes found revolve around baking soda and corn starch.

Here are 6 quick recipes:

➢ When your hair feels oily and dirty, apply some amount of plain cornstarch to the hair roots. Blend cornstarch properly with your hair and brush it out. The cornstarch soaks up excess oil and removes the dirt.

➢ Make a mixture of baking soda and ground oatmeal, one cup each. Keep this in air tight container in your bathroom. Like cornstarch, this also absorbs oil and dirt from your hair.

➢ If your hair is really oily, make a mixture of 1 tablespoon orris root, 1 tablespoon of cornmeal and 1 tablespoon of ground almond. Brush your hair smooth before applying this mixture and ensure that the powder reaches the hair roots. Later brush your hair again to remove the powder.

➢ In a salt and pepper shaker, mix 1/2 cup of cornmeal with 1 tablespoon of salt and shake till salt mixes with the cornmeal. Use the shaker to sprinkle the powder on your hair. Brush the powder off after some time.

➢ Whip egg whites into the consistency of meringue. Apply the whipped egg to the hair. Leave it like that till it completely dries up and then brush the dried egg off.

A bit of warning for this recipe: once you wash the hair, be sure not to use very hot water, it will turn the egg whites into an omelet and leave clumps behind.

➢ Make a mixture of 1 teaspoon baking soda, oatmeal and fragrant herbs of your choice. Sprinkle this on your hair, massage your scalp for 5 minutes and brush the powder off.


You can store it in big containers or smaller ones having holes in them for easy sprinkling.

Watch the video to get an idea of how to apply the shampoo

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