DIY Dry Shampoo

IMG_8455DIY Dry Shampoo | The MerrythoughtI have seen so many DIY dry shampoo posts around the web and I’ve been skeptical to try it because I figured it would just be a waste of time. I rarely find beauty products that I really love. But last week I decided I would just try this out anyways and, boy, am I glad I did! It is incredible. Honestly. I have serious greasy hair issues – if ever you were to look under the top layer of my bangs or at the roots at the back of my head (and you’re about to if you scroll a little further), you would be horrified. It looks like I just washed my hair… but I didn’t. Seriously, here are before and after pictures of using the dry shampoo:
DIY Dry Shampoo | The Merrythought How to make it:
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tbsp baking soda
1 tbsp cocoa powder (adjust this depending on how dark or light your hair is)

Mix them all together, use an old make-up brush to apply it to the oily parts of your hair, and shake or brush out excess powder. Hooray!
DIY Dry Shampoo | The MerrythoughtSo for those of you that are sick of your bangs starting to part because of a little extra grease or the little hairs along your face not looking so fresh – this is the remedy for you!

Try it out! It’s magical, I promise!

  • Nicole | gawkerverseMonday, July 22, 2013 - 2:06 pm

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  • KristinThursday, August 8, 2013 - 9:16 am

    Ahhhh….cocoa powder! I love dry shampoo, but I typically use baby powder (I’m a cheapskate) on days I don’t wash my hair. One prob however: I have dark brown hair. Thanks, I’m going to try this!ReplyCancel

  • LibbyThursday, August 15, 2013 - 6:05 pm

    I ran out of spray-on dry shampoo, today. I have EVERYTHING to make this. Good grief, I’m excited. I didn’t even use google to get here. It’s serendipity.ReplyCancel

  • AndreaSaturday, September 21, 2013 - 2:49 pm

    Don’t need to rinse??ReplyCancel

    • Caitlin McGrathSunday, September 22, 2013 - 12:14 pm

      Nope! Just flip your head upside down and shake off any excess powder.ReplyCancel

  • Valerie {ALL MUSSED UP}Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 11:44 am

    Lovely. I just use pure cocoa powder since I’m a dark brunette, and it’s kept my hair clean, unstripped, and smelling like brownies. Can’t beat that. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • RebeccaTuesday, December 10, 2013 - 11:55 am

    Thank the Lord, this stuff works!ReplyCancel

    • Caitlin McGrathWednesday, December 11, 2013 - 1:06 am

      I know! I use mine all the time! Glad it worked for you.ReplyCancel

  • JenniferSaturday, January 11, 2014 - 8:42 pm

    Where did you get the holder for the dry shampoo? So cute!!ReplyCancel

    • Caitlin McGrathSaturday, January 11, 2014 - 11:32 pm

      Thanks! I actually got it at a thrift store!ReplyCancel

  • AbbyThursday, February 20, 2014 - 3:10 am

    That is a brilliant idea to make your own. Dry shampoo is one of the life-savers indeed when it comes to keeping your hair looking good even when on-the-go. I believe that it should be in your bag at all times. You’ll never know when it might come in handy!ReplyCancel

  • vic vantasThursday, April 30, 2015 - 1:45 am

    what do you suggest using for someone with blue hair?ReplyCancel

    • Caitlin McGrathThursday, April 30, 2015 - 10:54 am

      You can probably just use the mix without the cocoa powder. I have brown hair and when I don’t have any cocoa powder, I just use the cornstarch and baking soda mix and it works fine – just make sure you shake off the excess powder.ReplyCancel

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