DIY Dry Shampoo Recipe


Next time you reach for the dry shampoo, flip that bottle over and take a look at the list of ingredients in that baby.

Although a convenient time-saving beauty hack, dry shampoo is packed with toxins! You can read all about them here.

Luckily, your pantry most-likely has the ingredients you need to make your own. Here are 3 DIY dry shampoo recipe to try at home:


Makes 50 g (1. oz)

Making dry shampoo is super complicated ;-). All you need is some clean salt and pepper shaker bottles, and you’re away!


  • 45 g (1. oz / ⅓ cup) tapioca or arrowroot flour (see note)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger


  • 45 g (1. oz / ⅓ cup) tapioca or arrowroot flour
  • 1–2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • 45 g (1. oz / ⅓ cup) tapioca or arrowroot flour
  • 1–3 teaspoons cacao powder


  1. Mix in a small bowl and transfer to a shaker bottle.
  2. To use: Keep your hair dry and then after your shower – so that it won’t mess up your clothes – bend forward, turning your head upside down, and dust all around the roots, then give your head a good scratch to disperse it fully. Repeat if needed.


Arrowroot flour can contain E220, a preservative that can cause breathing difficulties, hives and other allergic reactions, so check the label.

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