This 2-Ingredient DIY Dry Shampoo Recipe Is a Lockdown Savior

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As a homesteader, I’m a huge fan of DIY-ing anything that I can. I love making homemade beauty products out of simple, natural ingredients. One of my favorites is my two-ingredient dry shampoo. It’s 100% natural, easy to make, and incredibly cost-effective. I’ve been making dry shampoo for years, and I absolutely swear by this stuff. It’s better than any store-bought brand I’ve ever tried.

The ingredients are simple: equal parts corn starch and unsweetened cocoa powder. Mixed together in a mason jar, the dry shampoo becomes a light brown powder that is perfect for my brunette hair. I load some onto a makeup brush, dab it on my roots, massage it in a bit with my fingers, then brush it through the rest of my hair. Any oily shine is gone, and I am left with volumized fresh-looking hair … that also smells like chocolate.  

Reasons to Make a DIY Dry Shampoo

I’ve been making my simple two-ingredient dry shampoo for years, but it has been particularly helpful these last few months while working from home. It’s perfect for those early-morning video conferences when I don’t have the time to wash/dry/style my hair before signing in to work. I’ll admit (much to my hairdresser’s chagrin) that I used to wash my hair every day when I was going into the office. But now I find I can shampoo every two-to-three days and use dry shampoo in between. My hair looks great and feels much healthier now that I’m not washing it daily.

Another perk is the cost: It’s less than $5 to make a six-month supply of this dry shampoo. You can’t even find one bottle of the store-bought spray for that price. Stored in an airtight jar — I use a 4- or 8-ounce mason jar — it can last up to a year. Plus, there's a good chance that you already have the ingredients in your pantry.

If you haven’t tried making your own dry shampoo yet, give this one a shot. It will make your life so much easier, and you can save time and money on your hair routine.


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