How to Make Your Own Dry Shampoo

Let’s get real, who has the time to wash their hair daily?  I sure as hell don’t and not only that, but I have recently found out that for some hair types it is actually really bad for your hair to wash it everyday. So that is great news right? Less work every morning = more time to sleep in! Only issue for me is that I was born with childlike, fine hair that is a greasy mess by the end of the day when I do wash it (you don’t even want to imagine what it looks like when I don’t wash it!). So what is the solution to this hair chaos!? Two words for ya: Dry. Shampoo. 
My college roommate turned me onto Lush’s “no drought” dry shampoo and I was totally hooked. I have used dry shampoos in the past that leave your hair with a strange white-ish, dull look to them but not this one. My only issue is that I now do not leave near a Lush so I decided to craft my own version!

Making your own dry shampoo is way, way easier than you might think. All you need to do is apply a few drops of vodka (which you know you have on hand), two drops of witch hazel, and a few drops of essential oil (you can pick the scent, I did lavendar) to two tablespoons of regular old household cornstarch. The amount of oil should vary for your hair’s thickness (I use 1 drop but if you have thicker hair opt for two) and be mixed in thoroughly. The oil keeps your hair healthy and nourished and the witch hazel and vodka counteract the oil a bit. Once combined you can store in an airtight container and apply any way you would like (I use a shaker canister but some people prefer to apply with brushes) and enjoy!

What is your favorite beauty D.I.Y.?


  1. March 2, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    "All you need to do is apply a few drops of vodka (which you know you have on hand). Hahahaha, you got that right, Annie, hahaha. I HATE washing my hair, and honestly, who has time to wash their hair like you said? What's worst is that my hair is ridiculously long so I just wing it most of the time. My substitute for dry shampoo is baby powder, and I have yet to try recipes like this. Perhaps I should give it a go. After all, I already know that I have one of the ingredients on hand, hahahaha. x


  2. March 2, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    Interesting! I've never though of trying to make my own shampoo before but I think I'm going to give this a try!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  3. March 2, 2016 / 10:53 pm

    Let me know what you think Alice! 🙂

  4. March 2, 2016 / 10:54 pm

    Glad to hear I am not the only one May! That has to be so tough with long hair too! Let me know what you think of the recipe! 🙂

  5. March 3, 2016 / 2:22 pm

    Let me know what you think! Thanks so much!

  6. March 3, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    Thanks Quinn! I know I always need it too!

  7. March 3, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    Thanks Mary Kate! So glad you found this helpful!

  8. March 3, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    Oooo I love any form of a DIY so I loved this, thanks so much for sharing. I have naturally curly hair and on a day to day basis it's super dry, however it tends to get greasier quickly at the roots, so this is what I need! Will definitely give it a good bash!

    Elizabeth Daisy xo |

  9. March 3, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    This is such an amazing DIY and very useful! Thank you for this, as I also have really thin hair…

    Pop over to my blog 🙂


  10. March 3, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    Hahahaha, wait what Vodka? *Looks around* Seriously though, this is so easy to make! It's crazy how expensive some dry shampoos are sold for!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

  11. March 4, 2016 / 12:24 am

    Hey Elizabeth! Thanks so much 🙂 Hope you like it as much as I do!

  12. March 4, 2016 / 12:25 am

    Haha thanks Sally! 🙂 I know right!? What a rip off!

  13. March 4, 2016 / 12:27 am

    Thanks Sarah! I hope it works for you too! 🙂

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