Make Your Own Dry Shampoo With Natural Ingredients

Do you use dry shampoo? Have you ever read all the chemicals listed in the ingredient list? After using commercial dry shampoo on and off for 2 years I decided to come up with my own formula with natural ingredients and guess what, I love it more than the store bought expensive stuff.

DIY Dry Shampoo With Natural Ingredients

Just over a year ago I decided to grow out my cute pixie cut and let my hair grow long and natural. In doing that I trained my hair to limited washings, never blowing it dry, and only using a heat source like a flat iron for special occasions.

Just for the record I have extremely thick course hair. Not course like horse hair but each hair strands diameter is bigger than most making me have a lot of hair. When I was keeping up with the pixie cut I had to have it cut every 3 weeks and I had more hair thinned out than I had left on my head, that type of thick hair.

I now have my hair trained to only needing to we washed once a week and on day 5 I use the dry shampoo to get me by for the next 2 days. I know not everyone can go this long between washings, especially if you have thin, fine hair.

I wash my hair at night on washday before I go to bed and that way its dry by morning. I use a good salon shampoo and conditioner making sure to rinse the conditioner out of my hair as much as possible. I wrap it in a towel when I get out of the shower and do my face routine, take my hair down and brush it, and then wrap it back in a towel for about an hour. This way most of the moisture is out before I lay down for the night.

I also have that type of hair that looks the same wether I brush it or not. Most of the time I just get up, sprits my roots with a natural hair growth serum I make (I can give you that recipe if you’d like it as well), and pull it up in a messy bun or something to keep it out of my way. For those of you who haven’t seen a recent pic of me, my hair is now down past my shoulders.

I do believe I get by with washing less often because I keep my hair up. When it’s down I tend to play with it more and it absorbs the oil from my hands and more dust and dirt in the air around me.


  • 4 oz spray bottle 
  • Vodka (the cheapest you can find)
  • Essential Oils:
  • Rosemary 10 drops for sure, the rest use at you’re own discretion to form the scent that appeals to you. You can eliminate any or add something different I just recommend the rosemary for hair growth.
  • Lavender 
  • Vanilla
  • Cedar Wood
  • Arrowroot Powder: 2 Tablespoons

Add the arrowroot powder to the bottle; fill the rest of the bottle with vodka leaving enough room for the sprayer to be added. Add essential oils and shake until combined. You will need to shake this before every use; the arrowroot powder will settle to the bottom but will incorporate again by shaking it before you use it.


I part my hair in sections going from the center part down each side of my head and the back, spraying the dry shampoo as I go on my scalp at the roots. If you’ve ever colored your hair or had it colored it’s the same method of how you do that in sections. If you have an area that’s excessively oily give that an extra spray. Now tip your head upside down and massage it quickly into your roots or hit it with a cool hair dryer for a second to speed up drying.

You’re now ready to go with clean looking hair again and it smells fantastic too from all the essential oils. When I used to use over the counter dry shampoo my head would still itch like it was dirty but not with this recipe. It feels clean, doesn’t leave a powdery residue, and gives my hair extra body at the root. Give it a try you’ll be happy to ditch the store bought stuff and your hair will thrive without all those chemicals.

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  1. Well I can’t believe your hair would get that long/ all I see is your pixie cut on your postings / I’ve got thin fine hair / but these last 5 years I’ve got spots if thinning & falling out problems from my thyroid
    I would luv the hair growth you use

    1. Donna, I will get a post around and publish it for sure. My hair grows fast, and the recipe I use makes it grow even faster.

  2. I would LOVE your hair growth serum recipe!

    1. Shellie, I will get a post around and publish it.

  3. Kim Whitson says:

    I think we need a new picture on the blog! I’ve been thinking of letting my hair grow too. I haven’t had in past my ears since high school! I’m 54 years old now. Thanks for your blog. I enjoy it!

    1. Kim, I probably need to do that. I don’t look good in long hair but it’s easier and the older I get I’m about easy not style unfortunately. I said I’d never let mine grow long again but I have. Thanks for stopping by and I pray you are safe and healthy!

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