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December 12, 2018 6 min read

The Ultimate DIY Dry Shampoo Round Up Review: Are These 3 Popular Recipes Right For You?

Are you struggling to find the right dry shampoo formula for your hair? Do you want to have more control over your dry shampoo’s ingredients, smells, and more? If you answered yes to these questions, then keep reading to discover three of the best diy recipes about how to make your own dry shampoo at home today!

3 Popular Recipes List:

  1. DIY Shampoo for Dark Hair
  2. DIY Shampoo for Light and Dark Hair
  3. DIY Shampoo Infused with Essential Oils

Ah, dry shampoo – what more could a girl want on those days when there’s just no time (or we can’t be bothered!) to wash our hair?

It feels fantastic, zaps nasty grease, and gives you that much-needed volume lift, even on days when everything else seems to be going wrong… is there anything that dry shampoo can’t do?

Also Read : Is Dry Shampoo Good for Hair?

Well… now you mention it, sometimes it’s not quite what you want.

Sure, it gives your hair amazing mileage on day three after a proper wash (shhh!) – but there’s just that little something missing.

Sometimes it’s a lingering fragrance that clashes with your everyday perfume.

Other  times. it might be an ingredient that does nothing for you. #

You might even catch yourself thinking, “if only they would change this one thing, this would be the best dry shampoo ever!” – or perhaps you just can’t quite put your finger on it.

But you know it when you feel it.

It’s just not quite right.

Ladies, if you’ve got a well-stocked home and a little time and know-how, there’s nothing to stop you raiding the cupboards and making your very own DIY dry hair shampoo formula.

In fact, our hair scientists have spent the last month scouring through DIY dry shampoo recipes on the internet to find the best homemade dry shampoo recipes.

You’ll know exactly what goes into these, and you can even switch up some of the ingredients for different results.

Enough talk – let’s jump straight into it!

Best DIY Shampoo for Dark Hair

Dry Shampoo For Dark Hair-ingredients-Strandatory

Ingredients: Corn Starch, Cocoa Powder, Essential Oil Of Your Choice

Ease of Making: Most women will have these ingredients in their kitchen pantry, making this an easy recipe to throw together – however, if you don’t have essential oils, you’ll have to go out and get some.

Directions: Just add all the ingredients to a container and shake vigorously until well mixed. To use this, simply apply the mixture to your scalp with a dry makeup brush and slowly pull the brush through your hair.

Our Verdict: This dry shampoo recipe is fantastic for women with dark hair – and very easy to make. While there was some powdery residue left over, the shampoo made quick work of greasy spots.

While some people might love chocolate, its rich aroma might be too heady for some, and its colour makes it a poor and messy choice for those with lighter hair. Overall though, this is a great DIY shampoo for beginners just starting on their adventure.

Best DIY Shampoo for Light and Dark Hair

Dry Shampoo For Light & Dark Hair-ingredients-Strandatory

Ingredients: Arrowroot powder or cornstarch powder, essential oil of your choice

Ease of Making: One of the best things about this dry shampoo recipe is its versatility, giving you plenty of room for getting creative and adding your own personal touch. This same choice can make this hard for beginners, but the mixing process and the base are sound. Depending on what you have stocked already at home, you may need to go shopping to pick up some of the ingredients.

Directions: Add your essential oil to the arrowroot or cornstarch powder in a bowl and mix the ingredients until well-combined. Once prepared, simply put all the ingredients into a container with an opening large enough for an old makeup brush to fit through

Our Verdict: Like the other dry shampoos, this does a fantastic job of sucking up the oily patches of your hair, whether you use the arrowroot or the cornstarch powder, making it easy to style your tresses.

We also love the flexibility that this recipe offers for people – there’s no messy cocoa powder to deal with, and you’re free to experiment with just about every aspect of this recipe to get your own customised recipe down pat. This same flexibility might make it a chore for beginners to get started – and not ideal for people who want a quick and easy replacement – but once mastered, this is a true tried-and-tested base recipe.

Best DIY Shampoo Infused with Essential Oils

Dry Shampoo Ingredients

Ingredients: Cornstarch powder, baking soda, cedarwood essential oil, rosemary essential oil, tea tree essential oil, unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)

Ease of Making: This recipe calls for three different kinds of essential oil and unsweetened cocoa powder, which not all women will have stocked at home. The recipe itself is pretty simple. However, depending on the size of your container, you may need extra equipment like a funnel to help you transfer the ingredients from the bowl to the container.

Directions: Mix together all the ingredients in a bowl, then combine into a container. When you’re ready to use this mixture, simply sprinkle a small amount onto your hair and massage it gently into your scalp. Wait up to 3 minutes for the dry shampoo to absorb the grease from your hair, then brush and style as normal.

Our Verdict: This dry shampoo smells gorgeous – and it’s worth noting that you aren’t stuck with using the cedarwood, rosemary, and tea tree combination, so there is plenty of room for fun experimentation here!

The unsweetened cocoa powder shouldn’t be used by women with light hair as it will show up icky brown spots, and it’s also optional for women with hair dark enough that those spots are invisible – however, it does have a strong fragrance, and if you change out the essential oils, it may not work with your own selection.

Also Read : How To Use Dry Shampoo?

Hold On, Though – It’s Not All Plain Sailing with DIY Dry Shampoo!

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One thing that most people won’t tell you when they’re sharing their amazing recipes with the world is just how long it took them to perfect them through a process of trial and error…

….One that you will need to undergo if you’re determined to make your own perfect DIY dry shampoo.

But let’s face it, ladies:

  • Who has time to clean up the mess after making dry shampoo? We spend enough time cleaning up other people’s messes!
  • It’s easy to make mistakes and waste an entire batch – or just not like the result of a batch, putting you right back at square one. Not cool!
  • You can’t guarantee that you won’t create a shampoo that doesn’t leave an icky powdery residue – and who wants people to think they have dandruff?
  • If you don’t already have all the ingredients and equipment you need, you’re going to have to go to the store to pick up – not exactly hassle-free!

  • It takes time to master your own recipe – and between now and then, there are a lot of bad hair days just waiting to strike when you least need them…

While making your own dry shampoo can be a lot of fun, you’ll need to weigh up the pros and cons for yourself – and decide whether it is worth it for you or not.

Not into Making Your Own DIY Dry Shampoo? Psst, We’ve Got A Tip….

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While these recipes can all be fun to make, they’re also time-consuming, occasionally fussy, and require you to stock up on equipment, storage, and ingredients if you don’t already have them.

If you’re a busy, modern-day woman, you might not have the time or the inclination to spend your precious me-time getting organised – so we’re going to let you into a little hair beauty secret of ours….

If you just want lustrous locks without all the effort that goes into DIY dry shampoo, then you can save time, money, and effort with Strandatory’s unique, all natural dry shampoo.

This isn’t a big, commercial dry shampoo that comes off the factory line straight into a pallet destined for Coles or Woolworths: it was made by one of the biggest dry hair shampoo freaks in Australia after years of nerding out over all things dry shampoo.

Also Read : What’s the Best Dry Shampoo in Australia?

She wanted something that was perfect – and even if we say so ourselves, the results are spectacular.

It’s a rich, no-residue formula which uses ingredients that are bursting with goodness – all in the name of giving you the voluminous hairlift you dream of when you have zero time to go through your usual haircare routine. Did we mention that it also zaps grease, too?

So, if you want fresh, healthy hair that looks as good as you feel, visit the store today and make bad hair days a thing of the past without having to spend hours creating your own DIY shampoo concoctions!

Strandatory Natural Dry Shampoo

Strandatory Natural Dry Shampoo


Enjoy great hair days and effortless styling between each wash without leaving any evidence behind with Strandatory’s all natural dry shampoo formula, developed for busy women on the go who want to look and feel glam no matter what. Visit Strandatory’s online store today!

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