Dry Shampoo For The Morning Snoozers.

I hate mornings. Waking up before 9:30 a.m. is hard for me. I do it, but it is hard.


If my alarm goes off at 6 a.m. I usually roll out of bed at 6:50 a.m. and need to be out the door by 7:00 a.m.


Fun fact — that doesn’t leave much time for a shower. So on those early mornings when I’m rushing to pick out an outfit that doesn’t clash and get something together for breakfast I usually sprinkle on some dry shampoo to fake a showered hairstyle.

Dry Shampoo

My homemade dry shampoo is made from cocoa powder and cornstarch. It works great to soak up any of that nasty oil that makes my hair look dirty.


I use a recipe that is meant for brunettes but I also found a recipe for blonds. However, I can’t testify for its capability for doing the job. If anyone does try it let me know what you think.  I’d love to hear from you.


Ingredients for Brunette Version:

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • Spice shaker (I have been using a small mason jar in place of a shaker)


Directions for Brunette Version:

  1. Mix the cornstarch and cocoa powder in a bowl.
  2. Once well mixed, spoon the mixture into the spice shaker.


Ingredients for Blonde Version:

  • ½ cup oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Spice shaker


Directions for Blonde Version:

  1. Pour oatmeal into blender and pulse it until the oatmeal becomes a powder-like substance.
  2. In a bowl mix the oatmeal with the cornstarch.
  3. Once well mixed, spoon the mixture in the spice shaker.


To use:

  1. Sprinkle a small amount of dry shampoo onto your roots and rub in to absorb the excess oil.


Store bought shampoo can cost anywhere from $4 to $25 depending on the brand. However this recipe cost me less than $1 to make and it works just as good as any product bought at a store.

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