How to make dry shampoo for any hair type

Boost volume to dull, flat hair with just one brush

Jan 15, 2017 |


Half a cup of cornstarch

2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

A few drops of basil essential oil

Kabuki brush or large makeup brush

Clean mason jar or salt shaker


  1. Combine the cornstarch and the cocoa powder.
  2. Add a few drops of essential oil (optional).
  3. Gently massage the dry shampoo on the scalp and let sit for about 3 minutes.
  4. Remove any excess powder with the brush.
  5. Store the dry shampoo in a mason jar or salt shaker.

This story was originally published in Southern Living, February 2016.

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