DIY Dry Shampoo Spray


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons vodka – rubbing alcohol can also be used, but it is more drying

To Make

Combine all ingredients thoroughly and pour into a spray bottle.

To Apply

Arrowroot and cornstarch powder tend to settle at the bottom between uses, so shake thoroughly. (Also, apply before you get dressed to go out. The spray may land on clothing and leave a light layer of powder.)

Hold spray bottle about three inches from hair and apply wherever it looks greasy. Hair should be damp, but not soaking wet. Dry with a hair dryer – this will only take a couple of minutes because it’s just damp –  then touch up any spots you missed, if necessary. Style like you normally would.

DIY Dry Shampoo Spray For Dark Hair

For those who have issues with some shampoo being visible after styling:


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoons arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa or cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons vodka or rubbing alcohol