Dry Shampoo DIY

This time 4 years ago, Hubby and I were getting ready to get married in a castle (I’ll share some pics this weekend) so today we are off celebrating. A couple of Newbie Blog Hop friends have offered to guest post for me so here’s the first!!

Betsy is the author/owner of Romance on a Dime, a blog that she and her husband started when they decided to plan their wedding on a budget. Betsy discovered her love of blogging and continued!! During October, she is writing a series called 31 Days of New Uses for Old Things…here’s today’s creation!!

31 Days of New Uses for Old Things

Ever woken up late and discovered you had very little time to shower and get out the door? Or have you ever gotten to bed really late and wish you have 15 extra minutes to snooze in the morning? Well, this tip might save you.

I’ve been hearing a lot about dry shampoo lately. Seems like a great alternative to regular shampooing, though you are not going to substitute it all the time.

Buying dry shampoo is a bit pricey, but I found a great tutorial at Petit Elephant and decided to try it myself. It was super easy to make with only 4 ingredients!

You will need:

– 2 Tbl. Corn Meal

– 2 Tbl. Corn Starch

– 2 Tbl. Baking Soda

– 2 Tbl. Ground Oatmeal

– 1 Jar or salt shaker container

As you can see in the picture, I just used an old marmalade jar and poked holes in the top.

Step 1:

Grind up oatmeal in blender or food processor. You want it to be able to fit through the holes you made or salt shaker, so grind it pretty fine.

Step 2:

Measure all the the ingredients into the container:

Step 3:


Step 4:

Showing you my greasy hair for the “before” picture. Yes, I know, it’s really bad – I waited till afternoon to do this project. This is all about getting rid of the grease though!

Step 5:

Sprinkle dry shampoo in your hair. Enough so that you feel like you have really bad dandruff.

Do this over a sink, because it’s a little messy.

Step 6:

Shampoo. Scrub your head like you would if you really had shampoo in your hair. You can even pretend you are singing in the shower! All the ingredients in the dry shampoo are collecting all the oils in your head.

Step 7:

Brush the dry shampoo out. (Use a bristle brush.) Again, good idea to do it over the sink.

Step 8:

Repeat if desired (or needed). Since this was my first time, I didn’t put sprinkle enough dry shampoo on the first time. So I just did it again and was satisfied with the result:

Step 9:

Style it and pat yourself on the back for saving 15 minutes of sleep!!



Look back at the previous New Uses and continue to follow Betsy for even more uses!!

“Talk” to you guys soon!!


  1. Heather H says:

    I actually just stopped using shampoo and conditioner and switched to baking soda and vinegar (hey, don’t knock it til you’ve tried it!). I LOVE it and haven’t had the greasies yet, but I will definitely keep this in my mind in case I ever do. Thanks!

    • janet says:

      That’s interesting!! I don’t know if I could give up my shampoo/conditioner altogether, but this is good for on the run!!

    • Betsy @ Romance on a Dime says:

      I’ve also heard that putting a little baking soda in your shampoo every once in awhile is just good for cleansing your hair from all the build-up.

  2. Heather Tovey says:

    I don’t think I’d be able to give up my showers (they’re practically the only me time I get since having a baby), but this would be a great idea for camping! I can’t stand greasy hair, so I’ll definitely have to try this out.

    How long did it take to brush it all out?

    Thanks Betsy!

    • janet says:

      I’m glad that I’m not the only one who enjoys shower time because it gets me away from my boy for a minute or two!!

    • Betsy @ Romance on a Dime says:

      Well, I STILL do love my showers as well – they help me wake-up. It didn’t take long at all to brush it all out! I spent more time on “shampoo-ing” (cause I did it twice) than I did on brushing it out.

  3. Betsy @ Romance on a Dime says:

    Thank you for allowing me to guest post!! I hope you have a wonderful anniversary celebration!! I can’t wait to see pictures!

    • janet says:

      Thanks, Betsy!! Heather (see above) asked about how long it took to brush all the dry shampoo out…good question!!

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