Dry Shampoo Spray

Washing your hair every day isn’t healthy for your scalp. Also, what about the days when you don’t have time to wash your hair but need to look your best and have to spruce up your hair for that, like yesterday.

What about times when you want to buy time between washes, or you’ve probably dressed already and can’t use dry shampoo? Those are situations where dry shampoo spray can come in handy.

Dry shampoo sprays cost a fortune, and it’s hard to come by natural sprays that don’t harm your hair, scalp, or health. The good news is that you can now prepare your own DIY dry shampoo spray, and it’s easy to do.

Before we get to the recipe, let’s learn more about dry shampoo spray and how it works, shall we?

What is Dry Shampoo?

Using dry ingredients that absorb oil to spruce up and get rid of dirt, grime, and residue from your hair is a dry shampoo – in other words, it’s a combination of dry ingredients that do the work of a normal shampoo without having to wash off. A dry shampoo spray is a spray form of dry shampoo.

Dry Shampoo vs Dry Shampoo Spray

So, I am wondering why you want to consider dry shampoo spray over dry shampoo powder. It’s easier and mess-free! Yes, you can’t use dry shampoo in powdered form if you’re dressed – it leaves residue on your attire and can stain, especially if you have dark locks and use ingredients like cocoa or other colored ingredients in your dry shampoo.

Also, a dry shampoo spray is much easier than its powdered counterpart.

How Does a Dry Shampoo Spray Work?

When you are running out of time since you slept past your alarm and can’t wash your hair, or when you try to look at your best for an appointment or a date night or a work meeting and can’t shower ahead, or you are down with flu or fever but need to spruce up your locks or for situations where you need to wash your hair but can’t a dry shampoo spray comes in handy to get rid of excess oil and grime for stunning locks.

Just spray and style as usual! Voila, stunning locks without washing your locks.

Benefits of DIY Dry Shampoo Sprays

Benefits of DIY Dry Shampoo Sprays

By going the DIY route to prepare your own DIY dry shampoo spray, you have the following advantages:

Your DIY dry shampoo spray can be made using natural ingredients.

It won’t contain harmful, toxic, or damaging ingredients.

It’s pocket friendly compared to commercial dry shampoo options.

It’s easy to prepare at home and can be customized according to your preferences or requirements.

DIY dry shampoo spray recipes listed here are also environmentally friendly.

Makes your locks look fuller in addition to sprucing up your locks.


DIY Dry Shampoo Spray Recipes

There are different variations when checking for diy dry shampoo spray recipes. We will look at a few recipes you can use as your base and tweak them to suit your preferences and requirements better. So, let’s get started.

DIY Alcohol-free DIY Shampoo Spray

If you’re looking for an alcohol-free recipe, you have it here with this simple and easy recipe. So, let’s get the ball rolling.


  • Distilled Water – 1/2 Cup
  • Lavender Essential Oil – 15 Drops
  • Myrrh Essential Oil – 5 Drops
  • Witch Hazel – 2 Tbsp.
  • Arrowroot Powder – 2 Tbsp.


Nothing special – add all the ingredients to a sterilized spray bottle.

Shake gently to combine.


If you don’t mind alcohol, use vodka instead of witch hazel in this recipe.

The essential oils listed in this recipe can be swapped for your favorite essential oils. You can use any hair beneficial essential oils like rosemary essential oil, tea tree oil, etc.

You can use cornstarch or other fine starch of your choosing.

DIY Dry Shampoo Spray

If you don’t mind a little alcohol in your recipe, here is a homemade dry shampoo you should try!


  • Distilled Water – 1/4 Cup
  • Vodka – 1 Tbsp.
  • Arrowroot Powder – 1 Tbsp.
  • Rosemary Essential Oil – 10 Drops
  • Lemon Essential Oil – 3 – 5 Drops


Add all the ingredients to a sterilized spray bottle.

Shake to combine.


You can also use cornstarch or other fine starch of your choosing or even a combination of starch and baking soda.

You can add essential oils of your choosing.

If you don’t want an alcohol based recipe, you can go with witch hazel.

DIY Dry Shampoo Spray for Dark Locks

If You’re looking for a recipe that’s crafted for dark locks specifically, look no further. This recipe has a dash of cocoa for added aroma and that dash of color for darker locks.


  • Distilled Water – 1/4 Cup
  • Arrowroot Powder – 1/2 Tbsp.
  • Cocoa Powder – 1/2 Tbsp.
  • Cedarwood Essential Oil – 7 Drops
  • Vodka – 1 Tbsp.


Add all the ingredients to a sterilized spray bottle and shake gently to combine.


You can choose any fine starch instead of arrowroot powder in this recipe. Cornstarch is the most common choice for arrowroot powder.

You can use witch hazel instead of vodka for an alcohol free option.

How to Use DIY Dry Shampoo Spray

How to Use DIY Dry Shampoo Spray

Always shake your spray bottle before every use. Starch gets settled at the bottom of the spray bottle, so shake the ingredients to mix together again.

Part your hair into smaller sections and clip it to make it easier to cover section by section.

Spray on your hair, making sure to cover every section.

Let it sit for 2 – 3 minutes.

Comb through with your fingers to detangle gently and brush your hair.

You can let your hair air dry and style as usual – you can use your blower, but ideally, use it in cold settings.

Tips and Tricks

Brush through so any residue will be removed from your hair partition or visible areas.

Spray just enough – don’t use more than is needed.

You can let your hair air dry, though a blower can come in handy when you’re strapped for time – make sure to use cool settings or a heat protectant.

Use coloring ingredients if you have dark locks.

You can swap the essential oils in the recipe for the essential oils of your choice in your homemade dry shampoo.


Always do a patch test to test for allergies.

If you’re allergic to any ingredients, skip it altogether or swap the ingredients for suitable alternatives.


Try these diy dry shampoo spray recipes and see how tey work for you. Don’t forget to do your own experimentation with the recipes and see what works for you and what you like, and try out different DIY dry shampoo spray variations to identify the one you like and that suits your requirements better.

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What’s the best time to use the diy dry shampoo spray?

It’s a good idea to apply the spray before you sleep and top up just what’s needed for styling in the morning. This way, you give it enough time to absorb excess oil while you’re sleeping.

How often can I use DIY dry shampoo spray for my hair?

It’s a good idea to use it twice a week at most, not more. You can use it every alternative day if needed. However, don’t use it back to back to prevent drying of hair.

What’s a good substitute for vodka in diy dry shampoo spray recipes?

You can use rubbing alcohol or isopryl alcohol instead. Rubbing alcohol is drying, so if you have oily hair, you can consider that.

How to clear if my spray nozzle is clogged due to the starch?

If your nozzle is clogged, soak it in a bowl of hot water and rubbing alcohol or vodka. After a bit, shake it up and down and NOT side to side to unclog your spray bottle.

How do I prevent clogging of my spray bottle?

Use a high volume sprayer with a larger nozzle to prevent clogging.

Dry shampoo powder vs spray – which one to choose?

While both work equally well, if you’re looking for a mess free option, it’s the spray version. So choose according to what’s comfortable for you, as some prefer powder, not spray.