Did you know that dry shampoo has been around for centuries? Of course, dry shampoo didn’t always come in aerosol cans, as they began originally in the primitive forms of various powders or starches–which is still quite common today. Ingredients like clay powder were used in Asia as early as the 15th century, and starches were used to deodorize wigs in North America in the 17th century.

This makes you wonder, how easy is it to make DIY dry shampoo? The answer is, very easy. And chances are, you probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen. So if you’ve forgotten to buy dry shampoo for that music festival you’re going to, or if you’re headed for a long camping trip, or if you’re just simply lazy (no shame in that), here’s how to MacGyver your way to clean, beautiful, fresh hair.

How to make your own dry shampoo with just household ingredients.

The main ingredient is cornstarch, and that’s really all you need to get rid of the grease. But oftentimes, that’s not enough to trick the general public, so make sure you add some essential oil to smell presentable.

What you need:

1/4 cup cornstarch

3 drops of essential oil

1 tbsp cinnamon or cacao powder (for darker hair)

Simply mix all the ingredients together. Store in a salt shaker or a jar with holes in the lid for easy access. Sprinkle directly onto hair or scalp and massage thoroughly to absorb all the oils.

Have you ever made your own DIY dry shampoo at home? What did you use? Share with us your best tips and tricks for when you’re in a pickle!

Daniel is a Digital Marketing and Content Strategist at SPUD. He graduated from UBC with a degree in English and International Relations with a focus on environmental topics. A wordsmith by day and a bookman by night, he's a self-proclaimed gastronomic snob, a buck-a-shuck addict, a sub-par skier, and a devoted kingsguard of the oxford comma. He also frequents the dog park with a schnauzer named Duke. | Instagram: @dannnyellow

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