Dry Shampoo

HI!!! I’m thinking of trying a dry shampoo? Have you used any that 

are a must buy?

Thanks for the help!




  1. Lauren Cosenza

    Hey Kristina!

    I’ve tried a ton and lately I’ve been using Redken Powder Refresh Spray which is an aerosol dry shampoo. I like it better than the powders and better than colored products (that match your shade). 

    DIVAlicious member Kelly Rice makes her own all-natural dry shampoo and I will ask her to weigh in here too… 


  2. Lauren Cosenza

    The fabulous Tyler (Executive Director of Fashion, Beauty & Luxury at The Hollywood Reporter) replied to us on Twitter with this: 

    I love the original dry shampoo … Yes that’s the name … Tried em all!!!

  3. 2w81w36lx81ec

    Hi Kristina – haven’t made it yet…but I can’t wait to!  My favorite store bought product is by Bumble and Bumble – not sure it’s a dry “shampoo”, it came out way before those were popular.  It kind of revives your hair and adds volume, but has no scent.  It has an ingenious dispensing mechanism though, a plastic bottle that you hold straight up, flip your hair over and squeeze it and POOF!  a nice puff of powder rises up into your hair.  I like this so much more than aerosol sprays!! (for many reasons.)

    I’m running low on it and MIGHT have heard they either don’t make it anymore or not in brown anymore (which I LOVE, who needs those white patches??)  So that inspired me to research my own homemade version, especially after trying some drugstore versions that left me with scalp zits (I don’t know what those are!  More like little irritation bumps, lots of nasty chemicals in these products.)  Here are the recipes – let us know if you try them!  Now if I can only figure out how to recycle that ingenious B&B dispenser to fill with my own DIY dry shampoo….

    DIY Dry Shampoo for Light Hair

    What to do: Put the drops of essential oil into the arrowroot or cornstarch and mix with a spoon. Store the mix in a small jar or old powder container. Apply with an old make-up brush to the roots or oily parts of your hair. Applying with the brush is optional, but it removes the need to comb through as much and is better for styled hair. If you don’t use the brush, comb the powder through your hair and style as usual.

    DIY Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair

    • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
    • 2 tablespoons arrowroot or corn starch
    • 5 drops of essential oils (optional)
    • an old makeup brush to apply (optional)

    What to do: Mix the cocoa powder, arrowroot/cornstarch and essential oils (if using). Store in a small jar or old powder container and apply with the make-up brush. Comb through hair and style as usual.

  4. Lauren Cosenza

    Thanks Kel!! You rock. 


  5. Kristina Nicosia

    Thank you for all the help!! I’m on it!