Baking Soda Dry Shampoo Recipe

This baking soda dry shampoo recipe is an easy zero waste and budget friendly swap, using just 3 pantry ingredients! 

  • Author: Erin Hendrickson, RDN
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x



1/4 cup baking soda

1/4 cup cornstarch 

1 Tablespoon cocoa powder (only add in for darker hair colors)

1 Tablespoon cinnamon (only add in for red hair)

1 Tablespoon activated charcoal (black hair only)


1. Combine baking soda and cornstarch together in an airtight container or spice shaker.

2. Mix in cocoa powder, activated charcoal, or cinnamon as needed. 

3. Shake in sealed container until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed. 

To Apply (3 different ways):

  • Brush into roots around hairline and part using a makeup brush. 
  • Shake it directly onto roots and around part using a spice shaker.
  • Sprinkle the mixture in your palms and massage it into hair.


  • this amount should last up to 6 months 
  • store in an airtight container or empty spice shaker 
  • not to be consumed 


Keywords: baking soda dry shampoo