DIY Dry Shampoo (For Medium to Dark Hair)


I stumbled upon a recipe for dry shampoo for dark hair on this blog, and I was so intrigued by the fact that it uses cocoa that I had to give it a try!  I wondered if it would make my hair feel sticky or anything.  I’m happy to report–this stuff works like a charm!  (Note: if you are light blonde or grey headed, you should try her recipe for light hair, which uses the same amount of baking soda in place of cocoa powder.)

Homemade Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair

  • 1/4 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 5-10 Drops of Essential Oil of your choice (I opted for peppermint–the combination of that with cocoa is REALLY nice)

Combine ingredients, mixing well.  Store in a container with a lid.  (I used an old spice jar.)


To use: Start with greasy hair, as shown in this picture.  Stop judging me.


Sprinkle powder near the roots.  Be careful not to dump a big clump like I did.  A little goes a long way!  Another option would be to use a makeup brush to apply the powder to your roots.


Let the dry shampoo soak the grease for a few minutes.  After it’s had a bit of time, brush your hair!  Ta da!


Really, it works better than any kind of dry shampoo I’ve ever bought, and I made it with items I already have on hand, so it was free for me.  I’m pretty excited about it!


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