DIY Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair
I have seen quite a few recipes for dry shampoo, most of them using cornstarch as the base. I am highly allergic to corn, so I can’t use most of them. Sadly, I have just resorted to purchasing a can or 3, or 7 at the drugstore. Which isn’t any healthier, what with the chemicals and aerosols, etc.
So, I went on a mission to find a combination that would work for my thick, dark, dry hair. I only need to use dry shampoo a few times a week, on my 3rd and 4th days without washing. This magical two ingredient fix is my new go to.
You will need raw cocoa powder, and arrowroot powder.
I hesitate even calling this a recipe, since it is so simple. But you simply mix 3 parts cocoa powder to 1 part arrowroot powder.
You may be able to get away with sprinkling this mixture on your roots. But… my recommendation is to store in an airtight jar, and get a fluffy brush that is solely used for this mixture. I found mine at Sprouts (local health food store) for about $4.
I couldn’t locate my tripod so you will have to be okay with me taking a picture in a mirror. Dip your fluffy brush in the very tip top of your mixture, and then tap tap tap the excess back into the jar. The key to this method is not overloading your brush. You don’t want the dry shampoo to be visible after you use it.
A close up to show you that there is no residue, no oil, and lots of volume. After I applied to all my oily roots, I flipped my hair over and tousled it with my hands.
And bonus.. your hair will smell faintly of chocolate. What can be bad about that?
If you happen to have light hair and want to make this, substitute the cocoa powder for cornstarch, or baby powder if you are allergic to corn.Pin It