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Published on September 1st, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

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Dry Shampoo Recipe for Dark Hair

Dry Shampoo Recipe for Dark Hair

Most DIY dry shampoos use ingredients like corn starch that make dark hair look gray. The dry shampoo recipe below is specifically for dark hair, and you can mix yours to match your shade exactly!

Dry shampoo is handy stuff, but it often comes in a spray bottle and is loaded with toxic ingredients. You can skip the plastic waste and the harmful chemicals by making your own with this dry shampoo recipe!

Homemade dry shampoo is nothing new, but because you don’t rinse it out, the residue from traditional dry shampoo recipes can make your dark hair look discolored. What I like about the video below from Glamour Girls is that you can customize the color to match your hair color. Just adjust the amount of cocoa powder (brown), cinnamon (red), and corn starch (white) until you have something close to your shade. No visible residue!

DIY Dry Shampoo Recipe for Dark Hair

To make this dry shampoo recipe, you will need:

+ cocoa powderChoose fair trade cocoa powder. Even when you’re not eating it, I think it’s so important to keep worker rights in mind when you’re buying food ingredients. You can read more about why fair trade chocolate is important here.

+ corn starchOrganic corn starch is best. Conventional corn starch is genetically modified, meaning that it’s sprayed with extremely toxic pesticides that pollute soil and water.

+ cinnamon

+ small plastic or glass container with a lid from your recycle bin

+ old makeup brush, optional

Image Credit: Woman with Dark Hair photo via Shutterstock


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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



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