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 powder – Choose 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.
+ small plastic or glass container with a lid from your recycle bin
+ old makeup brush, optional
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