How to Make Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair

DIY Dry Shampoo Dark Hair

 Want to know a random fact about me? I hate the “getting ready” process. The only think I like about it is the hot shower, well….and the clean feeling afterwards. But you see, I have thick, kind of long, hair & it takes FOREVER to dry. As in 15 minutes forever. Now I realize 15 minutes is not actually forever, but when you wake up at 5:15am every morning, every single minute counts. 

So it is for this reason, that I am going to admit to you, my friends, that I don’t wash my hair everyday. Anyone out there with me? 

Now, just because I don’t like getting ready, doesn’t mean that I don’t want to look presentable. I can’t go to work looking like I just walked off Survivor (any other fans out there?) and brought the greasy braided hair and unshaven armpits with me. So, I have a solution for those days where I choose to spend an extra 15 minutes sleeping instead of drying my hair.  And that my friends is my very own dry shampoo mix. And I am going to share the secret for how to make dry shampoo for dark hair with you! I used to go the baby powder route, but when you have dark brown hair sometimes you just look like you aged 20 years and need to touch up your gray roots. So instead I use this formula perfect for dark hair!

dry shampoo ingredients

 ”Ingredients:” 2 tbsp cornstarch, 2 tbsp cocoa, dash of cinnamon or a few drops of a complimentary essential oil

You can use liberty in your amount of cornstarch and cocoa….a little more cornstarch if you want it lighter, or more cocoa for darker. I had cinnamon on hand so I used that to spice up the smell, but I’ve also read after a little research that you can use a few drops of essential oil. 

To use apply a small about to a make-up brush, shake of the extra. Then tap right into your hair at the roots. Finally run a brush through and you’ll be looking like you spent those 15 minutes with your hair dryer instead of your pillow!

dry shampoo

 Enjoy! Oh, and here is a recipe for my light haired friends…

Happy Monday! Starting the beginning of the week off right with a few of my favorite friends! 

 

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Comments

  1. Danielle says:

    This seems awesome! I do have one question though..what is “Complimentary Essential Oil”?

    • one with a fragrance which u think compliments the smells in ur hair & the smells ur already wearing.

    • I am fairly certain that what she means is an essential oil that you feel complements the scent of the rest of the powdered ingredients. For example, maybe peppermint, so that the combination of cocoa & peppermint will smell like peppermint chocolate ice cream. You might not want to put something like lavender essential oil in here because I don’t know how well that scent would work with the cocoa and cinnamon, you know what I mean?

  2. Oh, my goodness gracious! I just tried this after being physically unable to crawl into my shower for three full weeks and it looks just like I just washed my hair! Thank you ever so much for sharing this {{{hugz}}}

    I am dealing with Ankylosing Spondylitis and Fibromyalgia so sometimes I hurt so badly I cannot get into my shower/tub for nothing. So being able to get my hair looking so good is a true blessing :o)

    Thanks again!
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  3. This is great I hate the baby powder making my grey stand out more. Actually you shouldn’t wash daily and the more you wash the greaser it becomes.

  4. I’m going to share this and I will try this. I can relate. I have very thick hair and I hate washing it every day if I blow dry it it seems like it takes 20 mins and if I let it air dry well it takes a half a day. Guess there’s more people with the same problem !!!

    • Even if you can let it damp dry after infusing your hair with 5 minutes of heat from the blowdryer, conditioner is often not enough to keep the ends of your hair from damaging dryness. Brushing 100 times a night was encouraged once upon a time because it carried your own nourishing oils to those tips, and stripping that every day is a bad idea.

  5. oh em gee. this is genius! i can’t WAIT to try this! my hair is so greasy i have to wash it twice. i shower in the morning… and then try to wash my hair again before my husband gets home so it’s not all nasty stringy when he walks in… this would let me greet him with DRY hair… and ohh.. to just sprinkle this on if we decide to go out for dinner or the movies at the last minute without having to have a whole shower! I can still shower before bed (wouldn’t want cocoa on my white sheets) but man…. I use that dry spray when I can find it, but not many places carry it….
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  6. I will be trying this. I use dry shampoo all the time ( I only wash my hair 2-3 times a week) and the white stuff is very hard to brush out. If you get a chance, please share this on my linky party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/05/sunday-link-party-6.html

  7. Nancy L. says:

    Where did you get that adorable measuring cup? I must have one.

  8. Brilliant! I don’t wash my hair every day, cuz who has time for that?!
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  9. pinned this last night and shared it on FB for my friends! it was a big hit!!!
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  10. I have thick dark hair that takes for ever to dry too! I’d like to try your recipe and see what it does, thanks!
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