DIY Dry Shampoo For Dark Hair

With a baby in the house, I definitely don’t get to take a shower every day anymore! I keep telling myself “I’ll do that next” and then somehow it’s 6pm and I still haven’t showered! If this happens to you too, I have the perfect solution: DIY dry shampoo. Just apply the dry shampoo to your roots with a makeup brush, tousle your hair with your fingers to rub it in, then style your hair like normal; the greasy shine is gone, and the dry shampoo adds a ton of volume to your hair! This DIY dry shampoo is for dark hair, but if you have light hair, you can use the same recipe, just leave out the cocoa powder.

This is my favorite DIY dry shampoo recipe for dark hair; gets rid of the greasy shine and adds a ton of volume so you can style your hair just like normal! (Works for light hair too, just leave out the cocoa powder)

This DIY dry shampoo for dark hair is so quick and easy to make, and only requires a few ingredients. Plus this bottle will last you a couple of months, depending on how often you use it.

DIY Dry Shampoo For Dark Hair

  • 3 minutes (time spent doing stuff)
  • 0 minutes (time spent waiting around)
  • 3 minutes (total project time)

Ingredients

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Instructions

Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Then add in a few drops of your favorite essential oil and stir with a whisk to combine.

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Transfer the DIY dry shampoo to an airtight container (you can find small glass bottles with a cork like the one I used at Michaels or on Amazon).

This is my favorite DIY dry shampoo recipe for dark hair; gets rid of the greasy shine and adds a ton of volume so you can style your hair just like normal! (Works for light hair too, just leave out the cocoa powder)

When you’re ready to use it, dip a makeup brush into the powder, then apply it to the roots of your hair. I like to use a small powder brush like this one; it’s big enough that it doesn’t take forever to apply the shampoo, but it’s compact enough that you can get the powder right on your roots instead of all over your entire head.

This is my favorite DIY dry shampoo recipe for dark hair; gets rid of the greasy shine and adds a ton of volume so you can style your hair just like normal! (Works for light hair too, just leave out the cocoa powder)

Apply enough to really coat all the greasy areas. Don’t worry about applying too much; any extra will brush out later.

Once you have the DIY dry shampoo on your roots, run your fingers through your hair and tousle it to help spread out the powder.

Let it sit in your hair for 2-3 minutes so the powder can absorb excess oils from your hair. Then use a brush or your fingers to brush out any extra powder, and style your hair like normal!

So, don’t judge, but this is what my hair looks like the morning of the third day without a shower. Blech!

This is my favorite DIY dry shampoo recipe for dark hair; gets rid of the greasy shine and adds a ton of volume so you can style your hair just like normal! (Works for light hair too, just leave out the cocoa powder)

I put the DIY dry shampoo in, let it sit for a few minutes, ran my fingers through my hair (my hair is pretty short, so I just brush it with my fingers instead of a brush), and this is what it looked like after. The greasy shine is all gone, and it adds a ton of volume to your hair too! (Don’t mind the weird swooshy bedhead curls going on at the back of my head; I took these photos first thing in the morning!)

This is my favorite DIY dry shampoo recipe for dark hair; gets rid of the greasy shine and adds a ton of volume so you can style your hair just like normal! (Works for light hair too, just leave out the cocoa powder)

So much better! Once the dry shampoo has done it’s job, you can style it like normal!

This is my favorite DIY dry shampoo recipe for dark hair; gets rid of the greasy shine and adds a ton of volume so you can style your hair just like normal! (Works for light hair too, just leave out the cocoa powder)

This is my favorite DIY dry shampoo recipe for dark hair; gets rid of the greasy shine and adds a ton of volume so you can style your hair just like normal! (Works for light hair too, just leave out the cocoa powder)

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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. myra says

    3 years ago

    Many moons ago we used either talcum powder, or Eau de Cologne, brushed through with a natural hair brush!

  2. Heather says

    4 years ago

    I was wondering if cocoa powder would help with the white cast on brown hair. Thanks for sharing!!

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      4 years ago

      I use cocoa powder because my hair is dark brown, it definitely helps any extra shampoo to not show up in your hair!

  3. Kelly Moore says

    4 years ago

    Thanks for the tutorial! Dry shampoo is a lifesaver.

  4. [email protected] says

    4 years ago

    Love this jessi. I need to add arrowroot powder to my amazon list asap!

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