DIY Dry Shampoo Recipe for Light and Dark Hair

If you’d rather not wash your hair every day, you’ll most likely need to develop a relationship with dry shampoo.

Dry shampoos are readily available nowadays, but most of the ones you’ll find on store shelves are full of endocrine-disrupting chemicals. It’s best to avoid these whenever possible.

Making your own dry shampoo is easy. In fact, it will only take you a minute or two.

To make your own dry shampoo, you will only need a few ingredients (from one to four, depending on your hair color and preferences).

An old spice jar is a great option for storing and dispensing homemade dry shampoo. If you don’t have any handy, Mountain Rose Herbs carries some lovely glass spice jars with shaker lids. You could also make your own with these fun shaker lids suitable for mason jars.

Another option is to store in a small glass jar and apply with an old make-up powder brush.

This recipe for dry shampoo calls for the addition of Bentonite clay. It helps to absorb oil. While it is definitely helpful, feel free to leave it out if needed.

Bentonite clay is used for many other skin care applications, including face masks, so it’s worth having some on hand! Click here to read more about the benefits and uses of Bentonite clay.

Dry Shampoo Recipe for Light Hair

Ingredients

Optional extras:

Instructions

Place powders in a small bowl and stir until well combined. If using Bentonite clay, be sure to use non-metallic utensils and bentonite can react with metal.

If your hair has some darker tones, feel free to add a small amount of cocoa powder until the desired shade is reached.

If you accidentally add too much cocoa powder and the shade is too dark, add more arrowroot to lighten up again. Once you are happy with the shade.

Once you are happy with the shade, add essential oil and stir to combine.

Sprinkle on the oily parts of your hair and comb through.

Dry Shampoo Recipe for Dark Hair

Ingredients

Optional extras:

Instructions

Place arrowroot powder in a small bowl and add Bentonite clay, if using. Stir until well combined. If using Bentonite clay, be sure to use non-metallic utensils and bentonite can react with metal.

Add 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder and stir until well blended.

Continue to add cocoa powder until it is the correct shade for you.

If you accidentally add too much cocoa powder and the shade is too dark, add more arrowroot to lighten up again. Once you are happy with the shade.

Once you are happy with the shade, add essential oil and stir to combine.

Sprinkle on the oily parts of your hair and comb through or blend in with a powder brush.

If you would like more DIY hair treatment recipes, sign up for my free Hair Treatment ebook here.


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Stacy Karen

Stacy is a DIY obsessed, healthy living advocate. A preacher's wife and mom of three, she loves to encourage others to live a natural lifestyle.

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