Homemade Dry Shampoo For Dark Hair


  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder (add more or less to match the exact coloring for your hair)
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp bentonite or kaolin clay
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 30 drops lavender or lemongrass essential oil
  • measuring cup
  • small metal funnel
  • shaker container, glass or metal lid, or repurposed salt or spice shaker


  1. Combine all ingredients together in a measuring cup and mix using a whisk or fork.
  2. Use a funnel to transfer the mixture into your repurposed shaker or spoon it into a shaker container. Tighten your lid.
  3. Sprinkle generously onto your roots as needed.
  4. You can rub the mixture in with your fingers or a brush.

Making your own will save you money in the short and long run and get the one for your specific hair color.


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