How To Make Dry Shampoo For Dark Hair
It seems most women have an obsession over their hair. A constant love/ hate battle. I am no exception. For the most part it seems like less love and more hate.
I’ve always had greasy hair. Like abnormally greasy to the point where I HAVE to wash my hair every single day in order for it to not look like it’s covered in oil. I’ve tried everything to try to control the oil. Special shampoos, hair masks, the “no poo” method, alcohol based sprays to absorb the oil. Nothing has worked for me. I have been told that in order to reduce the oil I should actually be washing my hair less.
Over washing strips the hair of the natural oils and then your scalp will try to overcompensate by producing more oil. It’s a vicious cycle. Supposedly, if I start washing every second day then eventually my hair will gradually produce less oil and I won’t look like a 50’s greaser the second day in. I thought this was one of those beauty tips you read in magazines that doesn’t actually work in real life but a friend of mine said that it actually worked for her and that I just needed to suffer through the second day without washing for a while and eventually my hair would be less greasy. I have been trying this for a few weeks now and I’m still not sure if I believe her but I’m going to keep on trying.
I started a new hair washing schedule where I wash my hair Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday nights. The next morning my hair always looks good but the morning of my hair washing day it has been a terrible, terrible mess. I absolutely have to have my hair back in a ponytail and I’m paranoid all day that people at work are noticing and judging my greasy hair.
I thought about buying a powdered “dry” shampoo that you sprinkle in your hair. It absorbs the oil and you just brush it out, no water required. Since I am cheap and like to reuse products I already have around the house I figured there was a way I could make my own dry shampoo. This recipe is specifically for people with darker hair. if you have blond, white or grey hair you can use plain cornstarch on your hair to remove the grease. If your hair is darker then try this homemade recipe.
Dry Shampoo for Brown Hair Ingredients
- Cocoa powder
- Essential oil
- Small plastic shaker bottle. I used an old spice container.
- Mix one part cocoa powder with one part cornstarch.
- If your hair is very dark you can add more cocoa powder as needed.
- Add about 10 drops of essential oil of your choice if you like.
- You can leave out the essential oil if you like the smell of cocoa.
- Stir well and pour the mixture into a shaker jar.
How to Use
- Sprinkle the dry shampoo onto your hair, focusing on the greasy roots.
- Massage into the hair and let it sit for a few minutes.
- Brush and style hair like normal. The grease will be gone!
Do you dry shampoo and push on through or do you like to wash your hair more often? Let me know your best ”greasy” hair tips in the comments!