DIY Dry shampoo for brunettes

I know that I’ve gloated before about my ‘never gets greasy hair’ that I only need to wash once a week, and that’s only because  I feel like it would be dirty not to, (don’t get too jealous, this is mainly because it’s so dry!) but every so often when I’m not feeling lazy I straighten and curl my hair which makes it … dun dun dun … a tad greasy.

You see usually I leave my hair alone as it’s naturally a mix of wavy and (sometimes) frizzy – sigh.  Sometimes it’s acceptable to be left alone down or up in a bun so I’m never really playing with it.

Once I’ve straightened it however, I then suddenly see if for all the potential that it has and want to curl, plait, clip and twiddle with it. Of course this means that the natural oils from my hands are getting all over it and making it greasier quicker!

On occasions like this I prefer to use dry shampoo, as I’m still set on only washing my hair once, maybe twice a week at a push. My only issue is that dry shampoo can make me look like I’ve dumped a bag of flour on my head. I know you’re suppose to apply it in moderation and really blend it but I still feel like not matter how careful I am, I’m always left with a greyish tint, something that at 24 I’m not quite ready for yet!

I’ve found this great way to get all the benefits from dry shampoo, without that greyish tint and most importantly it’s something that you can DIY – my fave thing to do!


Here’s what you’ll need:


*Cocoa powder

*Baby powder

*Storage container – preferably one with small holes like a talc or loose face powder pot.


What to do:

As you know I’m not one for measurements, but the general rule is 3 parts cocoa powder to 1 part baby powder. Depending on how dark your hair is, you might want to add more or less cocoa powder.

Apply to your hair as you would normal dry shampoo, sprinkling it either directly onto your roots or into your hands first – depending on the storage container you use!


Here’s a helpful tip – It’s always better to use dry shampoo before you actually need it! Basically if your hair is already oily then the effect of the dry shampoo won’t work as well. For the best results, apply it straight after your hair is washed and dried to prolong the voluminous and luscious style!

There you have it, a simply and effective DIY dry shampoo for dark hair! Your locks with smell delicious and you’ve probably got the ingredients already saving you some pennies!


Enjoy xx


  • beauty
    26th February 2014 at 2:54 pm Reply

    Nice Information, thanks for sharing. Hope we will read many other good things from you in future also.

    • Jessica
      26th February 2014 at 3:59 pm Reply

      Thanks so much 🙂

Leave a Reply

Hi I’m Jess, Single Mum, Accredited Life Coach, NLP Practitioner and Beauty Business owner.

I chat about all thing female empowerment, spirituality and positivity