Brunette woman in a neutral top and orange kimono holding a jar labeled "dry shampoo" in both hands.

DIY Dry Shampoo for Any Hair Color

  • Author: Cassie Johnston
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1/4 cup 1x


This DIY dry shampoo works well for dark hair, light hair, and even vivid hair colors — no more powdery white sheen left behind!



  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons additional coloring powders (unsweetened cocoa powder, bentonite clay, activated charcoal, ground cinnamon, or just more arrowroot/cornstarch)
  • 6 drops essential oil of choice, optional



  1. Combine all ingredients in a small container with a tight fitting lid. Apply lightly to greasy roots of hair using a kabuki makeup brush and gently rub in with fingers or comb through.

  • Category: DIY Beauty

Keywords: DIY beauty, hair care, dry shampoo

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