The Best Dry Shampoo For Dark Hair (And Light Hair)

Traditional dry shampoos often leave behind a white cast, dulling the vibrancy of dark hair. We formulated our dry shampoo to revitalize and refresh without leaving any visible residue. It’s the perfect dry shampoo for brown hair and black hair.

If you're on a mission to find the ultimate dry shampoo for your dark locks, we've got you covered. Maintain your hair's natural allure while providing essential benefits.

Dark & Light Hair Dry Shampoo

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Let’s unpack our dry shampoo, ingredient by ingredient, to highlight why it should be a staple of yours, at home and on the road.

What is dry shampoo?

First, dry shampoo is convenient for quick touch-ups between washes, making it ideal for busy schedules or travel. 

Second, it helps absorb excess oil from the scalp, extending the time between washes and providing a refreshed appearance. It can add volume and texture to hair, making it easier to style and manage. 

Finally, using dry shampoo reduces water consumption, making it an environmentally friendly option.

Is powdered dry shampoo better?

Not necessarily, but it offers several benefits between washes. 

Traditional shampoo offers a deeper cleanse by removing dirt, sweat, and product buildup more effectively. Over-reliance on dry shampoo without regular washing can lead to scalp issues like buildup, irritation, or clogged pores. 

We encourage a balance between the two. Use natural dry shampoo as a supplement rather than a replacement for traditional shampooing. 

By choosing a dry shampoo specifically formulated for dark hair, you can ensure that your locks remain fresh, vibrant, and full of life, without any unwanted residue or dullness.

Why should you avoid talc in dry shampoo?

Fine particles of talc can build up on the scalp, weighing down hair and hindering volume, the very benefit dry shampoo aims to achieve. Furthermore, talc inhalation can irritate airways, especially for those with respiratory sensitivities. 

Lastly, recent research suggests a possible link between talc and certain health concerns, leading many to opt for talc-free formulas. 

You’re in good hands with Bambu Earth. Our dry shampoo is naturally talc-free, opting for natural arrowroot powder in its place.

Dark & Light Hair Dry Shampoo

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Enjoy a lightweight and silky texture for voluminous and refreshed tresses. Its soft, faintly floral tea-like aromatics with herbal notes is perfect for all skin types.

What is the best way to use dry shampoo?

While our dry shampoo gives your second-day hair a voluminous just-washed look, it works double duty to nourish and promote healthy hair growth and soothe your scalp.

It’s powder-based, so it won’t build up like aerosol or oil-based dry shampoos.

Step 1: Initial Shampoo Sprinkle

Gently dust a small amount directly onto your scalp. You can either massage into your scalp and hair at this point to distribute the powder or move on to Step 2.

Step 2: Applying In Sections

Section off hair every two inches and apply as needed. This helps more evenly distribute the powder across your hair while avoiding overuse. You can always come back and add a bit more, so move slowly through this step.

Step 3: Blend In

Tousle or brush to blend. This is our favorite part! Use your fingers to gently distribute through your hair, or use a brush to spread the powder evenly over your scalp. Either way, free massage!

Ingredients In Our Dry Shampoo For Dark Hair

We formulated our dry shampoo fragrance-free so that it doesn’t compete with your perfume. The two color options provide confidence that your showerless hair won’t look ashy. 

Sensitive scalps rejoice, since there are no strong essential oils in this blend of 7 ingredients ethically and sustainably sourced directly from the Earth.

Arrowroot Powder & Kaolin Clay

As a talc alternative, arrowroot powder absorbs excess oils while softening the scalp. Refresh, uplift, and enjoy a natural shine you can trust. 

Rich in silica dioxide, kaolin clay also absorbs impurities and excessive oils without drying out the scalp. Rest assured, we doubled down on ingredients that help you avoid greasy hair between washes.

Organic Horsetail Powder (aka Shavegrass)

Horsetail, or shavegrass, adds silica and antioxidant properties. Together, they help strengthen hair and promote healthy hair growth. This plant has a long history of traditional use, dating back centuries, particularly for its potential benefits related to hair health. The name "horsetail" is derived from its unique appearance, which resembles, well, a horse's tail.

It’s known for its rich composition of silica, calcium, potassium, flavonoids, and other essential nutrients that contribute to its reputation as a hair care powerhouse.

Silica is known to promote hair growth by strengthening hair follicles and reducing hair breakage. It also helps to rebuild and strengthen hair strands. This can lead to longer, thicker, and more robust hair. 

Horsetail-infused products can improve the texture of your hair, leaving it smoother and shinier. Its rich mineral content supports overall hair health, reducing the likelihood of hair loss and thinning. Anti-inflammatory properties can soothe an irritated scalp and help maintain a healthy scalp environment, which is essential for optimal hair growth.

Organic Comfrey Root Powder

A lesser known addition, comfrey root soothes irritated skin. In our dry shampoo, this helps prevent itchy scalp, so you can confidently go about your day.

The comfrey plant grows as a perennial herb native to Europe and Asia. Its long history in traditional medicine dates back to ancient Greece and Rome. The Greek physician Dioscorides wrote about the medicinal uses of comfrey in the 1st century AD, and it was commonly used in medieval Europe for a variety of ailments.

The plant's Latin name, Symphytum, comes from the Greek word "symphyo," meaning "to make grow together," which refers to its traditional use in promoting the healing of bones and wounds.

Comfrey root has traditionally been used to treat a wide range of conditions, including skin wounds, broken bones, sprains, and bruises. It contains allantoin, a compound that helps to promote cell growth and repair, making it effective in treating minor scalp abrasions. 

It can also help to reduce inflammation, which makes it a useful treatment for conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It may help to moisturize and hydrate the skin, and may also have antioxidant properties that can help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.

Shampoo Fragrances

Organic Lavender Flower: Lavender is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial by nature. It soothes irritations and contributes to a fresh, yet subtle floral scent that doesn’t linger.

Anti-inflammatory properties are particularly important in skincare, as inflammation can contribute to a variety of skin concerns, including acne, eczema, and rosacea. Essential oils and whole flower lavender, has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects, which may help to soothe irritated skin and reduce redness and swelling.

Whole Organic Chamomile Flower: Chamomile is a naturally anti-inflammatory ingredient. We add it to our formulation for added calming effects and to soothe everyday scalp irritations.

In skincare, anti-inflammatory properties play a crucial role in soothing various skin issues such as acne, eczema, and rosacea. Essential oils and whole flower chamomile have demonstrated anti-inflammatory effects, offering potential relief by calming irritated skin, redness, or swelling.

Organic Cocoa Powder (for darker hair)

This is our secret ingredient. We add Cocoa Powder to our Darker Hair dry shampoo formula so it blends in more easily. It’s also rich in protein and antioxidants to strengthen your hair.

Research indicates that enjoying moderate amounts of dark chocolate with a high cocoa content can enhance your skin's defense against sunburn. Not only do we include it for better hair color matching, but it may also deliver additional benefits.

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We formulated our dry shampoo fragrance-free so that it doesn’t compete with your perfume. The two color options provide confidence that your showerless hair won’t look ashy.

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