A recent studyhas revealed that 65% of all women dye their hair, which is a bad thing! Why – well, that’s easy answer. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), there are more than 5,000 different chemicals are used in hair dye products, and places like salons are in contact with these hair dyes every day! So, this means one thing – you should stop using these expensive and harmful hair dyes, and try some of these natural alternatives instead. And, it’s very simple – just take a look at the article below and find out more about this:
7 Ways to Dye your Hair Naturally
We all love coffee and most of us drink it every day, right! But, did you know that you can use coffee to dye your hair? You didn’t know, right? Share your thoughts in the comment section below. Ladies and gentlemen, you should know that coffee works great for going darker, resulting in a chocolate color without any damage. Here’s what you need to do – first of all, you need to make a strong organic coffee (preferably espresso). Non-organic usually contains chemicals. And then, you need to let it cool. How to use it – just mix 2 cups of leave in all-natural conditioner with 2 tbsp. of organic coffee grounds and 1 cup of cold brewed coffee, and apply this mixture to your hair and leave in for 1 hour. After 1 hour, you need to rinse with apple cider vinegar to help it last longer.
Or, you can try this method instead (coffee rinse) – just shampoo your hair then pour coffee over it (make sure it’s cool!). After that, you need to leave it for 20 minute. Rinse with apple cider vinegar to help seal the color, then rinse with warm water. And remember, if you don’t notice any results in the first 2-3 days, repeat the process for a few days in a row to allow the coffee to penetrate.
Tea isn’t as strong as coffee, which means that it only works best with your natural hair color. Yes, and ladies, you won’t be able to turn blonde into brunette. Black tea is an effective way to go darker and cover grey hairs. But, if you want lighter hair, then you can use other teas as well, such as chamomile for blondes and rooibos for redheads. Here’s what you need to do – you can use 3-5 teabags for two cups of water. Note: you can either apply the cooled tea alone, or mix with a conditioner. But, ladies, if your goal is to cover greys, mix in fresh or dried sage to help open up hair follicles. Make sure you leave on for at least one hour, or even overnight if you want more color. Rinse with warm water.
ladies and gentlemen, you can use different herbs to dye your hair (in all natural way). Yes, it all depends on what color you want to get. Note: the experts say that your natural hair color will affect which work best.
You should definitely try calendula, marigold, rosehips and hibiscus to deepen the red or add highlights. Like others, the effects will stack up the more you use it. Here’s what you need to do – just simmer the herbs in water for 30 minutes. After that, you need to strain, cool and spray/pour onto your hair. Allow it to sun-dry if possible, otherwise air dry.
Note: you should try rosemary, nettle and sage. Here’s what you need to do – just simmer with water for 30 minutes. Strain, cool and spray/brush through your hair, and leave it for one hour. Ladies and gentlemen, you can also use this treatment after your daily shower (for more color).
You can use the following herbs: chamomile, calendula, marigold, saffron, and sunflower petals. They all work great – you can trust me on that. You can also add rhubarb root – it will help you fight and prevent gray hair more effectively. To help the colors last longer, add black tea for darker colors and catnip for lighter. It’s very simple – just simmer the herbs in water for 30 minutes. After that, you need to strain, cool and pour over your hair. Rinse with lukewarm water.
- Beet and Carrot Juice
The beet and carrot juice are also great for adding natural red tints to your natural hair color. The experts say that you can use these juices alone or mixed together. And, if you want to get more red use more beet juice (strawberry blonde, deeper red or auburn), and for a reddish-orange use more carrot. Be careful though, these juices can stain easily! Here’s what you need to do – just apply one cup of the juice to your hair, (coconut oil can be mixed in to condition at the same time). Work it through, wrap your hair, and leave on for at least one hour. After one hour, you need to rinse your hair with water and seal with apple cider vinegar spray. Repeat for darker color.
First of all, you should know that the henna powder, which is made from the henna plant leaves,contains apowerful coloring pigment that works great for your hair. You should also know that when used alone, henna creates a red-orange color, so redheads and brunettes are the best candidates. Results can sometimes come out more orange, so try mixing chamomile in with the paste to soften it. Here’s what you need to do – just mix one cup of henna powder with two cups of lemon juice. Note: you can also add 1 tbs. of vinegar for better color release. Leave it for 4-6 hours. After 6 hours, you need to apply this mixture on hair and comb through. After that, you need to wrap your hair in plastic wrap and leave in for 2-3 hours before rinsing with water.
- Lemon Juice
The lemon juice is best used for highlights. How to use it – just spray and brush through your hair. You need to leave it on for several hours. Note: sun drying will make it lighter; blondes can mix chamomile to enhance this effect. Ladies, you should know that this method works very slowly, so it will need to be repeated several times.
- Walnut Shells
This simple ingredient is perfect for making a dark brown color. But, you should also be very careful, because it can also stain very easily. This method is very simple and easy to make. You just have to follow the simple instructions. Here’s what you need to do – crush the shells and boil them for 30 minutes. After that, you need to cool, strain and apply to hair. Let it sit for one hour (longer for more color), then rinse with lukewarm water.