10 Natural Hair Dyes To Color Your Hair at Home
Who doesn’t want to look stylish or fashionable?
And one of the most common and easy ways to look stylish it to dye your hair in some funky color - red, brown, blue, whatever you like. Yes, easy it is. But hey, it also has side effects. Your hair could become weaker and thinner or even look dry. Hair dye may make you look better, but may not be better for the health of your hair.
So, what do you do?
Never dye your hair and let it be boring, repetitive, and like everybody else’s hair?
No, not at all. All you have to do is to opt for another option and this one is a better way to do - color your hair at home.
Yup, use natural ingredients from your kitchen and stay free from side effects that could damage your hair. Easy, colorful, and natural.
Here’s how you dye your hair, naturally:
#1. Your coffee is more than you think (Darker Shade)
Coffee, for most people, is the first thing they choose to see in the morning on a fresh new day. Well, it could also be something that will change your hair color without leaving any side effects. So how do you prepare a coffee dye to color that regular boring hair you had been wanting to reinvent?
Brew up a cup of strong coffee. Now take one tablespoon of coffee grounds and a half cup of leave-in conditioner for your hair. When the coffee is ready, mix the conditioner and coffee grounds to it. Stir it well.
Wet your hair only with water (do not use shampoo) and pour the coffee mixture to your damp hair. Let it set in for an hour. After an hour, it’s time to wash off the liquid mixture from your hair. Rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar. Let the water run clear. You may repeat the process 2 to 3 times for a better result. But here’s a word of caution: Do not be generous with the quantity of apple cider vinegar. Only a few drops diluted in water should help.
#2. Only a cup of tea
Well, the quintessential drink could also be used for coloring your hair naturally. All you have to do is make a cup of very strong tea. Use some four to five tea bags in two cups of water. Leave the tea to cool off. As it cools, add your hair conditioner to it and apply the mixture to your hair. Leave it for an hour. You could also leave it overnight. Wear a shower cap in this case. The longer you have the tea mixture applied to your hair, the better the result may be. After the rest period, rinse your hair with clean water.
For better results, you could opt for a more concentrated cup of tea. But do remember to not go overboard with it. Higher concentration and longer duration of the hair mask works well, but an extreme case of it may not.
#3. Another cup of tea for Blonde Highlights
Tea could be used in various ways to add different shades to your hair. It could merely be used to hide your greys or could be a mask to enhance the color of your hair or even add a bit of hint of a different shade to your hair. If you are looking to bring our some natural blonde highlights, here is what you could do. Use chamomile tea. Make a cup of concentrated camomile tea and add equal parts of turmeric and calendula to it. Take this mixture and let it sit for close to 20 minutes. Now, filter it. Apply this on to your hair strands and leave it on for some 20 minutes. Rinse your hair with clean water. You could repeat the process if you feel it is necessary for a darker shade. Not more than twice. That could damage your hair.
#4. For that reddish tint to your hair (Reddish Tint)
How can I dye my hair red naturally?
Red is one hair color that most girls wish for. It is also a color that never goes out of style and also strongly sends out a clear message that you have colored your hair. So how do we get that fiery red colour? Well, take two cups of water. Add one cup of rose hips. Let the liquid steep until it turns deep red. Post that strain the liquid. Now make two cups of herbal tea. Add the rose hips mixture to the herbal tea preparation. Apply it on your hair. Leave it on your hair for some twenty minutes. After that, rinse your hair well until the water runs clear. You will see the shades of red on your hair strands. If reddish tint doesn’t satisfy you and you want a darker shade, repeat the process. See, it’s just that simple with tea!
#5. Mixing and matching with Chamomile Tea (Add Highlight)
Lemon could be a super ingredient if you want to bring out some highlight in your hair. The process is simple and needs nothing more than lemon and chamomile tea.
Make a cup of chamomile tea. Let it sit still for some time until it cools. Now add a few drops of lemon juice to it. Apply the mixture on your hair and leave it on for some twenty minutes. Post that rinse your hair with clean water. Do not repeat the process as excess lemon may not be healthy for your hair.
Only lemon juice is also helpful in bringing out some highlight to your hair. Spray some lemon juice on your hair and stand in the sun for some twenty minutes. The lemon does its magic. You could rinse your hair at any time of the week or maybe that very day if you find your hair sticky because of the lemon juice.
#6. Tinting the hair with tomato (A Hint of Red)
If you are looking to add a hint of red to your hair, tomato could be the most natural ingredient that you could use to dye the hair. It’s simple. Just take a few pieces of tomato, according to the length and volume of your hair. Massage it gently on your hair strands. Leave the tomato juice on your hair for a little more than twenty minutes. You could use a shower cap to not let any dust settle on your hair. When it’s time, rinse your hair well until the water runs clean.
#7. Adjust the shades to your needs (Shade of Brown)
This one mixture is quite an interesting one. Take hibiscus flowers and make calendula. Make a cup of strong tea with the two ingredients. Now, apply this liquid mixture on your hair. Let it settle for some 30 minutes. Post which you could rinse your hair with clean water. To adjust the shade of brown, you could vary the proportion of hibiscus and calendula.
#8. A bit of carrot on your hair (Red Tint)
Take a cup of carrot juice and mix coconut or olive oil to it. Here we are trying to give your hair a bit of red tint which will come from the carrot juice. While the oil will act as a carrier agent. Apply the mixture to your hair and leave it on for an hour. You could use a shower cap to cover your hair against the dust around. After an hour, rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar. You will see your hair strands showing a tint of red. Interestingly, the red on your hair looks so natural that you may pass it off as your natural hair color.
#9. Go red with beetroot (Red Tint)
Instead of using carrot juice, you could also use beetroot juice. Take beetroot juice and add a carrier oil to it - coconut oil or olive oil. Apply the oil mixture to your hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap. Leave the mask on for some 30 minutes. After that rinse your hair. Spray apple cider vinegar to your hair. The more is the concentration of beetroot juice, the darker is the red tint on your hair.
#10. Crush that shell (Dark Brown Shade)
This one is to help get a dark brown shade to your regular hair. Take a few walnut shells, crush them, and heat them in water. Let the water boil for a darker shade. After that leave the liquid to cool post which you can strain it. Now apply the walnut shell liquid to your hair. Cover with a shower cap. Keep it on for close to thirty minutes post which you can rinse your hair with clean water. When your hair dries, you could clearly see the tints of dark brown on your hair.
Instead of a walnut shell, you could also use walnut powder. Repeat the same procedure with the powder and see your hair turn dark brown.
Well, the above were simple ways to dye your hair in several colors such as red, brown, blonde, etc. They are easy-to-make dyes with no side effects and are also inexpensive, unlike a spa hair color treatment that would burn a hole in your pocket.