You Can Dye Your Own Hair Using Natural Ingredients

Dying your hair can be a lot of fun, but if you're like many people, you get a little worried about the ingredients in hair dye that may not be great for you. Well, here's some good news: you can dye your hair with natural ingredients, some of which you may already have at home, and others of which can easily be purchased at the grocery store. Here are a few of the top options and some basic instructions for using them.

Beet Juice Dye

If you want your hair to have a red tint, beet juice is a perfect choice. It will give dark hair a rich, burgundy hue and lighter hair a strawberry-blonde tint. To make beet juice dye, all you need to do is boil a few beets in just enough water to cover them. Boil them for at least an hour or until tender. Then, take the water that is leftover and simmer it down until you have only about 1/2 cup of liquid. Put this in a spray bottle, and spray it onto your hair, being careful to saturate every strand. Let the dye sit in your hair for at least 30 minutes, and then rinse it out. Don't shampoo your hair for two or three days; this gives the dye time to set up.


What if you want your hair to be a darker brown? Then look to everyone's favorite morning beverage: coffee. Coffee doesn't have the best results on blonde hair, but it's perfect for turning light brown hair a richer, darker brown. You want to brew it strong. Use about 1/4 cup of coffee grounds per cup of water. Dark roast works best. Strain the coffee grounds out before soaking your hair in the coffee. You can just let it dry naturally, comb your hair out, and wash it a few days later.

Lemon Juice

If you want to lighten your hair a little bit, then lemon juice is a good choice. You should mix one part lemon juice with one part water to prevent it from drying your hair out too much. Spray it in, and let it dry. Then, repeat this process two more times. After the third application, wait an hour, and then shampoo your hair.

If you are looking for more intense results than you can get with the natural dyes above, then consider visiting a holistic salon. They will often have natural dye preparations that are safe and effective and that give more extensive results. For more information on natural hair dye, talk to a local stylist.

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