Can you believe that 65 percent of all women dye their hair? But, hair dyes are made from dangerous chemicals. Experts at The National Cancer Institute reveal that there are 5,000 chemicals contained in hair dyes. Most of the chemicals are carcinogenic, and experts link them to the increased number of patients diagnosed with ovarian cancer, bladder cancer, and leukemia.
How to dye your hair naturally?
Tea – Tea will also give you a darker tone, but it is milder than coffee. Black tea covers gray hairs. Chamomile and other lighter teas work well for blondes. Redheads should use rooibos tea.
Use 3-5 teabags and 2 cups of water. You can add this to your conditioner or use it separately. Sage works well when it comes to covering gray hair. Leave your tea dye overnight for better intensity. Rinse well with warm water.
Herbs – Pick the right herb for your hair. Redheads should use calendula, marigold, rosehips, and hibiscus to add highlights or deepen their shade. Simmer your herb for half an hour, strain, and let it cool at room temperature. Rinse your hair, and air dry it. Brunettes should use rosemary, nettle and sage. Simmer the herb for 30 minutes, strain and let it cool. Rinse your hair with the tea, and let it work for an hour. Blondes should use chamomile, calendula, marigold, saffron, and sunflower petals. Rhubarb root covers gray hair. Beet and carrot juice- Use beets and carrots to give a red tint to your hair color. Add more carrot juice if you’re trying to get a nice reddish-orange shade. Use more beet juice if you’re “dying” to be a gorgeous redhead. Add a cup of the juice onto your hair. You can combine the juice with coconut oil. Wrap your hair, and let the juice do is job for an hour. Rinse well, and spray your hair with apple cider vinegar.
Henna – Henna leaves contain a natural pigment that does wonders for brunettes and redheads. Combine it with chamomile to get the desired consistency. Combine a cup of henna powder and two cups of lemon juice. Apply this on your hair and let it work for 4-6 hours. Wrap your hair with plastic wrap, and rinse it after 3 hours.
Lemon juice- Lemon juice is an excellent whitening agent. Use it to get a nice highlights. Spray fresh lemon juice in your hair, and brush. Leave it on for a few hours, and do a couple of treatment to get the results you dream of.
Walnuts shells- Walnuts shells are amazing for darker hair tones. Crush and boil your walnut shells for half an hour. Let the liquid cool at room temperature, strain, and apply it on your hair. Let it work for an hour.
Coffee -Coffee will give you a deeper tone, and treat your hair. Brew strong coffee, and let it cool at room temperature. Combine a cup of coffee, a couple cup of leave in-conditioner, and about 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds. You can also shampoo your hair first, and then rinse it with coffee. Let it work for 20 minutes, and rinse with apple cider vinegar solution.
How to Use Coffee to Dye Your Hair and Improve Your Hair Health
Have you ever thought of using coffee as a natural hair dye? Well, coffee has been used as a hair dye and treatment for a long time. Natural ground coffee is an excellent natural tool to darken hair. With the help of coffee, dark hair can acquire a beautiful healthy glow and even naturally dye your hair. At least once in your life, you’ve probably dyed your hair. I personally do it every 3 months. And let’s be honest, most natural store bought hair dyes can be quite pricey and sometimes they don’t work as well. So, why not make your own dyes using only natural ingredients such as coffee?
Using Coffee to Improve your hair health
Natural methods of coloring sometimes don’t give a long lasting result, but at least they do not damage the hair and can even strengthen it. According to the National Cancer Institute there are over 5000 different chemicals used in conventional hair dyes, many of which are considered carcinogenic. Coffee is an absolutely natural product, which possesses beneficial properties.
Using this easy natural coffee mixture, you will get the desired shine, shade, and even promote hair growth. According to a study published in the January 2007 issue of the International Journal of Dermatology, coffee indeed helps with hair growth.
How to use coffee to dye your hair
Make really strong organic coffee, preferably espresso. Non organic coffee most likely contains some added chemicals.
Let your coffee cool down.
Mix 2 cups of leave in all natural conditioner with 2 tbsp. of organic coffee grounds and 1 cup of cold brewed coffee.
Apply the mixture onto your hair and leave it in for about an hour. It will give your hair a beautiful chocolate color without any damage.
Simple Coffee Rinse
Shampoo your hair first and then pour coffee over your hair. Leave it in for 20 minutes. Use apple cider vinegar to rinse the coffee out of your hair (it will help seal in the color). Then rinse it off with warm water.
If you don’t see the desired results right away, repeat the same process for a few days in a row to allow the coffee to penetrate the strands of your hair.