How to Dye Your Hair Naturally (with coffee)
Not many know this, but coffee has been used as a natural hair dye for a very long time. Coffee can turn your light hair darker or give your naturally dark hair a healthy glow. Dyeing hair is common, and most people have done this at least once in their lifetime.
However, it is equally important to note that this method of coloring your hair does not do damage to your hair. It can even strengthen it. Coffee is a completely natural product that not only will not cause damage but will also benefit your hair.
This mixture also helps grow your hair more quickly, per a study that was published in the 2007 issue of International Journal of Dermatology.
How to dye hair with a coffee rinse:
– Shampoo your hair first, and then pour coffee over your head. Leave in for 20 minutes. Use apple cider vinegar to rinse the coffee out of your hair. Then rinse it off with warm water.
If you are not happy with your results, continue the same process for a few days in a row.
This will allow the coffee to penetrate the strands of your hair.
How to use coffee to dye your hair:
– Make strong organic coffee, preferably espresso. (Non-organic coffee most likely contains some added chemicals.)
– Let your coffee cool.
– Mix 2 cups of leave-in all-natural conditioner with 2 tablespoons of organic coffee grounds and 1 cup of cold brewed coffee.
– Apply the mixture onto your hair and leave in for about an hour. It will give your hair a beautiful chocolate color, that is free from any damaging chemicals.
Tips to Dye hair with Coffee at Home
Use more conditioner and more coffee if you have long hair. My hair is thin, so this amount worked.
Don’t worry about dripping the “dye” on your skin or sink—it doesn’t stain these things (but it might stain clothes or furniture, which is whyI recommend the hair clip and brown towel)!This is not for blonds!
If you have grays, you’ll want to do this two days in a row to get full coverage initially
You’ll need to do this once a week if you want to keep the results (I wash my hair every 2-3 days)
Many of the recipes I looked at online involved brewing coffee (I tried this the first time, and it was way too watery and messy)
I read that putting a plastic bag on your head could help the color to “process” but I didn’t try this, and I don’t really recommend it (it just seems unnecessary)
Mixing this with henna would probably work amazingly well too, and probably help the color to last longer
You don’t have a lot of specific control about what color your hair will be–this is more of a “stain” and the mixture looks a lot lighter than you would think it would (assuming your conditioner is a whitish color)
After the first time I did this, I stopped measuring the conditioner and the coffee–it’s not so exact that you need to measure precisely