How To Dye Your Hair

Hair Dyeing by making use of natural ingredients is becoming a popular choice of many individuals. Natural ingredients don’t cause any harm to the hair. Almost all of the artificial hair colors available in the market are composed of harmful chemicals like hydrogen peroxide, para-phenylenediamines (PPDs), lead, Toluene, coal tar and ammonia. These chemicals have harmful effects on hair. Hydrogen peroxide and ammonia cause damage to the hair. Ammonia formulated hair colors make hair lose protein and increase the risks of color getting faded. The use of artificial hair dyes can also cause allergic reactions. FDA released a warning that stated coal tar can cause cancer. 

20 Home Remedies – How To Dye Your Hair 

  • Remedy 1: Chamomile and Lemon Juice Natural Hair Dye 

Ingredients: Chamomile Tea, Water, Lemon 

Procedure: 

  1. Take half a cup of strong chamomile tea and boil it with two cups of hot water. Allow the tea to cool down.
  2. Spray or pour this mixture on hair and leave for 4 – 5 hours. 
  3. You can sit in the sun during this time to enhance the lighting effect. 
  4. You can also spray or brush fresh lemon juice through your hair to get natural highlights. 
  5. Rinse thoroughly and get naturally dyed hair. 
  • Remedy 2: Chamomile – Calendula Rinse

Ingredients: Lemon juice, Chamomile tea, Calendula tea

Procedure: 

  1. Take half a cup of lemon juice, two cups of strong chamomile tea and half a cup of Calendula tea in a spray bottle. 
  2. Mix all these ingredients well in the spray bottle. 
  3. Spray this mixture on your hair. 
  4. Leave this for 2 – 3 hours. 
  5. You can sit in the sun during this time to enhance the lighting effect. 
  6. Rinse thoroughly and get naturally dyed hair. 
  • Remedy 3: Calendula – Hibiscus Natural Hair Dye

Ingredients: Water, Calendula petals or Marigold petals, Hibiscus petals 

Procedure:

  1. Take a small pan and add half a cup of Calendula or Marigold petals, two cups of Hibiscus petals and two cups of water to it. 
  2. Now boil this mixture for at least half-hour. 
  3. Using a strainer separate the petals from the mixture. 
  4. Keep the mixture in the refrigerator. 
  5. Use it as a final hair rinse at the end of each shower.
  6. Dry your hair in the sun. 
  7. Repeat this procedure daily until you get the desired shade and then after every few days to maintain the shade. 
  8. This remedy will give your hair a red tint. 
  • Remedy 4: Rosemary and Sage Natural Hair Dye

Ingredients: Nettle Leaf, Rosemary Leaf, Sage Leaf, water

Procedure: 

  1. Take a small pan and add one-fourth cup of Nettle leaves, one-fourth of Rosemary leaves, and one-fourth cup of sage leaf and two and a half cups of water to it. 
  2. Now boil this mixture for at least half an hour.
  3. Strain out all the Herbs from the mixture. 
  4. Keep this mixture in the refrigerator.
  5. Spray this mixture on your hair.  
  6. Leave it for one hour and then shampoo your hair. 
  7. Repeat this procedure daily until you get the desired shade and then after every few days to maintain the shade.
  8. This remedy will give your hair a brown tint. 
  • Remedy 5: Beet and Carrot Juice Rinse

Ingredients: Beet juice, Carrot juice 

Procedure:

  1. Take a small pan and add two cups of carrot juice and two cups of beet juice to it. 
  2. Brew this mixture for 15 minutes. 
  3. Allow this mixture to cool down. 
  4. Spray or pour this mixture on your hair and leave it for one hour. 
  5. Rinse off thoroughly. This will give a red tint to your hair. 
  • Remedy 6: Coffee Remedy  

Ingredients: Coffee, Water

Procedure: 

  1. Take a pan and add half a cup of coffee and two cups of water to it. 
  2. Boil this mixture for thirty minutes and let it cool down. 
  3. Pour this mixture on your hair and leave for twenty-thirty minutes. 
  4. Rinse thoroughly. 
  5. Repeat this procedure twice a week to get the desired shade and after that repeat this procedure every week to freshen up the colour. 
  6. This will give your hair dark brown to black shade. 
  • Remedy 7: Allspice – Cinnamon Remedy   

Ingredients: Allspice, Cinnamon, Cloves

Procedure: 

  1. Take a bowl and add one teaspoon of Allspice, one teaspoon of Cinnamon, half teaspoon of cloves and a cup of water to it. 
  2. Dissolve all the ingredients in water. 
  3. Strain out the spices from the mixture. 
  4. Pour this mixture on your hair and leave it for one hour. 
  5. Rinse off thoroughly. 
  6. This will give your hair medium to dark brown shade.
  • Remedy 8: Walnut Shells Natural Hair Dye  

Ingredients: Walnut shells or walnut powder, Water

Procedure: 

  1. Take walnut shells and crush them to obtain half a cup of walnut shell powder. 
  2. Add two cups of water to this walnut powder. 
  3. Boil this mixture for thirty minutes and let the mixture cool down. 
  4. Strain the mixture. 
  5. Apply this mixture to your hair using a cotton ball. 
  6. Leave it for one hour. 
  7. Rinse off thoroughly. 
  8. This will give your hair a dark brown shade.
  • Remedy 9: Henna Remedy

Ingredients: Henna Paste, Amla Powder, Coffee Powder, Water 

Procedure: 

  1. Take a bowl and add one cup of fresh Henna Paste, three teaspoons of Amla Powder, one teaspoon of Coffee Powder and two cups of water to it. 
  2. Mix all the ingredients well to make a smooth paste out of it. 
  3. Put on your gloves and apply the mixture to your hair using an applicator brush. 
  4. Leave it for one hour. 
  5. Rinse thoroughly using shampoo. 
  • Remedy 10: Black Tea Rinse

Ingredients: Black Tea Leaves, Water

Procedure: 

  1. Take a small pan and add two teaspoons of black tea leaves and one cup of water to it. 
  2. Boil this mixture for fifteen minutes and let it cool down. 
  3. Apply this mixture to your hair and leave for an hour.
  4. Rinse thoroughly under cool running water.
  • Remedy 11: Amla And Henna Pack

Ingredients: Black Tea Leaves, Pure Henna Powder, Lemon Juice, Amla Powder

Procedure: 

  1. Take a bowl and add four tablespoons of henna powder and two cups of water to it. 
  2. Mix the ingredients well and leave the mixture overnight. 
  3. Next morning take a small pan and boil two teaspoons of black tea leaves in water. Leave the tea to cool down. 
  4. Once the tea gets cooled, pour it into the henna paste. 
  5. Add one tablespoon lemon juice and one tablespoon amla powder to this mixture and stir until you get a smooth paste.
  6. Apply this mixture to your hair and leave it for one hour. 
  7. Rinse thoroughly using shampoo. 
  • Remedy 12: Potato peel rinse

Ingredients: Potatoes, Water 

Procedure: 

  1. Take six potatoes and peel them. 
  2. Boil these potatoes peels in two cups of water until you get a thick starchy solution. 
  3. Let this solution cool down. 
  4. Strain out potato peels and collect the liquid in another container. 
  5. After washing your hair with shampoo pour this liquid on your hair. 
  6. Don’t rinse your hair further. 
  • Remedy 13: Black Pepper Hair Mask

Ingredients: Black pepper, Yoghurt 

Procedure: 

  1. Take two grams of black pepper and one cup of yoghurt in a bowl. 
  2. Blend these two ingredients to obtain a smooth paste. 
  3. Apply this paste on your hair from the roots to the tips and leave it for one hour. 
  4. Rinse thoroughly using shampoo. 
  • Remedy 14: Honey and Coconut Oil Hair Lightener

Ingredients: Honey, Coconut oil 

Procedure: 

  1. Take a bowl and add half cup honey and half cup Coconut oil to it. 
  2. Mix both the ingredients well. 
  3. Apply this mixture on your hair from root to tip. 
  4. Leave it for thirty minutes. 
  5. Rinse thoroughly with some warm water. 
  6. Do this three times a week and see the difference. 
  • Remedy 15: Yogurt, Chamomile tea & lavender oil natural hair dye (blonde) 

Ingredients: Yogurt, Chamomile tea, lavender essential oil

Procedure: 

  1. Take one cup of strong chamomile tea and boil it with water for 30 minutes. 
  2. Let the tea cool down. 
  3. Add half cup plain yoghurt and 7 – 8 drops of lavender oil to the tea. 
  4. Mix the ingredients well until you get a smooth paste. 
  5. Apply this mixture to your hair and leave it for 30 minutes. 
  6. Rinse off thoroughly using shampoo. 
  • Remedy 16: Saffron & Lemon juice natural hair dye 

Ingredients: Saffron, Lemon juice, Water 

Procedure: 

  1. Take half-litre water in a container and boil one tablespoon of Saffron threads in it for thirty minutes. 
  2. Leave this mixture to cool down. 
  3. Strain out the saffron threads. 
  4. Add one tablespoon lemon juice and mix well. 
  5. Take a large bowl and put it in the sink and pour the liquid through your hair, collect the liquid in the bowl and re-rinse 15 to 20 times. 
  6. After the final rinse leave it for 15 minutes. 
  7. Rinse thoroughly using clear water. 
  8. This will give your hair a rich golden tint. 
  • Remedy 17: Black tea & Sage rinse natural hair dye

Ingredients: Black tea, Sage, Water 

Procedure: 

  1. Take 3 – 4 cups of water and steep three tablespoons of black tea and three tablespoons sage in it. 
  2. Allow the tea to cool down. 
  3. Take a large bowl and put it in the sink and pour the liquid through your hair, collect the liquid in the bowl and re-rinse 15 to 20 times.
  4. After the final rinse leave it for 15 minutes. 
  5. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. 
  • Remedy 18: Walnut shells, Cloves & Black tea natural hair dye(dark) 

Ingredients: Walnut shells, Cloves, Black tea, Water 

Procedure: 

  1. Take 3 – 4 cups of water and steep one-third cup of walnut shells, one cup black tea and eight cloves in it. 
  2. Allow the tea to cool down. 
  3. Strain out all the solid ingredients and collect the tea in a container. 
  4. After shampooing your hair pour the mixture on your hair. 
  5. Gently apply throughout as a final rinse. 
  • Remedy 19: Cherry bark & Black tea natural hair dye (dark) 

Ingredients: Cherry bark, Black tea, Water 

Procedure: 

  1. Take 3 – 4 cups of water and steep one-third cup of cherry bark and one cup of black tea in it. 
  2. Allow the tea to cool down. 
  3. Strain out all the solid ingredients and collect the tea in a container. 
  4. After shampooing your hair pour the mixture on your hair. 
  5. Gently apply throughout as a final rinse. 
  • Remedy 20: Rosehip or Clove tea natural hair dye

Ingredients: Rosehip or clove tea

Procedure: 

  1. Take 8 cups of water and steep one cup of rosehip tea or clove tea in it. 
  2. Allow the tea to cool down. 
  3. Take a large bowl and put it in the sink and pour the liquid through your hair, collect the liquid in the bowl and re-rinse 15 to 20 times.
  4. After the final rinse leave it for 15 minutes. 
  5. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. 

Precautions 

  1. Never forget to do a patch test on hair before applying any hair dye.
  2. Always wear gloves while applying hair dye.
  3. Individuals suffering from thyroid problems should not use Black Walnut Powder.  
  4. Always allow the hair dye mixture to cool down before its application. 
  5. Never allow the dye to get into contact with the eyes and mouth.  

Pros and Cons 

Pros:

  1. Natural hair dyes are good for enhancing or getting a similar variation to your natural color.
  2. Natural hair dyes form a coating on your hair shaft instead of penetrating. 
  3. Natural hair dyes don’t cause any damage to the hair. 
  4. Natural hair dyes are healthy for our hair. 
  5. They give you a soft hue or soothing shade. 
  6. They don’t contain any harsh chemicals. 

Cons:

  1. Natural hair dyes only provide a semi-permanent shade to the hair. 
  2. Color pay-off from natural dyes tends to fade quickly.  
  3. The application of natural hair dyes can sometimes get too messy. 

Myths and Facts 

Myth: Henna can make your hair lighter

Fact: NO, Henna cannot make your hair lighter. It gives a dark brown to black shade to the hair. 

Myth: Henna is bad for your hair

Fact: NO. Henna is one of the safest natural ingredients you can use to dye your hair. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Question: Is Henna safe for pregnant women?

Answer: Yes, henna is completely safe for pregnant women. 100 % Natural henna is also safe for nursing women, cancer patients or patients with auto-immune disease.

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