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DIY: How To Make Natural Hair Dye At Home

By: Nikita

Are you someone who doesn't like keeping the same look for a long time? Do you fancy colouring your hair in a different colour every week?

If your answers are a complete Yes, then temporary hair dyes are definitely the perfect solution for you.

Temporary colours such as hair chalks are an excellent idea for those who want streaks for a day or two. Hair chalks; however, are not economical in the long run and are created using many kinds of chemicals.

DIY: How To Make Natural Hair Dye At Home

Natural hair dyes are not permanent, they look stunning and are completely safe for you if you have scalp-related issues, grey hair or damaged hair.

Expectant mothers who are sporting a baby bump can safely use these natural dyes as well without worrying about those nasty chemicals.

DIY: How To Make Natural Hair Dye At Home

The benefits of using natural ingredients for dyes are many and the possibilities are limitless. However, sourcing the recipe of a good hair dye can be a dicey task, if you are trying this for the first time.

Don't fret as yet, listed below are 3 handpicked recipes to give you the hair colour you desire in a safe and fun manner. Scroll down to know more.

DIY: How To Make Natural Hair Dye At Home
  • Mystical Henna: To get reddish-brown hair, mix 1/2 a cup of henna with 3 tablespoons of coconut oil, until you get a fine paste. Apply the mixture on to your hair but not the scalp. For ease of application, use a brush and segment your hair before the application. Henna can be used in combination with Indigo leaves, if you are looking to achieve a darker shade of red. Adding tea tree oil to henna can also help you get deeper colour that lasts for a longer period of time.
  • Aromatic Coffee: To get darker shades of brown, mix 2 tablespoons of filter coffee with 2 cups of water. Boil this concoction and let it cool for about 1 hour. Carefully rinse your hair in parts with only the coffee water, without missing any segment. Cover your hair with a tight-fitting shower cap. Wait for 75 to 90 minutes and finally rinse with cold water. Do not use a shampoo when done.
DIY: How To Make Natural Hair Dye At Home
  • Sweet-smelling Lemon: To naturally lighten your hair by 1 to 2 shades, you can use a combination of one cup of fresh lemon juice with one cup of chamomile tea. The tea should be at room temperature, it shouldn't be warm or hot. Rinse your hair in segments with this concoction, and let it dry out in the sun for 30-40 minutes. Finally, rinse your hair with cold water, but don't use a shampoo or conditioner. Follow this technique for 4-6 weeks to get the hair shade that you want.

Also Read: How To Prevent Hair Dye From Fading

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Read more about: diy, hair dye, natural
Story first published: Friday, April 29, 2016, 19:00 [IST]
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