I’m sure this lockdown period is getting over and above your nerves, but let’s just stay in the house and wait for things to get better. However, staying in the house for such a long time is itself a big challenge!
While you do all the household stuff to kill your time, here we are giving you another reason to get occupied. This time, we have some cool tips and ways through which you can dye hair naturally!
Yes, you’ve read it right! Naturally. You’ll be the one preparing the dye (with natural things) and you’ll be the one applying on yourself. All this comes with n surety that by dyeing your hair naturally, you can keep all your fears of hair fall and degrading quality of hair aside and stylize your hair the way you want to!
But why should you do all the extra hard work when the grocery shop next to your house sells a plethora of hair dye packs coming from renowned companies?
Some Facts About Regular Hair Dyes –
I’m not exaggerating when I say, hair dyes with chemical contents have the potential to cause some serious health hazards like cancer. Failing to exercise caution when dyeing your hair can result in the chemicals making contact with the sensitive parts of your face.
In some cases, when chemicals reach down your eyes, it can lead to conjunctivitis or pink eye. Severe discomfort is guaranteed to happen anyway. If we talk about chemicals used in hair dyes, I’m sure you will give a serious thought about why are you even using a synthetic product when you can dye hair naturally!
Quaternium-15 is a known carcinogen. Alkylphenol ethoxylated (APEs) which disrupts hormones. Phenylenediamine (PPD) – a skin and respiratory irritant and has been classified as toxic and dangerous in the European Union.
There are different types of hair dyes, from permanent ones to temporary and one should definitely avoid permanent ones. Not only because they are harmful, but why you should be ashamed of your natural hair color?
Studies are still going on; researches are still being conducted to find how hazardous hair dyes really are. Depending on person to person, hair dyes can have effects on people who use them.
Let me first take you through ways you can dye hair naturally. All the things that you will be required are there resting in your kitchen shelf and nothing is so unknown for which you have to travel miles to get that.
Ways to Dye Hair Naturally –
Bring Out Some Stored Coffee –
A cup of brewed coffee can do much more than energizing your mood. Brewed coffee will dye your hair a share or two darker, and may even cover up your grey hair. Here is how you dye hair naturally with coffee –
- Brew a strong cup of dark-roast coffee.
- Mix half a cup of coffee with 2 tbsp. of coffee grounds and 1 cup of leave-in hair conditioner.
- Apply the mixture to your hair.
- Roam around here and there for at least an hour and then wash it off.
If you still think they are not much dark, repeat it again.
Dyeing hair with coffee will not have a long-lasting effect, but the color which will come out, I’m sure you will be drooling after it.
Wait! Don’t Drink That Carrot Juice –
If you want to get that reddish-orange tint, you better make 2 glasses of carrot juice. Here is how you dye hair naturally with a carrot. Remember, this color can last for a few weeks –
- Mix carrot juice with a coconut or olive oil.
- Apply the mixture equally on your hair.
- Wrap a plastic on your hair and forget it for an hour.
- Rinse it with apple cider vinegar.
And you’re done! If you think it isn’t hard enough, you can repeat it till you get the shade you desire.
Beat This Colour If You Can with Beet Juice –
Beetroot juice can give your hair a deeper red color. Here is how you can use beetroot juice for your hair dye.
- Mix beet juice with a carrier oil.
- Apply the mixture to your hair and wrap it up.
- Forget about the mixture for an hour and wash it gently.
Squeeze That Lemon Juice –
Lemon juice can help strip your hair of its pigment slowly, lightening it over time. If you want sun-kissed highlights, you need to apply lemon juice. Here is how you can do –
- Pour lemon juice in a clean spray bottle.
- Spray the juice onto your hair.
- Use a comb to spread the juice evenly through your hair and scalp.
- While lemon juice does the magic, sit outside in the sun for at least an hour.
Lemon juice not only helps you in naturally dyeing your hair, but it’s also good for the scalp and cleanses it.
Chamomile Tea –
If you have blonde hair, this can prove to be effective. Here is how you can use chamomile tea to dye your hair naturally.
- Steep half a cup of chamomile flowers in boiling water.
- Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes and cool it down then separate the flowers.
- Pour the brewed tea through your damp hair at least 10 times.
- Do it once a week to maintain that beautiful bright color.
While this has been the most preferable plant to dye hair naturally, we don’t need to talk more about it. But let’s not forget that since it’s most commonly available, it’s most commonly used.
When there are other things around you that can give a whole new look, why not try them and reap the best out of it?
While lockdown days are to be spent at home, make sure you utilize them in something productive. Why not go natural when you have quite a few options. Options that won’t harm your hair, instead they will take care of it while you flaunt your natural color.
Don’t just cut your hair at home, try something different and amaze your family!