6 How to dye hair naturally

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On average, women change their hairstyle about 150 times in a lifetime, and that often includes a change of colour too. Colouring your hair is such an easy way to get a brand new look, but the standard hair dyes that you buy in the stores are literally filled with toxic, harmful chemicals, which is why many women won’t dye their hair when they are pregnant.
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Although opinion is divided as to whether or not prolonged use of chemical hair dyes does actually pose any health risk, if you want to play it safe, there are some natural alternatives. Natural hair dyes may not last so long, but at least you know they are chemical-free, so here are ten ways you can dye your hair with 100% natural ingredients.

1. Tea
Tea is not strong enough to dye blonde hair black, but it is a great way to cover stray grey hairs. You can use black tea for dark hair, chamomile tea for blondes and rooibos tea for redheads. The trick with tea is to make the tea very strong by using 3-5 teabags in just 2 cups of water. Brew the tea as you usually would and then leave it to cool before you apply to your hair (make sure it’s not too hot). You will need to leave it on your hair for about an hour and, the longer you leave it, the stronger the colouring will be.

2. Coffee
One of great smelling, all natural hair dyes is coffee, it will darken hair and it is perfect for hiding grey hairs too. The process is the same as it is it with tea; make it strong, let it cool, and leave it sit on your hair for at least an hour. You can make the colour last for longer if you give your a hair a rinse in apple cider vinegar after you have dyed it.

3. Henna
Henna is one of the most popular all natural hair dyes, it has been used for thousands of years to colour hair, skin and nails. Used on its own, henna will create a red or orange colour and is often used by brunettes to make their hair auburn. You have to be a bit careful with henna, though. If you use too much, you could well end up with bright orange hair. To use henna as a hair dye, mix 100 grams of henna powder with 1 cup of lemon juice and some water. Leave the mixture for 5 hours before you use it, and then apply to the hair and leave it on for about 2 hours.

4. Marigold petals
Marigold petals will create a strawberry blonde tint in fair hair and give darker hair an auburn tint. With this natural hair dye, the effect gets stronger, the more often you use it, so if you want a more vibrant red then use it regularly. Boil half a cup of fresh marigold petals in 2 cups of water, leave it simmer for half an hour, and then leave it to cool. You can then use the mixture as a final rinse for your hair.

5. Beet juice
Beet juice is another one of wonderful all natural hair dyes, it will add a red tint to any hair colour, but be extra careful with this one, because it can also stain your clothes and your skin. The best way to use beet juice is to mix the juice with some coconut oil, work it into your hair and leave it to sit for about an hour. That will give your hair a red tint and condition it at the same time.

6. Lemon juice
Lemon juice has natural, mild, bleaching properties, so you can use it to add highlights to your hair. Just brush some freshly squeezed lemon juice through your hair and leave it on for a few hours and, if you sit out in the sunlight, ten highlights will become even more pronounced. It’s especially good for giving blonde hair that sun-kissed look.

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