It comes a point in our lives, when we all have to dye our hair. We need to do this from various reasons – to choose a color that matches better our skin type, to just make a change, or eventually to cover the grey hair. What we also know is that dye is most of the times harmful to the hair and also to the entire body, due to the toxins that are absorbed through the skin. A hair that has been dyed several times until now can become dull; it loses its natural shine; the top of the hairs split; in conclusion, you can say that your hair is damaged. And if it only takes 30 minutes to dye your hair, well, it then takes long years to have it back as healthy as it used to be before. But because we still need to color out hair, we have dedicated this article to natural dyeing with coffee. It is true that what you will get it will be more like a darken hue, than a strong color, but it is still worth considering the alternative.
First of all, as a warning, you have to know that this process is messy, so stick to the bathroom and wear old clothes that you don’t care about.
Now, you need grounded coffee, olive oil, conditioner, a plastic bag, and an old towel.
The first step is to make the coffee – add one cup of water for every spoon of coffee (and make as much as you think you need, depending on your hair length). Then let it cool and while you wait, wash your hair using shampoo only. After the coffee has cooled, pour it into a big bowl. Because coffee will tend to dry your hair, it is best to add a couple of olive oil spoons – this will leave your hair soft and hydrated. As an optional ingredient, you can also add a cup of chamomile tea – this one will eliminate the strong smell of the coffee and will also contribute to the health of the hair. In the end, mix all ingredients and head to the bathroom.
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The easiest way to do this is to sink your hair into the bowl and make sure that all areas are being soaked in the mixture. After you have distributed the solution all over your head, wrap the plastic bag around your hair and tie it as not to let the hair fall down. Depending on how much you want to darken your hair, keep the coffee on between 1 hour and a half and 2 hours (or even more, if you can resist).
After this period, wash your hair again. Do it thoroughly, as to wash away all the coffee. If you consider that your hair may be dry, you can apply some hair conditioner too. Well, in the end blow dry your hair, as you always do, and done! Enjoy your new color!
You must know that this method does not offer you a permanent color – this will fade away every time you wash your hair. On the other hand, because it is all natural, you can repeat the process as often as once a week.
Also, the result depends on your natural hair color. The coffee dyeing works best with brown hair – it enriches its color and it makes it darker every time you dye it again.
Now you know how to dye your hair with coffee! You will see that this process is easy, cheap and completely natural.
Good luck and don’t hesitate to share the results!