Dye Hair at Home with Natural Ingredients
For many consumers, dying their hair is a fun and easy way to instantly change up their look. However, traditional hair dye contains harmful chemicals and artificial substances like ammonia and parabens that can damage both hair and skin. Fortunately, there are many natural ingredients that can give salon-grade results without the risk. Join us as we at Advanced Biotech take a look at wholesome, botanical ingredients that can be used to color hair while also keeping it healthy.
Carrot juice is an easy way to dye hair a reddish-orange tint. Simply mix fresh or store-bought carrot juice with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, and apply liberally to the hair. Wrap hair in a protective layer of plastic and let sit before rinsing with apple cider vinegar. Carrots also have many benefits for the hair! The beta carotene in carrots work to keep hair healthy and shiny, while the naturally occurring vitamins A and E help to promote hair growth and prevent breakage.
The naturally occurring acid in lemon can work to slowly strip hair of its pigment, perfect for giving hair sun-kissed highlights. Unlike other temporary natural hair dyes, the results of using lemon juice on their hair are permeant and can only be removed if their hair is re-dyed, grows out, or is cut off. To lighten hair with lemon juice pour pure lemon juice into a spray bottle and spritz onto hair, comb to distribute, and sit outside in the sun to optimize lightening results. After an hour or so, thoroughly wash hair and repeat if a lighter color is desired.
A strong cup of black coffee can do more than just boost energy, it can also be used to darken hair and even cover up greys. To dye hair with coffee, mix a few tablespoons of strong coffee and ground in leave-in conditioner and mix to combine. Apply the mixture to clean, damp hair and let sit for at least an hour before washing out. While changes are not drastic and are only temporary, coffee is a great for a quick touch-up. Coffee also has many benefits for the hair including promoting hair growth, detoxifying the scalp, and prevent hair loss.
Natural ingredients are effective, beneficial for the hair, and cut out many of the harmful ingredients of traditional hair dye. Safe to use on children, low-cost, and often already in most kitchens, these ingredients provide the perfect solution for people of all ages who want to try out a new look without damaging their hair.