The market is flooded with chemically treated hair colours which are being used in abundance by millions. Little did they know that these hair colors can cause major problems in the future like hair fall, split ends, dandruff, baldness etc. Apart from these hair colours there are proven natural ways to colour hair which are mostly plant based and give amazing results. In this post I’ll share the best methods to colour hair naturally at home and most of the things may be lying in your pantry already.
1. COFFEE (For Dark Brown Colour)
Coffee is such a versatile ingredient, did you know you can colour your hair brown with coffee. Yes! coffee can give you beautiful, lush brown hair without any chemicals. If you have light coloured hair and want to darken it, coffee is the way to go. Best method is a coffee rinse wherein just brew some hot coffee for which you will simply need organic coffee and water which has to be brewed. Cool it down fully and rinse your hair with it, leave it on for about 2 hours and then wash off. Do not use shampoo the same day, use it only after 24 to 48 hours. After the first wash itself you’ll be able to see the brownish colour. You can repeat the process once or twice a week until you get your desired brown colour on the hair. It is highly recommended to use organic coffee because it is chemical free. Buy Organic Coffee here!
2. Beetroot Juice (For Burgundy Colour)
Do you like burgundy colour on hair! I love it but did you know you can colour you hair naturally in burgundy using beetroot, well! yes you can and I’ll share how. You will need some beetroot juice, you can use beetroot powder as well. Then take a cast iron vessel and soak some amla powder (also known as Indian Gooseberry) in the beetroot juice. Leave it overnight and the next morning mix it well. Apply on hair just like you apply henna pack and leave it on for 2 to 3 hours after which wash your hair with water. Do not use shampoo until 24 to 48 hours. You can repeat the process once a week until you get desired hair colour. Buy Beetroot Powder here! Buy Amla Powder here!
3. Henna/Mehendi (For Orangish Colour)
Henna is oldest way of colouring hair naturally hair in India. It is being used for centuries now and is considered the best way to colour hair naturally at home. Though everyone is not fond of the orangish colour it gives but trust me it looks beautiful. I’ll share my easiest go to henna pack which is easy and you just need two ingredients. In an iron vessel, soak henna (quantity should be according to hair length) in brewed black tea and leave it overnight. Then apply it all over your hair or the portions you want to color with help of an applicator brush and leave it for 3 hours. Then wash it off and do not use shampoo until 24 to 48 hours because the colour from henna takes time to oxidize. You can mix clove oil with coconut oil and apply it for the night, this helps to lock in and enhance the colour. Buy Henna here!
4. Indigo Powder (To dye hair jet black naturally)
Indigo Powder, also known as black henna is not very popular but it is one of the best home remedies to dye hair black naturally. Indigo powder comes from indigo leaves which is plant based and is used in dying jeans because when mixed with water, it gives deep royal blue colour. To colour hair black with indigo, it has to be done in a 2 step process. Firstly apply the henna pack in the above step and follow the instructions. After washing off henna, mix warm water with indigo powder and make a paste out of it. Apply immediately and leave it on for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, then wash it off. Do not use shampoo until 24 to 48 hours. If you are someone whose hair has started greying before age or you are looking some natural ways to colour hair black, then this is the best solution. Buy Indigo Powder here!