Homemade hair dye - Homemade hair dye recipes

A homemade hair dye recipe may be all you need to give your hair and yourself a lift.

If you have been thinking about changing the color of your hair but are put off by the harsh chemicals in manufactured hair products, you're in luck.

One of the best things about using it is that it's often subtle and if you don't like it you'll be back to your natural color in no time. There are no unpleasant smells, no burning scalp that often occurs with chemical color and no health concerns. You can create the perfect concoction that will give you everything you're looking for in color and aroma.

Pre-made products

Naturtint, a UK based company, has come out with a wide range of natural hair colorants. They are based on water, vegetable protein and contain no parabens or ammonia. With 29 colors to choose from, this hair dye is a natural option if you are looking for a safe, effective coloring.

Here are a few recipes to get you started.

For Blonde Hair

To brighten blond hair, try the following homemade hair dye recipe. Don't hesitate to add your own oil if lavender is not your thing.

6 chamomile tea bags
1/2 cup plain yogurt
5 or more drops of lavender oil
Plastic wrap

Add tea bags to 1 Cup of boiling water and steep for 15 minutes. Remove tea bags.

Add the yogurt and lavender and mix thoroughly.

Work the mixture through your dry hair covering all strands completely and avoiding contact with the scalp as much as possible. Wrap your head with plastic wrap and tape in place. Leave on for 30 minutes then shampoo.

Another way you can darken blonde hair is to use coffee. Find out how to use coffee hair dye.

For Gray Hair

To bring life back to gray hair, try the following homemade hair dye recipe.


1/2 cup of dried sage
1/4 cup of dried rosemary

Add the sage and rosemary together in 2 cups of water and simmer for 30 minutes. Turn the heat off and allow mixture to steep for two to three hours. Apply the mixture to your hair and allow to hair to dry. Shampoo.

To deepen the color repeat this process once a week until you have achieved the desired results, then once a month to maintain the color.

For Brown Hair

Walnut husks and water is a popular homemade hair dye recipe used to make brown hair darker. Just boil the husks in water for approximately 15 minutes and then strain the husks and apply the tinted liquid to your hair. It is also a popular recipe for use on gray hair.

For Kids and Teens

Teens love to color their hair but working with chemicals is a difficult process and the results are long lasting. Try using a Kool Aid Hair Dye Recipe and let your youngster or teen express themselves with an inexpensive, easy-to-do, Kool Aid Hair Dye.

Simply mix 2 or more packets of the sugar free (not artificially sweetened) Kool Aid color of your choice with a few drops of conditioner to form a paste. Apply to dry hair, wrap in plastic wrap and leave on overnight. In the morning shampoo, rinse and shampoo again. Choose red, green, blue, yellow or mix a few colors to create your own unique look. Kids love it!

Tips for Avoiding and Removing Dye Stain from Skin

Apply Vaseline or petroleum jelly to the skin around your hair line prior to coloring your hair. This will keep the dye from staining your skin.

There are more ways to remove hair dye from skin. Check out removing hair dye from skin tips.

To remove stains from counter tops use a mixture of dish soap and baking soda.

If you are looking for a really fun way to color your hair, coloring hair with kool aid might be something to try.

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