First thing in the morning, we all reach out for coffee. But, have you ever thought about using coffee to dye your hair? This article will show you how to use this drink as a substitute of commercial hair dyes.
The common hair dyes contain plenty of harmful chemicals, such as lead acetate, coal-tar additives, and ammonia. If you want to avoid these substances and the damage they can cause, just try using coffee as a completely natural dye and make your hair healthier.
Why to Use Coffee to Dye Your Hair?
If you massage your scalp with coffee, the caffeine will penetrate deep into the hair follicles and enhance circulation. By doing so, it will stimulate rapid growth of the follicles.
Coffee also moisturizes the hair and prevents drying, especially during the summer because of the effect that the sun has on your hair. Also, by using coffee your hair will be shiny, glowing, and healthier.
Similarly, if you use coffee for dyeing your hair it means that you are avoiding the harmful chemicals of the common hair dyes. Therefore, you can darken your hair and improve its color, and at the same time, feel the benefits that coffee provides to your hair.
How to Use Coffee to Dye Your Hair?
- Ground coffee
- Dark towel
- Shower cap
First and foremost, prepare 2 cups of strong coffee that you normally consume and let it cool off until it is completely cold. Note that you should not add any sugar or other supplements.
Second, combine together 2 tablespoons of ground coffee with 2 cups of conditioner. Stir well until the texture becomes smooth and the grounds dissolved.
Third, use a shampoo to wash your hair thoroughly and squeeze the excess water from your hair. Afterward, put the dark towel over your shoulders in order to protect your clothes from becoming dirty.
At the end, pour the two cups of coffee over your entire hair and massage the scalp so that the coffee is equally spread throughout the whole scalp. Keep on massaging until the whole hair is coated with coffee and put a shower cap.
Keep it for about an hour and afterward completely rinse your hair. Then, wash with a shampoo to make sure that there is no more excess of coffee in your hair. As a result, you will have shiny, healthy, glowing, chocolate brown hair.
- Strong coffee or espresso
- Apple cider vinegar or beer
- Shower cap
Firstly, make 8 cups of strong coffee or espresso and leave it to cool off completely. While the coffee cools off, wash your hair with a regular shampoo and squeeze out the excess of water.
Secondly, pour the coffee over your hair while you stand face down in the bathtub. Place a bucket below your head in order to catch the drippings of coffee from your hair. Then, pour the drippings over your head again.
Thirdly, put your hair in a shower cap and let it sit for 20 – 30 minutes. Afterward, rinse your hair using apple cider vinegar or beer to seal in the color. Then, rinse with warm water and dry it naturally without using a hair dryer.