The ultimate guide to regaining your natural hair color without using chemical products

The ultimate guide to regaining your natural hair color without using chemical products

Premature greying is one of the most common hair problems people face globally today. Grey hair can make you older by several years, and no one wants to look old, right! Hair coloring is one of the easiest and best ways to get rid of those silver and grey hairs. No matter if you have just started having a few grey hairs or have only a few hairs left in their natural color, hair coloring does a great job in both cases. Most commercially available hair dyes are lavishly loaded with harmful ingredients like ammonia, parabens and sulfates that can cause havoc on your hair. From hair fall problems to allergic reactions these hair dyes cause of the skin and scalp, the side effects of the chemical hair colors are countless. 

But does that mean you need to put up with the grey hairs? Not at all! Here, we suggest you a list of chemical free hair dye for grey hair that can be made easily from plant-based ingredients. This is a curated list of natural hair coloring products that are easily available in most homes and can be easily sourced from the nearby supermarket.

Henna Powder: Henna has been in use for hair care and hair coloring for thousands of years now. The leaves of this shrub have pigments that can dye your hair and skin in an auburn or reddish-orange tint. You can take fresh leaves, shade dry them and powder. Make a henna paste with this powder by mixing the needed quantity of water and then, apply the paste to the hair. Ensure to cover the full length from base to the end to give your hair a uniform color. Leave the paste for about 30 minutes or until it dries. Wash it off with a mild or clarifying shampoo. Henna hair dyes are more permanent and can last for as many as six weeks.

Coffee: While people across the globe would undeniably accept the fact that coffee is an instant drink that can keep all the life blues away, how many of them knew that coffee is also an instant quick fix to cover all your grey hairs? Not many, right. We tell you how to conceal all your grey and silver hairs in a darker hair shade in just under 10 minutes with the magical ingredient, the coffee powder. Brew a strong cup of coffee with the high-quality coffee ground and mix it at an equal ratio with a leave-in conditioner. Apply this mixture to all the hair strands and leave it for about half an hour. You can then wash it off with a mild shampoo. Please note that coffee does not color your hair as a professional hair dye would. It is just a quick fix to conceal grey hair with a little darker shade. So, keep your expectations grounded while trying out this remedy.

Black Tea: Black tea is the best natural hair dye for grey hair for those who prefer to cover their grey hair in darker shades. Boil a handful of tea leaves in about two cups of water, then simmer it for about 5 minutes and until the leaves seep their color into the water. When the water turns dark enough, turn off the stove and let the water cool. Apply the cooled tea water to your hair. Then, run down a brush from the scalp to the end so that the liquid covers all the area of the hair. Doing so also helps you achieve a uniform tone. Let it dry. If you can, sundry your hair. The longer you sit in the sun, the darker the hair color gets. Then, rinse off with plain lukewarm water. 

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Hibiscus: The humble hibiscus flower is comprehensive hair care and a perfect chemical free hair color. The petals of this bright red flower are rich in amino acids and stimulate keratin production. This wonderful flower can be used to color or highlight your hair in a bright red tone. Add a handful of petals to a cup of boiling water. Wait until the water absorbs the bright pigment of the hibiscus. Once the mixture is cooled, transfer the bright residual water into a spray bottle. Mist your hair with this liquid several times and sundry your hair. While this looks so naive, the results are truly impressive. 

Beet and Carrot Juice: These healthy vegetables double up as natural hair dye for grey hair and can be used to color your hair in vibrant tints of red and orange. Blend the beets alone if you want a darker red color or blend the carrots if you are looking for more orangish harbor blend both carrots and beets together in a blender and extract their juice. Now, mix this juice extract with an equal amount of carrier oil. You can choose either coconut oil or olive oil. Apply the coconut oil and veg juice mixture on your hair and let it sit for about half an hour. You can then rinse off with a mild or color-protecting shampoo. If the color is too dull, repeat the process several times to get the desired shade.

Lemon Juice: Lemon works like a charm if you want to lighten your hair color. All you need to do is just extract the juice from the lemon. Apply the lemon juice directly onto your hair with cotton or use a spray bottle. Leave it for about 30 minutes and sundry your hair. This is a slow process and requires repeated application of lemon juice until the desired effect is achieved. Lemon actually erodes the pigments in your hair and the changes are permanent and irreversible. 

So, what are you waiting for? Head straight to the pantry or kitchen and with all the DIY hair color ideas, give yourself a natural hair makeover and have fun! Do let us know what you tried and how effective it was!