How to darken hair naturally

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How to darken hair naturally
Darken Hair Naturally

If you want to darken your hair, but you don't want to subject it to harsh chemicals and dyes in store-bought hair color, you can use other colorings to accomplish the task. The following steps will show you how to color your hair naturally.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Strong coffee or tea
  • Bowl
  • Two cup of boiling water
  • 1/2 cup dried sage

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Brew strong dark black coffee or strong black tea.

  2. 2

    Allow the mixture to completely cool before using.

  3. 3

    Wash hair as you normally would and rinse. Turn off the water in the shower.

  4. 4

    Poor the coffee or tea onto your light hair in the shower with a bowl underneath your head to catch the mixture.

  5. 5

    Re-rinse with the coffee or tea until you achieve your desired color.

  6. 6

    Wash and condition your hair.

  7. 7

    Repeat this process once a month to maintain a natural-looking dark color.

  1. 1

    Pour two cups of water into a pot and bring it to a boil.

  2. 2

    Add half a cup of dried sage into the pot of boiling water. Let it simmer in the pot for 7 to 8 hours.

  3. 3

    Let the mixture cool down completely before using it.

  4. 4

    Apply the mixture to your hair and allow it to dry thoroughly before rinsing it out. Spend some time out in the sun to speed up the drying process.

  5. 5

    Repeat this procedure until your gray hair is at the color level you want it to be. Do this once a month to keep grays under control.

Tips and warnings

  • You can also naturally darken your hair with black walnuts. Crack a few walnuts and place the entire walnut in boiling water and boil for 15 to 25 minutes. Put on gloves and apply this to your hair and place a hair cap over your hair. Let it sit for 30 minutes and let dry. Rinse and wash your hair.
  • You can also purchase henna powder (a dye made from leaves) and mix with water and lemon juice to darken your hair naturally.
  • The black walnut-based mixture can permanently stain anything it comes in contact with so be careful with it.
  • Always try a small inconspicuous patch of your hair first with any mixture before applying it to your whole head or you may end up with a color you hate.

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