How to dye hair with coffee tea or spices

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How to dye hair with coffee tea or spices
Dye Hair With Coffee, Tea or Spices

Using products like tea, coffee and spices to dye your hair is a great way to give your hair a break from chemicals and save a little money. Read on to learn more.

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Things you need

  • Tea ball (optional)
  • Applicator bottles
  • Non-metal pots
  • Sauce pan
  • Colorants: coffee, tea and/or spices
  • Water

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  1. 1

    Purchase applicator bottles at beauty supply stores to apply the dye.

  2. 2

    Prepare the mixtures in non-metal pots so that the color is not affected by the metal.

  3. 3

    Mix natural dyes when you are ready to use them. They should be used within one day.

  4. 4

    Place roots or flowers in a teabag or tea ball before adding to water.

  5. 5

    Darken dark brown and black hair with strong coffee, black tea or a tea made from walnut shells, cherry bark or cloves. Simmer in water for 20 minutes and apply as a final rinse.

  6. 6

    Add yellow highlights with tea made from chamomile, ginger or safflower.

  7. 7

    Enhance reddish tones with paprika, rosehips or cloves. Make a tea out of the spice, sieve the liquid, allow to cool, and apply to hair.

  8. 8

    Create bright highlights in light hair with rhubarb root and water. Simmer for one hour, cool, filter and use as a rinse. For a warmer tone, substitute red wine for the water.

  9. 9

    Cover gray hair by mixing a half cup each dried sage and dried rosemary in two cups of hot water. Apply once a week until you reach the desired shade.

  10. 10

    Mix three tablespoons black tea, three tablespoons sage, and a pot of freshly boiled water to darken gray hair.

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