Dying your hair is not always an easy choice to make. Especially considering all the heavy chemicals in the dyes used in salons and home kits. Luckily, you can darken you hair naturally using coffee. This method is especially ideal for expecting mothers or people who want a less permanent coloring. All you need is some coffee and conditioner!
1. Brew some coffee. Brew about 1–2 cups (240–470 ml) of organic coffee. The coffee should be organic, because non-organic coffees usually have added chemicals and preservatives. Be sure to use a dark roast coffee or espresso. This will help make sure your hair will darken with the coffee. Make this brew strong, by adding a little bit more coffee than 1–2 cups (240–470 ml) calls for.
You can brew the coffee however you want (a drip coffee maker, on the stove), but brewing your coffee in a single serve instant coffee maker might not brew the coffee as strongly as it should be to adequately dye your hair.
Let the coffee cool and use it when it is completely cooled, or lukewarm.
2. Mix the coffee with conditioner. You can use any kind of conditioner to mix with the coffee, however, thicker conditioners might make application easier. Mix 1 cup (240 ml) of your brewed coffee, with 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of conditioner, and 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of the organic coffee grounds. Use a spoon to mix all of these ingredients together.
If you have longer hair, you can increase the quantity of coffee and conditioner used. The exact measurements are not a rule, but more so a guide.
3. Apply the mixture to your hair. Apply this mixture to your hair using your hands, and consider using a wide toothed comb to spread the mixture evenly through your hair. Once you have added all of the mixture to your hair, consider pinning your hair up in a bun to keep your hair out of your face as you let the mixture soak in.