3 ways to naturally colour your hair red, black or brown at home

Hey, you are a busy mom. You would be lucky to have enough time to comb your hair, much less go to a salon and colour your hair, right? Fear not, mommies, we’ve got you covered. Not only can you dye your hair at home, but you can steer clear of the chemical-laden hair colours that are slowly killing your lovely locks and opt for mother nature’s goodness instead. Check out these three awesome ways to dye your hair at home.

For a red tinge

If you want to give your hair a reddish tinge, say hello to beetroot and carrot. You can use them together or separately, but the more beet you use, the redder the colour. Mix with either coconut oil or honey for conditioning. Apply to your hair, cover it up with an old cloth and let it sit for at least an hour. Be warned that your hair colour isn’t going to change instantly, you need to use this mix at least a few times to see the change.

You can use henna for a deep red too, although you might want to do a localised test to see if it suits your hair.

For dark brown and black

What’s dark brown and delicious? Coffee! Ok, we’d rather drink it, but hey, if it helps colour hair we don’t mind that too. If dark brown is your thing, brew a pot of really strong coffee, let it cool and apply it evenly all over your scalp. Let it sit for an hour and rinse off with chamomile tea for conditioning. For a darker tinge, and to remove grey hairs, use tea the same way. For added darkness, you can use walnut shells, create a powder and mix in with tea.

Add 2 spoons of olive oil, coconut oil or almond oil so that it’s easier to wash off.

To highlight your highlights

If you got blonde highlights and want to make sure they stay, lemon juice is your best bet. It’s really simple too. Just mix lemon juice with chamomile tea and massage it into your hair and sit in the sun for about half an hour or so and voila!