How to Color Your Hair Naturally with Coffee
If you are trying to minimize damage to your hair, you may have thought about forgoing a standard chemical dye job and instead attempting to color your hair naturally with coffee. While coffee won’t give you a dramatic change, it can help you achieve a slightly darker hue as well as a subtle and natural-looking color.
Things You’ll Need
- 2-3 tablespoons of ground coffee
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup of boiling water
- 1-2 tablespoons of coffee grounds
- 1 large bowl
- A sealable plastic bag
- Mix 2 tablespoons of ground coffee with the salt in a large bowl. Then pour 1 cup of boiling water into the mixture and stir until it is fully dissolved.
- Add 1-2 tablespoons of additional coffee grounds to the mixture and stir until they are fully incorporated. The consistency should be that of a thick paste.
- Apply the paste to your hair with your fingers. Make sure you saturate your hair thoroughly, even if you are only trying to color a few strands. If you want to apply the paste to your roots, make sure you cover the area with a layer of plastic wrap first, so you don’t get any of the mixture on your scalp.
- Once you have applied the paste to your hair, seal it in a plastic bag and leave it on for at least an hour.
- Rinse your hair in the shower, making sure to rinse thoroughly to remove all of the coffee.
- Dry and style your hair as usual.
The color of your hair will likely be a dark brown or black, depending on your natural hair color. If you are looking to achieve lighter shades, you may want to try other natural methods such as apple cider vinegar or chamomile tea.
Keep in mind that coffee hair coloring is a temporary color and will gradually fade over time, typically within two weeks. For the best results, use freshly brewed coffee and reapply the mixture every two weeks to maintain your desired hue.