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How to Dye Your Hair with CoffeeFirst of all, make yourself a pot of strong coffee. The darker it is, the better. In fact, you get the best results from espresso. You should use organic coffee if possible and don’t use instant. It has added chemicals that can damage your hair. Once you make your coffee, wait until it cools. The last thing you want to do is pour a hot pot of coffee over your head. Two to four cups is a good amount, but it depends on the length of your hair. After you’ve shampooed and conditioned your hair, pour the coffee in the sink and dip your hair right in. Then, take a cup and cover the other areas of hair that you didn’t get in the sink. Make sure you get every little strand so that it’s even. Work the coffee through your hair from the roots to the tips using your fingers. Another way to do it is to buy applicator bottles from the beauty supply store. Put your strong black coffee (cooled, of course) into the applicator and use it as a spray. It smells funky but it works well. You can also try mixing a tiny bit of conditioner into the coffee. Leave the coffee in your hair for 20 or 30 minutes and then rinse it out. It’s okay to tie your hair up with coffee in it, but don’t use a towel or turban or else the coffee will come off.
The Pros and Cons of a Coffee Hair DyeThe only real downside of dying your hair with coffee is that it may not work for your hair color. It’s really great for light hair or bleached hair and it also helps to bring out red highlights in dark hair. Some women don’t like it because it contains oils that can make your hair feel gummy. This depends a little on your hair’s natural texture, but as I mentioned earlier, adding conditioner to the mix really helps. But the great thing about coffee is that it does no damage to your hair and it’s totally environmentally friendly. It’s an all-natural hair dye that you’ve got in your kitchen cabinets. Give it a try and see what it does for you. About The Author: Marissa is an avid hair care blogger where she writes about all things that have to do with hair care. She enjoys reviewing hair care products like the Best Flat Irons that your money can buy and helping women solve their hair issues. Thanks Marissa for that guest post. I’d never tried dying my hair with coffee but it sounds like a great all natural hair dye. Have you tried it before? Leave a comment below sharing your experience. If you’d like to read more articles from the blog, please click the links that interest you below. Are Your Herbal Hair Colors Really “Herbal”?
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