Did you ever have that nagging feeling you need to change something right away, without leaving your house or paying for an expensive salon procedure? One of the best ways to do that is to change your hair colour. Yes, you can actually do that at home with very basic supplies. Some are gentle and natural like carrots and beet roots, while others can help you create the brightest colours you’ve ever seen on your hair. Keep it in mind that these dyes will work differently on dark and light hair tones. Here are 8 craziest ways to dye your hair at home.
Get yourself a box of washable markers, pick out a few colours you’d like to experiment with, and open up each of them. Inside you will find ink cartridges in form of sticks. Take the first stick, put one end of it into the water until it becomes white-ish – that is the end you can take into your mouth and blow out the ink into a separate bowl. Repeat the procedure with all sticks using separate bowls. Add some hair conditioner to dilute each ink and turn it into hair dye. Then start painting your strands! It’s a good idea to use gloves for protection.
Beet Root Dye
Beet root is one of those natural dyes that can do something for both light and dark hair. To create your very own beet root dye you will need half a cup of fresh beet juice mixed with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Apply the mixture onto your hair, wrap it up, and wait for around 50-60 minutes. In the end you should get a nice purplish tint if you have darker hair and a gentle magenta tint if you have lighter hair.
Dyeing your hair with pastels is pretty easy – you just need to pick a few colours you want to put onto your hair. Take one pastel stick, put one end of it into water until it becomes soft and paste-like, then start rubbing it into your hair. The colour will look pretty bright, but pastels do wash off very fast.
Lemon is a natural highlighter, so why not try it on your hair? Take half a cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice and dilute it with quarter cup of water. Mix in a bit of coconut oil for moisture. Apply to the areas of your hair you want to highlight – a good idea is to use a spray bottle. The most important thing is to put your hair out into the sun – this way the lemon will get activated. Lemon works slowly and you will probably need to try it a few times to see the desirable result.
Dyeing your hair with Kool-Aid is ridiculously easy. Pour your Kool-Aid powder into a glass, add just a little bit of water to dilute it and bring out the colour, then follow with a good amount of hair conditioner to turn it into the dye you will apply to your hair. Mix everything thoroughly and put it on your hair using a brush. You can use foil to cover up the strands that are dyed. Let it dry, then wash your hair, and voila! Another way to do it is to boil some water, add the pack of Kool-Aid, and then dip your hair into it for about 30 minutes. Works for dark hair, too!
Coffee is one of the most nutritious natural hair dyes. To make a concoction that will change your hair colour you will need a quarter cup of freshly brewed espresso, half a cup of conditioner to give it some texture, and one teaspoon of coffee grounds. Mix everything thoroughly and apply to your hair for around 60 minutes. Don’t expect a very significant colour change, but it might even out your tone and create a different hue.
Food Colouring Dye
This may be one of the safest and most natural ways to dye your hair at home with some pretty vivid results. Food colouring is chemical-free and has a variety of colours to experiment with. Take a few drops of the colour you want to try, mix it with the hair conditioner, and apply to the areas of your hair you want to dye. To create a dense colour just add more drops of food colouring. Leave the DIY dye on your hair for 15-20 minutes and rinse it with water.
It turns out cinnamon not only smells delicious, but it can also provide you with a hair colour change! According to some YouTube experts, cinnamon can lighten up your hair at least by one tone. Mix half a cup of cinnamon with half a cup of hair conditioner and apply to your hair for at least one hour. Natural dyes always take longer to work!