Natural Hair Dye recipes
add color to your life

Making and using your own Natural Hair Dye is waaaaay more fun than anything you can buy out there. And we’re not even speaking of the safety aspect, those store bought chemical hair dyes are packed with?…yes, 1000 points for you: Chemicals!!

This is for all who want to keep it natural, obviously. These homemade hair dye recipes contain pure natural ingredients. That is a seriously safer alternative to those chemical paint jobs

And yes, it will take you a bit longer to get to the same sort of result, because these natural hair color recipes are not as concentrated. But that also means you get a more gradual result, having more control over the outcome. But most important, also more than double the fun creating and using your own natural hair dyes


Not only are they easy and fun to make, but also very affordable or downright cheap and you probably have the ingredients already somewhere in your kitchen cabinet


Adding color never hurt anyone




natural hair dye recipes


Not for Sheep…

We want to make a point about Skin Tone and choice of color, at least what others lead you to believe; your new hair color should complement your skin tone.

E.g. Light-skinned people are normally advised not to get very dark hair because it draws color out of their skin. blablabla…We say: Who Cares?!

Do what makes you feel satisfied and happy with your appearance, these are not hair dye recipes for sheep but for people with a free will and a mind of their own, in short: follow your own feelings and instincts

But of course you can also use these homemade hair color recipes to cover or slightly accent your current style. Your hair, your choice; worst case scenario: wearing a cap or woolen hat for a few months, and that is trendy too...not that we care...




Which ingredients are useful
in natural hair dye recipes?

Now that of course is totally depending on which hair color you have and which color you want It is pretty obvious that going from blond to chestnut needs something else than covering up those unwanted grays or going for fire truck red

One of the questions you’ll have to ask yourself is if the color has to stay in just temporary, semi-permanent or permanent? Each will have its own method


To give you an idea
about ingredients for natural hair colors:

  • Chamomile flowers
  • Yellow broom flowers
  • Turmeric
  • Calendula
  • Saffron
  • Rhubarb root
  • Lemon juice
  • Coffee
  • Black tea
  • Walnut husk
  • Lemon juice
  • Beet juice
  • Henna
  • Carrot juice
  • Marigold
  • Cherry bark


Flowers and herbs with yellow blossoms are almost all viable options for blond dyes, while coffee and black tea obviously create darker tints and rhubarb root creates a rich, honey tint

If you have the nerves you could experiment a bit and see what exactly does what


I made the following hair dye recipe sections


  • making hair blonder
  • colors for brunettes
  • recipes to darken hair
  • recipes for red hair
  • Freaky Styly time; all colors of the rainbow





Natural hair dye to make hair blonder


Homemade hair care recipes

Yogurt, Chamomile tea & lavender oil natural hair dye


Brightens your hair; both yogurt and chamomile have brightening properties


What do you need:

  • 1/2 cup plain unflavored Yogurt
  • 1 cup very strong Chamomile tea (use 5-6 teabags)
  • 5-7 drops Lavender essential oil


How to do it:

Make the ultra-strong chamomile tea, let it steep and cool down for about 20 minutes. Mix it together with the yogurt and the lavender oil until you have a smooth consistency

Apply it to your dry hair and make sure you cover all of it, from root to end. Cover your head with plastic wrap and leave it for 30 minutes

Finally shampoo it out and condition





Homemade hair care recipes

Lemon juice & Chamomile tea natural hair dye


Natural hair dye for blond highlights


What do you need:

  • 1/2 cup fresh Lemon juice
  • 4 cups very strong Chamomile tea (use 6-8 teabags)


How to do it:

Make the ultra-strong chamomile tea, let it steep and cool down for about 15 minutes. Mix it with the lemon juice

Wet your hair with warm water and make it towel dry. Rinse your hair twice with the same lemon/ chamomile mixture; leave it in for about 1 hour sitting in the sun (if available)

If you can do that while thinking positive and happy thoughts and reading your favorite magazine or book, that will give the whole process a giant boost……at least it will boost your mood for sure

Finally, wash it out and condition


Tip: to get some serious results you will have to do this every day for at least 2-3 weeks. It might seem a bit long but this way you certainly have more control over the end result and you can decide to stop at your shade of choice





Homemade hair care recipes

Saffron & Lemon juice natural hair dye


Natural hair dye for a rich golden tint, works great on gray roots in blond hair


What do you need:

  • 1 tablespoon Saffron threads
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • ½ liter Water


How to do it:

Put the saffron threads into a large jug. Boil the water and pour it over the saffron threads. Leave it soaking for 10 to 15 minutes

Strain out the saffron threads and add the lemon juice

Put a large bowl in the sink and pour the liquid through your hair, collect it and re-rinse 15 to 20 times. After the final rinse, wring out your hair and leave it for about 15 minutes, then rinse with clear water




Natural hair dye for Brunette’s


Homemade hair care recipes

Coffee natural hair dye


A homemade hair dye to sip on...if you like strong black coffee


What do you need:

  • 10 cups of very strong black Coffee (using 2 heaping tablespoons per cup)


How to do it:

Make the coffee, let it stand to cool down for 15-20 minutes; filter it. Close the sink and place a large bowl in it, hang over this to rinse your hair repeatedly with the coffee; about 15 times. After the last rinse squeeze and wring your hair, then leave it for 15-20 minutes

Finally wash with fresh water

You could do the same using very strong black tea (using 2 bags per cup) the rest is basically the same


Tip: to see some serious results you will have to do this every day for a few weeks. This might seem a bit long but this way you certainly have more control over the end result and you can decide to stop at your shade of choice





Homemade hair care recipes

Walnut husk natural hair dye


What do you need:

  • Walnut husks
  • Water


How to do it:

Coarsely crush the walnut husks and cover them with water. Put it on the stove and let this simmer for 5-6 hours replacing vaporized water

Strain the water, take the husks and put them in a piece of cloth. Squeeze to get as much water out as possible and pour it back in the pot. Boil it until you have about ¼ left

Mix this with a teaspoon of ground cloves and put it in the fridge for a day, stir it regularly

Before you use it strain the liquid through a piece of cheesecloth. Now shampoo your hair, close the sink and place a large bowl in it. Hang over this to rinse your hair repeatedly with the mixture; about 15 times. Don’t forget to put on gloves because it can seriously stain. After the last time leave it for 5 minutes and rinse it out with fresh water


Tip: if this sounds too complicated you can also boil the crushed walnut husks for 1 hour and then squeeze them and take the colored water to rinse your hair. This might work for people with lighter hair, and seeing it’s a simple rinse it will not color as strong as the more complicated version




Natural hair dye to darken your hair


Homemade hair care recipes

Black tea & Sage rinse natural hair dye


What do you need:

  • 3 tablespoons black tea
  • 3 tablespoons sage
  • 1 teapot water


How to do it:

Boil the water and steep the black tea and sage in it. Allow it to cool. Use it as a hair rinse by repeatedly pouring the tea over the hair. Afterward rinse your hair with tepid water





Homemade hair care recipes

Walnut shells, Cloves & Black tea natural hair dye


Makes your brown or black hair a bit darker


What do you need:

  • 1/3 cup walnut shells
  • 3 bags black tea
  • 8 cloves
  • 3 cups of water


How to do it:

Bring the water to a boil; add the tea, cloves and walnut shells. Let it simmer for about 20 minutes. Let it cool down and then strain and keep the tea. First shampoo your hair and pour the mix over your hair and gently apply throughout as a final rinse





Homemade hair care recipes

Cherry bark & Black tea natural hair dye


A homemade hair coloring that will make your brown or black hair a bit darker


What do you need:

  • 1/3 cup cherry bark
  • 3 bags black tea
  • 3 cups water


How to do it:

Bring the water to a boil; add the tea, cherry bark. Let it simmer for about 20 minutes. Let it cool down and then strain and keep the tea. First shampoo your hair and pour the mix over your hair and gently apply throughout as a final rinse




Natural hair dye for red hair


Homemade hair care recipes

Beet & Carrot juice natural hair dye


Enhances red hair


What do you need:

  • 1/2 cup Carrot juice
  • 1/2 cup Beet juice


How to do it:

Mix the two juices together. Wash your hair and make it towel dry. Rinse your hair thoroughly with the mixture and let it stay in for about 1 hour sitting in the sun (if available)

Finally wash it out and condition


Tip: to see some serious results you will have to do this every day for a few weeks. This might seem a bit long but this way you certainly have more control over the end result and you can decide to stop at your shade of choice

For seriously red and we mean really fire-hydrant red hair see the freaky homemade hair color section below





Homemade hair care recipes

Rose hip or Clove tea natural hair dye


What do you need:

  • Very strong Rose hip or clove tea


How to do it:

Make 8 cups of very strong rose hip tea

Close the sink and place a large bowl in it. Hang over this to rinse your hair repeatedly with the rose hip tea; about 15 times. After the last time leave it for 15 minutes and rinse it out with fresh water


Tip: you can also do the same but using a very strong cloves tea


Next recipe >

Homemade hair dye for Freaky Hair Break out the paint and brushes!!



1|2 next >



If after using these natural hair dye recipes you're looking for more natural hair care recipes

Delve deeper into our:

Natural hair care recipes



Or find here recipes for a specific shampoo or conditioner





Sweeter Home Spa Day?

If you're a real natural gal (or guy) and you want your home spa day to be even more of a treat, you might also read our other natural beauty pages and find some incredible recipes


Natural Beauty recipes

Body & Skin Care

Facial Masks

Facial Care

Bath & Shower

Dental Care

Natural Body & Skin Home Remedies 





...and always remember you're already gifted with the

most effective natural solution available:



And in case that doesn't help, you can find one here at
Natural-Homeremedies-For-Life.com


Go from natural hair dye to our homemade hair dye page

Go from natural hair dye to our natural beauty page






Long Live Facebook Comments!

Please share with us your experiences, ideas or comments about our site. Use the box below and...thank YOU! ;-)

Homemade hair products & treatments

Ladies & Gentlemen, choose your hair care recipe...

and treat your hair the natural way it deserves

...any day of the week


        Shampoos


Conditioners


        Hair dye recipes


        Hair remedies



We will be adding more homemade hair care recipes over time:

  • More Shampoos
  • More Conditioners
  • Styling products
  • Hair rinses
  • Hair treatments
  • Hair remedies