Safe and natural: dye your hair without damaging it

Is there a safe and natural way to dye your hair without damaging it?

The vast majority of women dye their hair, and many of them do so with products sold in supermarkets and pharmacies. These products contain chemicals that are very harmful to your hair and health. Here are 8 ways to color your hair in a natural way!

Did you know that over 65% of women around the world color their hair? While some products might damage your hair or cause harm to your health, there are some others that are eco-friendly and safer. Here are some good options to dye your hair at home safely and without damaging it!

1. Herbs and flowers

Natural color for your hair

Who would have thought that you can use herbs and flowers to color your hair? But you can! If you want to get a reddish color, try marigold, rosehips or hibiscus. If you like brown better, try rosemary, nettle and sage. If you prefer blond, try chamomile, marigold, saffron and sunflower petals.


Simmer the herbs in water for 30 minutes, let them cool, strain them and apply the remaining infusion to your hair.

2. Coffee

Coffee works very well if your goal is to darken your hair

Coffee does wonders if your goal is to darken your hair. You will get a chocolate color without damaging it.


Make a black coffee, it's best if it’s organic. Let it cool and mix it with your natural conditioner. Add two tablespoons of organic coffee beans and apply it to your hair for at least one hour. Rinse it with apple cider vinegar to make it last longer.

3. Tea

You can use black tea to darken your hair

You can use black tea to darken your hair (although not as effective as coffee) or camomile tea to lighten it. If you want a red shade, you can use rooibos tea.


Boil two cups of water and put in 3-5 tea bags. You can apply it alone or mixed with your regular conditioner. Leave it on all night and wash your hair normally the next morning.

4. Beet and Carrot Juice

Dye your hair without using chemicals

Ideal for achieving a more coppery tone in natural hair. For a more intense red, add more beet juice, and for a more orange tone add more carrot juice.


Mix both juices, add a spoonful of coconut oil and apply it to the hair. Leave it on for at least one hour and rinse with apple cider vinegar. Repeat the process if you want a darker shade.

5. Lemon juice

Lemon is a perfect ally if you want to make your colour lighter.

It's a perfect ally if you want to make your color lighter. 


Spray lemon juice on your hair and leave it on for several hours. The results are gradual, so you will have to repeat the process for several days.

6. Nutshells

Use nutshells to get a brown-dark color

This method is perfect for getting a dark-brown color.


Just shred the shells and boil them for 30 minutes. Let it cool before you apply it. Leave it on for at least an hour and rinse your hair with warm water.

7. Honey and vinegar

Honey naturally lightens your hair

These two products also naturally lighten hair by working together.


Use one cup of raw honey, two cups of distilled vinegar, one tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil and one tablespoon of ground cardamom or cinnamon. Mix them to form a paste.

Wet your hair and then apply the paste. Wrap your hair in plastic film or a towel. Leave the mixture on overnight and rinse it in the morning.

8. Henna

Henna powder has a natural colouring pigment

Henna powder, formed from the leaves of the henna plant, has a natural coloring pigment that works very well on hair. When used alone, henna generates a red-orange color.


Mix one cup of henna powder with two cups of lemon juice and one tablespoon of vinegar. Let it sit for 4-6 hours and apply it. Leave it on for about 3 hours and rinse with warm water.

Cathy Mason

Cathy has spent most of her professional life discovering homemade beauty remedies, old and new. Using her extensive knowledge of natural ingredients, Cathy will provide expert advice on how to tackle everyday skincare problems with straightforward natural lotions and potions. + info

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