Best Homemade Hair Color

Natural Hair Dye Recipes for Brunettes

Are you looking for a few of the best homemade hair color recipes for brunettes? These are four recipes that you can use to dye your hair naturally while protecting your sensitive skin.

These natural hair dyes are much safer than the commercially produced hair dyes and can be just as effective if you're willing to spend just a little more time achieving the right shade for you.

Getting Started With Natural Hair Dyes

These are a few tips to help you get started!

  • Always wear gloves while working with homemade dyes to protect your skin from stains.
  • To protect your facial skin, ears, and neck area, apply un-petroleum jelly, natural oils or other protective skin cream in a thin to medium thick layer in these areas.  You'll prevent stains on your skin this way as well as possible skin reactions.
  • Always cover the areas and surfaces where you're working with these dyes and rinses.

Best Homemade Hair Color - Walnut Organic Hair Dye Recipe

This is one of the most effective homemade hair dyes for brunettes, however it does take some extra time to make and use.

If you don't have time, try one of the other natural hair dye rinses recommended below. Depending on your own unique hair, you may find the best homemade hair color is also one of the simpler recipes!

  • Use equal amounts of water and black walnut husks.
  • Put the water on to boil.
  • While you're waiting for the water to boil, crush the walnut hulls.
  • Add enough boiling water to cover the hulls and allow soaking for 3-5 days.
  • Add 3 cups of fresh tap water to the mixture and simmer for four hours.
  • Strain so that there are no hulls in the mixture.
  • Return liquid to the stove and bring to boiling.
  • Reduce the amount of liquid you started with to about 1/4 of that total volume.
  • Mix in 1-teaspoon cinnamon and 1-teaspoon cloves. Mmmm, smells great!
  • Put mixture in refrigerator for one to two weeks, depending on how dark you want the color.
  • Apply to hair 15-20 times (lean over a container to catch the dye).
  • Don't wash your hair immediately - wait until the next day if possible.
  • Enjoy your gorgeous new brunette locks!

Black Tea homemade Hair Color

The black tea rinse is not only simple and inexpensive, but black tea has healthy antioxidants that will nourish your hair!

  • Boil a quart of water.
  • Steep 1/2 cup of black tea leaves for 30 minutes.
  • Strain out the leaves and allow the tea to sit until it cools.
  • Wash your hair like you would normally.
  • Towel dry your hair to remove the excess moisture.
  • Leaning over a bin, pour the black tea rinse over your hair 15 to 20 times.
  • Wring your hair and wrap up in a towel.
  • Sit for 30 minutes and rinse with cool water.

This one of the best homemade hair color options for those with little time. One caution, if you are sensitive to caffeine, this rinse is best used in the morning, as you will absorb a little of the caffeine when you use the black tea homemade hair dye. Remember, everything we use on our hair and skin is absorbed into our bodies!

Black Coffee homemade Hair Dye

This is an easy homemade hair dye and one of the best homemade hair color options for brunettes who like coffee! This natural hair color treatment uses what most people already have in the kitchen cupboard - black coffee.

  • Brew organic coffee three times the strength you would for a normal pot of coffee.
  • Allow the coffee to cool to room temperature.
  • Shampoo your hair.
  • Lean over a large bowl or bin and rinse your shampooed hair with the cooled coffee.
  • Rinse your hair 15 to 20 times, reusing the coffee that goes into the bowl.
  • Leave the final rinse on your hair for about 15 minutes.
  • Rinse hair thoroughly with clean water.

This natural hair dye uses quite a bit of caffeine so I recommend that you do this in the morning!

Sage Natural Hair Dye

This is one of the best homemade hair color options for people who may be sensitive to the caffeine in black tea or coffee. Its made the same way as the black tea dye. You simply use 1/2 cup of dried sage in the boiling water instead of tea or flowers and follow the other directions exactly.

Tips for Using homemade Hair Dye Recipes

Be patient with yourself if you're trying to find the best homemade hair color for your brunette hair. As you know, the desired shade can be a bit elusive, but once you get accustomed to working with natural ingredients, you'll quickly learn how much of these rinses or dyes you'll need to achieve your perfect hair color.

These natural hair dyes are not permanent and so you'll need to replenish them every few weeks, depending on how often you shampoo your hair. Some people even build in these natural hair coloring treatments into their regular shampoo and conditioning treatments!

Additional Natural Hair Dye Options

There are now some new vegetable based natural hair colorings available which are non-toxic and which benefit the hair as well as providing color. Try them and see if they work for you!

You will find that eliminating the toxic chemicals in hair dye, along with using a good quality hypoallergenic shampoo will go a long way towards helping to clear up your skin rashes!

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