How to Make DIY Homemade Hair Dye


Life is too short to live between black and white, and we know this by all of the different hair colors that have been parading around recently. A safe, inexpensive, easy way to change or intensify your hair color is homemade hair dye. 

With ingredients you may already have or can buy at your local store, it is simple to make homemade dye. Note that your hair cannot be transformed to the exact color you want with natural ingredients but you can get within a few shades. 

And doing it hat home is a whole lot less expensive than visiting a salon. Fortunately, there are various recipes for DIY hair dye that you can create using usual household products.

Pink Hair Dye

For the past several years, pink hair has been a hot item, with everyone from Katy Perry to Dua Lipa playing with the quirky hue. 

Fortunately, recreating the common color at home could be simpler, with nothing more than ingredients that many of us have already in our kitchens.

Everything you need is some beetroot and a couple of coconut oil scoops. Boil your beetroots first, until the water turns a dark purple red color. 

After which melt three tablespoons of coconut oil and mix a teaspoon of red beetroot water. Mix and massage your hair well. Before fully rinsing, let the mixture in for about 30 minutes.

Cinnamon Hair Dye

Cinnamon is a natural product that works to lighten the color of your hair naturally. Not only will it produce a lighter look eventually, but it will produce a delicate touch of cinnamon red in your hair. 

It is fast and simple to mix this DIY dye together and apply it to your hair. You can add an appealing color to your hair in less than an hour, so begin sourcing the following ingredients.

To produce a rich color for your hair, add cinnamon. Then bring the conditioner in to blend with the cinnamon.

Brown Hair Dye

Coffee can be used to give liveliness and dimension to brunette hair, as well as to make fantastic body scrubs and simple plant food. It couldn’t be simpler. 

Just add a heaped tablespoon of coffee grounds to a cup of water. Next, when most of the water has evaporated, boil in a pan.

For your next hair wash, let it cool and save the mixture. After shampooing, before rinsing and applying your conditioner as usual, massage the coffee sludge into your hair.

Blonde Hair Dye

This formula offers a simple way of lightening your hair one to two shades. Be advised that it’s not as effective as blonde hair dyes that are available commercially. It can be used to create some slight streaks or on all your hair.

This hair lightening technique works best on naturally blonde, dark blonde, or very light brown hair, and when used on darker hair, it is likely to draw some red. To form a paste, start by mixing baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. It needs to be spreadable, not drippy.

With a rattail comb and clip, section hair you’d like to color. Place the foil (one at a time) under the to-be-colored hair sections and brush the paste on the hair. Fold the foils to seal them. 

Leave on for 30 to 60 minutes. Once the desired color is attained, rinse, then shampoo and condition your hair.

Natural Hair Lightening Dye

You are in luck if you have naturally dark hair and you want to add highlights or lighten it all. This recipe is simple and quick to execute and does not require you to wait and sit around. 

Rather, mix together these ingredients, add them to your hair, and without worry, let the dye work. You’ll need lemons, organic honey, a shower cap, and shampoo and conditioner to create this homemade hair dye.

Lemon is an all-natural acid that acts to lighten hair, while the ideal lightening shade is produced by organic honey. Use the shower cap to hold everything in your wet hair together. Rinse it off with a shampoo and conditioner product afterward.


Making DIY homemade hair dye can be a great choice if you want to change your hair color subtly or need a quick temporary color fix. The results can be unpredictable due to various hair colors, textures, and porosities. 

Always do a small strand test before a complete application. Also note that you’ve done any treatments to your hair like keratin or otherwise, the hair dye will not be able to penetrate the hair shaft so dye first and do treatments after.

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