DIY Hair Dye: 5 Natural Hair Coloring You Can Use at Home

Experimenting with hair colors can be exciting. Red hair can make you look fierce. Light brown strands add softness to your look. The most common problem with dyeing your hair is maintaining its health. We want colored hair, but we don’t desire damaged colored hair. If you want to keep your hair healthy and glowing, the natural route can be the answer. We have listed natural hair coloring you can use at home. You can achieve the color you want naturally.


Henna is not just used for tattoos. It’s a popular way to dye your hair. Henna is derived from a plant named Lawsonia Inermis or the henna tree. Its antimicrobial properties can also help your hair and scalp stay healthy. There are a lot of organic henna products you can purchase. Make sure to read the labels before buying it. Keep in mind that henna is a long-staying natural hair coloring. Follow these tips when dyeing your hair with henna:

  • Mix your ½ cup henna powder with ¼ cup water to the right consistency (think about mashed potatoes). Cover for 12 hours.
  • Use gloves, a shower cap, and an old shirt to protect you from stains.
  • Apply your mixture to damp hair.
  • Apply coconut oil to your hairlines to avoid staining.
  • Let your hair sit for at least 2 hours before rinsing.

Lemon juice

How about bleached highlights that are perfect for summer? Lemon juice is the key. Take note that this process can be permanent. You will get slow yet lasting results. Lemon will wash off the dark pigment of your hair. You can get your desired color depending on the amount of juice you apply and the number of times. Here’s how to achieve those golden highlights with lemon juice s your DIY hair dye:

  • Put lemon juice in a spray bottle.
  • Spray the juice to your desired part. Use clips to part your hair.
  • Dry your hair under the sun for at least an hour for quick results.
  • Repeat the process several times until you achieve your desired color.


Do you want to try a fiercer hair color such as red or purple? Try beet juice. Aside from their raging color, beetroots are known to increase blood flow. It can make your hair bouncier than ever. Slice beetroots and mix with honey plus coconut oil. You can also purchase beet juice and add the carrier oil of your choice for your natural hair coloring. Apply your mixture generously to your hair. Wrap it and soak it for one hour. Finally, rinse with shampoo and conditioner. You can now sport the purplish hair of your dreams.

Food coloring

Food coloring? Seriously? You bet! Food coloring is a safe choice for a DIY hair dye since it’s made for people to eat. It’s chemical-free. Plus, you get unlimited colors to choose from. Get your favorite conditioner and mix it with the food coloring of your choice. Apply it to your hair and soak for at least 20 minutes. If you want a deeper color, go for an hour. Rinse your hair and see the results.

Coffee grounds

Grey hair can be stubborn. Dyeing your grey hair needs to be done several times as your hair grows and the color wears out. Try natural hair coloring if you’re worried about damaging your hair. Coffee is an antioxidant and thus, promotes cell growth. It can color your grey hair and add life to it. This time, brew your coffee, not for your morning fix but for your silver locks. Here’s the recipe:

  • ½ cup brewed coffee, 2 tbsps coffee grounds, 1 cup conditioner.
  • Mix the 3 ingredients. Apply it to your grey areas evenly and leave for an hour before rinsing.

Taking care of our hair does not end after dyeing it naturally. If you want optimum results and maintain your hair health, choose products that are guaranteed organic and safe. Hairmayaki is on the mission to positively impact our clients’ overall hair health. We understand that beautiful hair needs natural care. Try our all-natural hair products and see for yourself.


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