If you are aware that you can use coffee to dye hair, you might as well be thinking about how long it will last on hair.
So in this post, you will learn how long coffee hair dye last on hair, the recipe, how safe it is, the best alternative and everything other things you need to know including
- A before-and-after result that I found online.
So how long does coffee hair dye last on hair?
According to people who have used coffee hair dye, the dark color can only last for a week or less, depending on how often you wash the hair. Another thing is that it does not work on dark hair colors.
Coffee Hair Dye Recipe
There are lots of YouTube video tutorials on how to make coffee hair dye at home. And what I can guarantee you is that it’s as simple as anything else.
Before we go to the recipe, I will love to emphasize something.
I have read some blog post that claims you can get rid of grey hair with coffee. I am sorry to tell you that it is just cock and bull stories.
Coffee hair dye is only temporary hair color- Once your hair is wet, it will wash away.
So if you are looking for something temporary and cheap, then using a coffee hair dye will be a good option for you.
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Ingredients and tools you need :
- Organic coffee
- Jar to brew the coffee
- Small bowl or plate to mix your conditioner and coffee
- Brush to apply the hair dye
- Old t-shirt to prevent coffee stains
- Conditioner(can be replaced with coconut oil)
- Measuring cup and spoon.
Here’s the step by step guide on how to make a coffee hair dye at home.
Step 1: Get 2 cups of organic coffee and add 1-2 cups of warm water (the quantity of coffee and water depends on the length and thickness of your hair).
Allow the coffee to brew for 30 minutes -1 hours. After that, your coffee concentrate should be ready. All you just need to do is strain the coffee water into a separate bowl or cup.
Step 2: Add two tablespoons of conditioner into your mixing bowl and pour one or one and a half cup of your brewed coffee into the same bowl (depending on hair length and thickness) and mix everything.
Make sure you cover your body with an old t-shirt or towel to prevent unnecessary stains.
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Step 3: Apply the mixture to your hair, cover with a shower cap, and let it sit for at least 1 hour.
After that, rinse your hair with clean water, then add conditioner to the hair. That’s all.
Is Coffee Hair Dye Safe to Use?
Coffee hair dye is 99% damage-free and very safe for use, that’s one of the main benefits. Because it is natural, there is no side effect of chemical ingredients.
But if you are allergic to coffee, I will suggest you stay far away from this method.
While researching on this coffee topic, I also discovered that aside from coloring hair, coffee can restore and promote hair growth. I think this will be good news for people who want to try out something new to improve their hair growth.
Here’s a video you can watch if you want to try it out.
Coffee Hair Dye vs. Henna: Which is Best to Color Hair?
Comparing coffee hair dye and henna hair dye is like comparing a pussy cat to a lion. Henna is by far better than coffee hair dye. The only aspect that I see that coffee is better than henna is the preparation. The henna recipe is kind of tricky, while coffee hair dye recipe is simple and straight.
You can read my article on how to use natural hair dye to cover gray hair.
Before and After Results
I took a screenshot of before and after the result of someone who tried using coffee to dye white hair. Maybe if I try it out someday, then I will replace the picture with my results.
There are lots of better natural alternatives to dye your hair. If I want to try something with coffee on my mom’s hair, it will be for hair growth purpose and nothing else.
I was watching a tutorial on YouTube, instead of the tutor to apply the mixture on his hair, he or she used it on his hands. I was like, what is this guy/lady trying to tell me. Lol, this is the kind of people that will tell you that coffee can turn your gray hair to black.
After all said and done, you have reached the end of the content and I hope you enjoyed the article.
Now I would love to hear from you:
Are you going to give coffee hair dye a try?
Did you find my article on how long coffee hair dye last on hair helpful?
Or maybe you got some new experience or questions to share with me.
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