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How can someone make homemade black hair dye?

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There are several ways to make black hair dye, but the best way is to use either coffee, strong tea or walnut husks. It can help to sit in sunlight during this process.

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Homemade hair dyes are much better for the average person than chemical hair dyes from the store. There are several ways to dye hair at home without spending money. When dyeing hair black, it is always easier to achieve the desired color by bleaching hair or allowing hair to return to its natural color.

  • Strong coffee or strong tea
  • Ensure that conditioner was worn on the hair the previous night for 30 minutes to soften the strands for absorption. Make the coffee or steep the tea, and let it cool off. Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and mix. Apply to the hair liberally and place a shower cap over the hair. Sitting in the sun can help the hair absorb faster, as it heats it up and speeds up the process. Sit with the cap on for at least twenty minutes, then rinse.

  • Walnut husks
  • Walnut husks can be used by boiling the shells in water for 15 minutes - using about a cup of shells to a cup of water can make a strong coloring agent. Apply this mixture to hair and let it sit for 20 minutes underneath a shower cap. Sunlight is not needed for this mixture.

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