Beetroot juice, honey and more – would you dye your hair with these natural ingredients?

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Many dyes contain chemical ingredients that are not only harsh on your hair but also on the environment.   

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Here are seven natural ingredients that will get the job done and are safe to go down the drain.

1. Lemon Juice

Spraying lemon juice liberally on your hair and sitting in the sun lets the lemon’s acidity lighten your hair.

2. Coffee

Combining brewed coffee, coffee grounds and conditioner can create a mixture that’ll dye your hair a shade or two darker.

3. Chamomile Tea

This method is said to be better for brunettes because its lightning effect occurs more gradually. 

4. Henna

This long-lasting option (up to six weeks) will darken or redden your hair.

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5. Honey

The enzyme peroxide in honey is said to lighten hair once activated with water.

6. Beet Juice

Mixing beet juice with coconut or olive oil and applying it to your hair is said to produce a deep red dye.

7. Beer

This lightning method is sun-activated and best for already blonde hair.

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