Those who have blonde hair, but are interested in darkening it without the use of products that contain harsh hair-damaging chemicals, there are ways of darkening your hair the natural way. You can skip store- bought chemical hair dyes and opt for using everyday products found in your own home. Consider some of the following natural items the next time you want to naturally darken your blonde hair.
Black Coffee or Tea: Brew a strong black tea or dark black coffee to naturally darken your blonde hair. Once a full pot has been brewed, allow the pot of brew to completely cool. Get into the shower and wash your hair normally, rise thoroughly, and stay in the shower.
Squeeze your hair to remove any excess water that may remain and pour the cold coffee or tea into the hair. Make sure that you cover all of the hair to darken your hair evenly. Be sure to place a bowl underneath your hair to catch any excess mixture. Pour the bowl of coffee or tea over your head again and repeat until you achieve your desired result.
Next, allow the coffee or tea to absorb into your hair by sitting for about 5 to 10 minutes. Return to the shower, and then wash and condition your hair thoroughly. If executed properly, you will have naturally darker hair immediately. To maintain the darkened look, repeat this process about once a month.
The use of black walnuts is another successful way of naturally darkening your blonde hair. Crack five black walnuts, place them into a saucepan of boiling water, and allow then to cook for about 20 to 30 minutes. Next, allow the mixture to cool just enough so that it is not scalding.
Apply the black walnut mixture throughout your hair and then cover your head with a shower cap and let sit for approximately 30 minutes. After the half hour is up, rinse your hair thoroughly and wash with shampoo and conditioner. To maintain the darkened look, repeat this process about once a month.
When darkening your blonde hair, even naturally, it is important to test the process on a small patch of your hair first, especially if you have never darkened your blonde hair before. Try testing a small area of hair underneath to see how the final result will look. If you are unhappy about the color, you can lighten the hair. Because the test patch is underneath, it should not be very noticeable.
Although you may wish to darken your blonde hair, remember that using products with harsh chemicals will make your hair dry and brittle. Natural methods are a great way to get darker hair that will stay soft and manageable. The best part is that if you are not satisfied with the natural hair coloring job, they are only temporary and will fade within a month.