Do you want to change your hair color – but without damaging your hair?
Well, in case you want to go for a darker shade – I have the best solution. Let me show you how to darken hair with coffee – in a natural way, without any hair dye or chemicals.
Besides, the procedure is really simple – so are you ready? Let’s give it a shot.
5 Things To Keep In Mind
Before I start with the “how to” guide – here are 5 things you should know about this method:
- Coffee has better results than any other natural substance
- It works best for dark brown hair
- For lighter hair, you may have to repeat the procedure several times
- It doesn’t work too well for hair dyed in strong shades (red, silver, etc)
- It might not work from the first time
Now – there are several methods to darken your hair with coffee. I tried some of them – but the results aren’t the same.
For this reason, I will show you the most effective methods – so that you don’t waste valuable time trying.
1. Coffee Mask
This may not be the easiest method – but it’s surely the most effective one.
So here’s how to prepare the mask:
- Get a pack of organic coffee (because it has no artificial ingredients)
- Make a strong coffee – something like 2-3 times stronger than usual
- Add one small cup in a bowl
- Next, add 2-3 spoonfuls conditioner in it – to nourish your hair
- Mix until the paste becomes thick enough to be applied
- If it’s too liquid – add some more conditioner
That’s how the mask should be like. Now that you have it done, it’s time to apply it on your hair.
Basically – it’s like applying a hair mask. But here’s the tricky part:
- Apply it from the roots to the ends
- Make sure the color is smooth everywhere
- Let it sit for at least an hour
Obviously, you can let it sit for more than 1 hour – the longer, the better.
In the end, make sure you rinse your hair completely. You shouldn’t have a hard time, since the mask rinses easily.
Up next – you can either blow dry your hair or let it dry naturally, it doesn’t really matter in this case.
Once it’s dry, take a close look in the mirror and see if you can notice any changes:
- you will probably not get the color you wanted from the start
- so you can repeat this procedure several times
- in case you don’t notice any change after 3-4 times, add more coffee and less conditioner
- be patient and repeat it once a week, for several months
- in the end, you should notice at least one small change
2. Coffee Rinse
This method is really easy, comfortable and it can darken your hair considerably – but it’s going to take longer:
- it’s not as strong as the previous one
- you only need a few minutes to do it
Now – this isn’t my favorite method ever, mostly because you need more time to see the results. But I’ve used it several times and it does work.
Besides, it has 2 major advantages over the coffee mask:
- Colors all the hair strands equally
- Changes the color from the roots to the ends
So here’s what you need to do in this method:
- Prepare the same strong coffee as in method #1
- This time, don’t add any conditioner or anything else
- You’re going to use the coffee alone
- Let it cool down
- Wash your hair as usual
- Rinse your hair and make sure it’s clean (but still wet)
- Use the coffee to rinse your hair about 5 times
Now – you will probably not see any change after the first time.
But try to repeat the procedure every time you wash your hair – or at least 2 times per week.
After several tries, you should be able to spot a small change in your color.
My Verdict – Can Coffee Darken Hair?
Short answer: It surely can. It’s strong enough to change the color of your hair – but it might take a while.
So you basically need only 3 things:
- a strong, organic coffee
As I said, you will probably not going to see any change from the first try – unless you have a very dark hair color.
The key is to keep using this method several times a week.
As it’s a natural ingredient, coffee doesn’t have the power of hair dye or chemicals. But it will also not harm your hair.
So on the long term – I think it’s really worth the time and work, isn’t it?
Now I would like to hear from you:
- How dark is your natural hair color?
- Have you ever used coffee on your hair?
- Which of these 2 methods would you use?
I’m waiting for your answers, comments or suggestions in the lines below.