Naturally Dye Your Hair At Home

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Changing your hair color is a fun way to have a fresh start or to just mix up your style. But, if you don’t have the money to go to a salon but you want results without turning to drug store dye, try one of these natural hair dyes and treat yourself without compromising.

Coffee

If you are looking to cover gray hairs or give your hair some low lights, try using coffee! All you need is a cup of room temperature coffee or espresso, leave in conditioner, and some extra coffee grounds. Let it sit in your hair for an hour, rinse with apple cider vinegar to make the results stronger, and you are left with beautiful, lusciously brown hair.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice has lightening properties that work well in hair, but it can be a process depending on how dark your hair is to start. Squeeze some lemon juice and brush it through your hair. Wait for a few hours until you wash it out and sit in the sun for faster results!

Beet Juice

To give your hair red tones, juice a beet and pour it over your hair. Leave it in for an hour and be amazed at the lovely hints of red your hair will have taken on!

Beets are an ancient, prehistoric food that grew naturally along coastlines in North Africa, Asia, and Europe. Originally, it was the beet greens that were consumed; the sweet red beet root that most people think of as a "beet" today wasn't cultivated until the era of ancient Rome. Beet roots contain valuable nutrients that may help lower your blood pressure, fight cancer and inflammation, boost your stamina, and support detoxification while beet greens are equally, if not more, nutritious with nutrients that may strengthen your immune system, support brain, bone health and many more.  Drinking beet juice may help to lower blood pressure in a matter of hours. One study found that drinking one glass of beet juice lowered systolic blood pressure by an average of 4-5 points. Beets are a unique source of betaine, a nutrient that helps protects cells, proteins, and enzymes from environmental stress. It's also known to help fight inflammation, protect internal organs, improve vascular risk factors, enhance performance, and likely help prevent numerous chronic diseases. Beet greens actually have even more iron than spinach (another leafy green in the same botanical family) as well as a higher nutritional value overall than the beetroot itself. If you've never tried beet greens before, don't let them intimidate you. They can be added raw to vegetable juice or sautéed lightly right along with other greens like spinach and Swiss chard.

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