How to Darken Hair Without Dye

You can dye your hair using your favorite black tea.

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One of the easiest and most fun ways to play with your image is by dyeing your hair. Dye is fun, but it can dry out your hair, it contains nasty chemicals, and it can get expensive. If you're looking for a cheaper, more natural way to darken your tresses, the answer might be in your kitchen. Black tea, when used as a rinse, can stain the outside of your hair, darkening it without any drying agents or nasty chemicals.


Brew a kettle of black tea. Let it cool down until it's warm or room temperature. You don't want to burn yourself with hot tea!


Hop into the shower. Wet your hair and wash it with your favorite shampoo. Rinse the shampoo from your hair well. Don't slather that conditioner on your strands just yet. Step out of the shower, dry your body off and grab your cool tea.


Over the bathtub or sink, pour the cool tea over your hair. Use your hands to distribute the tea through your hair. Let it soak in for about 10 minutes. You can leave it on longer if you'd like -- the longer you leave it, the darker your hair will be.


Step back in the shower and rinse your hair out. Slather your favorite conditioner in, then rinse it out. Let your hair air dry.


If you want to keep your hair dark, repeat this process once a month. If you do it more often than that, it'll make your hair even darker.

Things You'll Need


1.Black tea




Tips & Tricks


You can try using other teas to dye your hair as well. Green tea has the same effect as black tea. Chamomile and orange tea are useful for blondes if you want to brighten up your color.


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