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How to Use Natural Hair Dye

If you seek a new do without the harsh chemicals, these steps will give you the locks you've been looking for.


  • Step 1: Open kit Open your hair-dye kit and become familiar with its contents. Read any warnings or precautions before starting.
  • TIP: Before using any hair coloring product, test a small area of your scalp to check for allergies according to the package directions.
  • Step 2: Set up Set up your workstation near a sink, being sure to wear an old t-shirt and using a towel you don't mind staining.
  • TIP: Natural hair dye does not contain bleaching agents such as ammonia but will stain on contact.
  • Step 3: Mix Mix your tint with the included developer following the directions on the package.
  • Step 4: Apply Put on your latex gloves and apply the mixture to your roots. Use a wide-tooth comb to evenly distribute the coloring through your hair.
  • Step 5: Massage Massage the dye into your hair using your fingertips and allow it to set according to the directions.
  • TIP: Use an egg timer to avoid over exposure and don't get distracted with other activities.
  • Step 6: Rinse Rinse your hair thoroughly with a gentle shampoo such as baby shampoo.
  • Step 7: Style Style your hair as desired. The full effect of the dye will take 24 to 48 hours to develop, so be patient.
  • FACT: Natural hair-dye kits account for just ten percent of the hair coloring market - about $1.25 billion annually.

You Will Need

  • A natural hair-dye kit
  • An old t-shirt
  • An old towel
  • Latex gloves
  • A wide-tooth comb
  • A gentle shampoo
  • An egg timer (optional)

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