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How to Color Your Hair Orange at Home Without Using Chemical Dyes

Updated on February 13, 2014
Orange hair
Orange hair

Orange Hair

If you are looking for a fun new color to try out you might want to think about orange. It may be unusual and uncommon out it can be really pretty! The best part about this hair color is that you can get it at home without using harsh chemicals. You can use semi permanent dyes made from things you may already have lying around the house. They cause little to no damage to your hair. It is really easy and cost almost nothing at all to try.

Orange hair chalk
Orange hair chalk

Hair Chalk

Hair chalk can be used for many different colors not just orange but orange is one of the colors you can try with this awesome temporary hair coloring method. All you need is hair chalk and if you don't have hair chalk especially for your hair you can actually use pastel chalks.

What to do option one

  • Dampen hair with water.
  • Comb and untangle hair.
  • Tightly hold a small section of hair.
  • Color on the section of hair using the chalk.
  • Repeat to all sections you want colored.
  • Let the hair air dry.

What to do option two

  • Put orange chalk in a bowl with warm water.
  • Let the chalk dissolve creating the orange dye.
  • Brush hair and get rid of tangles.
  • Paint the dye onto small sections of hair.
  • Let the hair air dry.

Orange kool aid
Orange kool aid

Drink Mixes

Drink mixes can do more than stain your counter tops and create tasty beverages. They have dyes in them already. These dyes are safe enough to eat and drink and won't damage your hair. Just like your counter tops they can change the color of your hair too. All you need is orange drink mix to get orange hair. You can use Kool Aid, Crystal light, Gatoraid or any other powdered drink mix you can find that is orange.

What to do

  • Put the orange drink mix into a bowl.
  • Add a cup of conditioner.
  • Stir the two ingredients together mixing well.
  • Brush out hair getting rid of tangles.
  • Put in your hair just like shampoo.
  • Let it sit for a few hours.
  • Rinse with cold water no shampoo.
  • Let your hair air dry.

Orange food coloring
Orange food coloring

Food Coloring

Food coloring can be used as hair dye too. You can either mix orange and yellow dyes until you get the right shade or buy orange food coloring that has been mixed already. This method is temporary only lasting a week or two tops.

What to do

  • Fill a bowl up with a cup or two of your regular conditioner.
  • Add food coloring to the conditioner and mix well.
  • Shampoo the dye into your hair.
  • Leave the dye in your hair for four hours at least.
  • Wash out with water.
  • Air dry your hair.

Orange dip dye
Orange dip dye
Orange streaks
Orange streaks

Color Ideas

Get creative the best part of bright colors is you can get away with all kinds of different styles. You don't have to do all over color you can do streaks all over or just in the front. You can do the dip dye style or just framing your face. Coloring your hair bright colors like orange gives you the opportunity to really use your imagination. Here are some pictures for inspiration.

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