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How to dye your hair pink without chemical dyes

Updated on March 5, 2013
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Pink hair

Pink hair is always fun to try. These techniques are semi permanent and will fade out overtime. These dyes are also much safer than chemical dyes. They are better for you and the environment. Before trying any of these you should know that the color shows up best with light colors of hair. If you try to use these with dark hair the color will show up as more of a pink or red tint. Bleaching your hair to a lighter color first is the easiest way to get a bright shade of pink.

Using food coloring

You can use food coloring to dye your hair pink. This way is pretty inexpensive and the colors usually turn out pretty bright.

What you will need

  • Pink food coloring
  • Half a cup of conditioner
  • Small bowl
  • Paint brush for an applicator (optional)

What to do next

  • Put the conditioner into the small bowl
  • Add one or two drops of the dye
  • Mix the conditioner and food coloring well
  • Use the paint brush to apply the mixture
  • Leave in for four to six hours
  • Rinse out your hair with water
  • Towel dry your hair

It is best not to wash your hair for a couple of days so the color has a little more time to set in. The color may look a little red at first but should fade to pink quickly.

Natural pink dyes that wash out quickly

Cranberry juice

Putting cranberry juice in your also works. This will turn light blonde hair pink but any other colored hair may look more red. You just put cranberry juice into your hair and let it set for the day and wash out with water in the evening.

Beet juice

Putting beet juice in your hair can also make light blonde hair turn pink. Darker hair will turn more of a red color. But the red will fade to pink quickly. Put the beet juice in your hair and leave in for the day. Wash the beet juice out with warm water at the end of the day.

These two options will last only about a week tops. But since they are only temporary they are useful to see if you like having pink hair. These two choice are completely natural so they are safe for you and the environment.

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      M E Roberts 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Great ideas! Thanks!

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      Ann Leung 4 years ago from San Jose, California

      Very interesting idea on using food coloring to dye your hair. Thank you for sharing it!

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      Brittanie Pervier 4 years ago from Seattle WA

      I am glad to help thank you for the comment.

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      Brittanie Pervier 4 years ago from Seattle WA

      Thank you for commenting You can use food coloring for other colors too.

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      erikha 4 years ago

      i like it!

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      Samantha Harris 4 years ago from New York

      How exactly do you apply the cranberry juice or beet juice? Will applying heat (or straightening your hair) help the colour set?

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      Jo 4 years ago from Isle of Wight UK

      Hi, I am new to you hub pages, and I really like you profile page. Thanks for this helpful hub. I love pink hair but I have brown hair. My daughters are blonde though, and want pink hair for the summer. I think I will definitely try the food colouring option. Thanks so much.

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      twilight sparkle 3 years ago

      does it really wash out? ?

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      smayra 2 years ago

      Thanks a lol! I really hope that it vill work

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      April 11 months ago

      i found adding a tablespoon of vinegar to the food coloring method makes color last longer and be more vibrant

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