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How to Naturally Dye Your Hair Red at Home

Updated on February 16, 2014
Red hair
Red hair

Beautiful Red Hair

These are some easy all natural ways to get beautiful red locks. You don't have to spend all your money at the salon. You can try these methods at home. They all cost under ten dollars so they are budget friendly as well. Before you try these out you should know that if you have naturally dark hair you may want to lighten your hair first so that the red stands out more.

Using beets to color your hair red
Using beets to color your hair red

Using Beet Juice

You can use beet juice to color your hair red. This method tints hair to the color of the juice. This is more of a gradual change and may take more than one try to get the desired effect. For the best results use once a week. This is all natural and does not damage your hair. You can make the beet juice from fresh beets at home or just buy the juice from the store. How to color you hair with beet juice is listed bellow.

  • Dampen hair with water
  • Wash beet juice into hair
  • Let the beet juice set for a half an hour(you can leave it in longer if you want)
  • Rinse out the juice
  • Towel dry hair


Using cranberries to dye your hair red
Using cranberries to dye your hair red

Using Cranberry Juice

Cranberry juice is another wonderful all natural way to color your hair red. It is simple, easy and does not cause damage to your hair. You may have to use cranberry juice more than once depending on the shade of red you are going for. You can juice fresh cranberries or use store bought juice both work well. How to use cranberry juice to color your hair is listed bellow.

  • Dampen hair with water
  • Wash cranberry juice into your hair
  • Lat set for half an hour( you can leave it in for longer if you want)
  • Rinse out cranberry juice
  • Towel dry hair

Using tea to color your hair red
Using tea to color your hair red

Using Strawberry Tea

Strawberry tea is another way you can color your hair red. The nice thing about this method is that you can brew the tea to be as strong as you want. This gives you more of a range of shades to choose from. Using strawberry tea is also more of a gradual change so you may have to try this method a few times to get the shade you want. How to color your hair red using strawberry tea is listed bellow.

  • Brew strawberry tea
  • Get hair damp with water
  • Wash in strawberry tea
  • Let set in your hair for half an hour(You can leave it in longer if you want)
  • Wash out tea
  • Towel dry your hair


Using henna to dye your hair red
Using henna to dye your hair red

Using Henna Powder

Henna powder is another great way to color your hair red. This method is permanent and does not fade as quickly as the other ways listed above. Usually henna powder will color your hair a really deep red the first time so you don't have to repeat the process but you can if you like. How to color your hair with henna powder is listed bellow.

  • Get one or two boxes of red henna powder
  • Mix the the powder with lemon juice until you get it to the consistency of paint
  • Apply the mixture to your hair( use a paint brush or gloves)
  • Leave in the henna in for a few hours( you can leave the henna in between 1 and 5 hours)
  • Rinse henna out of your hair
  • Towel dry your hair


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      Gamrgurl 4 years ago

      I'm allergic to chemical hair colour so this is great information for me. My hair started going grey at 16 so I am always looking for options when it comes to colouring my hair.

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      Shadaan Alam 3 years ago from India

      voted up your article, it's so good and i was pretty unaware that we can dye our hair without using chemicals, this post is great

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      SEEMA AQUA 3 years ago

      yeah great hub....

      thanks thanks for sharing.....

      God Bless You.....

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      justcrazy101 2 years ago

      I heard that you can use tomatoes too. Juice it out, apply it on your shampooed hair and sit in the sunlight for an hour or so before washing it off :) hope this is helpful

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      Jane Inkspill 2 years ago

      This is great! I am all about the natural and want to try red, so I am very happy to kow about this! But I have a question, is there a way to naturally strip your hair of the color if you don't want to keep it? I am not sure if there really is any natural way to do that, but I thought I would ask just in case!

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