Natural Hair Dye and ACV
by Nighlty Demonia
(Mobile, Alabama, USA)
A lot of people want to dye their hair without the harsh chemicals of salon dyeing and box dyeing. Vinegar makes an excellent base for demi-natural hair dye.
1. Food dye
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Measure out enough vinegar to saturate all of the hair you want to dye and mix enough food dye for the vinegar to become that color. Microwave the mixture until it's a little over body temperature, around 100 degree F should be fine.
Soak your hair in the dyed vinegar for about 5 to 10 minutes and rinse with cold water. Don't rinse until the water runs clear, it will fade the color too much. Instead, rinse with cold water until the water is 2 shades lighter than it was when you started rinsing. Use an old towel to pat the extra liquid from your hair and blow dry it. Blow drying will keep the dye from dripping and running out too fast.
This isn't a 100% permanent hair dye, and it will fade over time, especially the more you wash your hair. It does stain skin, but those go away in a couple days. Great news, it can be done without any damage to your hair! And you can use any color food dye you can think of!!
I used this to dye my bangs with green ripples by braiding them in small, tight braids and using this process to dye the braids. The core didn't get any of the fluid, but the outside did and I had green ripples in my bangs for 2 months.