Organic Coffee for Hair

There are lots of health benefits of coffee and not all of them come from drinking a cup of java. One is the use of coffee as a natural hair dye. LAHealthyLiving.com discusses how to use coffee to dye your hair and improve hair health.

Natural methods of coloring sometimes don’t give a long lasting result (like these conventional ones), but at least they do not damage the hair and can even strengthen it. According to the National Cancer Institute there are over 5000 different chemicals used in conventional hair dyes, many of which are considered carcinogenic. Coffee is an absolutely natural product, which possesses beneficial properties.

Using this easy natural coffee mixture, you will get the desired shine, shade, and even promote hair growth. According to a study published in the January 2007 issue of the International Journal of Dermatology, coffee indeed helps with hair growth.

This is not useful for blonds or red heads but brunets can benefit from the use of organic coffee for hair coloring. You won’t get any bad extra ingredients with healthy organic coffee. And guys may even get help avoiding hair loss. The International Journal of Dermatology published an article about the effect of caffeine on hair follicle proliferation.

Caffeine was identified as a stimulator of human hair growth in vitro; a fact which may have important clinical impact in the management of AGA. [male pattern baldness]

So you can color your hair with coffee and even avoid losing more hair. But how do you do it?

Coffee Hair Dye

Make really strong organic coffee, preferably espresso.  Non organic coffee most likely contains some added chemicals.

  • Let your coffee cool down.
  • Mix 2 cups of leave in all natural conditioner with 2 tbsp. of organic coffee grounds and 1 cup of cold brewed coffee.
  • Apply the mixture onto your hair and leave it in for about an hour.   It will give your hair a beautiful chocolate color without any damage.

Coffee Hair Rinse

And here are the instructions for a coffee hair rinse.

Shampoo your hair first and then pour coffee over your hair. Leave it in for 20 minutes. Use apple cider vinegar to rinse the coffee out of your hair (it will help  seal in the color). Then rinse it off with warm water.

If you don’t see the desired results right away, repeat the same process for a few days in a row to allow the coffee to penetrate the strands of your hair.

The author specifies that coffee for hair coloring and for coloring via the rinse method are not meant for diseases of the scalp or hair.

Coffee for Skin Care

Bellatoy.com writes about coffee grounds as skin treatment at no cost. Just collect the coffee grounds that usually go into the garbage or disposal.

Coffee has proven to have wonderful effects on the skin. It contains powerful anti-oxidant agents, protecting the skin against free radicals and reducing the risk of skin cancer. Coffee tightens pores and removes dead skin cells, making the skin looking younger. It also displays anti-wrinkle properties.

Coffee is in many beauty products that you might purchase but using the grounds from making coffee is the free way to go. Take a look at the article for suggestions.




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