The results of the coffee hair dye experiment are in… and it receives a resounding “meh” where grey hair is concerned. Perhaps it works well for those with light hair who want it slightly darker, but it didn’t work for me.
I started with very strong, almost mud-like coffee to which I added about 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. I put these into a wilton pastry bottle for easier application and applied it throughout my hair. I also added some coconut oil to the ends (why not, right?) and placed it up in a bun. I put a shower-cap on and left it on my hair for about 2 hours before rinsing it out. If you do try this, remember to wear an old black shirt – since you will end up wearing most of this mixture.
After rinsing out my hair, the greys are still visibly noticible. Perhaps they are a slightly more “coffee” kind of grey now, but they are still standing boldly there like a bunch of white wizards on top of my head. Off to do more research for the next “natural” hair dye experiment. On the plus side, I now have a pot full of extra strong coffee to enjoy tonight so I am looking forward to a very productive evening!