DIY hair colour booster

I have had my hair ombre/ balayage for a while now and I have gotten a bit bored with it. I also find that it looks more damaged than if it were just one colour. 

I am sick of commercial hair dyes and the damage that they do to my hair, therefore I thought that I might as well try a homemade solution to try and darken my locks a little. 


15 black tea bags 

2-3 shots of coffee or 2-3 tablespoons instant coffee 

4 springs of rosemary 

1 tablespoon honey 

3 tablespoons dutch cocoa powder 

1 tablespoon black food colouring 

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 

10 tablespoons plain yoghurt 

2 tablespoons coconut oil

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 

pinch of ground cloves 


1. The evening before boil the coffee, tea bags and rosemary in 1 cup of water, and reduce till only 3-4 tablespoons of liquid remain.

2. Strain out the rosemary and takeout the tea bags.

3. Add the 1 tablespoon honey to the liquid mixture. Mix and leave overnight. 

4. Place the mixture in the fridge overnight.

5. The next morning add yoghurt, black food colouring, apple cider vinegar, cocoa powder, ground cloves, olive oil and coconut oil to the mixture. Mix to combine.

6. Put the mixture on to your hair until saturated and wrap in cling film or alternatively place a shower cap over your hair. Leave on hair for 3-4 hours. 



This hair colour booster does make the hair feel a lot healthier and I do feel like a little colour has been deposited on my hair, I feel like my hair has redder undertones than it did before as well as darken up some of the blonder sections of my hair. I think the results might be better the more times that I do this so I will do it for the next month once a week to see if it makes a real difference. Otherwise I might have to go back to traditional hair dye, on the plus side even if this does not deposit any colour on to your hair it does make the hair feel silky soft and smell like a chocolate brownie. 





                  Before                                                       After 

The photos do not really do the colour booster any justice especially since the first one was taken after a run when my hair was all sweaty and a little gross. Overall I am pretty pleased with the results, I am surprised that it did anything to be honest. 



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