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7 Unusual Ways to Dye Your Hair

Want to try something crazy with your hair? Check out this list of unusual ways to dye your hair that will turn heads while you walk down the street!

You know the struggle of wanting to dye your hair but fearing haye2leb oxogeen? We all get those ‘I want to do something new with my hair’ moments, so we’ve decided to elaborate on seven ways you can dye your hair without using actual hair dye. Call us crazy, but we like to be creative. We’ve actually tried a few of these ourselves, including the Kool-Aid, chalk, and herbal drinks techniques, and loved the results.


If you’re looking for something temporary then chalking your hair is your best bet. It gives similar results as the Kool-Aid (shown below), but it doesn’t last as long. This technique can be quite messy, so make sure while you wear something old. In order for the colour to stick if you have dark hair, make sure you wet it first. Do not wet your hair if it's blonde. Take a few strands of your hair and colour it in a downwards motion - you can also twist it for a more interesting ombre look. Let it air dry and wash it out, and voila!

Food Colouring  Photo Credits:

Fast, easy, and cheap, food colouring is one of the less harsh techniques you can use to dye your hair. Before you start, you need gloves and an old shirt - unless you want to be a walking rainbow. In a small bowl or container, mix the food colouring with clear or white gel. The more food coloring you add, the more intense it will get. So keep adding until you’re satisfied with the colour, however, keep in mind that it looks a lot darker in the bowl than in your hair. You can mix colours as well - so, if you mix blue and red together, you’ll get purple. Unlike the chalk, do not wet your hair first; and it's also preferable if you don’t wash your hair for two days to make the colour stick.


Yes, you can dye your hair with juice; red, purple, blue, or even orange - bas el orange haye2leb bee2a, so stay away. We chose the cherry red colour, tried it ourselves, and we love the results! In addition, what we love about this technique is that it doesn’t change its colour in a “bee2a” way. The colour does get lighter; however, it blends nicely with the rest of the hair, giving it a natural look. For those of you who don’t know, Kool-Aid is basically powdered juice like the Egyptian Tang - bas 3ala andaf shwaya. So here’s what you do: pour the powder into a pot full of water and put in on the stove. Then, wait until the water is boiled and take the parts of your hair that you want to dye, and put it in the pot. Wait for about 10 - 15 minutes, then add conditioner to the parts you dyed. Wait for 10 minutes, then wash with shampoo.


This is pretty simple; all you have to do is buy extensions and dye them into whatever colour you want. Clip them on and they’ll blend in with the rest of your hair. Plus, you don’t have to worry about damaging your hair.

 Cocoa Powder

If you’re looking for a natural look then this is the technique you’d want to use. For a gorgeous chocolatey-brown colour, cocoa powder is the answer; it’s not only for hot chocolate or brownies. Grab a bowl and pour in half a cup of cocoa powder, a teaspoon each of honey and apple cider vinegar, and half a cup of plain yogurt. Mix very well to create a cream. Shampoo your hair then add the cream, leaving it on for about 5 minutes. Then, rinse it off with water, and leave it to towel dry.

Herbal Drinks (Hibiscus and Tea) 

Aywa el karkadeh momken testa3melo bardo. Although it won’t give the same effect as other techniques, this technique is harmless for your hair. This is one of the most natural ways to give your hair a certain reddish shine. You can even put the liquid in a container and use it as spray! Aside from the hibiscus, you can use tea as well; although the process is gradual, it's worth the wait. 

Happy colouring!