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How To Dye Your Hair With Walnuts

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Dye Your Hair With Walnuts

Are you tired of having to go to the hair dresser to dye your hair? Are you eager to try new ways of darkening your hair? There are many natural alternatives to help you in the task of giving a more intense tone to your hair, and even cover grey hairs. Walnut leaves are a good example of this as this tree has been used as a natural dye for a very long time. Enough waiting... discover in this OneHowTo article how to dye your hair with walnuts.

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Steps to follow:


Although it may surprising, walnut leaves can naturally dye hair and are particularly effective in covering grey hairs in people with naturally dark hair tones.

Note that this natural remedy can even be used for darkening or dyeing clothes simply following the same procedure as detailed below.

How To Dye Your Hair With Walnuts - Step 1

Since ancient times this plant has been used as a treatment to darken hair; some say it is also possible to use the walnut shells to get more intense dyes.

So, the first thing you should do is get your hands on some walnut leaves. You can take these directly from a producer of nuts and dry them at home or buy them in a shop specializing in natural products, where you will probably find them for sale already dried.

How To Dye Your Hair With Walnuts - Step 2

To dye your hair naturally you must prepare a concoction with the walnut leaves; two handfuls per liter of water will suffice. Let them boil for about 15 minutes and allow the solution to cool so you don't burn yourself. Then filter it to remove the leaves and any impurities.


That done, you can start applying the natural walnut leaf dye on your hair. Do so evenly so that all the hair is covered by the mixture. You will need to let it act for about 20-30 minutes to transfer the dark walnut tones to your hair.


Finally, you should rinse your hair with warm water and, if desired, apply a moisturizer for added shine, this will also help keep your hair strong and healthy. Look at your hair now and see how it has acquired a darker tone; if you already had dark hair note how the grey hair disappeared thanks to the juice from the walnut leaves.

How To Dye Your Hair With Walnuts - Step 5

If you want to try other alternatives to darken or dye your hair naturally there are other basic products that you may find useful, in OneHowTo we explain:

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Will coffee work in grey hair? Thank you for article.
Martha Griffin
What kind of Walnut? Black Walnut or English Walnut
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Martha
We recommend using black walnut hull powder.
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