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Store-bought hair dye can contain harsh chemicals that damage and dry your hair. There are natural ways to make hair darker. Walnut husks and sage tea are two possibilities, but they can take more effort than necessary. Coffee can be used to make an easier homemade brown hair dye.

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Place a filter in the opening at the top of your coffee maker.

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Scoop out 16 tablespoons of coffe, and place them in the coffee filter.

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Pour eight cups of water into the coffee pot, and then pour it into the opening for water on your coffee maker.

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Turn the coffee maker on, and wait for it to finish brewing.

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Wash your hair with your normal shampoo. Do not dry your hair afterward.

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Place a large bowl in your bathroom sink.

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Once the coffee has cooled completely, back up against your sink and bend your head backward.

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Pour the coffee over your hair. The bowl will catch most of it.

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Pour what's left in the bowl back into the coffee pot, and pour it over your head again. Repeat this a few times.

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Leave the coffee on your hair for 15 minutes.

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Rinse your hair with clear water after the 15 minutes are up.

About the Author

Megan Richardson

Megan Richardson began her career as a freelance writer and editor in 2009. She has experience in public relations and event planning, and she worked as a writer's assistant to a published author for more than a year. Her work has also appeared in "The Daily Sentinel." Richardson holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication and journalism from Stephen F. Austin State University