How to Make Natural Red Hair Dye. You can highlight your hair with beautiful natural red highlights without using potentially damaging chemicals. Not only is homemade, natural dye chemical-free, but it's also quick and easy on the pocketbook. Follow these steps to make all-natural, red hair dye.

Brew strong rose hip tea or clove tea for the hair dye. You can also use strong black coffee, if you prefer.

Allow the tea or coffee to cool completely.

Shampoo your hair. Rinse it well.

Pour the mixture onto your hair while in the shower. Sit in the tub, and poor it on the hair as close to the drain as possible to avoid splattering the mixture all over the tile and shower curtain, which leaves stains. Put a large metal bowl under your head so you can reuse the mixture.

Rinse your hair with the mixture 15 times or so, reusing the liquid each time.

Wring your hair out, and put an old towel that you don't care that much about around your shoulders after the last rinse. Let the mixture sit in your hair for 15 minutes.

Wash the mixture out of your hair thoroughly, and then condition your hair. Style your hair as usual. Enjoy your beautiful new, natural highlights!


Rinse your hair with the mixture as many or as few times as you want, depending upon how red you would like your highlights. Put a shower cap on your head, if you do not want to stay in the shower while you wait out the 15 minutes. Then you don't get any of the mixture on your clothes.