When it comes to dying our hair, we all leave the handiwork to the professionals. It not only takes significant amounts of time and money but also exposes our precious locks to extremely harmful chemical compounds. So what if we want to opt-out of those chemicals and reach for natural hair dyes instead? Well, beetroot can be a great choice for that.
Yes, the juice of the food makes a potent natural hair dye, and hence, beetroot hair dying is a thing these days. Whether you are allergic to commercial hair dyes or simply want to avoid them, you can go for this simple alternative for getting stunning red tints on your beautiful hair.
What Is Beetroot?
Beet is a plant belonging to the species Beta Vulgaris. It can be of several types including red beet, sugar beet, table beet, garden beet, golden beet, etc.
Though they have remarkable similarities in shape and size, they could be different both genetically, aesthetically, and nutritionally. Beet is mostly cultivated for their edible leaves called beet greens, stems, and taproots called beetroots.
The root vegetable, with a history dating as far back as 4,000 years, is highly appreciated for its medicinal properties. It is a great source of dietary fibers, vitamins (B1, B2, B5, B6, B9, C), minerals (potassium, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, manganese, phosphorous, selenium), choline, and many other essential nutrients, which make it a true superfood for us.
The carbohydrate content of beetroot is also much lesser than that of many other starchy vegetables. Besides, sugar beets are used for preparing sugar while red or golden beets are used as a natural food or hair coloring agent.
Beetroots are widely used as a natural treatment for fatty liver, hyper cholesterol, hypertension, and muscle soreness.
How to apply beetroot to your hair
- Grind the beetroot and extract the juice
- Wash your hair and apply with oil before applying the juice to the desired parts of your hair with a comb (Make sure to put on glove cause it stains dark red)
- cover your hair and dry it for an hour( the longer it drys, the longer stays on the hair)
That’s all it takes to be a natural redhead, it lasts for some days, depends on how you care for your hair.