Monday, March 10, 2014

I tried: coffee in my hair

I have been thinking about glossing my hair, so naturally I have also been googling ways to naturally make your hair shiner. I came across a few websites that said you can use coffee to add softness and shine while also adding a slight tint to already brown hair. Overall this idea sounded like it was worth a try. You can use cold coffee as a hair rinse but I went with a more crazy tip and used coffee grinds to really get my shine on via organic authority.

What I did: I did this over the kitchen sink you need an easily cleaned up area this is messy!

I did things a bit backwards and shampooed my hair first, then took the coffee grounds from a used k-cup and added a bit of water to make a paste. Massaged this over my hair making sure to get my roots and rinsed it out. It wasn't bad at all to rinse out the sink looked a bit crazy though. Next time I will try and shampoo my hair after I just thought that would wash away all my coffee goodness.

Coffee rinse:This was actually quite hard to do over the sink. I wasn't able to get the top of my roots very good and I am not sure if this did that much. No difference in shine compared to the straight coffee grinds.

Honestly while my hair was wet it felt so much softer and I had no tangles what so ever I have never had wet hair comb so easily. Once my hair was blow dried it felt nice but not over the moon nice. I don't think it added any extra shine to my hair. It did seem to deepen my hair which I am really pleased with.

I don't wash my hair in the sink too often but I may make a habit of doing this every few weeks to keep a bit of color in my hair. Overall it wasn't a diy beauty flop, anyone else tried this?


  1. I have been doing the no poo routine I blogged about it here
    I thing this coffee rinse will fit in nicely. I am going to give it a go! Thanks for the tip.

  2. I tried this today! The jury is still out. My hair looks shiner but I had quite a time rinsing all the grounds out. I think next I will try it with just cold coffee and see if I like that better.

    1. Glad to hear you tried this! I may have not used enough grounds I found it okay to wash out of my hair I am sure if you shampoo afterwards it may help rinse them out? I am going to be trying the coffee rinse next for sure.

  3. I've never heard of doing this! I wonder how it works with dyed hair?