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How to Naturally Darken Hair Color With Cocoa

by Melissa King, Demand Media

    If your brown hair looks a bit dull lately, try livening it up with an all-natural cocoa powder dye. Cocoa deepens and intensifies light to medium brown hair, so you'll score lustrous brunette locks without using any harsh chemicals.

    Items you will need

    • Plain yogurt
    • Apple-cider vinegar
    • Bowl
    • Cocoa powder
    • Honey
    • Shampoo
    • Towels
    Step 1

    Add 1/2 cup of plain yogurt and 1 teaspoon of apple-cider vinegar to a bowl.

    Step 2

    Mix in 1/2 cup cocoa powder and 1 teaspoon of honey. Stir well to combine the ingredients into a thick paste.

    Step 3

    Shampoo your hair as usual. Squeeze excess water out of your hair, then pat dry with a towel.

    Step 4

    Cover your shoulders with a dry towel to prevent the cocoa powder from staining skin or clothing.

    Step 5

    Massage the cocoa mixture into your hair thoroughly. Cover all surfaces, including the roots, tips and underside of your hair.

    Step 6

    Let the cocoa mixture sit for 2 to 3 minutes, then rinse it off with lukewarm water.

    Step 7

    Dry and style hair as usual.

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    About the Author

    Melissa King began writing in 2001. She spent three years writing for her local newspaper, "The Colt," writing editorials, news stories, product reviews and entertainment pieces. She is also the owner and operator of Howbert Freelance Writing. King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.

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