Color Hair With Beet Juice – Does This Really Work?

In this week’s video, I attempted one of the suggestions given to me by one of you guys! Beet juice for hair color – does it actually work? I put this to the test in this week’s video. I’m pretty excited about this challenge, as I was really wanting to attempt to use beets to color my hair.

I have naturally auburn hair, and try to brighten it regularly with natural herbal hair color. My box of NaturColor usually runs me about $10 at the local health food store, so being able to save money with a beet and some coconut oil appeals to me.

color hair with beet juice

Everything I read online said to just pour beet/carrot juice straight on the hair. I thought this might be kind of messy, and wanted a way for it to stay on the hair better. So I decided to whip up some coconut oil to make a good paste that did really well on my hair.

Watch the video here so that you can see how it all went down..


How To Color Hair With Beet Juice


  • Beet juice (can add carrot juice)
  • Whipped coconut oil
  • 2-3 bowls
  • Fork or whisk for mixing
  • Plastic gloves
  • Plastic wrap
  • Warm wet cloth

color hair with beets.jpg


  1. Mix together whipped coconut oil and beet juice.
  2. Apply to head thoroughly.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap.
  4. Leave on hair for up to an hour (more won’t hurt it, though).
  5. Rinse, wash, and condition as normal.


So what do you guys think? Did it really work? Is it worth it to color hair naturally this way? Here are the before and after pics.

beets for natural hair color - before and after.jpg

Tell me what you think in the comments. If you’ve got something you’d like me to try next, be sure to let me know and you might see it in a video real soon…

By |2014-04-10T22:02:52-04:00April 10th, 2014|Juicing, Natural Products|12 Comments

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  1. Msneen April 11, 2014 at 7:34 am - Reply

    Try boiling the juice down to get the water out and then add it to the coconut oil. It will make it much stronger.

  2. C April 11, 2014 at 8:19 am - Reply

    I am so glad I got you to do this!! I wish I had watched this sooner….I would have bought extra beets yesterday!

  3. C April 11, 2014 at 8:26 am - Reply

    I had to watch again girl you were crackin me up!

  4. christine April 28, 2014 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    I’ve been researching for an article on natural hair dyes the last week but this is a new one on me – very simple! I’ve come across the coffee and dark tea method to! Great info, thanks,

  5. sherry July 29, 2014 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    I’m very interested in this. How long does the color last? Have you attempted it again?

  6. simone December 9, 2014 at 1:29 am - Reply

    Sounds interesting, where do you get whipped coconut oil from. Can you whip it yourself?

  7. Perishablebananas December 27, 2015 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Putting oil anywhere on your hair while dying won’t get you anywhere. It makes it impossible for the color to stay, that’s why people put oil on their forehead when dying hair.

  8. Renee February 6, 2017 at 11:15 am - Reply

    I’ve read that you should rinse it out with a cider vinegar and water solution to help set the color. Also your after pic looks a lot richer than the before pic 🙂

  9. Enjac March 12, 2017 at 7:14 am - Reply

    Hey, I have black hair and I want to give my hair a dark purple shade without using any artificial dyes. Is there any natural way to do it?

    • heather March 15, 2018 at 1:44 pm - Reply

      Using Purple Food Coloring
      Food coloring can be used to dye your hair too. This is not all-natural but there are no harsh chemicals.
      What You Will Need:
      Red and blue food coloring
      Half a cup of conditioner
      A small bowl
      A paint brush to apply the mixture (optional)
      What to Do Next:
      Put the conditioner in the bowl.
      Add a few drops of red dye.
      Add a few drops of blue dye.
      Mix well to see if this is the desired shade of purple.
      If it is, then you can apply the dye and if not, then you can adjust the shade by adding red or blue food coloring.
      When applying, try to get the hair covered evenly to avoid streaky or blotchy spots.
      Leave the dye in for four to six hours.
      Wash dye out with just water.
      Towel-dry your hair.
      Try not to wash your hair with shampoo or conditioner for a few days so that the color does not wash out and has more time to set in.

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