FAQ: Coloring Hair With Food Coloring Pigments

I would like to dye my hair with food coloring, but I do not want to bleach my hair. Will it work?

If you want a very bright color you need to bleach the hair.

If you will not bleach your hair prior to tinting with the food color it may or may not give your hair just a hue ( it depends on the darkness/lightness of your hair and hair's porousness). Without using chemicals in the color formula a pigment only attaches itself to a hair surface - it doesn't penetrate hair. It also slowly washes away, since it is not a permanent color.

This post should be taken as a first step for a discussion with your hairdresser and/or colorist about your ideas, desires or problems with your hair. Under no circumstances, you should act upon this post only. I strongly advice you to have your hair done by a skilled and reputable hairdresser/colorist in your area.