Welp, looks like people are dyeing their hair with Dunkin’ Donuts coffee now

Morning coffee is many things to many people — for some of us, it’s a lovely morning pick-me-up, and for others, it’s literally our life blood. 100% necessary for survival. But did you know your morning cup of coffee can also be used to dye your hair?

This is not a drill, people. The creative geniuses at Spoon University have successfully figured out how to dye your hair using Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, and it’s equal parts delicious and daring.

If you’re one of those adventurous souls who has used everything from Kool Aid to dye your hair to lemon juice for natural sunny highlights, you’re going to be hitting up your local Dunkin’s ASAP to give this a try.


This is good news for people concerned with how damaging to hair the dyeing process can be, because the coffee doesn’t have harsh chemicals that most commercial dyes do. According to the article, the best coffee to use is Dunkin’ Donuts Dark Roast Ground Coffee which will give the hair a rich, brunette tone.

Not only is the coffee chemical-free, caffeine is known to stimulate hair growth and will also moisturize your locks, leaving them shinier and healthier (BONUS!) than before. Spoon University gave an easy step-by-step guide to the process, which involves brewing the grounds, letting them cool, then combining the grounds with conditioner and coating hair, as with normal dyes.


As with any hair dyeing process, following the given instructions is crucial, of course… but it certainly seems there’s a new easy (and fun!) way to change up your locks for winter without inflicting too much damage to your strands.

Just another reason to love your morning cup of joe.

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