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How To Colour Your Hair Black Using Alum Or Fitkari

Here is how you can use alum, a natural ingredient to colour your hair black easily at home. 
Published -21 Jun 2020, 13:20 ISTUpdated -22 Oct 2021, 15:21 IST
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Alum is found in many minerals and can be bought from shops easily as it is used for several purposes. It makes for an amazing hair colouring agent and is very cheap as well. "Fitkari" can be used for turning your white hair black. It also helps in hair removal amid other uses, by using the right combination of different ingredients. Here are some ways you can use alum in your day-to-day activities!  

Alum As Hair Colour

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To colour your hair black, make alum powder by grinding and then in a bowl, add some rose water in it and mix well with the powder to make a paste. Apply this paste on your hair and let it stay until it dries up. Now, wash it with warm water. Do this regularly, every alternate day for 15 days, and your hair might turn visibly black.

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Not just for colouring the hair black, alum is used for shaving by many barbers as well. It helps to control bleeding when there are accidental minor cuts.  

Alum For Hair Removal

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Alum powder is excellent for soothing when you have your hair removed. How to use it?


  • 1 tbsp alum powder
  • 2 tbsp of rosewater

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How to make it work

  • Just mix the two to make a paste and after removing your hair via waxing (Make Your Waxing Session Less Painful With These Quick Tips) on your body be it using cold or hot wax, apply this mixture over the hair removal areas.
  • Leave it on for 10 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water.  

Why this works:

Alum powder soothes the burning skin and brings relief. It also helps in diminishing hair growth if you use this for a long time.  

Alum powder for Lice

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  • 4 gms Alum Powder
  • 500 ml Water  


  • Mix the Alum powder in water and then apply it to your scalp.
  • Let it be for half an hour and then rinse it off with an organic shampoo. 

Do this every day and you will notice after a few days that the lice are completely gone.

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