Natural Hair Shade Recipes
Since I posted my recipes for homemade shampoo and DIY dry shampoo I’ve gotten several feedback and emails asking about natural hair colour recipes. I’ve experimented with pure hair lightening previously, however hadn’t tried dark or pink shades. Many wasted herbs and a bunch of randomly colored streaks on the underside of my hair later, I figured out some good darkish and red choices as effectively!
Pure Hair Colour
I began with sandy blonde hair, so I used the lightening herbs on most of my head, and I’m the blondest I’ve been since childhood (with some interesting pink/brown streaks underneath). I believe the reds and browns would be much more dramatic on hair that was already darker, however they definitely had my hair not-blonde anymore. If any of you with dark hair try the purple or dark colors, please let me understand how they work on you!
These are natural colors and as such will create pure hues on your hair. They won’t create synthetic colours like sizzling pink, completely platinum blonde, or jet black (okay, in order that isn’t a faux colour, I just haven’t figured out how one can do it…) The blonde/mild recipes will really completely lighten hair since they naturally bleach it however the red and darkish hues will leave a short lived tint for just a few weeks (depending on how usually you wash it). The sun will assist set all of the hues.
Also, I haven’t tried these on dyed/chemically treated hair, so I don’t know the way it reacts with these varieties of hair! Unsure why you’d need to use natural hair dyes Read the components on conventional dyes after which get back to me! 🙂
Herbs for Gentle Hair
I’ve tried a number of fundamental natural variations including:
Pure, sturdy Chamomile Tea (brewed with 1/2 cup herbs per 2 cups water) and sprayed or poured on hair and left on for a number of hours. Sitting in the solar throughout this time will enhance the lightening impact.
Fresh squeezed lemon juice, sprayed and brushed by means of hair and left on for a number of hours (in the solar) may even produce natural highlights.
A chamomile tea rinse at the top of each shower (leave in hair!) will produce smooth, silky hair and naturally lighter hair over time.
For a stronger and quicker effect, I’ve used the following recipe. It has left my hair very blonde, simple to work with and never yellowy/brassy at all.
Mild Hair Coloration Elements
1/2 cup recent lemon juice
2 cups of sturdy chamomile tea
1/2 cup sturdy calendula tea (non-compulsory and can produce more golden tones)
Gentle Hair Color Directions:
Mix all substances in a spray bottle or different small bottle. Shake effectively earlier than each use. Spray or pour into hair and brush by means of to get even. This works finest when utilized to hair immediately earlier than sun exposure and left in for 1-2 hours earlier than being rinsed out. Can be utilized several occasions every week until desired shade is reached. I recommend placing this in your hair and doing a kettlebell workout within the sun for maximum benefit 🙂
You may as well use this as a rinse at the tip of a shower (and then flippantly rinse with water) although it can take longer to have an effect. This will not have an in a single day dramatic effect, although when I’ve put it in my hair before gardening within the sun for a couple of hours I definitely seen a difference.
Herbs for Pink Hair
These will create a red/dark strawberry blonde tint in lighter hair and an auburn tint in darker hair. The effects are cumulative, so prolonged use over time will create a extra vibrant pink. The easiest factor is to make it part of your hair care routine if you need continual purple hair.
Red Hair Colour Components
2 cups of water
1/2 cup of calendula flowers or recent marigold petals from your garden
2 tablespoons (or more for extra pink hues) of hibiscus petals
Pink Hair Coloration Directions
Boil the water and simmer with the calendula/marigold and hibiscus for a minimum of half an hour. Pressure off the flowers and store in the fridge. Use as a ultimate hair rinse at the top of every shower. Dry hair within the solar if possible. Repeat each day till desired shade is maintained and then each few days to take care of.
A Sooner Manner
If you would like quicker and extra permanent results, you should use Henna Hair Colour. I’ve purchased from each Mountain Rose Herbs and Morrocco Technique. They are both wonderful products, and the results are very dramatic. They have lots of shade variations with red hues (and darker ones) and the outcomes final for a number of months (or longer when you wash your hair much less often). They won’t fully cover grey hair, however will darken it. Don’t use on chemically handled hair or check on a small part earlier than using on the whole head!
Herbs for Brown Hair
It’s easiest to darken hair that’s can u put olive oil in your hair already gentle brown or darker, although these colours will even darken blonde tones. At all times test on a small a part of hair before utilizing on the entire head, especially on chemically treated hair. Used as a rinse, these may even darken gray hair over time. The extra they’re used, the darker the results. For quicker, dramatic effect, use a Henna Colour Like Black, Darkish Brown or Mahogany. For a slower or more gentle tone, use these herbs:
Brown Hair Coloration Elements
1/four cup Nettle Leaf
1/4 cup Rosemary Leaf
1/four cup Sage Leaf
2.5 cups of water
Brown Hair Shade Instructions
Simmer the herbs with water in a small pan for at least half-hour or until water is very darkish. Remove from heat and when cool, pressure herbs out, making sure all small items are eliminated (I use cheesecloth). Retailer mix in the fridge. Spray or brush into hair about an hour before showering every day, then shampoo as normal. Can also use as a rinse and go away on at the end of each shower. Repeat till desired coloration is reached. It has a cumulative effect and also you in all probability won’t discover much distinction the primary few days. The herbs on this combine are also nice for getting rid of dandruff and for increasing hair growth…
Herbs for Dark Brown Hair or Black Hair
When you have very mild hair, it will likely be troublesome to get really dark hues with simply herbs, though with enough endurance, it can be performed. I’ve listed herbs that work, and you need to use any combination. As at all times, test on a small section of hair before utilizing. Henna hair colors will present actually dark results that final longer, but if you want to go darkish gradually, these are the recipes I’ve tried:
For very darkish hair, put 1/4 cup of Black Walnut Powder in a tea bag or cheesecloth bag and steep in three cups of water in a quart mason jar for no less than 6 hours or overnight. Use as a rinse within the shower for hair and dry within the solar if attainable. This may create VERY Darkish hair, particularly if you have dry or colour handled hair. It can even provide the darkest coverage for grey hair. Repeat day by day or as needed to darken and maintain darkish shade.
Use strong brewed black tea as a closing rinse to darken any colour hair. This is also nourishing for the hair and will present a temporary darkening effect on most hair varieties. Repeat as necessary to get desired shade and solar-dry if possible.
With any of these natural hair colours, be sure to check on a small part of your hair first, particularly with color treated hair and particularly with the henna colours as they’ve more lasting effects. Experiment with any of the above and mixtures of them to get the precise mix for your hair!
Ever used natural hair colours or rinses Please let me know beneath!