Tips On How To Naturally Dye Your Hair While At Home
Dyeing hair is actually a simple process but most people worry about the various chemicals used in dyeing hair products thus opting for natural dyeing methods. In fact, there are several natural methods of dyeing your hair and these mostly consist of using a variety of herbs and powders.
So, in this post, I have decided to provide u with some of the best methods of naturally dyeing hair and I think they will work perfectly for people who don’t like using chemical-based hair dyes.
How to lighten hair naturally
In case you really want to lighten-up hair naturally, then consider using lemon because it’s a great alternative to salon dyes in terms of lightening hair color. So, mix up a cup of water with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and then apply the mixture to wet hair.
Leave your hair to dry up naturally and then rinse out the lemon. In fact, you will notice a lightning effect within your hair after rinsing out the lemon mixture.
Try a honey and vinegar mixture:
A honey and vinegar mixture can also help to lighten up your hair naturally. So, get a cup of raw and uncooked honey, 2 cups of distilled vinegar, a tablespoon of virgin olive oil, and a tablespoon of ground cinnamon or cardamom, and then mix them together in order to create a paste.
Wash your hair to make it damp and then apply the paste all over. Afterward, wrap the hair using plastic wrap and then use a swim cap or shower cap to secure the wrapped hair. Leave the mixture within the hair overnight and then wash it out in the morning.
You will actually notice a difference in your natural hair color and if not then repeat the process.
Use some baking soda:
Baking soda can actually be used to lighten up your hair without even using any chemical dyes. In fact, baking soda works by stripping hair of a chemical buildup that darkens it thus making it look lighter. so, mix a small amount of baking soda into shampoo while showering at least once a week and with time your hair will start to lighten up.
However, this method of lightening hair takes a bit longer than other natural methods and this implies that it may take several weeks to the desired hair-color effect.
Try using cinnamon:
Cinnamon is actually a very common spice that can also be used to lighten up your hair. So, add a dash of cinnamon powder into a small handful of regular hair-conditioner and then evenly coat your hair with the mixture while working from the top of the scalp to the bottom of your hair-locks.
Afterward, pull the hair backward while securing it with hair clips if necessary, and then leave the mixture overnight. Shampoo and rinse out the mixture in the morning and after you will notice a lightening effect on your hair.
Consider using salt:
Mixing salt with water can actually create a natural hair-lightening agent that can safely be used on hair. So, mix 1 part of salt with about 5 parts water and then use the mixture to rinse your hair. Allow the mixture to sit within your hair for about 15 minutes and then wash out your hair with shampoo and clean water. You will notice hair getting lighter after washing and drying it up.
How to enhance blond hair naturally
Get chamomile and prepare a chamomile-rinse:
Rinsing chamomile tea through hair can actually help to enhance its natural blond color. In fact, chamomile can also reverse hair damage in case your hair contains brown streaks caused by sun exposure.
Prepare a chamomile rinse using regular tea bags but you may also consider using chamomile flowers for the best lightening effects.
Apply half a cup of flowers into a quart of boiling water for about an hour, then strain the mixture and wait for it to cool.
Wash your hair with a shampoo:
As your chamomile tea cools down, wash your hair with a shampoo in order to remove all the dirt or grime from your hair.
Add the chamomile to hair:
After washing your hair, pour the chamomile mixture over it at least 15 times while scooting or bending your head over a basin, bowl, or blocked sink because will enable you to use the same chamomile mixture over your hair again.
Afterward, wring-out any excess moisture from hair and then let the mixture set in for about an hour before rinsing it out using clean water.
On the other hand, if you fail to find chamomile flowers then consider using calendula, mullein blossoms, saffron, yellow-broom flowers, quassia chips, or turmeric.
Tryout rhubarb in case chamomile is ineffective:
A chamomile rinse may not actually work on everyone’s blonde hair and that is why it's advised to try out rhubarb roots in order to achieve effective results in terms of enhancing your blond hair color. In fact, rhubarb roots tend to add a honey-colored glow to your naturally blond hair or light-brown hair.
So, follow the following steps on how to prepare and use rhubarb over your hair:
- Get 3 cups of hot water and then pour them over 4 teaspoons of chopped rhubarb roots. Afterward, let the mixture/simmer sit for about 20 minutes.
- Strain the mixture and then pour it over your hair about 15 times while scooting or bending your head over a bowl or basin.
- After, rinse out your hair using clear water and then leave it to air-dry for best results. in fact, you may even let your hair dry under the sun in order to enhance the dyeing effects.
How to get a brunette shade naturally
Get or buy henna powder:
Henna powder can actually help to bring out the hair's natural brunette shades if used properly. So, you will need to buy henna powder from any online-store or local store and then prepare a henna mixture. However, the way you prepare the henna mixture will depend on the specific shade of brown you want to achieve.
If henna is used alone, it will produce an orange-red shade but you can also mix henna with other herbs/roots in order to achieve a bold hair color. But if your hair is gray or white then consider using the henna mixture alone.
However, if you have dark hair already then consider mixing henna with some chamomile in order to lighten up its effects. so, mix 1-part of powdered chamomile with 2-parts of powdered-henna.
Prepare a henna paste:
after deciding on how dark you want your hair to be, start preparing your henna paste. So, get henna powder with any other additional herbs/roots and then pour it into boiling water in order to create a paste. Afterward, add a teaspoon of vinegar and then stir up your mixture. Allow the mixture to sit until it feels lukewarm to the touch.
Apply the henna mixture to the hair:
First, make your hair damp by running clean water over it, put on your rubber gloves, and then begin massaging the paste into your hair. Carefully brush through hair using a wide-toothed comb in order to ensure that the mixture is evenly distributed and then cover your hair with a shower cap or swim cap.
Wait for the henna paste to sit within the hair for about 30 minutes or 2 hours if you have darker hair.
Rinse out the henna paste:
Remove the shower cap from your head and then rinse out the paste from your hair using clean water. Rinse until the water runs clear through your hair and then allow hair to air-dry or let hair dry under the sun in order to achieve an increase in the dye's effect.
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