Color your hair naturally with these homemade natural recipes. Refresh blonde, brunette or red with natural hair dyes that make your color brighter and richer with lemon juice, chamomile, coffee or black tea, rose hips tea and cranberries.
Natural hair dyeing might sound strange - however, if you'd ask your grandma, sure she'll tell you some homemade tricks to give your hair a rich, sparkling color. These natural color rinses won't alter the structure or natural color of your hair but actually condition hair while imparting color and sheen - great for those allergic to certain chemicals or ammonia found in hair dyes.
Lemon juice, chamomile and saffron are great to enrich blonde and light brunette hair. Lemon works its magic with oily hair but also fixes stubborn dandruff.
Mix one part water and two parts lemon juice, put it into a bottle with a spray pump and spritz your hair with the solution and rinse after an hour. If possible, dry your hair in the sun after using the lemon mix, to get the most from its lightening effect. Use this method for blonde hair rather than darker shades.
Chamomile is highly appreciated and probably the most popular herbal hair colorant among blondes.
Prepare the chamomile rinse with 3 cups of chamomile tea and one cup of lemon juice. Pour the rinse through towel-dried hair, re-rinse with the same liquid, leave it on for 30 minutes and rinse out with water.
Black tea and coffee are perfect for brown hair - will give a beautiful shine, deepen brunette shades, and effectively cover gray in dark hair. In the past coffee was used as a natural hair dye, however it lost its popularity as soon as chemical products appeared. Brew 2-4 cups of espresso or strong coffee (don't use instant coffee, it may contain additives that can damage your hair) and let it cool. After shampooing and conditioning, pour it through hair. After 20 minutes, rinse it out with beer or apple cider vinegar to seal in the color. Then rinse your hair with lukewarm water.
Black tea rinse gives hair beautiful chestnut highlights. Prepare 2 cups of tea out of 6 to 8 tea bangs, let it cool, pour over clean hair and make sure it gets to the roots. Rinse after 20 minutes.
Rose hip tea and cranberry juice can do miracles for red heads - they brighten up red hair and keep it vibrant. Rose hip tea can be easily prepared: add 1 cup of rose hips to 2 cups of boiling water, let the solution cool. Pour it on your towel-dried hair, leave it on for 1 hour and rinse.
Cranberry juice will add a reddish tint to your hair, it's best to refresh natural red hair color. Try the following: shampoo and condition your hair as used to, than pour the cranberry juice over your hair and massage it into your scalp and rinse. Repeat it as many times as needed.
It is certain that these natural methods require time and above all patience, however if you're using lots of hair styling products, why not pamper your hair with these all natural tricks that make wonders to your hair.