How To Color Your Hair Naturally Without Using Any Chemicals
If you’re a woman who constantly dyes her hair, we have found a way to color your hair without damaging it with harsh chemicals. We’re talking about naturally dying your hair by using herbs that are extra healthy for your hair and will give you the desired color.
For Brown Hair- Green Peel Walnut
Peel 20 walnuts. Cut the green peel into pieces. Grind them and then add hot water. Mix. Once the mixture gets homogenous, use it as hair color. Use a brush to apply it on your hair and let it stay for 20 minutes. Wash your hair and then rinse it with vinegar. The vinegar will help you fix the color.
For Light Brown Hair- Onion Peel and Bark of an Oak
Mix ½ cup of onion peels and ½ cup of sliced bark of an oak. Pour them with 1 l. boiled water. Cook for 1 hour and then let them cool for another hour. Apply the mixture on your hair and let it stay for 45 minutes. Wash and rinse your hair with vinegar.
For Golden Blonde Hair- Chamomile
Put 100gr. of dried chamomile flowers in ½ liter water. Cook until it starts to boil. After cooking, strain the mixture. Soak your hair with the liquid. Wash and rinse with vinegar.
For Red Hair- Beet
Cut a medium size beet to pieces and boil it. Once it’s boiled, let it cool. Blend a few slices of the beet into the water. Apply the mixture on your hair and let it sit for 20 minutes. Wash and rinse with vinegar.
You’ll get the full effect during the first natural coloring if you have lighter hair. If you have darker hair, you’re going to need to repeat the natural treatment several times.
Use brewed coffee and conditioner to darken your hair
Place 2 cups (470 mL) of leave-in conditioner into a bowl. Stir in 2 tablespoons (10 g) of coffee grounds and 1 cup (240 mL) of room-temperature brewed coffee. Apply the mixture to your hair, wait 1 hour, then rinse it out with warm water. To help set the color, rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar afterward, then let your hair air dry.
Use brewed tea to enhance your natural hair color
Brew 3 to 5 tea bags in 2 cups (470 mL) of water. Allow the tea to cool completely before using it on your head. Pour the tea over your hair, or mix it with 2 cups (470 mL) of conditioner, and leave it in your hair for 1 hour before rinsing it out with warm water. Like coffee dye, this will only last about 2 to 3 washes.
Try brewed herbs to enhance your natural color or bring out highlights
Simmer 1 to 2 tablespoons (4.5 to 9 g) of your desired dried herb in 2 cups (470 mL) of water for 30 minutes. Strain the solution into a spray bottle, then mist it onto your hair until it’s damp. Just like coffee or tea dye, this is not permanent and will only last about 2 to 3 washes.
Add hints of red with beet juice or carrot juice
Simply apply 1 cup (240 mL) of beet or carrot juice to your hair, then cover your hair with a plastic shower cap. Wait at least 1 hour, then rinse your hair with warm water. Rinse it again with apple cider vinegar to set the color.
If you want to lighten your hair naturally, try using lemon. Lemon may be able to lighten your hair a shade or 2.
Use honey and vinegar
Honey and vinegar can also work together to lighten hair naturally. A simple recipe using honey and vinegar can be used on your hair if you want to lighten its natural shade.
Use baking soda
Simple baking soda works by stripping your hair of the chemical buildup that can darken your locks. Mix a small bit of baking soda into your shampoo when showering once a week. With time, your hair should begin to lighten. This method might take a few weeks before you get your desired effect.
The common spice cinnamon can actually help lighten hair. Add a teaspoon of cinnamon powder to a small handful of your regular conditioner. Evenly coat your hair, working from the roots to the tips. Pull your hair back, securing it with clips or ties when necessary. Cover your hair with a shower cap or plastic wrap. Leave in overnight and then rinse and shampoo in the morning.
Prepare for a chamomile rinse
To enhance the natural blond color of your hair, rinse chamomile tea into your hair. If your hair has brown streaks from sun exposure, for example, a chamomile rinse may be helpful.
Decide on the right henna mixture for you
You can use henna powder to bring out your hair’s natural brunette shades. However, how you prepare a henna mixture depends on the specific shade of brown you’re trying to achieve.
Prepare your paste
Once you’ve decided how dark you want to go, prepare your paste. Take the henna powder, with whatever additives you’re using, and throw in enough boiling water to produce a paste. Then, add a tablespoon of vinegar. Blend well and allow the mixture to sit until lukewarm to the touch.
Apply to your hair
First, run your hair under clean running water to get it damp. Then, slip on a pair of rubber gloves. Massage the paste into your scalp and hair. Brush your hair using a fine-toothed comb to make sure the mixture is evenly distributed throughout your hair. Then, place all your hair under a shower cap or swim cap. Leave the paste in for 30 minutes to 2 hours. If your hair is darker, wait longer.
Try a sage rinse
If your hair is black or very dark brown, you can bring out these natural colors using sage. If your hair is graying, sage can also serve to hide gray hairs.
Use alder bark
If sage does not work for you, you can try using alder bark. This is a botanical substance that produces a slightly lighter shade than sage. It can be used to lighten graying locks or darken naturally blond hair.
Give henna a try
Henna is a plant-based powder that has been used for centuries to dye hair, skin, nails, and much more. Although the powder is green, henna will naturally dye your hair a reddish-orange. Mix about three tablespoons (45 grams) of henna powder with enough boiling water to form a thick paste. Then, let the mixture sit in a cool, dark place for about 12 hours.
Use beet or carrot juice
To add red tints to your hair, try beet or carrot juice. For deep reds and strawberry blonds, use beet juice. For a more orange-red color, go with carrot juice.
If you already have reddish hair, using tea can enhance your natural color. It will not, however, create a red tinge on its own. Use rooibos tea if you want to enhance your natural red shades. Other effective herbs and flowers to use for red hair include calendula (marigold) flowers, hibiscus, and rose hips.
Apply herbal treatments
Herbs can be used to create a reddish color for your hair. However, this is a slower method. You’ll need to apply herbs over time to bring out your desired shade.