To protect your hair color and keep your hair looking lovely it is necessary to take proper care and a little creativity and keep it looking shiny and vibrant. The number of people who are dyeing the hair is around 70%.
Coloring hair can make it more porous, and it becomes more sensitive to absorb and release moisture more easily. This process can cause loss of color molecules every time your hair gets wet.
The commercial hair dyes are loaded with more than 5,000 different chemicals (some of them dangerous).
Luckily, there are better ideas to try to get the same effects in a natural and safe way, and you can find here 7 natural ways how to do it:
- Lemon Juice
If you want to highlight your hair, you can use lemon juice, spraying and brushing it. It should act for several hours and if you want lighter shades, you can sun-dry it. The blond people can mix the lemon juice with chamomile. For best effects, this process should be repeated several times.
- Walnut Shells
Several crushed and boiled walnut shells provide dark brown hair color. You can crush and boil them for half an hour, and after cooling it should be strained and the solution applied to the hair.
The time of acting is around an hour and then is rinsed with lukewarm water. For a more intense color, the strained juice should be reheated, and it is ready when it simmers to ¼ of the original volume. It is used cool and strained.
Which kind of herb you can use depends on your goals. Here is which ones you can use:
The best results give simmered rosemary, sage and nettle, with water for half an hour. It is used strained and cool by spraying over the hair.
For this color, you can use chamomile, saffron, marigold, calendula, and sunflower petals. If you have grays you can cover them by using rhubarb root. Long-lasting effects will be achieved by adding black tea for darker and catnip for lighter colors. If necessary you can repeat the same procedure.
If you wish to add highlights or deepen the red hair, you can use calendula, rosehips, hibiscus or marigold. The herbs should be simmered in water for half an hour, then strained and cooled. This natural color is applied by spraying onto the hair.
Coffee has the ability to give a chocolate color to the hair, and it won’t damage it. Prepare a strong, organic coffee and leave it to cool. Make a mixture of 3 tablespoons of coffee grounds, a cup of the cold brewed coffee and 2 cups of leave-in all-natural conditioner.
The mixture is applied on the hair and left to act for an hour. In order to get a long-lasting effect, it is rinsed with apple cider vinegar.
Another way is to pour the cold coffee over the hair after you have washed it and leave it to act for 20 minutes. After that period it is rinsed with apple cider vinegar and then with warm water. For better results, it should be repeated for several days in a row.
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- Beet and Carrot Juice
If you add reddish tints to your color, these juices are amazing. To get the reddish-orange color you should choose carrot juice, but for red color use the beet juice.
After applying a cup of the juice to the hair, the hair should be wrapped and left to act for an hour, then, rinsed with water.
Henna powder is produced from the henna plant leaves. It has a natural coloring pigment, a red-orange color if used alone. By adding chamomile to the paste the effects can be softened.
How to prepare?
– Add 2 cups of lemon juice to one cup of henna powder,
– For an improved color, the release adds a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.
– The mixture should stay for 4-6 hours when is ready for use
– Apply it by combing through, then wrap the hair in plastic, and wait for 2-3 hours.
– Rinse it with water.
As the tea is not too strong, it is best with the natural hair color. Which kind of tea can be used depends on the hair’s color. For darker hair colors is used black tea, rooibos is used for redheads, chamomile is used for blondes.
How to prepare?
– Add 3-5 tea bags to two cups of water,
– Leave the tea to cool, and apply it on the hair.
– Adding some conditioners to the tea is also welcomed.
The grays can be covered, by mixing in fresh or dried sage and using the combination to help open up hair follicles. It should act for 1 hour, or overnight. Rinsing should be with warm water.