You probably think that the only way to darken or lighten your hair is:
a) a visit to the hairdresser
b) buying paint in a store - dyeing at home
Well no. In nature, we find several plants that will naturally help us get the dream color. No, no, it's not a joke - we can dye our hair in natural ways.
As for less natural ways - in the store we can find many cosmetics for light or dark hair, among others shampoos, conditioners, masks. The effect is noticeable with prolonged use, but it is very weak. Rather, in the form of color underlining.
We can also prepare a decoction ourselves, which will only help us emphasize the color of the hair.
Depending on our hair shade - we use other plants.
- blond: chamomile, powdered rhubarb root or lemon peel (about a handful 2)
- brown: a handful of walnut shells or 2 a handful of walnut
- ore: a handful of red sandalwood powder
From the ingredients, make a decoction - half a liter of water (we brew it for about 20 minutes), then strain it so that it is "clean". You can use a very fine strainer, gauze or a coffee filter, depending on the ingredients.
We add a spoonful of honey. Massage the prepared mixture into the scalp. We rinse the hair after approx. 30 minutes.
As for dark hair - I tried coffee rinse several times. Just brew coffee (loose) with 3 spoons. Then strain the broth and rinse the hair with it. I can't quite say whether the decoction darkens the hair, but gives it a beautiful glow.
For dyeing blond hair, as with rinses, rhubarb, its powdered root, is great.
- 3 a handful of dried, powdered rhubarb root (can be purchased at the herbal store)
- 1 lemon juice
- a teaspoon of vegetable oil (it can be coconut, almond - such as it suits your hair)
Mix rhubarb powder with lemon juice and oil. Pour a few teaspoons of hot water into the mush - mix until smooth. Let stand for 15 minutes, then add a few tablespoons of hot water again.
Apply the paste on washed and slightly dried hair. If you dyed your hair with henna - and in this case we put a cap and a towel on your hair to keep warm.
We keep 20 minutes on our hair. However, it is worth checking every approx. 5 minutes to see if the effect we have on the hair is sufficient. We thoroughly wash the paint.
In the event that the hair has already been dyed with chemical paint - before natural coloring it is worth doing a test on a strand of hair.
Hair dye for brown hair
- 3 handfuls of walnut shells
- a bit of fruit vinegar
- a bit of vegetable oil
Just like dyeing fair hair - oil also to choose from.
Grind walnut shells finely, mix with vinegar. We add a few tablespoons of hot water, knead to a uniform slurry. Let stand for 15 minutes. We add a few tablespoons of hot water again.
Apply the paste on washed and slightly dried hair, apply a shower cap and towel.
We leave for about 20 minutes. This paint has a very strong effect - it can darken the color by up to one tone.
We thoroughly wash the paint.
Are you going to try natural ways to dye your hair?