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Making Herbal Hair Dyes. I know most of you are aware of herbal hair dyes, mainly because you have heard of henna rinses which have become sort of the commercial standard.

Making Herbal Hair Dyes

Henna is a herbal rinse and has all the qualities of herbs except when it’s manufactured with added chemicals and fragrances that make it toxic and harsh. You can make your own henna rinse at home that costs a lot less and is a lot more safe. In fact, any color of herbal dye you make yourself not only saves you money but puts you in control of your hair in a way you cannot imagine. When you use a commercial product you are stuck with full throttle color all at once that leaves your hair in shock. Frizzy, burned out hair is often the result. But how about using herb based dyes you can mix up yourself for very little money and rinsing as often and as deeply as you like, gaining hair color as you rinse and only going as far as you want to? Here are the recipes. Herbal Mixes to Lighten Blond Hair Simple Blond Rinse 2 tbsp fresh Lemon Juice Sea Salt.

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #14: Enhance Your Hair’s Red Tones with Hibiscus. Red is a temperamental hair color!

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #14: Enhance Your Hair’s Red Tones with Hibiscus

It likes to make a bold entrance, but doesn’t like to stick around. If you’re a natural-born redhead, you might notice a gradual fading of your vibrant hue over time. And if you color your hair red, you might notice that it often fades quicker than other colors. There are a couple of easy home remedies to perk up your fiery hues, without slathering your head with chemicals. The first, and perhaps most well-known, option is to use 100% pure henna instead of hair dye. However, if you’re looking for all-natural, easy ways to enhance any naturally existing red tones or to brighten up fading color, look no further! This DIY spray will impart warm, red highlights.

If you are a blonde or have blonde highlights, be sure to check out my post on DIY hair lightening spray. Stuff to Know: How to Lighten Your Hair With Cinnamon and Honey□ DIY Deep Conditioner that Gradually Lightens Hair - Cruelty-Free Review and Lifestyle Blog. I’ve came up with a concoction that gradually lightens hair with minimal to no damage.

DIY Deep Conditioner that Gradually Lightens Hair - Cruelty-Free Review and Lifestyle Blog

Here is the recipe! I wish I had taken a good before and after picture but I don’t have that much foresight. I now have some natural subtle streaks through my hair and my tips are naturally lighter from exposure to the sun and this concoction for a few months. What you’ll need: A normal conditioner (I used Biosilk Silk Therapy Conditioner)Chamomile teaExtra virgin olive oilHoneyA tub or bottle to store everything in (I used an old tub from Macadamia Natural Oil)A spoon or fork for mixing Instructions: Fill the tub with some conditioner. Honey & Cinnamon Hair Mask. Lighten and Condition! Hey all!

Honey & Cinnamon Hair Mask. Lighten and Condition!

It's been forever since I've posted anything. Life has been crazy and yada, yada, ya. This is totally not crochet related but I just had to share it! Anyways let's get to the point. Dirty dishwater blondes this is for you. Natural Herbal Hair Color for Healthy Hair - Hippy Natural Hair Care Series Part 4 - TheHippyHomemaker. I have spent a lot of years of my life changing my hair color based on my flittering emotions and the change of seasons.

Natural Herbal Hair Color for Healthy Hair - Hippy Natural Hair Care Series Part 4 - TheHippyHomemaker

I am a big proponent of self expression and coloring my hair has always been one of my favorite ways to express myself, but over the last few years I have come to find out that all of those conventional hair dyes I was using is absolutely terrible for me and for the planet. All Natural Hair Color Recipes Using Herbs. DIY Beach Waves Sea Salt Texturizing Hair Spray. A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #3: Make Your Own Hair Lightening Spray. Making your own hair highlighter is easy and cheap!

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #3: Make Your Own Hair Lightening Spray

A product at Bed Bath & Beyond caught my eye the other day: John Frieda’s Controlled Lightening Spray. It reminded me of the Sun-In days of my youth, which always ultimately resulted in orange hair. I’ll never forget the day a guy I was friends with came to school with bright-orange hair, the unfortunate effect of Sun-In on dark hair, which he claimed was his older brother’s doing. Oh, the teasing that poor guy had to endure. An even easier route that is tried-and-true — and doesn’t contain any unnecessary ingredients — is to make your own simple lightening spray.

It will create lovely highlights, but not bold streaks. If you are raven-haired or a redhead and want to boost those shades and/or add highlights, please check out the tips for dark hair and red hair. Stuff to Know: For a container, I used a small plastic spray bottle from the drugstore, which cost $0.99. How to Use Coffee to Dye Your Hair and Improve Your Hair Health.

How to Naturall Lighten Hair with Lemon Juice - DIY Hair Lightening Spray. Katie Friedman This summer, check ELLE.com every Friday for fun and easy do-it-yourself hacks.

How to Naturall Lighten Hair with Lemon Juice - DIY Hair Lightening Spray

Getty Images We can't be alone in our collective history of Sun-In horror stories. (Orange. So much orange. . ) - 3 large lemons - 2 bags of chamomile tea - 1 tsp of ground cinnamon - 1 tbsp almond oil or coconut oil - an empty spray bottle What we used: NOW Foods Sweet Almond Oil, $5; drugstore.com Our price breakdown: lemons ($1.50) + 1 tbsp almond oil ($0.63) + 2 bags chamomile tea ($0.69) + 1 tsp cinnamon ($0.38) = $3.20 Boil about 1 cup of water and add the tea bags. All Natural Hair Color Recipes Using Herbs.