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All Natural Herbal Hair Color Recipes

All Natural Herbal Hair Color Recipes
Since I posted by recipes for homemade shampoo and DIY dry shampoo I’ve gotten a few emails asking about natural/herbal options for hair color. I’ve experimented with natural hair lightening in the past, but hadn’t tried dark or red shades. Many wasted herbs and a bunch of randomly colored streaks on the underside of my hair later, I figured out some good dark and red options as well! I started with sandy blonde hair, so I used the lightening herbs on most of my head, and I’m the blondest I’ve been since childhood (with some interesting red/brown streaks underneath). I think the reds and browns would be even more dramatic on hair that was already darker, but they definitely had my hair not-blonde anymore. These are natural colors and as such will create natural hues on your hair. Also, I haven’t tried these on dyed/chemically treated hair, so I don’t know how it reacts with those types of hair! Herbs for Light Hair I’ve tried several basic herbal variations including: Ingredients: Related:  Hair Care

Herbs For Hair Growth Top 10 Herbs For Hair Growth image to repin / shareHerbs background pic © Elena Moiseeva - Please share this page: Google + StumbleUpon Reddit Baldness, thinning hair, receding hairline - whatever you want to call it, hair loss is a concern many experience particularly during mid to late adulthood. Other factors mentioned by the American Academy of Dermatology include improper hair care like poor diet; health disorders like anaemia and thyroid conditions; treatments like chemotherapy and certain medications; and innate conditions like alopecia and menopause. [1] Your hair is not just a part of your head or body but has become a symbol of beauty, health and status, making it aptly called your 'crowning glory'. So rather than spending much on harsh mixed chemicals or turning to drastic solutions like expensive hair transplants or drug therapies to stimulate hair growth, why not give herbal remedies a try for a more natural, cheaper, gentler and safer approach? Aloe vera Horsetail

Homemade Hairspray - A Simple, Natural Recipe that Saves Money I was so excited to share this recipe for homemade hairspray that I had a hard time conducting an adequate test phase! I’m happy to report that after using it every day for over a month, I’ve been thrilled with the results. (UPDATE: I’ve been using this formula for over two years now, and won’t ever go back to store-bought!) My Issues with Commercial Hairspray Nowadays I have very thick, curly, long(ish) hair and need to use a generous amount of hairspray no matter how I style it. It’s time for something different. To my delight, Matt received a basic recipe for homemade hairspray from a DIYNatural reader named Charli. I tested the recipe, made a few tweaks, and came up with this wonderful recipe. Citrus-Lavender Hairspray Step 1 Cut a whole orange or lemon into wedges and combine with 2 cups water in a small pot. Step 2 Strain liquid through cheesecloth into a measuring cup. Step 3 Combine alcohol and essential oils in a small bowl, swirl to mix, then add to the cup of citrus juice. Step 4

A Fourth Leaf: Leave-in Hair Growth Treatment Since donating my hair, I've had an obsession with attempting to grow my hair the longest I can in the fastest way. In a previous post, I made a wash-out oil treatment. This treatment has a lot of the same ingredients, but it's a daily leave-in spray. Let's get to it! So obviously I didn't make enough to fill this spray bottle, but in my defense, I was going to use a smaller bottle. Here's what you'll need and an estimation of how much of each I used: 2 bags - Camomile tea (make sure it's 100% camomile) or Peppermint tea 1/2 tbs - Dry Rosemary leaves 5 tsp - Lemon juice (from the bottle or the real thing) I added this to lighten my hair - you may skip it if you wish. 1 cup - water (Just a side note, chamomile will lighten hair - especially if exposed to heat or sun.) Heat up your water and put in into a cup or jar to steep with the two chamomile tea bags. Take the Rosemary leaves and grind them as fine as possible. Remove the tea bags and stir in the lemon juice! I really love this spray!

Hair Mask Recipe – Longer Fuller Softer Silky Hair Print this Post Long, glorious, beautiful, shiny hair…isn’t that every woman’s dream at one point or another ? Summer and Winter tend to be the harshest seasons that can take a toll on your hairs health. Summer: exposure to harsh chlorine, long hours spent soaking in the hot sun and overuse of styling products, your hair is bound to brittle and screaming for moisture. Winter: exposure to extreme temperature differences, heavy winds and even snow can rob your hair of it’s moisture and natural shine. No need to buy fancy hair masks, when you can find everything you need in your kitchen. Combine: 1 tsp. honey 2 tsp. olive oil 1 -2 tsp. coconut oil 1 large egg Massage into dry hair with your fingertips ( boosts circulation to the scalp ) Let it soak in nourishing your hair for at least 10 to 15 minutes… longer the better Shampoo your hair as you normally would and finish with your favorite conditioner Spectrum Refined Organic Coconut Oil — 14 fl oz ( Multi-Pack)

Shampoo Bar Soap Recipe - Nightly I begin my journey into soap making almost 2 years ago. It all started when I read this post and began to understand how easy and cost-effective making my own really is! I am by no means a soap making expert. I usually stick to pretty basic recipes and I haven’t experimented much with scents or creative designs. Hot processed soap is the way to go for me. Determine Your Method There are so many recipes and soap-making methods out there. I would also recommend borrowing a few of these books from the library if you really find yourself wanting to know more: Handcrafted Soap by Dolores BooneThe Soapmaker’s Companion by Susan Miller CavitchThe Natural Soap Book by Susan Miller Cavitch Why shampoo bar soap and not just baking soda? What a great question! I have long hair and I was so frustrated. I really didn’t want to be dependent on store-bought shampoo! So I set out to create a solution! Purchase these handcrafted Herbal Silk Shampoo Bars via Roots + Reverie on Etsy. Gather The Supplies Alright!

pH Balanced Shampoo Recipe pH Balanced Shampoo Recipe UPDATE: (Mar. 2015) I get a LOT of questions about this recipe. Some people love what it does for their hair. Other try waiting through the detox and still can’t get results they love. I wish I had the answer, but natural hair care is tricky. In fact, you can read about some of the common hair issues and what I now recommend for natural hair care in this post. There are a lot of great questions about this shampoo in this post that I have answered in my All Natural Hair Care Guide. My all natural shampoo recipe is one of my more popular posts. Especially when one of YOU guys helped me see the better solution. My original shampoo recipe, like so many out there online, uses a base of castile soap. Luckily, there are more options. The comment that helped my poor little scalp Some months ago I got a comment from a reader named Amanda on my shampoo recipe. Why restoring your scalp’s pH is important Your scalp, like your skin, ranges in pH between a 4 and 7. Fear not!

9 Homemade Tips To Cover Up Grey Hair Image: Shutterstock “Grey hair” is one of the most dreaded night mares for all women, especially those who have crossed the 30 mark! This problem is universal and wide spread among the masses. It is one of the most prominent signs of ageing and premature ageing. Grey hair occurs when our hair is devoid of the pigment called “melanin”. We often resort to various methods to cover up our grey hair. 1. This is the number gray hair remedies. However, when you color there are two aspects you must always keep in mind which are how the color looks for your skin tone and the trend for that season. 2. This is perhaps the most effective and natural hair dye to cover up the grey hair when we speak of gray hair home remedies. Amla and henna not provides the colour, it also nourishes the hair making it soft and shiny. [ Read: Henna Packs for Hair ] 3. Grey hair can be covered up nicely with by the use of black tea remedy. How to: 4. This treatment will show visible results in a few weeks. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Discovered a new herbal hair inhibitor (?) Hi All, For a while I was experimenting with some commercial hair inhibitor formulas, such as Kalo and Hair No More. I would apply the formula to one leg, while leaving the other untreated. However, I had some homemade herbal tinctures lying around, including red clover. I began by shaving both hands. After about three weeks of this, to my great surprise, I have already noticed a clear difference in hair growth on the hands. This could be a random occurrence, but I am encouraged. Anyway, your mileage may vary, but since people on this forum understand the power of herbs (more so than many in the transgender community) I thought I would throw this out there. Hugs,Marina

How to Repair Your Hair with Olive Oil After a long winter’s exposure to dry indoor heat, our hair needs some nourishing relief! Here’s the simple solution. This easy hair treatment will result in healthier, more manageable hair and a really clean, invigorated scalp. Olive oil nourishes, conditions, and improves the strength and elasticity of your hair, while the couldn’t-be-easier process is both stress-reducing and health-promoting. 7 Hair Care Myths Debunked INGREDIENTS (enough for 1 or 2 treatments, depending on the length and thickness of your hair) ½ cup olive oil 5 drops frankincense essential oil (others may be substituted, if you wish) 1 plastic bag that can fit over your hair 1. 2. 3. 4. Find more olive oil beauty tips here. Related:Is Your Shampoo Dangerous? Adapted from The Herbal Home Spa by Greta Breedlove (Storey Books, 1998). Adapted from The Herbal Home Spa by Greta Breedlove (Storey Books, 1998).

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Laser Hair Removal Herbal Alternatives - Plant Seeds Why Laser Alternatives But if the consumers find long lasting or permanent hair removal safely(if performed properly), and find that hair regrowth comes back finer in texture and lighter in color, then why do they need alternatives? Well, the new technique depends on aiming the laser energy at the pigment in the hair (melanin), and this energy causes the follicles to be completely or partially destructed to either do not grow hair, or grow them thinner and paler, and here are all the drawbacks of this technique like : - Un-pigmented (gray) hairs and red or blond hairs response is not as effective as dark hair - Application on darker or tanned skin is hazardous and should be paid great attention - Skillful practice is essential as improper treatment can cause burns, lesions, skin discoloration or patchy regrowth - Some find the treatment painful and expensive, and some others do not respond to the treatment in the expected way Herbal Alternatives

Olive Oil Hair And Skin Care Olive Oil, A Great Solution For Hair And Skin Care — Olive oil has been widely used in your salads as well as many other things. It is one of healthiest components to make your food taste better. This oil comes directly from the Mediterranean Region and it has become so famous that it has been used in all the continents. It is a favorite among all the health conscious people. Home Made Recipes * If you want to have smooth and fine nails olive oil is the best solution. * Apply Olive oil liberally on your hands. * Olive oil is the best solution for chapped lips. * To have beautiful, lustrous, shiny, silky and dandruff free hair, olive oil is the best bet. * It is great moisturizing solution which makes your skin softer and smoother. * To make yourself an interesting bathing solution you can add 3-4 tbsp of olive oil with a few drops of essential oil. * You can make an excellent night cream by using 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup water. Source:

Natural Hair Dye, homemade hair color, for fashion sheep and trendsetters Making and using your own Natural Hair Dye is waaaaay more fun than anything you can buy out there. And we’re not even speaking of the safety aspect, those store bought chemical hair dyes are packed with?…yes, 1000 points for you: Chemicals!! This is for all who want to keep it natural, obviously. These homemade hair dye recipes contain pure natural ingredients. That is a seriously safer alternative to those chemical paint jobs And yes, it will take you a bit longer to get to the same sort of result, because these natural hair color recipes are not as concentrated. Not only are they easy and fun to make, but also very affordable or downright cheap and you probably have the ingredients already somewhere in your kitchen cabinet Adding color never hurt anyone Not for Sheep… We want to make a point about Skin Tone and choice of color, at least what others lead you to believe; your new hair color should complement your skin tone. E.g. Which ingredients are usefulin natural hair dye recipes?

Hair Color Tips :: Trisha Wood's blog Despite existing opinion that hairdo and hair color should be changed in spring, specialists recommend to change your style in fall. The thing is, after full of ultraviolet and vitamins summer our hair is in the best condition and ready for experiments even not very successful ones. So, let’s talk over the details of hair coloring and surprise our dearest with unexpected change from brunette to blond (it’s an idea for the bravest ones!) or just emphasize your natural color with temporary colorant. In accordance with Gallup poll results 31% of the Americans and Germen like brunettes, 20% go mad with blonds. It is certainly the matter of taste. As for women, they consider a hair color not less important than a hairdo. It is well known that woman is a very inconstant being. The ancient Romans also dyed their hair. Here another mixture that the ancient beauties used in the Middle East to dye their hair. Italy. It is necessary to make a strand test to determine exactly the hair color.