Homemade Hair Dyes- Safe and Natural

April 16, 2010 by Sharon Schmidt Tyler  
Published in Hair

Safe and gentle natural hair dyes and rinses to make and use at home.

How to color your hair naturally at home?

    These days everyone is much more aware of the amount of chemicals that we are exposed to on a daily bases, and how much we pay for the food and products that expose us to those chemicals. With this in mind many of us are looking back to the all natural recipes and folk remedies for our daily wants and needs.
    Using herbs to color your hair is safe, gentle on hair and a great option when going grey. Hair color rinses can be used to lighten your hair, darken hair color, or add highlights and lowlights to your hair color without any chemicals.
When you use natural herbs to dye your hair you need to remember that some of these rinses might take several applications for noticeable results. Don’t expect big changes overnight. These are rinses and will give minimal amounts of hair color, not salon results. These are more color enhancer’s and do not result in full hair color coverage as normal hair color results would be.

Dyeing With Henna
Henna color in powder form (color of choice)
Your Favorite Deep conditioner
Mix henna using half the water as directed on the package. Add your favorite deep conditioner to the mixture. Apply to hair, working through hair thoroughly. Leave on hair following directions as indicated on package. Shampoo. May be used with colorless henna to increase volume of fine hair without adding color.

Basic instructions for natural color rinse:

Step one: Put  1/2 cup to 1 cup roots, herbs or flowers in a teabag or tea ball before adding to 43 cups water.
Step two: Simmer or steep in water for 20 minutes. Allow to cool. Drain herbs.
Step three: Apply as a final rinse, after you finish your normal cleansing and conditioning.
For a stronger tea, place herbs in a glass jar. Pour boiling water over herbs and cover. Let sit for anywhere between a day to a week.

Rinse for grey coverage:
1/2 cup dried sage
1/2 cup dried rosemary
2 cups hot water
Cover gray hair by Steeping a half cup each dried sage and dried rosemary in two cups of hot water. Apply once a week until you reach the desired shade.

For darkening gray hair.
3 tablespoons black tea
3 tablespoons sage
1 teapot freshly boiled water
Steep black tea and sage in water. The longer you steep, the stronger the rinse, resulting in a slightly darker coverage. Allow to cool and use as a hair rinse, pouring the tea repeatedly over the hair. Rinse with tepid water.

Rinses for Brunettes:

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One Response to “Homemade Hair Dyes- Safe and Natural”
  1. lillyrose Says:

    This is a really sensible idea, I hate the thought of the chemicals in the hair colour I use but I am going quite grey! and don’t want to (just yet anyway) not sure if this would cover my grey but I guess it’s worth a try. I also did an article on factoidz about potassium permanganate and my friend told me when I was doing the research on this that she washes her brown dog in it because he is loosing the colour on his legs prematurely (they have gone silver) and it really works, the colour has come back!! I am going to buy some, it is really useful stuff!

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