Chemically Dying Hair Vs Herbal Hair Dye
Dyeing hair is one of the unfortunate tasks that women (and some men) go through to look younger and feel good about their appearance. Or if you’re Kelly Osbourne, because your favorite color is purple. Maybe you want to hide some grays, or maybe you’ve always wanted to be a redhead. Whatever the reason, there are alternatives to using the chemical goo you can buy from any drug store.
Dyeing your hair dries it out. Over time, even those color treated hair shampoos can’t manage to give you that natural hair feeling. Speaking for experience a bad dye job can ruin your life. I had ombre hair before it was cool, thanks to a mistake the left my brassy blonde. I even tried to go Kristen Stewart brown a few years ago. When I washed out the dye, I was left with jet black hair. Three months later, I tried to lighten it with red. Eventually, my hair had to be corrected chemically by a stylist, leaving my hair strawlike and frizzy.
Learn from my mistakes—don’t use chemicals! In fact, some of these chemicals are so crazy that you don’t even know what’s going on your head or in your body. Naphthalenediol, Methoxytoluene, and Diaminobenzoic acid are just a few of the banned substances, but you get the picture. Here are ways to get a more natural hair color.
Fresh Lemon Juice, Chamomile Tea & Calenbula Tea for Blonde Hair
Things like chamomile tea or lemon and sitting in the sun will give you highlights and lighten your locks. But here’s a mixture that will really give you fast results.
Natural Herbal Blonde Hair Dye Ingredients
- 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice
- 2 cups of strong Chamomile Tea
- 1/2 cup of strongCalendulatea (this will give you golden tones)
Blonde Hair Dye Directions
- Mix everything in a spray bottle and shake before each use.
- Spritz all over hair and brush it through.
- Now go enjoy the sunshine for a few hours and then rinse off.
Calendula Flower, Marigold & Hibiscus For Red Hair
I’ve always wanted to be a redhead, but after my mishaps with hair dye I am leery for touching anything chemical based.
Herbal Hair Dye Ingredients for Red Hair
- 2 cups of water
- 1/2 cup of Calendula Flowers or fresh marigold petals
- 2 tablespoons of Hibiscus Petals (the more you use, the redder the hue)
Natural Red Hair Dye Directions
- Boil the water and simmer the flowers for half an hour.
- Strain the flowers and store the liquid in the fridge.
- Use this as a final hair rinse in the shower and dry in the sun.
- Repeat this until you get the shade you want and then every few days to maintain the hues.
Nettle, Rosemary & Sage Herbal Hair Dye Recipe for Brown Hair
Using the same techinque as the herbal red hair tea, use these ingredients. You should use this as a rinse before or after showering. You don’t have to sit in the sun.
Brown Hair Dye Natural Recipe Ingredients
Black Walnut Powder Dye for Black Hair
Now, if you’re trying to go to black from blonde, this might take a while. There are two methods that work. First, try a strong brewed black tea as a rinse to darken any hair color. Sun dry your hair if you can and repeat as much as you need to to get the color you want.
All Natural Herbal Black Hair Dye Recipe Ingredients
Herbal Black Hair Dye Recipe Directions
- For super dark hair, put the Black Walnut powder into a tea bag or cheesecloth.
- Steep this in the water at least six hour or overnight. Use this as a rinse in the shower and dry in the sun.
Which method are you most excited to try?