Hair Coloring


Tips for Natural Hair Coloring
Do you want to add highlights to your hair without using all those damaging chemicals? Here are some fabulous hair coloring tips to add just a bit of color without ruining the condition of your hair.
Tips for Natural Hair Coloring, Natural Dark Hair Color, Natural Red Hair Color, Cover or Enhance Grey
Hair Coloring
Herb, Fruit & Vegetable Rinses for Color and Highlights These rinses work over a period of time to subtlety color and add highlights to the hair. First wash and rinse hair then pour any of these rinses over the hair 15 times catching the excess in a bowl or the bathroom basin as it runs off the hair, then pouring it over the hair again.
Enhance Your Blond Hair Naturally
Brew some chamomile tea and let cool completely. Pour on dry hair and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse.

Enhance Your Blond Hair Naturally
To bring out highlights and lighten blonde hair, steep 1/2 cup of chamomile tea in one quart of boiling water. Strain and cool slightly. Shampoo hair until oil free, and then rinse with the tea infusion.

Marigold gives golden highlights to light hair and brings out red and gold highlights in light brown and red hair. Saffron, turmeric, calendula, mullein, privet and yellow broom in addition to any yellow blossomed herb or flower also add color and highlights for blondes.
Rinse hair with a solution of 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to one gallon of water after shampooing.
To restore hair that was once blonde, mix 10 grams of licorice root with 10 grams of oat straw, add a pinch of saffron. Cover with water and boil to make an infusion. Strain and use a s a rinse after shampooing. It should be allowed to soak into the hair and not rinsed out.
Add 4 tablespoons of chopped rhubarb to 3 cups of hot water, simmer for 15 minutes. Strain, cool, and then use as a rinse after shampooing.

Cover or Enhance Grey
To get yellow out of gray hair use a highlighting shampoo with a cool base color like blue or violet. These colors minimize that brassy, yellow look. Look for shampoos that contain vegetable dyes.

Potatoes: Boil potato peels in water, strain, and cool. Use the strained water as an after-shampoo rinse to darken grey hair.
Sage covers the grey when used consistently over a period of time. Simmer 1/2 cup dried sage in 2 cups of water for 30 minutes. Steep for 2-3 hours. Strain, use as rinse on clean hair. Leave on until hair has dried, then rinse out.
Mix 1 oz. sage, 1oz. rosemary and 1 pint of water. Simmer for 30 minutes and strain. Massage into the scalp and grey hair.
Mix 1 tablespoon of apple-cider vinegar with one gallon of warm water, use as final rinse.
Use an infusion of hollyhock (blue-purple flowers) to remove the yellow cast from grey hair.
Use betony as a rinse to cover yellow in grey hair.

Enrich Your Dark Hair Color Naturally
Brew one strong cup of espresso and let cool completely. Pour on dry hair and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse.
To lock in color, try using a shampoo that has a slightly acidic Ph. All shampoos designed to clarify, add volume or control dandruff contain harsh, color-dimming ingredients.
Cook an unpeeled potato in boiling water. Cool slightly. Dip a pastry brush or cotton ball in the cooking water, cover and saturate hair, being careful not to get any on skin. Leave on hair for 20 minutes then rinse out. Make an strong infusion of any of the following herbs and teas then use as a rinse:
Rosemary, Sage, Raspberry leaves, Parsley, Ivy Berries, Catnip, Black coffee, Black Tea (for chestnut highlights).
Enrich Your Red Hair Color Naturally Use strong black coffee as a final rinse Use a strong rosehips tea
Make red hibiscus tea, and use as a rinse Make a rinse from calendula Use an infusion of saffron for a rinse.

Natural Hairspray and Lightener
Take a large lemon or two small ones, cut them into small chunks, and put the chunks in a glass or enamel sauce pan. Add two cups of water and bring it to a boil. As soon as it starts to boil, lower the flame and cook until the liquid cooks down to about half the amount – it should take about 15to 20 minutes. Next,
strain out the liquid. While you’re doing that, you may want to press down on the lemon chunks to make sure all the juice is out of them. Put the lemon hair spray in a spray container and refrigerate it. If you don’t use it often, put one ounce of vodka in it as a preservative.