A large number of people today want to augment their appearance by changing their hair color, or introducing vibrant highlights in their hair. However, many people hold back their desire due to the harmful consequences that chemical hair dyes pose on our hair, skin, as well as overall health.
However, the good news is that there are a number of organic and natural ways in which you can change the color of your hair as well as have complete control over the intensity of the color required.
Homemade Hair Dyes
Up until a few years ago, the only natural way of bringing any kind of change to your hair color was to use henna. However, today there are various organic homemade options that can help you to dye your hair without the use of chemicals.
Using certain plant extracts and natural spices, it has become possible to bring a change in the hair shaft and introduce a new hair color. However, keep in mind that the process of organic hair dyeing can takes several weeks to produce the desired results. Therefore, patience and commitment are must when using this technique to color your hair.
Here are some natural ways of lightening hair through organic products. When using these techniques, keep in mind that if your natural hair color is too dark, it will take longer for the shade of the hair to change.Mix 2 cups of Chamomile tea with 1 cup of lemon juice; massage it on the hair and sit in the sun for some time. This will help you to lighten the color of your hair. To get quick result, repeat the procedure two-three times a week.Mix mashed Rhubarb with a cup of pineapple juice. Allow the hair to be soaked in this mixture while sitting under the sun’s rays for a few hours.
Mix 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon with 8 oz of yogurt. Massage this mixture into the hair and allow it to stand for a minimum of 30 minutes to lighten hair color.Mix 2 cups of plain yogurt with ¾ cups of honey and apply on dampened hair. Massage the mixture into the hair and wrap it using saran wrap. Keep the mixture on the hair for 8 hours before rinsing off.
In order to add reddish tints to the hair or to introduce red highlights in your hair, here are few natural methods. Mix a cup of beet root with ½ a cup of carrot juice; massage into the hair and allow it to sit for a minimum of one hour.Boil hibiscus tea bags in some water till you are left with half a cup of the liquid. After cooling down, massage it into your hair and leave it till the next time you shampoo your hair.Boil some crushed marigold flowers in few cups of water. After few minutes, strain the liquid and add a cup of red wine into it. Massage the liquid in the hair and leave for half an hour.
If you want to darken your naturally light hair or want to enhance shine to create low-light, here are some ways you can try. Boil half a cup of organic sage with 2 cups water; strain and use it to massage your hair. Allow it to stand for 35-40 minutes, then rinse off.
Boil few walnut shells, and 2-3 black tea bags with 2 cups water. Massage this solution on the hair after straining and leave till the next time you shampoo. Massage freshly brewed coffee in your hair let is sit for 15 minutes; then rinse off.
All above mentioned techniques are organic ways of coloring your hair gradually. Though the color won’t change completely with a single application but will surely help you change your look without using any damaging chemicals on your hair.