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Here’s How You can Color Your Hair Naturally! The Most Effective Recipes For Every Hair Color!

Here’s How You can Color Your Hair Naturally! The Most Effective Recipes For Every Hair Color!
Around 65% of women change their natural hair color at some point in life. Sometimes we just want a change, sometimes we start seeing grays and just have to do it. Surveys say that women change the hairstyles and hair colors about 150 times in a lifetime on average, which is a lot.
Commercial hair dyes are filled with potentially toxic chemicals which can often irritate your skin and respiratory system, and at times can even damage the immune system. So how can we protect ourselves from these toxins and still have the liberty to enjoy a new color or cover the gray hairs?

After some extensive research, it turns out that there are a number of ways in which we can create new hair colors using ingredients which we can find in our kitchen. It all depends on which hair color you’d like to get.

Just have in mind that the result won’t be as if you’ve dyed it with the chemical hair colors. The natural ways won’t last as long probably and will not be able to totally change your natural color. The results may not be as you have imagined, but be patient. Experiment with the different methods until you find what you’ve been looking for.

If you want the color to last longer always rinse it with apple cider vinegar after coloring.

Here’s what you can use to color your hair naturally and protect yourself from the harmful chemicals:

This is an excellent solution if you want to make your hair darker, cover the gray hairs or add some dimension to dark tresses. Just make a strong cup of coffee (espresso is great) and let it cool off. Mix one cup of coffee with a few cups of leave in conditioner and 2tbsp. of coffee grounds. Apply the mix on clean hair and leave it on for an hour. Rinse the hair with apple cider vinegar for longer lasting effect. You might have to do it a few times to get the desired result.
Black tea, like coffee, is effective for covering gray hairs and going a shade darker. If you want to lighten your hair you can use chamomile tea, it’s highly effective for blondes, while if you’re a redhead you can try rooibos tea.

Just know that this method is most effective with your natural color. You won’t be able to go from blonde to brunette. But black tea can darken blonde hair and chamomile can lighten it—and if you sit in the sun while you have it on will give you even better results.

Make a highly concentrated tea with 3-5 teabags for 2 cups of water. You can either mix it with conditioner, like with coffee, or use it independently. If you want to cover the gray hairs put in some fresh or dried sage, it helps open the follicles. Wash your hair with the tea and leave it on for an hour or more for stronger color. You can even apply it before you go to bed and put a shower cap and sleep with it during the night. Rinse it in the morning. Try different methods and see which suits you best.

Different herbs work on different types of hair. Here are some recommendations which herbs work for which hair color:

Red hair: You can try calendula, marigold, rosehips, and hibiscus to get a deeper red shade or just add a few red highlights. The results will get better with multiple uses—if you regularly apply the dye, you will achieve more color. Boil the flowers in water for about 30 minutes, strain, cool, and then spray or pour on hair and leave it to dry in the sun if possible.
Brunette/Dark hair: If you have dark hair you can use rosemary, nettle and sage. Combine all three and simmer in water for 30 minutes. Cool it, strain, and spray or brush through your hair. Leave it on for about an hour. You should use it every day for a few times before you see noticeable results. Be patient it will be visible after a couple of rinses.
Blonde hair: As we said earlier, chamomile works great but you can experiment with calendula, marigold, saffron, and sunflower petals. If you want to cover the grays on blonde hair try rhubarb root tea. Put one cup in two cups of water, simmer, strain and spray over hair.
For longer lasting effects, for dark colors add black tea, while for lighter colors catnip.

Beet and carrot juice
If you want to add a natural red tint to your current hair color you can use these juices. You can try the one or the other or mix them up; depending on the shade you want. For a more reddish shade, put some more beet juice (strawberry blonde, deeper red, or auburn). Carrot will give you a calmer reddish orange.

The application is simple and easy. Just apply around one cup on your hair, wrap it up and leave it on for an hour. Make sure you’re wearing some old clothes because it can get messy. Rinse it after an hour and spray the apple cider vinegar for longer lasting effect. If it’s not dark enough repeat it again tomorrow.

Walnut shells
If you want to get and maintain a dark brown color, this is the best recipe. Crush the walnut shells and boil them for half an hour. Cool, strain, and apply it on your hair. If you want to cover gray hairs, you can apply it only to those areas with a cotton ball. Be careful because the dye will stain everything around you.
To get a more intense dye, return the strained juice to the heat and boil until it’s simmered down to about a quarter of the original volume. Let it cool in the refrigerator, strain again if needed, and apply on your hair.

When you rinse the hair doesn’t use really hot water so that it doesn’t take the color out.