According to data analysis from online, women change their hairstyles more than 120 times over the course of a lifetime. However many times when you make the change, it’s likely that coloring is a part of the process. About 65 percent of women change their natural hair color, about a 7 percent increase from the 1950s. We like playing with color. It makes us feel good…until we open the bottle and smell all the fumes.
Traditional hair dyes are full of potentially harmful chemicals that at high exposures, have been linked with skin and respiratory irritation, a suppressed immune system, and even cancer.
So how to color our hair naturally with less harm is a big question. If you want to dye your hair using more natural methods, there are a variety of ways you can do so. You can lighten hair using products like lemon or honey. You can also enhance your existing hair color with a variety of herbs, teas, and powders.
Method 1 . Lightening Your Hair.
1.Try lemon. If you want to lighten your hair naturally, try using lemon. Lemon may be able to lighten your hair a shade or 2.
2. Use honey and vinegar. Honey and vinegar can also work together to lighten hair naturally. A simple recipe using honey and vinegar can be used on your hair if you want to lighten its natural shade.
Method 2. Enhancing Blond Hair
1. Prepare for a chamomile rinse. To enhance the natural blond color of your hair, rinse chamomile tea into your hair. If your hair has brown streaks from sun exposure, for example, a chamomile rinse may be helpful.
2. Shampoo your hair. While waiting for the tea to cool, shampoo your hair. Do so as you normally would, using your regular hair care products. You will add the chamomile after your regular washing regimen.
3. Add the chamomile. Once you finish washing your hair, you can add the chamomile. Soak your hair in a basin of the rinse at least 15 times. You can also apply it to your hair and cover your head with a shower cap. When you finish, wring out any excess moisture. Let the mixture set for half an hour and then rinse out your hair using clear water.
Method 3. Getting a Brunette Shade
1. Decide on the right henna mixture for you. You can use henna powder to bring out your hair’s natural brunette shades. However, how you prepare a henna mixture depends on the specific shade of brown you’re trying to achieve.
2. Prepare your paste. Once you’ve decided how dark you want to go, prepare your paste. Take the henna powder, with whatever additives you’re using, and throw in enough boiling water to produce a paste. Then, add a tablespoon of vinegar. Blend well and allow the mixture to sit until lukewarm to the touch.
3. Apply to your hair. First, run your hair under clean running water to get it damp. Then, slip on a pair of rubber gloves. Massage the paste into your scalp and hair. Brush your hair using a fine-toothed comb to make sure the mixture is evenly distributed throughout your hair. Then, place all your hair under a shower cap or swim cap. Leave the paste in for 30 minutes to 2 hours. If your hair is darker, wait longer.
4. Rinse your hair. Remove the shower cap and rinse your hair under clean running water. When you are don, the water should run clean when leaving your hair. Allow your hair to air dry. Dry your hair in the sun, if possible, to increase the dye’s effects.
Method 4. Avoiding Pitfalls
1. Test your hair first. You’ll want to test out any natural hair dye method before using it. Your hair may react poorly to a certain method or produce a color you dislike. Dye a small portion of your hair first, using a lock from the back of your head. See if you like the results before attempting to dye your own hair.
2. Do not attempt major changes with natural dye. Natural hair dye will not dramatically change the color of your hair. It seeks primarily to enhance your hair’s existing shades. For example, if your hair is a dirty blond using chamomile can produce a lighter, more yellow blond. However, adding henna to naturally blond hair will not turn your hair brown. If you want to completely change your hair color, it’s better to go to a salon.
3. Use caution if you’ve dyed your hair at a salon previously. Some salon products may cause your hair to react poorly to certain natural hair dye methods. As always, test the method on
a small piece of hair before attempting to dye all your hair. You may also want to call your stylist and ask her what products he or she used and whether they interact poorly with natural hair dyes.