Natural Hair Colors That Can Surprise You

Experiment with natural hair colors that you never knew could do equally good or better than some of the products you buy from the store. 

Most natural hair products sold in the supermarket have some chemicals added for various reasons. Some chemicals are not very harmful but others can be very toxic.

It is easy for your hair to look beautiful with just simple natural hair colors of your choice.  You can make these on your own because they are all around us.

Tips for using homemade natural hair color

  • Use hand gloves to protect your hands from stains.
  • Apply light natural cream to your face, neck and ear areas to prevent skin stains and reactions.
  • Cover working area with protective material to prevent stains

Hair Coloring Ideas To Use

You can use any of these hair coloring ideas for your dark hair, grey hair, blonde hair, and other color designs.
Go through these natural hair colors carefully and choose the best home remedy that suits your style.

Rosemary for dark hair

This native hair dye will help maintain black or darker hair. Boil a cup of water and pour it over 3 tablespoons of rosemary. Let it sit overnight, strain and use it to rinse the hair after washing with natural shampoo. The remedy also encourages curly and glossy hair.

Elderberries for darker hair

If you want a darker hair try this simple remedy.
Boil 3 cups elderberries and make sure you marsh them very well.    Strain  the content through good muslin and use it to rinse your hair a number of times for a dark gleaming hair.

Use chamomile for blonde hair

These natural hair colors show you how to maintain blond hair naturally.

Get ½ cup of chamomile flowers and pour 1 quart of boiling water over it. Allow it to steep for 30 minutes and then add the juice from 2 lemons to it. Use this remedy to clean the hair after washing with shampoo.

Rinse the hair about 20 times. Use a bowl to catch the rinse for reuse. The remedy will lighten your hair and add highlight to it.

How to revive redheads

Pour 2 cups of boiling water over ½ cup of calendula flowers and let it sit for 30 minutes.

Strain and use the liquid to rinse your hair after shampooing. Let the hair dry in the sun, and repeat this process about 20 times. Reuse the liquid several times. Calendula works well for redheads. The other name for calendula is marigold.

The remedy for brunettes

Mix ¼ cup of powdered chamomile, ½ cup of powdered henna and 1 tablespoon of vinegar together in enough boiling water to make a paste.

Let it cool and massage into your wet hair thoroughly with rubber gloves on.
Comb hair through and cover with plastic bag and a thick towel wrapped over it to hold the heat for 30 minutes.

Rinse very well with water and let it sun dry. Remove any stains on your body with lemon. Pretest the mixture before using because it sometimes add red overtone to the hair. If you have white, gray, or blonde hair, do not use it. It can turn those colors to a brassy orange look.

Lipton tea bag for brown hair

Brew a strong pot of tea with many Lipton tea bags and let it steep for about 10 minutes.

Pour it into a trigger-spray bottle when it cools, and spray your hair with it.

Wear a sunscreen and sit in the sun for about 1 hour. The tea gives the brown hair a beautiful highlight.

Rhubarb for lighter hair coloring

For lighter hair you can try one of these simple natural hair colors.

  • If you want to lighten your hair naturally, chop up some rhubarb stems and add 3 tablespoons of it to 3 cups of hot water. Let it simmer for about 15 minutes and strain out the rhubarb pieces. Allow it to cool down and use it to rinse your hair after shampooing to lighten your hair. You can repeat the process until you get the desired color you want.

Lime and lemon for lighter hair

Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon and 2 limes into a bowl and add 2 tablespoons of mild natural shampoo to it. Mix it very well and massage it into your hair. Sit in the sun foe about 20 minutes and rinse off with water. Apply a conditioner to the hair. You can repeat this until you get the blondish hair you like.

Lemonade for rust hair color

This remedy will get the rust color out of your hair. Pour ½ cup of your regular conditioner (preferably natural conditioner) into a cup and add enough lemonade powdered mix to it.

Dilute the paste with a little hot water and apply it to your hair. Let it set for about 5 minutes and rinse off with water.

How to darken gray hair with sage

Boil a cup of water and pour it over 4 tablespoons of dried sage. Let it sit overnight, and mix it with 1 cup of commercial tea.

Apply it to the hair on nightly basis until you get the desired result. These natural hair colors were used by native Americans for centuries.

  • One of the natural hair colors for preventing brown hair of getting grey is India tea. Pour a strong dark India tea over brown hair once a week. You will not get gray hair until you are very old.

The potato secret

Cook a few small potatoes with the skin. Pour the juice in a bowl and let it cool.  Apply the juice to your hair and don’t let it touch your face or neck because it may itch. Let it dry in the hair without rinsing it off. This will darken drab brown hair and eliminate grey streaks.

These simple natural hair colors don’t require any careful reading of labels to use. Secondly, if you look through history, original home hair dyes like wild berry juice were used especially in Egypt over 3000 years ago.

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