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Eco News Holistic Beauty Hair Dye Recipes
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woman-lilly-100px.jpgMost hair dyes contain many nasty chemicals that absorb into your body, here are some holistic hair dye and rinse recipes to be made in your own kitchen!


Steep an organic chamomile tea bag in 7 oz. of warm filtered water with a tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar. Apply tea mixture to hair and let sit for 3 minutes. Chamomile renders a golden tone to hair, whilst the vinegar gives hair a shine.
Rinse hair again with water.

Henna Hair Dye

Henna 200 gm
1 teaspoon organic coffee powder
1 organic egg yolk
1 teapoon Rum/Brandy

Mix coffee powder in water and make a paste of henna with the water. Beat the egg yolk and mix this into henna. Also add brandy to it. Apply the paste and leave on for 3-4 hours before washing with lukewarm water.


Saffron Hair Dye

Saffron 1 pinch
Boiling water 500 ml

Soak saffron in water for 10 minutes. Strain and use it on the hair. Grey hair will acquire a rich golden tint.


Walnut Hair Dye

Walnut husk 500 gm
Water 500 ml

Boil husk (dry outer covering) in the water for 15 minutes. Then strain and use this liquid to dye your hair. It will colour brown hair to a darker rich shade.


Brunette Rinses

Rinse your hair with the cooled water left after boiling unpeeled potatoes.

Rinse with teas made from Rosemary, Sage, Raspberry leaves, Parsley, or Catnip

woman-flowers-228x94px.jpgRinse with black Coffee or black Tea.

Rinse with an infusion of Tea, Walnuts and Coffee.

Rinse with and infustion of Apple Cider Vinegar, Rosemary and Coffee.

To Lighten Hair

Steep a cup of chamomile flowers in three cups of boiling water. Use the liquid as a final rinse. This will add bright golden lights to brown hair, and gradually lighten hair with continued use.

To Add Golden Lights

Dig up some rhubarb root, scrub it clean of grit, dry in the oven, then pulverise in a blender. Add just enough hot water to make a pulp and rub into your hair. Leave for half an hour then rinse off thoroughly. This may leave your hair dry, so use a nourishing conditioner afterwards.

Blonde Rinses

Rinse with infusions or teas made from Saffron, Turmeric, Calendula (marigold), Mullein.

Rinse with an infusion of Avena Sativa (oat straw), Licorice Root and Saffron.

Rinse with Chamomile tea.

Take a cup of marigold petals, pour over a cup of boiling water, leave until cool and use as a final rinse for your hair. Better results come with repeated applications.

Boil chopped rhubarb in water then cool, strain and rinse hair with water.

Red Hair Rinses

Rinse hair with cool, strong black organic Coffee.

Rinse with teas made from Rosehips, Red Hibiscus, Calendula or Saffron.

To Mask Grey Hair

Make a strong sage tea by pouring a cup of boiling water onto a cup of chopped sage leaves. Leave it until it is cool, and use as a final rinse. This will have to be repeated for several weeks.

Grey Hair Rinse

Use a Hollyhock infusion or Betony rinse to remove the yellow from grey hair.

To Colour Grey Hair Brown

Soak a handful of walnut leaves or husks in water overnight. Use this as a final rinse when washing your hair.

Dyeing Hair - Blue

To make a blue rinse, take a cup of elderberries, add a pinch of salt, and cover with boiling water. Leave this until it is cool and use as a final rinse. If the colour is not deep enough rub a more concentrated solution into your hair and leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing off.



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