Hair Color Recipes Print
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Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:05

Natural ways to color your hair!!! No more chemicals!!!!

To Darken Brunettes


  • 1/3 cup walnut shells, black tea, cherry tree bark or cloves
  • 2 1/2 cups water


Add ingredients to a non-metal bowl or pot. Use a double broiler for this. Simmer ingredients in water 20 minutes. Remove from heat, strain ingredients, saving liquid in an old shampoo bottle. Apply to hair as a final rinse.

Chamomile  for Blonde Hair


  • 6 chamomile tea bags
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • lavender oil


Bring one cup of water to boil and steep tea bags for 15 minutes. Discard tea bags. Combine yogurt and 7 drops of lavender oil with chamomile tea, mix thoroughly. Apply the mixture to dry hair, working through to ends. Cover head in plastic wrap and condition for thirty minutes. Shampoo hair.

Blonde Highlights


  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 3 cups chamomile tea (brewed, & cooled)


Mix ingredients, pour over damp hair then let sit for an hour while you sit in the sun, wash out. Follow with a good conditioner. Do this a few times a week to notice the highlights.



  • black coffee or tea (brewed, & cooled)


Brew coffee or tea. Allow to cool. Pour over head. Let set or 15 min. Then apply again. Rinse well.

Hair Shine For Blondes


  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 4 cups (1 quart) warm water
  • squeeze of lemon juice


Mix ingredients. After shampooing, pour mixture through hair. Do not rinse out. Dry as normal.

Red Heads


  • 1/2 cup beet juice
  • 1/2 cup carrot juice


Mix ingredients together, pour over clean, damp hair. Wrap head in plastic and apply hot towel, medium dryer heat, or sit in the sun for one hour. Shampoo then condition.

Henna Color


  • Henna color in powder form
  • Your Favorite Deep conditioner


Mix henna using half the water as directed on the package. Add your favorite deep conditioner to the mixture. Apply to hair, working through hair thoroughly. Leave on hair following directions as indicated on package. Shampoo. May be used with colorless henna to increase volume of fine hair without adding color.

Black Tea and Sage Rinse For darkening gray hair.


  • 3 tablespoons black tea
  • 3 tablespoons sage
  • 1 teapot freshly boiled water


Steep black tea and sage in water. The longer you steep, the stronger the rinse, resulting in a slightly darker coverage. Allow to cool and use as a hair rinse, pouring the tea repeatedly over the hair. Rinse with tepid water. Do not shampoo. But you can condition after.

Cherry Bark and Black Tea Hair Color


  • Cherry bark
  • Black tea


Prepare a strong tea from black tea leaves and cherry bark. The longer you steep, the stronger the rinse. Use as a rinse after shampooing, finishing with a water rinse.

Grey coverage


  • 1/2 cup dried sage
  • 1/2 cup dried rosemary
  • 2 cups hot water


Cover gray hair by Steeping a half cup each dried sage and dried rosemary in two cups of hot water. Apply once a week until you reach the desired shade.

Before you Color:

  • ALWAYS do a test strand before you begin. Cut a small piece of hair from the back of your head or gather some hair from your hair brush. This way you know the result before you begin.
  • ALWAYS ask an herbalist or your local herb provider about the herbs you are using and their side effects if any. Just because it's printed on the Internet, doesn't make it safe. Research first!!!
  • ALWAYS keep allergies in mind. Specially if you are using certain herbs and oils for the first tome. Do a patch test on the bend of your arm, at the elbow. Allow 24 hours for any reaction to occur.

How to color hair naturally using herbs.

Herbs such as chamomile, sage, henna, rosemary and black walnut hulls can be used to naturally darken hair, highlight hair or just brighten and add shine to your natural hair color. The most common and easy was to color hair naturally is steeping herbs to make a hair color rinse. These are made to enhance and highlight  hair color and do not result in full hair color or grey coverage as chemical hair color results would

How to make a homemade Hair Color Rinse with herbs

1.) Choose your herbs or roots according to your desired hair color effect. For example: Are you looking to darken your hair? Choose herbs such as Lavender, Nettle, or Black Tea. For highlights choose Calendula or chamomile. Look at the list below for some great herbal hair color ideas.

2.) Place roots, herbs or flowers in a teabag or tea ball before adding to water.

3.)Simmer or steep in water for 20 minutes. Allow to cool

4.) Apply as a final rinse, AFTER shampoo and conditioner.

Color herbs and ingredients

Herbs for conditioning and highlighting Pale or Golden Blonde hair:
Marigold flowers alson known as Calendula , chamomile flowers, nettle, rhubarb root, safflower, mullein flowers, Catnip, rosehips,  lemon

Herbs for conditioning and highlighting Warmer, Golden or Strawberry Blonde hair:
Barberry, ginger, Goldenrod Powder,  Lichen, Rhubarb, Bloodroot

Herbs for conditioning and accentuating Brunette hair:
Bay leaves, black walnut hulls, burdock root, nettle, quassia bark, cloves, cinnamon, Coffee, Sage, Potato, Molasses, Oak bark, Red Sandalwood

Herbs for conditioning and accentuating Dark hair Herbs to Darken Hair:
Alder Bark (black), Juniper, Lavender, Nettle, Black Tea, Blackberry Shoots (black), Coffee, Dock Root (black) Indigo Powder ( Deep blue black), Elder Bark (black), Rosemary, Sage

Herbs for conditioning and accentuating Reddish tones on brunettes and red hair:
paprika, rosehips, cloves, Cherry Bark, Beet Juice, Henna, Madder Root, Alder Bark, Hibiscus, Saffron, Rosehips

Herbs for conditioning and accentuating GREY hair:
sage, rosemary , Oak bark, Potato, black tea, Walnut, Cloves