These natural hair dyes are subtle and more gentle on your hair. Results vary, some may be very dramatic, and others may not be noticeable or require several repeats of the process. As always, test on a small section of hair to check for allergies or reactions.
1 cup of flour
½ cup of lemon juice
Method: Mix flour and lemon juice to make a paste, you may need to double ingredients for thicker or longer hair.
Apply to hair thoroughly or just to strands for highlights. You will need to leave it on your hair for at least an hour. The process will need to be repeated several times to gain results.
Dyers Chamomile flowers will achieve a stronger result; Chamomile flowers in teabags will give some lightening effect.
4 tablespoons of Chamomile flowers
100ml of boiling water
Infused the Chamomile flowers and water together by cover the flowers with the boiling water cup, teapot, bowl, or jar. Covering the infusion is preferred to stop the loss of volatile oils. Leave to steep for at least 10 minutes, then strain. Allow to cool before use.
Apply to your hair and leave for at least 20 minutes and then rinse out
Herbal Oil Dye
6 cups of chosen herbs – use chamomile for Blonde
1 cup of Olive Oil
1 teaspoon of glycerine
Heat oil and herbs in a small saucepan and simmer for 30 minutes; the oil should be a dark vibrant colour, if the colour is not, add more herbs and simmer again, allow to cool and strain herbs then stir in glycerine.
Oil should be used warm, make sure it’s not too hot so that it doesn’t burn you.
Comb through hair and avoid getting on the skin, so it doesn’t stain. You can also add flour to the mixture, which can give a better result but could also dilute the colour. You only want to add enough flour to make a paste consistency. Wrap your hair and leave for at least half an hour. Rinse and wash as usual, several applications may be needed for a deeper colour.
You can pop dye into a jar with a lid, label jar, and store in the fridge.
Have fun and take care when home dying, and remember results vary.