• Hi I used to be a hairdresser and trained at a hairdressing college when I first started. We learnt about natural alternatives and which ones work and which dont. There are three methods I have found work for many people, the first method is the well know sage rinse. The second greek men used to use in ancient times and the third is using natural, nuetural henna mixed with vege juice or herbal infusion to transfer colour to your hair. Method one: Sage Rinse You need a fair bit of the herb sage, preferably dried sage. Its best to use the herb from your garden and either dry it by placing it inbetween two sheets of paper towel and zap it in the microwave for around a minute or so to dry it out, making sure to place a mug of water beside it to prevent the air becoming to dry and the paper from catching fire. The other option is to purchase the herbal tea from an organics store. Make a strong infusion of the herb by placing it in a ceramic bowl, never metal, pour boiling water over it and cover bowl with a plate. leave it to cool. You can also use a bit of rosemary herb in this mix as well to give a bit of colour. What I do is make up around half a litre and mix a few tablespoons of pure apple cider vinegar with it to prevent it from going rancid and to prevent hair from drying out. Some herbs can dry the hair a fair bit. Keep it in a glass bottle and just use this to refill a blue or amber glass spray bottle, don't use a plastic one. Make sure when you fill the spray bottle that you pour the mix through a coffee filter paper to collect any sedement to prevent it from blocking the sprayer nozzle. It helps to do this with the use of a funnel and place the filter paper inside it. How to use: Spray in your hair and rub in, this is very subtle and take along time to show it could be a month or more before you see major results depending on how often you use it. Some people spray it on every day and rub it in then comb their hair with a wide toothed comb. The mix should give a light to medium brown hair colour the more frequently you use it the darker it becomes, if you want it lighter stop using it and it will gradually fade. Some people let this dry and then wash their hair but you can just leave it in if you wish. Method Two: Walnut Shells This method is one the Greek men used to use to colour their hair. If you can get hold of some un-rippened walnut shells and soak them in pure cold pressed virgin olive oil, simmer for around and hour or so on a low heat, just hot enough that the colour seeps from the shells into the olive oil. Greek men used to use this as a hair dress, it stains the hair with a nice deep rich brown colour. (I haven't tried this one personally but have been told it works well if done properly) I believe you leave it in for as long as possible then shampoo out with mild shampoo. Method Three: Neutral Henna mixed with Juice Nuetral Henna on it's own is a hair conditioner but if used with herbal infusions of vegatable juice in place of the water used to mix it up into a past it will transfer the colour to your hair. Henna is a product which builds up on the outside of your hair it is often not recommended for grey white hair as it comes out more intense. You can buy pre coloured henna. Make sure if you get black henna that is certified organic natural black henna some chemical colours used in so-called black henna can burn skin so badly users have been known to end up in hospital. There are many methods which can be used to colour your hair darker cleopatra used to use henna The great thing about some of these natural colours is that even hairdressers cant tell you have coloured your hair synthetic colours can often be spotted to the trained eye but natural ones a much more realistic
  • Blue dawn liquid hand dishwashing soap. Just use enough to fully wash your hair and let it soak for a few minutes. Rinse it out and follow with a very strong conditioner. Over time it will significantly lighten your hair.
    • Linda Joy
      They wanted to darken their hair.
  • Several: 1. Curry Leaves And Coconut Oil 2. Coffee, Curd, Lemon Juice, Henna, And Catechu 3. Henna, Coffee, And Indian Gooseberry 4. Soap Nut, Henna, Lemon Juice, Coconut Oil, And Shikakai 5. Indian Gooseberry And Shikakai 6. Henna, Indian Gooseberry And Mango Kernel 7. Henna Powder & Citrus Juice 8. Coffee 9. Carrot Juice & Beet Juice 10. Black Tea 11. Cocoa Powder 12. Vinegar & Soy Sauce 13. Rosemary Leaves 14. Black Walnuts 15. Mustard Seed Oil 16. Sage 17. Henna & Indigo 18. Sage Leaves, Rosemary Leaves And Nettle Leaves For recipes and instructions:

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