Sunday, January 19, 2014

3 Ways to Naturally Dye or Lighten Hair using Henna, Cinnamon, and Honey

Try coloring your hair for a new look this year. Here are three ways you can naturally dye or lighten your hair for a professional look. Thank you to lovenaturalsunshine for sharing these tips!
Henna, cinnamon, and honey treatments are three ways to dye and lighten hair naturally. Henna is created from flowers that have been ground into a fine powder. Adding warm water and oil to Henna creates a paste that can be used to color hair.
Quick facts about Henna…
  • Henna can color light-colored hair
  • Henna cannot lighten the color of black hair
  • Henna should only be mixed with warm water
  • Different types of Henna can be mixed to create different colors
Types of Henna…
  • Black Henna (indigo)
  • Red Henna (henna)
  • Neutral Henna (senna)
Cinnamon and honey lighten hair naturally over time. Although cinnamon and honey may not give immediate results, they are great alternatives to chemical-laced dye products. The following recipes may have to be repeated over time for results.
Cinnamon Hair Lightener Recipe via thefusionchronicles
3-4 tablespoons of ground Cinnamon
½ cup of Hair Conditioner (pick your favorite!)
½ cup of Extra Virgin Olive oil (or your favorite oil)
Juice of one Lemon
Separate hair into 4-6 twists. Wet hair. Apply mixture to each twist. Put on a plastic shower cap. Leave mixture in hair for 5-8 hours or overnight. Rinse and wash as normal.
Honey Hair Lightener Recipe via ehow.com
1 tablespoon of Honey
1 cup of warm water
1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive oil
Let mixture sit for 30 min. This will allow the natural hydrogen peroxide in honey to activate; this lightens the hair. Separate hair into 4-6 twists. Wet hair. Apply mixture to each twist. Put on a plastic shower cap. Leave mixture in hair for 5-8 hours or overnight. Spend at least one hour in the sunlight with mixture in hair. Rinse and wash as normal.
Helpful articles…
Henna for Hair

What have been your experiences with dying or lightening your hair?