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Homemade natural hair dye recipes

Easily available hair dye in the market is more scrutiny due to the toxic nature of some of the chemicals used. Even though, nowadays you can also see some natural herbal hair dye instead of chemical ones to get colored your hair. There are some natural processes that will help you to reduce white or grey hair at home. The recipes at homemade herbal hair dye are easy to make and has many advantages to make your own hair products without any chemicals. This is a great option for women and men also. As it’s a common problem for both.

Tips for preparing natural herbal hair dyes

Black tea rinse to darken any shade

Black tea prepared at home gives temporary darkening to your hair. Take 3 heaping tablespoons of loose black tea leaves, and add them into 3 cups of boiling water. Mix them well and then steep the solution of black tea leaves in the boiling water and let for about 30 minutes. Shampoo your hair normally. Pour the black tea mixture over your hair for about 15 – 20 times. Leave the final rinse of black tea on your hair for about 10 minutes. Rinse it off with clean and warm water.

Chamomile and Calendula rinse for blonds

This hair pack gives brighten dull blond hair locks and it also helps to stop any extra streaks caused by UV exposure. Take half a cup of fresh or dried chamomile flowers, mix it with ½ cup of fresh or dried Calendula, and 1 quart of water. Boil the water in a non-aluminum pan. Add the chamomile and Calendula into that water. Remove it from stove and allow the herbs to steep in water for 30 minutes. After that, strain the solution and allow it to cool. Store this in a refrigerated jar for further use. You should wash your hair normally, pat it dry with a towel. Pour or spray the water onto your hair. Leave it for about 15 – 30 minutes. Rinse it off with water to stay still. You can also use other yellow flowered herbs such as saffron or turmeric for long hair. You should use a full cup of flowers in that mixture.

Natural hair dyes with beet-root and carrot juice 

Beet-root is good for health as well as used for hair dye. This is a natural hair product to color your hair. Take ½ cup of carrot juice and ½ cup of beet-root juice. Mix them well and wash your hair with this solution. Leave the solution on your hair for about 1 hour and sit in the sun. Then you will get hair condition.

Sage and rosemary rinse for brunettes

Sage and rosewater can darken your hair with the repeated use of them. They also give natural highlights of some red tones in the hair. You can take 2 cups of fresh or dried sage and 1 to ½ cup of fresh or dried rosemary, 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, and required amount of water to cover it. Place the herbs in a non-aluminum pan and cover it with water. Bring them a boil and reduce the heat. Leave the solution like that until it boil for about 6 hours, and now check the solution frequently to ensure the water that does not boil away. If you want, you can add more water as needed. Finally, strain the herbs and allow the mixture to cool. Add apple cider vinegar into that herb. Use this solution to rinse your hair and make sure to use this solution after shampooing only.

Cherry bark and black tea, natural hair dye

A homemade hair coloring gives you black or brown hair. Take 1/3 cup of cherry bark, 3 bags of black tea, and 3 cups of water. Boil the water and then add tea and cherry bark. Let us simmer it for about 20 minutes. Let it cool down and strain the solution. Shampoo your hair and lets pour the mixture over your hair for better results. Gently apply throughout as a final rinse.

Walnut rinse for brunettes

Walnut hulls are very effective to darken hair. So, take 2 tablespoons of crushed black walnut hulls, 3 cups of water, tea ball. Place the crushed black walnut hulls in the tea ball and steep it in 3 cups of boiling water overnight. Shampoo your hair as usual. Rinse your hair for about 10 to 15 times with the walnut mixture.

Henna powder for red hair

Henna powder is used for brunettes, whereas brunettes are nothing but women with red colored hair. Henna can add light or dark shades to both red and brown hair. Take 200 grams of henna powder, 2 cups of lemon juice, and saran wrap. Mix henna and lemon juice in a non-metal bowl. Allow the mixture to sit for four to six hours in that bowl. Leave it until it thickens slightly. Apply the mixture to your hair and comb through evenly. Then, pile your hair on your head by just wrapping in saran wrap. Leave if for 2 – 3 hours. Then rinse it off with water.

Henna hair dye for brown reddish and black hair

The henna is a natural hair color that gives nourishes and conditions your hair. Henna is a natural herbal dye tried to get black and brown reddish hair color. This also gives a soft, smooth, shining, and no damaged hair. You can also enjoy with a perfect hair color that is absolutely natural. Prepare a thick mixture of henna hair powder in a thick brew, just like as a muddy paste. Apply it on your hair and leave it for 3 – 4 hours. If you want, you can also add essential oils, vinegar, egg white, into the henna mixture which also results best.

Graying blonde hair dye with rhubarb root

The root Rhubarb is the potent hair dye which can restore with a golden sheen for hair graying blonde strands. Take 3 tablespoons of rhubarb root in 2 cups of water. Boil the solution and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Leave the solution and let it cool down. Leave it overnight and then strain the solution. Pour the solution on your hair in the next day. This dye gives a beautiful hair color with natural dye.

Kitchen spices for dark brown shade

The easily available kitchen spices such as allspice and cinnamon gives medium to dark brown hair color shade on your hair strands. Take 1 teaspoon of each allspice and cinnamon. Add a ½ teaspoon of cloves into it and add this mixture into a cup of water. Finally, strain the solution to separate species. Pour this mixture on over your hair and rinse it off with water and then with shampoo after some time.

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Home Remedies

Natural ways to remove blackheads from face

Black heads clog hair follicles on the skin’s surface. Black heads are said to be the first stage of acne. A collection of pollution, dead skin cells, grime, sebum and germs get into open pores and form a plug. They start as a yellow/brown color. Black heads are not caused by dirt. Since they are formed in the open pores, the excess oils stuck in the pores are oxidized, causing the yellow/brown color to turn black.

Home remedies for blackheads

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are rich in antiseptic properties that they dry up blackheads. Take a small tomato, peeled and mashed. Apply it over the blackheads before going to bed. Leave it overnight and then wash it off your face with clean water.

Clay time

Bentonite clay is a mineral rich healing substance. It helps to treat a number of ailments, chiefly skin. Clay simultaneously draws out the blackhead. It helps with circulation, which helps with overall skin tone and health. Mix the clay with water or apple cider vinegar that may stick to the former if you have dry or sensitive skin. This mask will make you feel like your face tightening as it fries. Then rinse with water.

Lemon

Lemon is a natural source of effective treating blackheads. Squeeze a few drops of lemon juice in a bowl and add salt into it, stir it and mix it well. Wash your face with warm water. Apply this mixture on your blackheads. Leave it for some 20 minutes and wash your face again with warm water.

Honey and milk pore strips

Milk and honey have properties that are good for the skin. Honey has antibacterial properties and the lactic acid in milk that it helps to keep the skin soft and supple. Take 1 tablespoon of organic raw honey, and 1 teaspoon of milk. Mix them and heat them for 5 – 10 seconds. Let it cool down and apply a thin layer over blackheads. Gently pat a strip of dry, clean, cotton on to it. Let it dry for 20 minutes and carefully peel the strip away. Rinse with cold water and moisturize.

Toothpaste

Take some toothpaste and apply it over the blackheads. Leave it for about 25 minutes. Then wash it off with water gently. Repeat it for two weeks to get rid of blackheads.

Cinnamon and honey strips

Cinnamon improves circulation and increases blood circulation. Take 1 part of cinnamon powder, 1 part of organic, raw, honey, and clean strips of cotton. Mix honey and cinnamon and mash them into a fine paste. Apply a thin layer over the blackheads. Then press a strip of clean cotton over it. Leave it for 3 5 minutes. Slowly remove it and rinse your face.

Honey

Honey is antiseptic by its nature. Take some honey and it works better for both oily skin and blackheads. Apply this honey onto the affected area and wash it off with warm water. Leave it for about 15 minutes. Then wash it off with water.

Toner for tighter pores

Take one lemon, cotton balls, and a small bottle. Rinse your face and pat dry. Squeeze the lemon juice into a small bottle and then use just enough to dampen a cotton ball. Apply this on for 3 – 4 times a week at bedtime. In the morning, rinse your face with lukewarm water. Apply a moisturizer and store the rest in the refrigerator, up to a week.

Baking soda

A mixture of baking soda and water is prepared to make a thick paste. Apply this paste gently on your face. Allow it to dry for some time. Rinse it off with warm water. It helps to remove dirt that causes blackheads.

Green tea

Vitamins and anti-oxidants will help to break up excess oil and reduce inflammation of acne prone skin. Boil eight ounces of water. Steep two bags or a tea ball containing about two teaspoons of organic green tea for one hour. Strain the solution in a ceramic bowl and let it cool. Dab liquid onto blackheads and let it dry. Rinse with cool water, pat dry and moisturize. Repeat it once per day.

Oatmeal and yogurt

A mixture of oatmeal and yogurt is good that it helps to banish blackheads. Mix 2 tablespoons of oatmeal with 3 tablespoons of yogurt, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and olive oil to it. Mix them well to form a thick paste. Apply this mixture on your face. Leave it for about 10 – 15 minutes. Wash it off with cold water.

Turmeric

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. Mix a small amount of Kasturi turmeric with water or coconut oil to form a thick paste. Dab onto blemishes and let it soak for 10 – 15 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

Eggs

Take 1 – 2 raw egg whites. Mix them with one tablespoon of honey. Apply this mixture over the face. Leave it for about 30 minutes. Then wash it off with warm water.

Epsom salts

Epsom salts are not only great for easing sore muscles, they can also help to remove blackheads. Dissolve dead skin and oil. Exfoliate around your blackheads to remove any dead skin. It can interfere with this cleansing process. Mix one teaspoon of Epsom salts in half a cup of hot water and four drops of iodine. Stir until the salt dissolved. Let it cool. Massage the mixture into the skin with blackheads and let it dry completely. Wash it off with water and pat dry.

Cinnamon powder

A mixture of equal parts of cinnamon powder and lime juice to form a thick paste. Apply this paste on affected parts. Leave it overnight and then wash it off with warm water.