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[ 26 Oct 2011 | 14 Comments ]

I am compiling this hair regimen based on my mother’s hair. Her hair is breaking from using a ‘natural dye’ that has more synthetic ingredients than I want to mention. Her hair is also natural kinky curly type 4A.
Pre-Shampoo– this is recommended because the hair is dry and shedding. The pre-pooing process can make a difference especially if the hair is dry. The beauty about this is, you can do a pre-poo overnight and wash hair in the morning. There are several options when pre-pooing, you can do a combo …

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[ 25 Oct 2011 | One Comment ]

We have outlined extensively the whole coloring process, offered recipes and suggestions to cover your grays and to achieve different colors without chemicals and synthetic additions. This final article in the series is a list of things that you should not do when you are coloring your hair using henna and indigo. The more experienced you get using these ingredients the more you may be tempted to experiment or to embark upon some short cuts. Here are the no–no’s.
1. Do not use henna or indigo or any combination on your …

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[ 24 Oct 2011 | 5 Comments ]

There are several reasons why synthetic hair dyes are bad for your hair. Chief among them is the fact that they contain harsh chemicals that strip the hair strands and they contain some preservatives that should not be put anywhere near your brain. However, if like me, you would like your hair to be thick and healthy after a hair coloring process, here are some reasons for you to take the plunge, so to speak, and make your own homemade dye using herbs and other natural ingredients.
Reasons To Make Your …

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[ 23 Oct 2011 | 6 Comments ]

To get a brown shade and red highlights or all the shades in between you have to mix indigo and henna together. The more or less indigo or henna used can determine the extent of your hair color.
1-cup henna
1 cup indigo
Purified/Filtered water to mix
3 tsp. lavender oil (optional)
Prepare the henna paste. Remember it has to be mixed with a mild acid (orange, lemon etc) and then sit for 12 hours.
Mix indigo with warm water until it has a yogurt -like consistency.
Mix the two pastes  together along with the lavender oil.
If …

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[ 22 Oct 2011 | 52 Comments ]

To get black and jet black shades you should dye grays with henna first, and then indigo. As soon as you rinse out the henna from your hair the next dye you should apply is indigo to get the best results.
Follow the steps for dyeing your gray hair with henna by following the instructions in the article: Red To Auburn Highlights Using Henna- Recipe and Instructions.  After you are done, follow the steps outlined below to get your gray hair looking black again.
1 cup indigo powder
1/2 cup warm filtered water …

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[ 21 Oct 2011 | 10 Comments ]

This is a very healthy way to get red and other reddish color variations, without the damaging effects of synthetic products, providing that you use body art quality  henna, your hair will love you for this because unlike its synthetic counterparts henna will keep your hair soft, shiny, easy to manage and give you gorgeous colors!
1-cup henna (body art quality)
1-cup lemon/orange juice/grapefruit juice (chamomile tea is also an option)
1/2 cup to 1 cup filtered water (try to avoid chlorinated water)
In a mixing bowl that you can afford to be stained …

Grey Hair, Hair Food, Hair Recipes, Hair Rinses, Teas »

[ 20 Oct 2011 | 38 Comments ]

There are many versions of this recipe and I have tried them all. Before I knew that black hair rinse was good for premature grayness I knew that it was excellent for shedding. Which makes this recipe an excellent alternative to premature grayness and shedding.
Black tea will temporarily darken your hair (whatever your starting color) and added with rosemary you will love the effects.
3 heaping tablespoons of loose black tea leaves
1 heaping tablespoon of rosemary leaves
4 cups boiling water
1. Steep black tea leaves and rosemary in boiling water for approximately …

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[ 19 Oct 2011 | No Comment ]

Seriously when I read this combination in Jennie Harding’s book, The Essential Oils Handbook, I was quite skeptical about whether Capsicum is in fact a good treatment for hair, let alone gray hair. Why? Capsicum is pepper. However, I have since learned that capsicum is invaluable hair stimulant. It is so powerful it can stimulate hair growth in sparse, bald areas.
Up to the time of writing of this recipe, I have not personally tried this on my hair. However, according to the experts, it works very well for premature gray …

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[ 18 Oct 2011 | No Comment ]

For persons who are prematurely gray there are some things that you can do before you shampoo to put a stop to those premature gray hairs. This recipe is adapted from Valerie Worwoods book, The Complete Book Of Essential Oils And Aromatherapy.
It is a recommended read for those persons who are interested in oils and how they work, especially those oils that can be of help to your premature graying tresses.
1 tsp alfalfa essential oil
1 tsp. carrot essential oil
8 tsp. avocado oil
Combine the three oils together in a container preferably …

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[ 17 Oct 2011 | 15 Comments ]

This rinse is good for hair shedding, bald spots, thinning edges and to cover gray hairs. The herbs, sage and rosemary are good for so many hair woes that you will find several hair recipes with their oils or leaves. Apple cider vinegar is another winner in the hair department as it balances the hair’s pH. A combination of these herbal ingredients and vinegar is good for an ordinary hair rinse or in this case, after 3 to 4 weeks of use, an excellent hair rinse to darken hair or …

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[ 16 Oct 2011 | 9 Comments ]

There are natural solutions for coloring gray hair permanently without the use of chemicals. These natural gray hair dyes are so good for your hair that you can use them without fear of damaging your hair over time. Here are the options:
Henna is a plant; it grows into a small tree or shrub. This plant has been used for centuries to dye hair and skin because of the coloring properties that are due to lawsone,  also known as hennotannic acid, which is a red-orange dye present in the leaves …

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[ 15 Oct 2011 | No Comment ]

Walnut hulls can darken hair pretty well, of course it is not in the same league as henna or indigo but it is worth a try once you are not allergic to nuts and you have access to the hulls. Always wear gloves when working with walnut hulls because it will stain your hands.
3 tablespoons black walnut hull powder
4 cups of water
1. Boil water.
2. Put walnut hull powder in boiled water and leave overnight.
3. Strain water.
4. Shampoo hair and then rinse with walnut mixture.
5. Style hair as usual
Walnuts have a …