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[ 18 Mar 2012 | 2 Comments ]

Every week in a newspaper somewhere there is a chilling report about the effects of synthetic dyes on somebody’s body. Recently, there was a story in the Daily Mail about a mother who was left in a coma after using hair dye, the doctor’s warned that even if she survives she will almost certainly be brain damaged. The culprit or should I say, active ingredient in the hair dyes that seems to be causing all the hullaboo is called para-phenylenediamine, or a close chemical variant of para-phenylenediamine (PPD). This ingredient …

Grey Hair, Hair Dyes, Hair Recipes »

[ 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 …

Grey Hair, Hair Dyes, Hair Recipes »

[ 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 …

Grey Hair, Hair Dyes, Hair Recipes »

[ 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 …