Saturday, February 1, 2014

Tricks to Darken Hair- same natural ingredients and process to choose

By Kevin Sherry, eHow Contributor


This process has natural ingredients mostly needed to boil or brew. Please let the chosen ingredient boiled to cool down before using do not be hard headed let it cool...

Note: Use towel for this kind of purposes only because it can make stain.
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Hibiscus
  • Boil or microwave a hibiscus flower or hibiscus bud mixed with natural coconut oil at low temperature for around five minutes. This produces a mixture, which when cool, you can rub into your hair every few days. This combination gives a healthy dark sheen to your hair.

Cocoa

  • Unsweetened cocoa powder can be used to temporarily darken hair. Mix the cocoa powder with shampoo in equal measures and rub it thoroughly in to your hair as you wash. This should result in a natural dark brown hair color. The process can be repeated once or twice a week to retain the desired level of dark coloring.

Henna and Indigo

  • While Henna has been traditionally used to die hair a reddish, auburn color, when mixed with powdered indigo, it also can be used to darken hair color. Grate the henna into a glass or ceramic bowl - metal can cause unwanted chemical reactions. Mix with hot water until the henna is fully dissolved then spread it on to the hair taking care to avoid dying the skin. Repeat the process with indigo using an equal amount of water to indigo powder. This will create a thick paste, equivalent to mashed potatoes, which you can then apply it to your hair. Allow it to dry, and then wash off after one hour.

Coffee

  • Coffee can be used as a natural hair dye by combining it with leave-on conditioner. Boil a cup of strong coffee and allow it to cool before mixing with conditioner and applying it to hair. Allow it to dry for one hour before washing it out.
source: http://www.ehow.com/info_12112155_tricks-darken-hair.html


How to Naturally Darken Stray Gray Hairs

This process has natural ingredients mostly needed to boil or brew. Please let the chosen ingredient boiled to cool down before using do not be hard headed let it cool...

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Instructions

Sage Tea
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      Brew a batch of strong black tea, by adding three black tea bags to 4 cups of boiling water.
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      Add 5 tablespoons of fresh sage or 6 tablespoons of dried sage to the black tea.

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      Rinse your hair with the sage tea after you shampoo. Or add the tea to 1 cup of leave-in conditioner, mix well and saturate your hair with it. Cover your conditioned hair with a shower cap, and leave it for 90 minutes.
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      Rinse your hair. Dry and style it as usual.
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      Repeat this process every day for eight weeks. It may take up to six weeks to start seeing results.

    Coffee

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      Mix one-half cup of strong brewed coffee, 1 cup of plain natural yogurt and 1 tablespoon of cider vinegar. The cider vinegar is important, as the acid in it helps open your hair follicles, allowing better color penetration.
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      Coat your hair with the entire mixture.
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      Cover your coated hair with a shower cap, to keep the mixture in place.
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      Set a timer for 90 minutes, and wait while the mixture fully saturates your hair.
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      Wash the coffee mixture out of your hair, and rinse well.
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      Repeat this process twice a week for six weeks. Then continue to use the mask on your hair once a week, to maintain the darkened color.

    Cocoa Powder

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      Mix equal parts of your usual shampoo with unsweetened cocoa powder. If you condition your hair, also mix equal parts of your conditioner with unsweetened cocoa powder.
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      Save time by premixing a batch of cocoa shampoo and conditioner. Do this by dividing your shampoo between it's original bottle and another empty bottle. Mix cocoa powder into the new bottle to reduce the chance of confusion between this bottle and the original shampoo bottle. Do the same for your conditioner.
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      Wash and condition your hair as you normally would, using the cocoa shampoo and conditioner mixtures. Use these each time you wash your hair, to achieve stronger results than simply using them once.
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      Dry and style your hair as usual.
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      Continue to shampoo and condition your hair this way, until you achieve the desired results.

    Soy Sauce

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      Mix one-half cup of cider vinegar with one-half cup of soy sauce.
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      Wash your hair as you usually do, using your regular shampoo and conditioner.
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      Use the cider vinegar and soy sauce mix as a final rinse on your hair.
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      Let your hair dry naturally.
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      Repeat the process as needed, to cover your stray gray hairs.
source: http://www.ehow.com/how_12140608_naturally-darken-stray-gray-hairs.html


How to Make Gray Hair the Color Black With Natural Herbs

 Note: Use towel for this kind of purposes only because it can make stain.

If you have black hair that's turning gray, the lighter hairs stand out and can make you look and feel older than you actually are. Instead of resorting to commercial hair dyes that contain harsh chemicals, you can use sage and rosemary to darken your gray areas. Sage has been used for centuries to gradually darken gray hair and to keep hair healthy and strong. Instead of seeing a colorist, you can make the herbal hair rinse in your own kitchen for a fraction of the cost.
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Instructions

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      Bring a pot containing 16 oz. of water to a boil on the stove.
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      Place 1/2 cup dried sage leaves in the boiling water. If you use fresh leaves, bruise the leaves by slicing them lightly with a knife before putting them in the pot.
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      Add 1/2 cup dried rosemary leaves to the water. Again, if you use fresh leaves, bruise them beforehand. Rosemary enhances the effect of the sage and helps darken your gray hair.
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      Simmer the mixture for half an hour.
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      Remove the pot from the stove. Set it aside and allow the herb-and-water mixture to steep for at least three hours. The longer you steep it, the darker the color will be. Let the liquid cool completely before proceeding.
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      Pour the mixture through a strainer into a medium-size bowl to separate the water from the leaves.
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      Shampoo and condition your hair and dry with a towel.
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      Rinse your clean hair with the sage-and-rosemary water. Place a large bowl in the sink to catch the herbal water as your pour it over your hair. Transfer the liquid back to the medium-size bowl and pour it over your hair again. Rinse your hair with the herbal mixture at least 15 times. Wait 10 minutes and rinse your hair with plain water.
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      Pat your hair dry with a clean towel and style it as normal.
    • source:http://www.ehow.com/how_12142672_make-gray-hair-color-black-natural-herbs.html