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How to Make Natural Hair Dyes Naturally from Plants

Updated on October 25, 2010

Making Hair Dyes

December comes with many spending and the budget sometimes is quite big such that your pocket cannot with stand. You get yourself in a situation whereby simple make ups like hair dyes becomes a problem, as a result many people leave their hair unattended to. When you are faced with such circumstances it is good to consider making your hair dyes naturally. Making hair dyes naturally is not complicated and everybody can do this at anytime so long as you have the right materials and products

Traditional natural hair dyes have been made from plants, metallic compounds, these two elements can be mixed together to make natural hair dyes.

When you get the going getting tough the simplest materials to use for hair dye includes rock alum, quicklime or wood ashes to bleach your hair. This was one of the method used in the olden days but still applicable for making natural hair dye today

Other than wood ashes to bleach your hair there are also herbal mixtures which included mullein, brick bark, saffron, myrrh and turmeric, in fact turmeric is the most available of all the herbal mixtures and quite affordable to many that cannot afford artificial hair dyes

Those who preferred red hair dyes could use henna which is available in most part of the world and known for its good texture and outlook when used for making hair dyes. To make black shade hair dye one has to combine henna and artificial hair dye, this will give you one of the best black shade hair dyes

After making your hair dyes one needs to lighten the hair, here you will extract chamomile flower plant to lighten the hair, the good news is that this plant is still sued to manufacture fabric hair dyes and other than chamomile flower plant hair dyes were produce from plant leaves such as walnut or nut husks, after extracting leaves from these plants one has to mix them with minerals metals such as iron and incase no iron mineral you can use copper minerals. The minerals help to make your hair dyes last for quite a long time retaining its texture. Hope this will help you come up with your personal hair dyes that are less expensive after making your hair dyes you will be much delighted of how far you can go and you will also realized how people will admire your hair dye

Making Natural Hair Dye

Natural Hair Dye


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    • oderog profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Nairobi

      @writer83 - Am glad that you found this hub on how

      to make natural hair dyes useful

    • writer83 profile image


      8 years ago from Cyber Space

      Some great information. Thanks for sharing that !

    • fastfreta profile image

      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      I like the idea of making your own hair dye, but do you have a recipe for making the dyes? I like this hub very much.

    • oderog profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Nairobi

      @bingskee- Great to hear that this hair dyes hub

      is helpful, some of these plants are available

      just find out more about them, then your hair

      dye for Christmas is going to be care and your

      budget expenses is going to reduce

    • bingskee profile image


      8 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      oh, you are very true in saying that Christmas empty the pockets with the bloated expenses everybody has for this season.

      this is a good hub. i wonder if the materials are available here in my country, or if they are that easy to find.

    • oderog profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Nairobi

      Thank's efeguy, I hope you learn how to make

      your hair dyes naturally from this hub

    • efeguy profile image


      8 years ago

      you are always creative.see you at the top.

      keep reading my forex tips and know it is only the discipline trader that succeed


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