Whether you’re blonde, brunette, gray, or red, your will super-shine with these simple herbal rinses, which also enhance your own color.
In addition to chamomile for blonde hair, rosemary and sage can complement beautiful brunette tones. Redheads can experiment with hibiscus, rooibos, or rosehips. Use the herbs alone or in any combination you like. The longer you brew the tea, the stronger the color.
For even more color enhancement, you can add other herbs or spices. For instance, mullein or yarrow both produces a golden color. Darken gray hair with sage and rosemary or even plain black tea. If you want more red highlights, try paprika from your kitchen. If you’re feeling rich, try a little saffron. Experiment and see how your locks brighten and glow. A little vinegar in the tea will help set the color and enhance the effect. Even if you already use commercial color in your hair these herbal rinses will add silky shine for you.
How to make an herbal tea hair infusion
- Start by boiling about 2 cups of water in a medium size pot.
- Place a handful of loose herbs or 3 teabags into the boiling water.
- Turn off the heat and cover allowing the mixture to steep a good ten minutes.
- When cool enough to use, pour into a non-breakable container. After shampooing use the tea as the last rinse. Optional: a shot glass of apple cider vinegar.
- If you have two bowls you can catch the tea in the second bowl and re-pour over your hair three to four times. No need to rinse out.
- Dry and style your hair and enjoy those fabulous silky locks