Changing your hair color can really perk up a dull, tired hairstyle. Dying hair can become an expensive habit that not only dries up your bank account but also strips your hair’s natural moisture, as well. Harsh chemicals found in hair dye can have a dramatic impact on the look and feel of hair over time. For blonds looking to kick up their sunny highlights or lighten up overall without the use of commercial dyes, a recipe using natural, gentle ingredients is just the ticket.

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Prepare chamomile tea by bringing 3 cups of water to a boil. Add the fresh chamomile flowers or three teabags to the water. Allow to steep for at least five minutes.

Add 2 tsp. of saffron threads and 2 tsp. of turmeric to the chamomile tea and allow the herbs to infuse the tea fully.

Allow the herbal mixture to cool completely. Add the lemon juice to the infusion and mix together.

Strain the plant and herbal material from the infusion so that you’re left with just liquid.

Holding your head over a bucket, pour the lemon herbal mixture over your hair, using the bucket to catch the liquid. Transfer the liquid to your mixing bowl and pour it through the hair again. Repeat this process 15 to 20 times.

Wring the herbal infusion from your hair after the final rinse and allow it to sit for about one hour.

Rinse the mixture from your hair and shampoo and condition as normal.

Tips

  • Saffron and turmeric add a deep, shiny golden color to hair, and the rich color covers gray hair well.

  • To increase the effectiveness of the recipe, allow the herbal infusion to penetrate your hair while sitting in the sun. The warmth and light of the sunshine will further activate the coloring properties of your lemon herbal mixture.