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How to Lighten Hair With Cinnamon

In my on going search to find natural methods to lighten my hair, I came across this interesting article on lighting your hair using cinnamon. I’ve heard about cinnamon being good to help with baldness, but a hair lighter?? I dont know, But I may try this over the weekend- Have any of you ever tried this? If so what were your results? Inquiring minds would like to know 🙂

Things You’ll Need:

Cinnamon powder
Conditioner
Hair clip
Shower cap
Instructions

1. Combine cinnamon powder and hair conditioner in a one to one mixture. The amount you will need depends on the length of your hair; however, you should have enough to evenly coat your locks from root to tip.

2. Wet your hair and wring out the excess water. Comb your hair carefully to release any tangles which may prevent even distribution of the cinnamon and conditioner.

3. Apply the cinnamon and conditioner mixture evenly to your hair, mixing an extra batch if necessary. While you can’t use too much, if you use to little your lightening will end up uneven and streaky. You can comb through your hair periodically to help move the cinnamon and conditioner evenly throughout.

4. Gather your hair in a bun and secure it with a hair clip. Cover your head with a shower cap and leave the cinnamon and conditioner in your hair overnight. Rinse the mixture from your hair in the morning, shampooing as normal. If you would like to lighten your hair a bit more, apply the mixture again with no worry about damaging your hair.
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I wanna wash this grey outta my hair.. HELP!!!!

My beautiful head has been invaded by GREY HAIRS!!!!! they are popping up all over- even on my edges.. Everyday I find a new one!!! I plucked a few and it seems like 2 more grew in the same spot. The grey hair is so wirey and just… just.. I don’t know.. but they are wanting to be seen.. My locs will be freshly twisted and they stick up as to say ” heyyyyyyy.. hello how are you?” LMAO!!!!!! Due to my dilemma I started researching natural methods to coloring my hair.. ( I have got to wash the grey out of my hair..) During my research, I’ve come across a few methods that I’ve heard of, and some that has me wondering if it will really work.. ummmmmmm… Let’s see….

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice has always been considered to be a preferred alternative to expensive hair colors. Squeeze the juice of one fresh lemon. This would give you approximately 2 tablespoons of juice. Add around 6 tablespoons of water to the lemon juice. Gently apply this to your hair. You need to adjust the quantity of the juice as per the length of the hair. Repeat the procedure for several weeks. With time, your hair will have natural highlights. Lemon juice also helps to get rid of dandruff.

Henna

Henna is also a wonderful option to color your hair naturally. Henna adds a shade of red to any kind of hair.Henna has many other properties that benefit hair. It adds a deep rich color naturally. Henna powder is available in any store that caters to hair care products. Mix the powder with adequate quantity of water (as mentioned on the box) and blend together to achieve a thick paste. Leave it on the hair and wash off after 2-3 hours. Pure henna color should always be preferred over henna that has dye components.

Black Tea
For a darker shade, you can opt for strong black tea. Prepare strong black tea and use this mixture over the hair once its washed and shampooed. Rinse it continuously with the same solution at least 10 times. Collect the water in a large vessel, which can be kept on the floor. After 10 rinses, leave it on for 10 minutes and then rinse with water. This method will require patience but will help to give you naturally colored hair.

I am sure you will find this advice on hair coloring ideas to be useful although the results may take time ( I want a method a little more instant ). Natural ways can be more effective as compared to chemicals in the long run. So, have you found the right hair coloring method for your hair?

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Darking you hair with Tea!

Before commercial hair dyes, people used freshly brewed tea to darken their hair and add long-lasting shine.

A black tea rinse is a cheap and easy way to update your look in the comfort of your own kitchen!

Instructions:

1. Boil 2 cups of water.

2. In a non-metal bowl, pour boiling water over 2 tablespoons of black tea and let steep for 20-25 minutes. Overnight is best.

3. Strain to remove tea leaves.
4. After shampooing, pour tea infusion over the hair. Let sit for 20-30 minutes and rinse thoroughly.

5. Follow with a light conditioner or leave-in for additional softness and manageability.The results with be subtle but you should notice a difference after 2-3 treatments. I hope that helps!

For more tips and techniques, http://www.healthytextures.com.