3 Natural Treatments for Dyed Hair
September 27, 2013
By Sonya Shepard
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All hair dyes are toxic but permanent hair dyes are the absolute worst option, packed full of the harshest chemicals.

Despite these findings, cosmetic manufacturers continue to ignore the dangers and keep making products that are incredibly toxic. Subsequently, people keep using these toxic products to dye their hair.

The hair dye industry can be likened to the tobacco industry, where, despite the link between smoking and lung cancer, manufacturers continue to make the product and people keep smoking.

However, the risks of using hair dye aren't as well known as the risks of smoking. You can find out more about toxic chemicals contained in hair dye in this article entitled The Truth about Chemicals in Hair Products and find natural alternatives to hair dye here.

Protect Your Hair Colour with these Natural Treatments

In order to protect your hair colour and lessen the need to frequently dye your hair, here are 3 all-natural home treatments that will help you maintain your preferred hair colour (from the green beauty guide).

These natural rinses will help keep the colour in your hair and don't have the same harmful effects as most permanent hair dyes:

Chamomile rinse for fair and blond hair
  • 6 tea bags chamomile tea
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil

1. Boil 1 cup of water and steep the tea bags for fifteen minutes.
2. Add yogurt and lemon oil to the chamomile tea and mix thoroughly.
3. Apply the mixture to dry hair, working through to the ends. Cover with a non-PVC plastic shower cap and relax for twenty minutes. Shampoo your hair as usual.

Chocolate Brunette Hair Rinse
  • 2 cups purified water (do not use mineral water)
  • 5 tablespoons dark roast ground coffee
  • 1 ounce black chocolate

This rinse will make your brown colour deeper and more vibrant.

1. Boil the ground coffee in two cups of water in a shallow pan for 10 minutes.
2. Add the chocolate while the coffee is hot. Let the mixture cool and carefully soak your hair with the blend.
3. Cover with a non-PVC plastic shower cap, wait for 10 minutes, rinse off, and shampoo as usual.

Red Hair Shine Enhancer
  • 1/2 cup beetroot juice
  • 1/2 cup carrot juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice

1. Mix all ingredients together and pour over clean, slightly damp hair. Cover with a non-PVC plastic shower cap.
2. Slowly heat the cap with a hot towel, a hair dryer on medium heat for 10 minutes, or just by sitting in the sun for one hour. Once you are done heating, rinse and shampoo as usual.

Sonya Shepard is a makeup artist and the founder and owner of Naturally Safe Cosmetics, an online retail shop selling natural, organic, herbal cosmetics, makeup, and hair, body and skincare products.

"These natural rinses will help keep the colour in your hair and don’t have the same harmful effects as most permanent
hair dyes"