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I found these all natural hair treatments on Wiccan by Nature (courtesy of Shayla Ayn, one of their admins) on Facebook, and thought to share these. I suggest you guys check this page out if A) you’re Wiccan, B) you’re looking for natural recipes for various things, or C) if you’re just interested. Show them some love!

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First up brown hair treatments and some basic treatment for everyday problems

How to use Herbs for hair Dye Treatments
Apply Rosemary, lavender tea, peppermint tea, chamomile, orange peel and nettle,etc in tea, herb pack or oil form to sooth an irritated scalp.

Tea Method
Steep and cover 1-2 TBS of dry herb (3-4 tablespoons if using fresh) in 1 cup of hot (not boiling) water for 30 minutes (steep catnip for an hour for conditioning, 2 hours for colour). For tea, use 3 teabags in cup brewed for 15-30 minutes. Apply the tea to freshly washed hair. Some like to leave the tea on for an hour then rinse, while others like to rinse out after a few minutes. This is entirely up to you, of course. Experiment to find the best method for your hair. The teas can be diluted (one part tea, one part water) and added to a spray/mist bottle and sprayed on the hair for a moisture boost.

Vinegar Tincture
Vinegar tinctures are great for adding extra benefits to your diluted vinegar post wash rinse. To make a vinegar tincture, add 3-4 tablespoons of any herb or a combination of herbs in 1 cup of vinegar (white for blondes and brunettes, apple cider for reds). Store in a dark, cool place and let steep for 2 weeks before using. Strain before using the vinegar as the post wash rinse.

Oil Infusion
To make an oil infusion, add 2-3 tbsp dry herbs per 1/2 cup carrier oil such as olive, coconut (gently melt this first), jojoba, any oil that you’d like. Stir into the oil, jar, and let steep for 2-4 weeks in a dark, cool place. Shake the oil every day to prevent the herbs from clumping at the bottom. Strain and keep in a dark cool place. Use as needed. Oil infusions can be used on the hair and scalp and can also be added to other

Treatments and Henna
Powdered herbs (or herbs that have been ground in a coffee grinder) can be added to any other treatments and Ayurvedic hair packs. Grind herbs up in a coffee grinder until they’re a fine powder. Add 1 TBS to any treatment

Recipes for Black/ Brown hair and darkening color effects

These mixes can be used either to darken brown hair, to darken light brown or to enhance highlights in already dark hair.

*Basic Brown*
Ingredients:
black coffee or tea (brewed, & cooled)
1/2 cup dried sage, 1/2 cup dried rosemary
Directions: Brew coffee or tea. add herbs Allow to cool. Saturate hair. Let set or 15 min. Then apply again. Rinse well.

*Black Tea and Sage Rinse For darkening grey hair*
Ingredients: 3 tablespoons black tea, 3 tablespoons sage, 1 teapot freshly boiled water
Directions: Steep black tea and sage in water. The longer you steep, the stronger the rinse, resulting in a slightly darker coverage. Allow to cool and use as a hair rinse, pouring the tea repeatedly over the hair. Rinse with tepid water.

*Simple Dark Hair Rinse*
2 tbsp fresh or 1 tbsp Dried Sage Leaf
2 tbsp fresh or 1 tbsp Dried Rosemary Leaf
2 cups of strong Black Tea
Put the herbs into a bowl. Pour the hot, boiling tea over the herbs and cover the bowl. Allow to sit for 30 minutes. Strain out the herbs and pour over your head after washing. Leave it soak before drying off. This will darken the hair dramatically with a few uses. Blond hair will eventually turn a very light brown.

*Highlighting Rinse For Dark Hair*
5-10 Unripe Walnuts in Shells or crushed Walnut Shell
2 tbsp fresh or 1 tbsp Dried Sage Leaf
Sea Salt
Crush the Walnut Shells in a mortar with a pestle, be sure to crush them to dust. Add a pinch of the Sea Salt and Sage. Simmer on low heat for 5 hours, adding more water as necessary to support at least 1 cup of liquid. After 5 hours, strain out the walnut shells. If there is more than 1 cup liquid remaining, reduce the amount by boiling until it is exactly one cup. Rinse hair with this cup of liquid. This is rich and dark and will have a dramatic effect after several applications. But a warning once you have the color you want, it is slow to wash out or fade. Vadora did this months ago and has not washed out in 7 months

*Dark Hair Paste*
This is close to the commercial hair color mixes you may have used. It will make the hair very dark, gradually more and more so with each application. It’s a deep, rich color you will like.
Fresh or dried Rhubarb Root
2c Water
Kaolin Powder
If you have fresh root, mash and pulverize it to a pulp. If you have dried root, crush it to a powder. Use 3 tbsp of either pulp or powdered root. Mix it with the 2 cups of water in a pot. Simmer this over medium heat, leaving the lid off. When the liquid has reduced by half, thicken it by adding Kaolin powder until it has the consistency of paste.
Shampoo the hair first and then part it all over the head in rows. Apply the paste along each row until the entire head is covered, to the end of the hair. Leave it on for about 15 minutes. Rinse off a little to check the color. If it is not dark enough, leave on another 15 minutes and check again. After one hour, it will not color any longer, so if it’s not dark enough you will just have to repeat the process. When it is the color you wish it to be, rinse it out.
If you wish to repeat the process to achieve even darker hair, wait two days before doing it again. It won’t damage your hair but you should check to see how much washes out before going through the process again. You can always double the strength by doubling the rhubarb that you use in making the mix.
Directions: Prepare a strong tea from black tea leaves and cherry bark. The longer you steep, the stronger the rinse. Use as a rinse after shampooing, finishing with a water rinse.

*Brown Hair Shine Enhancer Recipe*
Ingredients: 1/2 cup olive oil , 2 tablespoons ground cloves
2 tbsp fresh or 1 tbsp Dried Sage Leaf
2 tbsp fresh or 1 tbsp Dried Rosemary Leaf
2 cups of strong Black Tea
5-10 Unripe black Walnuts in Shells
Directions: Warm 1/2 cup olive oil in a small pan. Brew hot black Tea mix the tea to the hot olive oil add herbs/ walnut shells Heat for 20 minutes on med heat. Remove from heat, let sit overnight then strain into a small glass jar or bottle. To Use: Rub into your scalp and comb through to the the ends of your hair. Wrap in a shower cap and leave on for 20 minutes. Before rinsing,apply shampoo and emulsify. rinse then shampoo again.

Next up are the redheads: 

Red Highlight Hair Color Recipe for Red Heads
Ingredients: 1/2 cup beet juice, 1/2 cup carrot juice
1/2 cup Dandelion Root 1 ounce St. Johns Wort Flowers
Directions: Mix ingredients together, pour over clean, damp hair. Wrap head in plastic and apply hot towel, medium dryer heat, or sit in the sun for one hour. Shampoo then condition.

Hair color Rinse to Dark Redheads
Ingredients: 1/3 cup walnut shells, Raspberry leaf tea, cherry tree bark or cloves, 2 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup beet juice
Directions: Add ingredients to a non-metal bowl or pot. Use a double broiler for this. Simmer ingredients in water 20 minutes. Remove from heat, strain ingredients, saving liquid in an old shampoo bottle. Apply to hair as a final rinse.

Strawberry Blonde Hair
These will create a red/dark strawberry blonde tint in lighter hair and an auburn tint in darker hair. The effects are cumulative, so extended use over time will create a more vibrant red. The easiest thing is to make it part of your hair care routine if you want continual red hair.
Ingredients:
2 cups of water
1/2 cup of Calendula flowers or fresh marigold petals from your garden
2 tablespoons (or more for more red hues) of hibiscus petals
6 tablespoons Rose Petals
2 tablespoons Dandelion Root
2 tablespoons Hops
1 teaspoon Turmeric
What to do: Boil the water and simmer with the rose, turmeric dandelion Calendula/marigold, hops and hibiscus for at least half an hour. Strain off the flowers and store in the fridge. Use as a final hair rinse at the end of each shower. Dry hair in the sun if possible. Repeat daily until desired shade is maintained and then every few days to maintain.
Add more herbs for a darker Strawberry color
Less for a lighter color

Henna Hair Dye
Henna hair dyes. They are sold commercially in every drugstore in the country. Here I have a homemade recipe so you can make your own.
4 tbsp ground or powdered Henna
Red Raspberry leaf Tea HOT
2 tsp olive oil
you can also use Avocado, Olive, Coconut or Grapeseed Oil. In a pinch, Mineral Oil is just fine. The oil will leave your hair rich and glossy. Really shiny. This color is so intense it will last for as long as 6 months.
Cocoa butter is also an optional idea an also helps keep red hair strong and silky
You can get powdered Henna at most health food stores or herbalists. Some pharmacies carry it as well. The best kind of the fresh organic powder found in bulk. It’s cheaper, too.
Make a paste with the powder and the hot red raspberry leaf tea . Once it is a manageable consistency, leave it to mature for 30 minutes. then add oil The tea will bring out the red in the Henna. Test it slowly and carefully, starting with only a few strands of hair. This can be intensely red so use it with care. If it’s not red enough, just add more Henna to it until it’s as red as you would like.
For those of you who would like a more strawberry blond color or are looking to just highlight red hair and not add more red to it, you can water down the Henna with Chamomile. Make a strong Chamomile tea and strain out the flowers. Mix the Chamomile in with the Henna until it’s a lighter, blonder shade.

Red Hair Rinse
This is a rinse that will add reddish highlights to blond or brown hair. It will also enhance red hair but it won’t change the color of red hair.
2 tbsp fresh or 1 tbsp dried Alkanet Root
2 tbsp fresh or 1 tbsp dried Calendula Flowers
2 fresh Red Hibiscus Flowers
1 tbsp Dried Saffron
Put all the flowers into a bowl. Boil 2 cups of water and pour it over the flowers. Cover the bowl and let sit for 30 minutes. Once the water has cooled, use it to rinse the hair. Leave it on a few minutes to soak. This is a light reddish tint that is not orange or brassy. It will deepen with every use and can be washed out over time.

For the blondes: 

Blond hair Dyes

Pure, strong Chamomile Tea (brewed with 1/2 cup herbs per 2 cups water) and sprayed or poured on hair and left on for several hours. Sitting in the sun during this time will enhance the lightning effect.
Fresh squeezed lemon juice, sprayed and brushed through hair and left on for several hours (in the sun) will also produce natural highlights.
A chamomile tea rinse at the end of each shower (leave in hair!) will produce smooth, silky hair and naturally lighter hair over time.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 cups of strong chamomile tea
1/2 cup strong Calendula tea (optional and will produce more golden tones)
What to do: Mix all ingredients in a spray bottle or other small bottle. Shake well before each use. Spray or pour into hair and brush through to get even. This works best when applied to hair directly before sun exposure and left in for 1-2 hours before being rinsed out. Can be used several times a week until desired color is reached.

Blonde Highlights Hair Color Rinse

Ingredients: 1 cup lemon juice, 3 cups chamomile tea (brewed, & cooled)
Directions: Mix ingredients, pour over damp hair then let sit for an hour while you sit in the sun, wash out. Follow with a good conditioner. Do this a few times a week to notice the highlights.

Chamomile Rinse Lightener Treatment for Blonde Hair
Directions To make Chamomile Tea Rinse: Steep 1/2 cup of the chamomile flowers in a 6 cups of boiling water for 30 minutes. Strain the tea, and allow to cool
To Use: Shampoo and condition hair as normal. Tip head over bathtub or sink. Use a bowl underneath to catch the liquid. Pour the tea through towel-dried hair a few times. Leave on hair for 30 minutes, then rinse with clean water.

Chamomile Hot Oil Treatment for Blonde Hair
Ingredients: 1/2 cup of the chamomile flowers, 1 tablespoon Avocado Oil, 1/2 tablespoon Castor oil, 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
Directions: Steep 1/2 cup of the chamomile flowers in a 6 cups of boiling water for 30 minutes. Strain the tea and allow to cool. For a stronger brew, repeat this process. Pour into a bottle. Add oils. Shake vigorously. Apply to dampened hair, place plastic cap on hair and allow to set for 30-45 minutes. Shampoo hair then condition as normal.

Chamomile Highlight Treatment for Blonde Hair
Ingredients: 6 chamomile tea bags, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, lavender oil
Directions: Bring one cup of water to boil and steep tea bags for 15 minutes. Discard tea bags. Combine yogurt and 7 drops of lavender oil with chamomile tea, mix thoroughly. Apply the mixture to dry hair, working through to ends. Cover head in plastic wrap and condition for thirty minutes. Shampoo hair.

These last ones, getting rid of grey/white and silver hair, pink and purple dyes. 

White/ Silver Hair
There are many product available in the market, which turn your white hair into black. Many times these product & many times it gives you side effects. White or Silver hair should not be looked as a sign of age but wisdom and beauty but for some people who wish to prevent white hair or silver hair try these treatments

Apple Cider Vinegar and Blackstrap Molasses

According to Paul C. Bragg, author of “Apple Cider Vinegar: Miracle Health System,” a mixture of apple cider vinegar and blackstrap molasses can be consumed on a daily basis to help white hair regain some of its natural color in some cases. To make and use this mixture, combine 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar with 1 tbsp. blackstrap molasses and 4 oz. hot water and stir to combine. Drink the mixture once per day, preferably after eating your first meal. This remedy can be used daily, but note that it may not be ideal for those with diabetes. If you have diabetes and want to use this remedy, consult your doctor first.

Premature White Hair

Amla or the Indian gooseberry is an excellent tonic for premature graying of hair and preventing hair loss. Cut a few Amla fruits into pieces, dry it in shade and boil in coconut oil until the solid matter is well cooked and appears dark in color. This oil when massaged into the scalp every day is the best medicine for premature graying of hair. Even the water in which a few dried pieces of Amla are soaked overnight can be used for rinsing hair. This is very nourishing and helps prevent premature graying. Also massaging Amla juice, mixed with almond oil and few drops of lime juice every night is found to be beneficial in treating premature graying of hair.

For white hair apply a mixture of coconut oil and curry leaves. This treatment can be done on a daily basis. Take ½ a cup of curry leaves and 1/8 cup of coconut oil in a saucepan. Bring it to boil at medium flame. Keep the pan aside till the mixture has cooled down to the room temperature. Gently massage this mixture onto your scalp and leave for 20 minutes. Wash your head with lukewarm water and mild shampoo.

White hair treatment With Bhringaraja
Only collect the juice of fresh leaves Bhringaraja should be done first, and then mix with Triphala Churna and make a good form of pasta. Now apply this paste on the hair without problems, which helps make your hair pure white on black.Make sure this paste should do, whenever you need. Never use the stored water.

White Hair Treatment With Neem oil
If you have applied neem oil for hair continuously about 2 months and used as nosil drops can help your hair black. Neem oil is the oil known treatment for gray hair since ancient times.

White Hair Treatment With holy basil leaves
Takes 10 to 20 grams of holy basil leaves, dried currants as much and make a good form of paste rubbing together on the floor. Now mix the paste with lemon juice. By applying this mixture over the white becomes black hair in a short space of time. This is a known ayurvedic treatments for white hair.

White Hair Treatment With butter cow
The application of the butter cow per day at night and rub the bottom of the feet with glass bronze with care is a one of the traditional treatments for black dye white hair.

White Hair Treatment With Abhyanga Nasya Masssage
Extracting oil “Sebastian Plum” lentils Using this oil Abhyanga Nasya and helps dark hair. This is one of very traditional Indian grass used for treating gray hair.

Adding curry leaves to one’s regular diet has proven to be beneficial in treating premature graying of hair, as the curry leaves add strength and vitality to hair. Curry leaves can also be boiled in coconut oil and applied regularly for healthy hair.

A mixture of carrot seed essential oil and sesame oil can be applied to the scalp and roots of the hair to help cure white hair. To make this treatment, combine ½ tsp. carrot seed essential oil and 4 tbsp. sesame oil in a dark, clean glass bottle with a tight-fitting lid and shake to combine. Gently massage the mixture onto the scalp and roots of your hair and leave it on for 30 minutes.

Mixture of buttermilk and curry leaves. You just need to mix a tablespoon of curry leaves to a cup of buttermilk. Apply on your scalp and massage gently. Wash after 30 minutes.

To restore the color of your hair apply mixture of lime juice, amla juice and almond oil. You can safely keep this mixture in refrigerator for 72 hours. To make the mixture take 4 tablespoon of almond oil, 1 tablespoon of amla and lemon juice. Gently massage on scalp and leave for 45 minutes. Wash your head with cool water and moisturizing shampoo. For best results apply this mixture on daily basis.

Pink Hair Dye
Hot pink hair is not natural and all pink hair color dyes are full of chemicals that actually damage your scalp and your hair
not to mention your Brain
But there are ways to Color your hair Pink Safely
You need:
1/2 cup Cranberry juice
1/2 cup Beet juice
1/4 cup Himalayan Pink Salt
4 ounces Pink Rosemary leaves
2 ounces Sorrel Root
2-4 ounces Chicory Root
2 large Beetroots
2 Cups fresh Raspberries or 4 Cups Red Raspberry Leaf Tea
Directions: Add ingredients to a non-metal bowl or pot. Use a double broiler for this. Simmer ingredients in water 20 minutes. Remove from heat, strain ingredients, saving liquid in an old shampoo bottle. Apply to hair leave it on 45 minutes to an hour
Rinse hair repeat as needed

Purple hair
1/2 cup Lavender,
1 small Red Cabbage
a handful of Violet Flowers
1/2 cup Red Grape Juice
2 packets of unsweetened Purple Koolaid
1 cup black berry juice
Directions: Add ingredients to a non-metal bowl or pot. Use a double broiler for this. Simmer ingredients in water 20 minutes. Remove from heat, strain ingredients, saving liquid in an old shampoo bottle. Apply to hair leave it on 45 minutes to an hour
Rinse hair and repeat as needed

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-Sylvia

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