They say blondes have more fun, but we’re taking a stand.
The different shades and tones brown hair can take on is mesmerizing—from amber to coffee and highlights, lowlights, caramel ends, a good brunette dye job will certainly turn heads.
When it comes to getting the brunette hair of your dreams, there isn’t a lot of initial work to be done, like there is with blonde hair, for example.
Most shades can be achieved from a natural base, so really, it all depends on what you’re looking for.
So if your brown hair lacks lustre, these recipes will help you take back control of your hair, bringing your brown hair back to life.
Rinse For Highlighting Brown Hair
This is a very exotic infusion that will give quite a dramatic result, especially if you have light brown hair.
It should be noted because it is quite an intense recipe; it is also quite slow to wash out.
- 7 unripe walnuts in shells
- sea salt
- mortar and pestle
- 3 cups of water
- a ceramic pot
- brush applicator
- You will first need to prepare the shells by crushing them to fine dust and add a pinch of salt.
- Leave this infusion to soak for a couple of days.
- After this time, put the shells and salt in a pot and cover with water.
- Simmer on low heat for at least 5 hours; if the water gets low add more so that you end up with 1 cup of infused water.
- Next, strain the walnut shells.
- Wash your hair
- Then pour the rinse over the hair.
- Leave on for 30 minutes and shampoo and condition as normal.
Hair Rinse for Light Brown Hair
This rinse will take blonde hair to mid-brown quite dramatically.
- 1 tbsp dried sage leaf
- 2 tbsp dried rosemary leaf
- 1.5 cups of black tea
- ceramic bowl
- a brush applicator
- rubber gloves
- Place the herbs into the bowl.
- Next, pour the boiling tea on to the herbs and allow to steep, and cover the bowl.
- Leave the herbs to soak for about 20 minutes then, strain and wash your hair.
- Then slowly pour the infusion over your hair.
- Let the rinse soak into the hair, leaving it to dry naturally.
Light Brown to Dark Brown Recipe
If it is more colour depth you are after, this recipe should do the trick:
- 1 tbsp crushed walnut shells
- 1 tbsp dried rosemary
- 1 tsp black tea, one tea bag to one cup
- kaolin powder
- 2 cups distilled water
- ceramic bowl
- wooden spoon
Directions for use
- Put 2 cups of water in the pot.
- Bring the water to the boil.
- Add crushed walnut shells to the pot.
- Allow to boil for 20 minutes.
- Next, add the rosemary and let the mixture simmer for 20 minutes.
- Once the blend has cooled down, add the tea.
- Strain the material and add in the clay to form a thick paste.
- Apply all over your hair to the root shaft, leaving no area exposed.
- Cover your hair with plastic and leave for 40 minutes, or until you achieve the desired result.
- Finally, shampoo and condition as normal.
For the best advice, if you don’t achieve the desired result the first time around, keep re-doing your hair until you do.
For more information on natural hair dye recipes, this article is an interesting read.
From nature with love.