Red Hair Dye, Courtesy of Mother Nature

Red Hair Dye, Courtesy of Mother Nature

Blondes are wild, Brunettes are true,
But you never know just what a redhead will do!


Surprisingly, red hair dye is easy to achieve naturally.

  • Saffron
  • Alkanet Hibiscus
  • Calendula
  • Henna

These are all gorgeous herbs which will take your hair from dull to lovely tones of red, in less then 30 minutes.

If you’re serious about going all out and going red, but are nervous about biting the bullet, adding red highlights or undertones to your hair is a great way to give it a lift.

Dyeing Hair Red

Instead of having to go the commercial route to get the job done, you can dye your hair at home, going for the gentler route with herbs.

You can achieve almost any look, from vivid reds to subtle auburns.

It simply requires a little trial and error before you achieve the desired effect.

Herbs for Red Hair

Let’s look at some of the colours you can achieve using Mother Nature’s chemist:

Henna: If you want to take your look from blonde to very bright red, Henna works a treat.
Alternatively, if you want to go from black to vampish, Henna delivers every time!
Hibiscus: This is a great herb for helping to take your blonde locks to party pink in no time at all.
Calendula: Here at the Naked Chemist, we just love gorgeous calendula. It truly is a herb of the sun. Using Calendula flowers as a herb will help to give your red hair a beautiful, pinkish-red hue.
Alkanett Root: For those who would prefer to go strawberry blonde, Alkanet Root is the perfect choice for achieving this look.

You can join us here tomorrow, to read about more natural recipes, this time using henna.

The Naked Truth

As with everything in nature, some herbs work synthetically together.

For instance, both Hibiscus and Alkanet are great for creating subtle highlights.

Alternatively, if you want to add red undertones to brown hair, Saffron and Calendula are also really nice options.

Seriously, who would have thought that Mother Nature could give us so many options? You almost have to wonder why we use commercial dyes in the first place!

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