Saturday, July 31, 2010



Certain herbs added to your favorite shampoo can bring out your hair's natural highlights. Chamomile makes a mild shampoo that is perfect for fine, light-colored hair; the flowers have a mild bleaching effect. If you have dark hair, use rosemary or lavender to enhance your own natural color. Hibiscus flowers: These will give red highlights to light or dark hair. Use dry flowers or herbal tea containing hibiscus flowers. Steep the flowers in boiling water to the shade you desire. Cool; strain before using. Remember you can always go darker, so start out with a weak mixture.

1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons dried or 1/3 cup fresh chamomile, lavender or rosemary ( or your favorite herb)
1/2 cup your favorite Shampoo
2 tablespoons glycerin

Mix together the water and herbs and heat gently to make a strong tea. Let the mixture steep for at least 20 minutes. Add shampoo and glycerin to the herbal water mixture and stir well.

Pour shampoo into a clean squeeze bottle or empty shampoo bottle. Let the mixture sit overnight to thicken.

You can adjust this little number to your liking.  I have been using a daily spritz that I made here  titled  "recipe time"  which included hibiscus flowers...ladies, let me tell you the wonderful herb is sure to lighten your hair over time to a very pretty faint reddish tone highlight .  So, if your looking for natural reddish highlights try the hibiscus flower in one of your may be the what you are looking for.



Samina said...

I have hibiscus and contemplated many times on using it as a rinse in my hair, after reading this I am sure to give your way a try and see what my hair comes up with over time, thanks Zainab.

Unknown said...

@slipstitches....I love me some hibiscus...I found it made my hair a tad bit lighter...I like it.

Take care.