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  • The 21st Century HerbalistNatural Hair Dye Month: How to Use Henna

    …color of your choice*, hot water, plastic or glass mixing bowl**, plastic spoon or spatula**, plastic or latex gloves, shower cap or plastic wrap, old towel, olive or jojoba oil, petroleum jelly Don’t wash your hair at least 12 hours before you color, a little of your hair’s natural oils is a good thing.  When you’re ready to color, dampen your hair then pat it with a towel to remove any excess water.  Follow with a small amount (start with 3-4…

    Katie Glenn
  • The 21st Century HerbalistNaturally Boost Your Blonde

    er: lemon juice. When life gives you lemons…lighten your hair color.  This quick lemon juice mix will even lighten brunette hair when combined with sunshine. Blonde Boosting Rinse For a subtle boost to your blonde: mix 1/3 cup water or chamomile tea* with the juice of 1-2 lemons.  Shampoo and rinse your hair but before you apply conditioner, pour the lemon juice rinse over your hair and let it sit for 5-7 minutes.  Rinse with cool water an…

    Katie Glenn
  • The 21st Century Herbalist5 Tips for Keeping Your Hair Color Bold

    …#8217;ve talked about how often you should be shampooing for your hair type and the magic of dry shampoo but in general you don’t want to be washing your hair more than 4-5 times a week.  Ideally you may want to try for 3-4 times a week. Tip #2: Going Sulfate-Free When you do have to shampoo your hair, you’ll want to make sure that the product you’re using doesn’t contain sulfates.  Many hair care products contain sulfates…

    Katie Glenn
  • The 21st Century HerbalistNaturally Rev Up Your Red

    henna has a red tint to it, so this is really it’s best shade.  You can add other colors and herbs to it, to create different shades of red.  To apply the henna follow the directions on the jar or use my post from Week 1 (How to Use Henna) of Natural Hair Dye Month as a guide. I like the brilliant red that I can get from the henna and sometimes I’ll add calendula flowers to accent the lightness of the red.  If you want to do this, br…

    Katie Glenn
  • The 21st Century HerbalistNaturally Go Bold With Brown

    ntain a deep brunette color.  If you don’t want to use walnut hull every time you shampoo, then the rinse below is another great option. To make the rinse you’ll need: 4 c. distilled water – bring to a boil 1 c. walnut hull, chopped (or 1/2 c. + 2 tbsp. powdered walnut hull) 2 black tea bags spray bottle for a hint of red add 1 tbsp. alkanet root (optional) Add the herbs and tea to a container and pour the boiling water over t…

    Katie Glenn