View Poll Results: Has any of this helped make your hair red.. Even just a little?
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Tea rinses (what kind?) 0 0%
Spices and/or herbs (paprika, cloves) 0 0%
Strong black coffee 0 0%
Lemon & other lighteners (dark hair) 0 0%
Apple cider vinegar 0 0%
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I've always wanted red hair, even just a little or for a little while.. So I'm looking for natural ways to make my hair red. I've heard of tea rinses, such as rooibos, rosehip, and hibiscus tea, maybe even green tea and black tea or strong black coffee but I'm wondering if anyone has tried it and how did it go for you and all that stuff. I've also heard about henna, but probably as a last resort.. and probably not kool-aid... Definitely no dyes (so please dont even mention it).. I've heard about spices and stuff like paprika, beet juice, and carrot juice, or apple cider vinegar.. Soo if any of you tried it, please share! For dark hair, can lemon or lightening your hair, like with olive oil, vinegar, or chamomile tea make it reddish? Heard about it somewhere.. Sometimes even orangeish or brassy.. Just wondering.
Lemon juice will make dark hair a little red, but you probably have to use it a few times to see results. I use henna to make my hair dark auburn red
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Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
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I've tried lemon, and it worked to give me highlights, but it made it kind of light brown more than red.
I used kool - aid. It works well. My hair is almost black and it was a great bright auburn. I had ALOT of damage at that time too but I wanted to dye it , so it doesn't cause more damage. The only bad part is you have to keep it on for a long time (about 10-12 hours) but its worth it. Also it gets on your straightener and you have to use soap and water to get it off. Olive oil by its self works to lighten my hair in sunlight. But I would use koolaid or henna.

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Needs A lot Of Moisture.
Thanks. But does Jell-o work? I've heard of it and I don't really have any Kool-aid nearby..
Henna is a natural plant that has beautiful red pigment.

It is quite permanent however.

The colour on my avatar is the result of henna on dark blonde hair.
I wish I could use henna, but it isn't exactly something I can get at places like Safeway. I also don't order online.
i have a deep natural red colour, i try to keep my colour as natural as i can, i use herbal ACV rinses once a week. it seems to help my colour really shine!
i would say to use henna mum does that, she mixes the colours though always ends up having beautiful red high lights, (she does it to cover her gray, though the gray turns to red! )
if you want to try somthing else, then maybe beetroot, carrot hair rinse. try adding hibiscus to it as well, do this twice a week if youve got the time. it might take awhile but you might have a bit of luck

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
Thanks. I've been planning to try those. When I do, I'll tell you how it goes if you want. Right now I'm trying cinnamon mixed with conditioner. It's supposed to lighten hair and maybe even add a red tint.
Thanks. I've been planning to try those. When I do, I'll tell you how it goes if you want. Right now I'm trying cinnamon mixed with conditioner. It's supposed to lighten hair and maybe even add a red tint.
Originally Posted by Keihs
i would love to know how it goes. i think that most of the things you have to do over a period of time to noticed a difference. Cinnamon is a great for the scalp so ive heard so if you co wash you might want to give that a go

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
Yeah. Even if it doesn't work, I like it. It tingles and makes you smell like cinnamon.
Btw, I only leave it in as long as it takes to wash my hair. So, it would probably take a long time. Plus, my hair is pretty dark, so it would be hard to see a change, that's why I hope it would help lighten it. The lemon did give me some brown highlights, though. Maybe when I have time, I'll leave it in for a couple hours.
if you do that a few more times you might notice a bit of hair growth. maybe lighten your hair with the lemon first then do the red? you migght get red high lights where its a bit lightened if that makes sense?

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
Most people with dark hair worry that their hair will get red/orange, but I was actually going for that. I have dark hair, practically black, and it just lightened my hair and gave me brown highlights. Pretty cool, but not what I was hoping for. Maybe my hair has a bit of a more brown undertone rather than red.. If that makes sense. I guess it'd help the red color soak in and show more.

Btw, I ran out of cinnamon w/ conditioner and I'm feeling too lazy to mix up some more. But I promise I'll make it up to you guys (someday ) by leaving it in overnight or however long it takes.
I don't mind. Even just a tint is good for me. Then, I'll just go from there.
Hey THERE.

Where did you purchase your henna?
I used kool - aid. It works well. My hair is almost black and it was a great bright auburn. I had ALOT of damage at that time too but I wanted to dye it , so it doesn't cause more damage. The only bad part is you have to keep it on for a long time (about 10-12 hours) but its worth it. Also it gets on your straightener and you have to use soap and water to get it off. Olive oil by its self works to lighten my hair in sunlight. But I would use koolaid or henna.

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3b/3c/4a
Needs A lot Of Moisture.
Originally Posted by RingletTeenLove
If you use kool-aid, would it bleed if your hair gets wet again? I don't really want to walk in the rain and find my clothes soaked in not just water, but kool-aid, too. Or red around me in the pool. Ew.
you should put a pic up so we can see how it went or what you had to start with .

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

I also blog about my hair journey, please feel free to read and comment/ask questions http://www.naturallycurly.com/blogs/...air-blogs/2494
That depends if I can find my camera in the garbage patch, oops I mean my basement..

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