NATURAL ways to bring out red?

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honey when diluted releases hydrogen peroxide & will lighten hair gently!

Some brunette posters who use honey have said that it brings out red highlights. I'm a brunette who used to get red highlights in the sun, but now my hair wants to go golden for some reason. Honey gives it golden highlights as well. I'd rather have red highlights, but my hair doesn't want to hold red anymore for some reason. Though, if your hair already has a tendency to go red, then I might try honey (and honey does lighten subtley, at least from my experience, it does). Most brunettes get reddish when going lighter - my hair is just oddball.
Chrysovyi

Yes, I'd like the link & hope the site is back up soon. Thanks!
Originally Posted by lazy loops
I think the site's going to be down for several weeks yet, but try this link for a cached version: http://64.233.183.104/search?q=cache...n&ct=clnk&cd=1
Originally Posted by Chrysovyi
I went back to read some more & print off some info & I guess they moved it.

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honey when diluted releases hydrogen peroxide & will lighten hair gently!

Some brunette posters who use honey have said that it brings out red highlights. I'm a brunette who used to get red highlights in the sun, but now my hair wants to go golden for some reason. Honey gives it golden highlights as well. I'd rather have red highlights, but my hair doesn't want to hold red anymore for some reason. Though, if your hair already has a tendency to go red, then I might try honey (and honey does lighten subtley, at least from my experience, it does). Most brunettes get reddish when going lighter - my hair is just oddball.
Originally Posted by CurlyMireya
But how dark is your hair? And how dark is their hair?

Mine is a light (golden) brown underneath to a dark (golden) blond on top for the most part. That's the best I can describe it. I put the golden in parentheses because the golden doesn't show up until I'm in proper lighting.

I guess I could always give it a try. I've just been scared of & scarred from hydrogen peroxide used on me 2 yrs ago without my knowledge of what it was & does. I would have never given approval for it had I known.
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honey when diluted releases hydrogen peroxide & will lighten hair gently!

Some brunette posters who use honey have said that it brings out red highlights. I'm a brunette who used to get red highlights in the sun, but now my hair wants to go golden for some reason. Honey gives it golden highlights as well. I'd rather have red highlights, but my hair doesn't want to hold red anymore for some reason. Though, if your hair already has a tendency to go red, then I might try honey (and honey does lighten subtley, at least from my experience, it does). Most brunettes get reddish when going lighter - my hair is just oddball.
Originally Posted by CurlyMireya
But how dark is your hair? And how dark is their hair?

Mine is a light (golden) brown underneath to a dark (golden) blond on top for the most part. That's the best I can describe it. I put the golden in parentheses because the golden doesn't show up until I'm in proper lighting.

I guess I could always give it a try. I've just been scared of & scarred from hydrogen peroxide used on me 2 yrs ago without my knowledge of what it was & does. I would have never given approval for it had I known.
Originally Posted by lazy loops
My hair is dark brown. Internetchick is one of the ones that mentioned the red lights from honey, and her hair color is very close to mine. Most brown hair when lifted gets red unless a lot of bleaching is involved. Mine won't lighten with boxed haircolor because there is not enough hydrogen peroxide. If I try to use a shade that is a few shades lighter, it remains the same color, or else goes carroty red. I'm not sure why honey and the sun makes it golden - I assume because it's gradual lightening.

I doubt there is enough hydrogen peroxide released from honey to do any damage to your hair. I've used it for months with only good results. I don't dilute it, exactly. I mix it with my conditioner, leave it on for a minute, then rinse.
I wonder what the dilution ratio should be then. I never knew in the first place what amount was supposed to be mixed with what amount of conditioner.
Chrysovyi

Yes, I'd like the link & hope the site is back up soon. Thanks!
Originally Posted by lazy loops
I think the site's going to be down for several weeks yet, but try this link for a cached version: http://64.233.183.104/search?q=cache...n&ct=clnk&cd=1
Originally Posted by Chrysovyi
I went back to read some more & print off some info & I guess they moved it.

Your search - cache:eV-DCzONEFYJ:forums.longhaircommunity.com/archive/index.php/t-51646.html herbs plants site:longhaircommunity.com - did not match any documents.
Originally Posted by lazy loops
I guess Google only keep the cached pages for a certain length of time . The good news is that the Long Hair Community is back online, and they're going to upload all the old info into the archive. That article isn't there yet though. I've got a saved copy of the whole thing, so if you need it before it turns up again, let me know and I'll work out a way to get it to you. It's 27 pages long (inc. all the useful comments)!
UPDATE: I haven't done any of the cranberry/raspberry drink or rose hip/hibiscus tea treatments yet. I'm so afraid they'll end up a neon purplish-red color immediately. I'm such a chicken chit!
I am strawberry blond and I always find that after I do a ACV rinse my hair looks really washed out. So I wouldnt recommend it, but everyones hair responds differently.
I use to use Jason Color Enhancing Shampoo for Red Hair. It has beet, hibiscus, raspberry, strawberry, and a little henna. It very gradually enhances red hair, I used to love it, it made my hair very nice and shiny too (but not in a fake way).
I dont use it anymore because I have gone completely CG, but if you do use shampoo I really think you should check it out (it has no sulfates either, so it doesnt dry out your hair).
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I might have to give the color conditioners or sulfate-free/low sulfate color shampoos a try then because I don't want to sit in the sun with the tea or juice on my head.

Thanks.

My hair gets damaged much too quick from sun exposure. From now on, spring through fall I have to wear a hat or a cloth covering on my hair.

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