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Old 10-18-2008, 10:01 PM   #1
 
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Default How to brighten hair color w/o dye?

Dye has pretty much ruined my hair so i did a big chop in august. My hair has been growing pretty fast and is starting to look very healthy and more curly.
I really don't want to use dye or do anything to ruin it again, but the color is starting to look blah.
Is there anything i can do to make it really bring out the color and brighten it a little without dye??
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:24 PM   #2
 
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Dye has pretty much ruined my hair so i did a big chop in august. My hair has been growing pretty fast and is starting to look very healthy and more curly.
I really don't want to use dye or do anything to ruin it again, but the color is starting to look blah.
Is there anything i can do to make it really bring out the color and brighten it a little without dye??
What color is your hair? I've heard that chamomile tea brightens up any blonde tones/highlights and regular black tea brings out red/auburn tones.
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What color is your hair? I've heard that chamomile tea brightens up any blonde tones/highlights and regular black tea brings out red/auburn tones.
Really?
I thought it was darkening, and brings out brown, but I can be wrong.
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Black tea would darken, but hibiscus tea or raspberry tea would bring out red.

All these tea methods are gradual though.
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Old 10-19-2008, 10:40 AM   #5
 
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What color is your hair? I've heard that chamomile tea brightens up any blonde tones/highlights and regular black tea brings out red/auburn tones.
Really?
I thought it was darkening, and brings out brown, but I can be wrong.
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Black tea would darken, but hibiscus tea or raspberry tea would bring out red.

All these tea methods are gradual though.
These two are probably right. I couldn't remember exactly which ones did which.
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:50 AM   #6
 
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I thought DevaBrown One Condition worked pretty well at brightening up my brunette hair- and made it shiny! They have DevaRed and DevaBlonde (I think they're called) for redheads and blondes. If you're CG, you might not like it since it has a cone in it. I'm mod-CG and the cone doesn't build up on me.
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:56 PM   #7
 
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Thanks guys!
My hair is a light golden brown color
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:11 PM   #8
 
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how do you use the tea? i would love to try this, but i dont know how to apply/use it!
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You can also try cassia if you want your golden tones in your hair enhanced. I have light brown hair and when I use cassia it seems to bring out golden highlights in my hair. I mix it with chamomile tea and some honey, which could also make it "brighter". Honey also lightens some people's hair.
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