Want to Dye Your Hair? Try Natural Dyes

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A new hairstyle can feel like a full refresh of your look and attitude on life. If you’re craving that fresh start, but worried about damaging your hair with chemical dyes, natural dyes might be just the thing for you. Here are a few great options to consider. 


One of the most popular and ancient hair dyes, henna is derived from the leaves of the Lawsonia inermis plant. It gives hair a rich red or burgundy hue. Henna not only colors the hair but also conditions it, leaving it silky and strong. 


Indigo can create shades ranging from dark brown to black. It comes from the indigo plant, called Indigofera tinctoria. Indigo alone will typically give you a blue or purple hue, so it’s most common to apply it after henna to achieve natural shades of brown or black.

Lemon Juice

This may surprise you but lemon juice has been used for decades as a natural way to add highlights to hair. Its bleaching effect is subtle and gradual, making it ideal for achieving sun-kissed highlights. Simply apply fresh lemon juice to the strands you wish to lighten and expose your hair to the sun.