It is spring time here and the sun is finally out. We have dug out the shorts, tank tops, and flip flops. I love this time of year when it is not yet too hot to go play outside. However, for me, it means a lot of work and being in the salon. It seems that when everyone sees how white their skin is they need to highlight their hair. To look like they have gotten some sun?
I use the No Poo method or MSM on everyone who comes in so I attract a a lot of clients who are chemical sensitive or who just don't want to be exposed to that many chemicals.
Even Natural girls want to look pretty and glow like they have been in the sun. For you, my loves, I do have some ideas.
This time tested recipe has been around since the Ancient Greeks but was at it most popular during the heyday of the Roman Empire.
3 to 4 fresh Rhubarb stalks
2 C. water
1 T. honey
Combine all ingredients in a blender, and process till smooth. Strain mixture into a clean container. To use, massage the mixture into your hair. cover with plastic wrap or a warm towel. This step is important because you want you body heat to help the lightening process. Allow it to set for 30 minutes. (The longer it sets the stronger the lightning properties) Rinse well.
Kissed by the Sun Tea
This is a natural way to lighten hair and lovely to try when you plan on spending time at the pool or the beach.
1 C. strong Calendula or Chamomile tea
1/2 C. freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Combine tea and lemon. Strain out any lemon floaters. Work mixture into clean hair and blot dry. Use before going out into the sun. Rinse well when you come in. (This mix turns out a bit more golden than the other)
Note* As with all hair color you will want to condition you hair really well. I put coconut oil in my hair about once a week to make sure the ends stay healthy.