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    Hey everybody,
    I started this thread because I've been browsing the web for hours to find some relevant information about how to use turmeric as a hair dye...but no luck.I've found some,but I'm more interested in your personal experiences.
    Calling for blondes!!!

    Do you think a hair rinse would work?

    Did you use turmeric as a natural hair dye?How,and how much?



    I don't want to be a caution sign yellow head after using it...

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    Last edited by ktani; March 27th, 2009 at 09:39 AM. Reason: adjust link

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    I used it once. It gave a bit of a greenish cast for a few weeks, which gave way to a yellow colour that soon faded. Not really worth the time IMHO.
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    Thak you for the answers,and the useful link Ktani.
    What I was thinking about is using it as a hair rinse. Lots of water with a pinch of turmeric.
    I used to have a bad eperience with turmeric,but I used way too much powder with henna,and then straight on the hair.It fades out very quickly,but right after the application it looked very shocking yellow,
    Now I wouldn't go that far...
    What I want is really just a slightly brighter tone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lile View Post
    Thak you for the answers,and the useful link Ktani.
    What I was thinking about is using it as a hair rinse. Lots of water with a pinch of turmeric.
    I used to have a bad eperience with turmeric,but I used way too much powder with henna,and then straight on the hair.It fades out very quickly,but right after the application it looked very shocking yellow,
    Now I wouldn't go that far...
    What I want is really just a slightly brighter tone...
    You are most welcome!

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    WEll,we'll see.I'm too decided to change my mind:-)
    I'll post before after pics,

    if I figure out how that works...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lile View Post
    WEll,we'll see.I'm too decided to change my mind:-)
    I'll post before after pics,

    if I figure out how that works...
    Test strand first. It is safe. You lose nothing but the time involved to do it.

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    I did some strand testing with turmeric and for a time used it in my henna mix.

    It's a very, very vibrant yellow, this is it left on white mohair for an hour:



    I also noticed on my light to medium brown roots that the hair sometimes took on a greenish hue without the henna to add in red.

    Another one I tried was rhubarb root:


    The other thing I found with turmeric was though it stained my skin and my shower great, it washed out of my hair very quickly.

    I had much better luck getting a similar hue with herbs that have conditioning benefits and honey (which was more for conditioning than lightening here):



    This (on white hair) was: 100g cassia, 2 TB henna and 4TB honey. It's what I use for a gloss The honey makes things much easier to rinse, and based on this experiment, I think it keeps the hair from picking up too much henna.

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    Be warned that the color is intense, the smell is somewhat over powering and it stains everything in its path. I used to use to to dye paper, and it never comes out.

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    true - it is very long lasting and it seem to get much darker - orange yellow after it oxidizes

    i once had a rattie girl that had an abcess and i was giving her turmeric (not much) in some pudding. well she was white - and suffice it to say - that just eating the pudding and then grooming would turn her yellow in places for a LONG time

    i tried washing her - but it stayed evidently til it wore off - or new hair grew in...

    btw - it dried up her abcess very quickly!
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