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