Natural Hair Colour At Home With Simple Kitchen Ingredients

Natural Hair Colour At Home

The great options – which you can try at home – is a vegetable rinse, mostly derived (as the name sounds) from vegetable sources (like henna or walnut). These are also known as veggie rinses, or just ‘veg’, in the trade. They increase the intensity of the original colour and restore glorious shine,

Natural Hair Colour At Home

Natural Hair Colour At Home

gradually fading over six to eight washes. However, all the hairdressers we spoke to caution women to avoid henna like the plague and to ask whether a vegetable rinse features henna ‘Henna coats the hair in a colour that won’t wash off and is impervious to other colours – so you can’t change your mind,’ says Christophe Robin, the Parisian hair colourist who looks after colour for.

Another ‘starter’ option is colour shampoos and colour conditioners, which can also give a hint of colour. According to Jo Hansford, ‘They can be a good way of building up the colour gradually – helping you to decide whether you like a particular colour and want to go for a similar, semi-permanent colour. But beware of the warmer shades, as they can look a bit brassy.’ (NB Top colourist tell us that they tend to prefer the colour conditioners to the shampoos.)

Find Best Hair colour Based On Your Complexion

John Barrett says that whatever your hair colour, you should take your cue from the base colour you are now – not the colour that you think you were fifteen years ago, or where you were a teenager…


Don’t go too blonde; think of adding some lowlights or you may look too pale-all-over. As Louis Licari says,Your hair colour should give a contrast to your skin tone so it defines your face.Adds George at John Barrett in New York, Blondes tend to go too light and ashy. They should have some golden tones mixed in to keep the colour warm and natural.’

Medium Brown

According to Louis Licari, if this is your natural colour,You should go no lighter than light brown or light auburn.George at John Barrett says that paper-bag brown should have highlights, or lowlights. And try hash browns, rather than reds, which are very hard to take.


Lighten up two or three shades from the colour you were naturally – preferably with extra highlights, for a more realistic effect. According to Louis Licari,Go no darker than chocolate brown or auburn.

Explains Jo Hansford,When you go grey, the skin softens down and go back to original brunette, the contrast may be too severe: you can end up looking like a witch.Too-dark hair also emphasises wrinkles, under eye circles and sagging skin – another good reason to go slightly lighter. (If you need proof, Tie a black ribbon around a lemon,suggests James Vierra, senior vice president for L’Oréal,then try doing the same with a white ribbon. You’ll see that the surface looks far smoothee.


According to Louis Licari, covering up grey hair with red colour is a tough one for greying women to carry off; red can
turbo-charge any ruddiness in your complexion. ‘You definitely need the right skin tone and eyes for it to work,he explains, for example – natural to many redheads – make them an exception to the don’t-go-red rule.

Certainly, if you want to make a strong statement like covering grey with red, Louis advises:See a professional.


Don’t ever be tempted to pluck grey hair.Pulling won’t kill the hair or make it grow back with its old colour,explains Philip Kingsley.Plucking only distorts the hair follicle, making regrowth more wiry and obvious.