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Beauty from the Pantry: Going Brunette Naturally

Going Brunette Naturally


As women we love to change our look, especially our hair color. We just used lemon and chamomile to dye our hair blonde, but fall and winter is coming and we want a darker look. This is where dark tea or coffee comes into play. This is a one ingredient hair colorant, and completely natural way to be brunette.

Again we want to stay healthy and keep our hair healthy. Forget the “But I want my hair done now!” notion, and do this instead. Let’s try and keep chemicals as far away from us as possible.


  • 5-6 cups of Coffee or dark brewed tea (cooled or luke warm)

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Beauty from the Pantry: Turn Your Hair Blonde Naturally

Going Blonde Naturally


Do you remember that spray called “Sun In”? You sprayed it in your hair and then you either blow dried it or went out into the sun. Like most hair lightening products, it was loaded with chemicals that actually burnt and damaged your hair. Let’s not even talk about hair dyes! I mean Ammonia. In. Your. Hair! While it does give your hair the color you want almost instantaneously, the damage is almost irreversible, unless you cut it off and start all over.

I know that today, we want everything RIGHT NOW, without thinking about the chemicals we are putting into our bodies. Whenever we put something in our hair, our scalp absorbs it all. Part of trying to live a greener life, a healthier life, is making little changes. I’m going to give you a recipe for a blond hair dye. It’s all natural ingredients, and while it takes a few times of repeating the process the outcome is gorgeous and healthy! This is perfect to do during the summer time to get that sun touched look. All you need to turn your hair blonde naturally are two ingredients!


Turn Your Hair Blonde Naturally


  • 1-2 cups lemon juice (use more for longer hair)
  • 3-4 cups chamomile tea (brewed and cooled off)


  • Dampen your hair
  • Mix lemon juice and chamomile tea together
  • Pour the mixture over your hair
  • Sit in the sun for about an hour or until your hair is dry
  • Rinse your hair with a good conditioner (probably one that you already made)

**Note** You may have to repeat this process everyday for several weeks until your desired result has been achieved. It’s a longer process but a healthier and greener one.

Lemon is a natural lightener, mostly because of the natural acids it contains. Chamomile, when brewed, is a beautiful pale yellow and will help lighten your hair to your desired color.

So be blonde the natural way. We would love to see pictures of your end result, share it with us under the comment section.

Thanks to Adventures of the Mommy Homemaker for these tips!

Check out more Beauty Tips!

Check out our other Homemade/DIY projects:

How to Make Homemade Body Wash
Homemade Dishwasher Detergent
DIY Hair Detangler Spray
Domestic Diva: Homemade Body Wash
Homemade Laundry Detergent
Homemade Liquid Handsoap

Natural Way to Be Blonde

October 21, 2011

Fashion Friday: Where did the grey come from


I was startled to realize just how many grey hairs had taken up residence on my head. I didn’t realize they were there until I was pregnant and I had to stop coloring my hair. I know I didn’t have to but I felt like I should. I was so excited after I had the baby that I could color my hair. It made me feel normal again. I am not sure why coloring ones hair would make them feel normal but it did it for me. I have tried several brands over the years and the one that works best for me was Fredrick Fekkai Frederic Fekkai Salon Color, 7R Medium Auburn Audrey . I love the overall color and the feel of my hair afterwards.


 Note: This photo was from several months after I gave birth. I am not Heidi Klum. It took me months to get back to my regular shape.

I am not sure about all of you but when I decide I am going to do something well it has to happen “NOW”. I decided I needed to dye my hair right away. The problem with Fekkai is I have to order it. I did what any other coupon blogger does and I bought a hair color on sale. I choose  Samy Fat Foam. It was 1/3 of the price. I was not impressed. I liked the foam. It made coloring my hair quick and less messy. I however was not impressed by the coverage nor was I impressed with the texture of my hair after I applied it. I used Samy Fat Foam Hair Color #R5 Medium Reddish Brown. I didn’t feel like the color looked even as you can see in the picture the day after application. In fact while washing my hair I lost a lot of hair during the process which freaked me out. I did the allergy test and I was fine prior to placing on the color. When you start seeing your hair go down the drain it is a bit of a shock.  I would say overall that sometimes saving money and time is not worth the outcome. It took a couple of weeks for my hair to return to normal. I have since ordered my Fekkai and I am okay spending the difference for peace of mind and good hair. Ps: it is 1/3 of having it done in the salon.