Natural Hair Dyeing

  1. Henna can be purchased any of the grocery stores around 50th Ave and Main (West Side) for about $5 per lb. An East Indian store in Hennessey St., Poco carries it.
  2. Add 1-2 teaspoon of Chinese tea- leaves (Pu Re Or Po Ley for red and golden colour) to the boiling water (about 3-4 oz). Wait for the colour to come out or you can put it in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Mix the tea with Henna (2-3 teaspoons) into a paste. Add egg white to the paste.
  4. Apply the paste onto the gray hairs or wherever you like with a brush or an old toothbrush. Any leftover paste can be saved for future use. Make sure you label it.
  5. Use 2 big pieces of plastic wrap and completely wrap the whole head.
  6. Put 2-3 plastic shower caps on top.
  7. Add a big bath towel on the top of the shower caps. Leave them on for minimum 3 hours for the best result (minimum 2 1/2 hours) for your body heat to set the colour in. Do it once a week for 3 consecutive weeks. Then do it as needed.
  8. Wash hair with shampoo as you normally do.
  9. You can also use coffee grounds instead of Pu Re to achieve a coffee or chestnut colour. It is beautiful as highlights too.
  10. This technique uses all natural ingredients, and is cheap and easy to do.

Try it and see if you like it!