Shades of blond.

Newsgroups: alt.folklore.herbs
From: (John & Suzanne Finnegan)
Date: 21 Dec 1995 23:32:41 GMT
Subject: Re: Herbal hair colour question

>> I'd need to know what herbs make the deepest red, the amounts, application times & success rate.
> I would like to know this same information for shades of blond.

Coat hair with lemon juice. Apply heat; if the day is hot enough you may not need to apply heat. Wait several hours, or at least until the juice has dried, and wash. This may or may not do anything for black hair, but it works well on light or medium tones. You may want to avoid it if your hair is already dry.

Chamomile tea is sometimes recommended for lightening, but it does not work very well. (It is good for softening the hair, though.) Some people recommend an infusion of marigold leaves, but I have no experience with that.