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Unconventional Hair Color Tricks

By Dontaira Terrell
Posted On Apr 06, 2016
Unconventional Hair Color Tricks

Whether it’s a visit to the pool or the change in weather, your vibrant locks shouldn’t have to pay the price. Maintain your gorgeous hair color with these simple and easy DIY tricks that won’t break the bank:

Ketchup: According to colorist Marie Robinson, “If you’re swimming in chlorine too much and your hair—any shade—turns green, try using ketchup all over your strands to neutralize it. Warning: Very pale blondes may turn a little beige.”

Apple Cider Vinegar: Esteemed colorist Aura Friedman suggests, “once a week, do a rinse with a capful of apple cider vinegar mixed with three cups of warm water to seal in color.”

Dish Soap: Zoe Wiepart of Bumble and Bumble Salon let us know that to “get rid of chlorine buildup by mixing dish soap with baking soda to create a paste, then put it on the ends, which is usually where you get most of that green discoloration. Make sure to use a good conditioner afterward because this treatment leaves hair squeaky clean.”

Natural Food Remedy: Head to the fridge for a few eggs, some olive oil, and vinegar. Salon wizard Zoe Wiepart suggests for you to “Mix raw eggs, olive oil, and vinegar into a hair mask, and keep it on for 30 minutes to help color shine.”

Photo Credit: Shutter Stock
Photo Credit: Shutter Stock

Cocoa Powder: Did you know that if you are a natural brunette utilizing a hint of cocoa powder on your tresses can reverse fading and enhance your hair’s luminous glow? After a good shampoo, create a concoction by utilizing yogurt, honey, apple cider vinegar, and cocoa powder to create a mask that will rejuvenate your hair.

It’s Tea Time: This one is for my blonde bombshells! “Brew a pot of chamomile tea with a few drops of lavender oil, add three tablespoons of honey and let it cool to a lukewarm temperature. Pour it over your hair and leave in for five minutes. The chamomile gives blondes a nice golden tone while the honey makes hair super-shiny and the lavender oil soothes the scalp” says expert colorist, Victoria Hunter.

Carrots, Berries, and Such: Redheads are you ready to give this a whirl? By blending a couple of key ingredients such as carrots, berries, and honey and mixing into a fresh batch of yogurt, you create the ultimate hair mask to apply after a shampoo. Acclaimed author, Julie Gabriel of the Green Beauty Guide suggests the cranberries work extremely well for brassy undertones, and the hint of honey serves as an added touch which locks in moisture.