As the leaves begin to change and the air takes on a crisp edge, it’s the perfect time to refresh your look and embrace the cozy vibes of fall. And what better way is there to do that than by changing up your hair color? However, we have some news for you. To do that, you can skip the expensive trip to the salon, or even the box dye. Forget harsh chemicals and costly salon treatments – we’re here to guide you through completely natural ways to lighten and warm up your hair for the fall season. So let’s get started right away, shall we?
Chamomile Tea Infusion
Chamomile tea isn’t just a soothing bedtime drink; it’s also a secret weapon for achieving natural hair highlights. Just brew a pot of strong chamomile tea, then allow it to cool. Pour the cooled tea into a spray bottle for easy application. Spritz your hair generously, focusing on the areas where you want highlights. Spend some time in the sun to activate the lightening effect. The heat helps to open up the hair cuticles, allowing the chamomile to work its magic. Rinse your hair thoroughly, and you’ll notice subtle, sun-kissed highlights that blend seamlessly with your natural color.
Cinnamon for Warmer Tones
Cinnamon isn’t just a delightful addition to your morning oatmeal. It can also help you warm up your hair for the warmest season of the year! However, we have to warn you — if you have red tones in your hair, cinnamon will only further engage them. Just add a teaspoon of cinnamon to your usual hair mask. Then, apply the mixture evenly to your hair, focusing on the areas you want to warm up. Leave the mask on for at least 30 minutes, allowing the cinnamon to work its magic. Rinse thoroughly with warm water, and enjoy the subtle, autumnal glow that this natural ingredient gives your locks.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has been famous for hundreds of years for its clarifying and shine-enhancing properties when it comes to hair care. But it can even help you to slightly lighten up your mane. Just mix 1 part ACV with 2 parts water. After shampooing your hair, pour the ACV mixture over your hair as a final rinse. Massage it into your scalp and hair, then let it sit for a few minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water, and you’ll be left with shinier, more vibrant hair.
Henna for a Reddish Tints
If you’re looking to embrace the fiery colors of fall, then red henna is your best option. To create your own henna mask, mix henna powder with hot water to create a thick paste. Allow the paste to cool to a comfortable temperature. Then, apply the henna paste to your hair, ensuring it’s evenly distributed. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave the henna on for a few hours or overnight, depending on your desired intensity. Rinse the henna out thoroughly, and you’ll be left with vibrant, reddish tints that mimic the colors of fall leaves.