If you want to make sure that what you are using in your hair care routine is safe, whipping up your own hair treatments is the best route to go. It is quite easy to make your own hair treatments and most of the ingredients you’ll need are just sitting in your kitchen cupboard or your fridge.
We have shared some DIY hair color boosters for both natural, and color-treated locks. Skip the salon this time to spare your locks, and your health from toxic chemicals found in most hair products popularly used in salons. This time, head to your kitchen instead!
Check out these DIY hair color boosters that will temporarily intensify the color and gloss of hair whether you are a blonde, redheaded, or a brunette. These homemade hair color boosters will render the same results as store-bought hair color boosters but without exposing you to dangerous chemicals such as fragrances, dyes, and parabens that are usually found in store-bought hair products.
DIY Hair Color Boosters
- A Cocoa Mask For Brunettes – A cocoa mask will give your hair a deeper richer brown. Here’s how you can make your very own cocoa mask. Grab a medium bowl and start whipping 1/2 cup of cocoa powder, 1/2 cup of plain yogurt, a teaspoon of honey, and 1 teaspoon of apple-cider vinegar. Keep whipping until you get a paste-like consistency. While the cocoa powder will give your locks a deeper rich brown, the honey will keep your hair moisturized. The mild acids from the yogurt, and vinegar allows the cocoa pigment to sink into the hair shafts which in turn gives a more pronounced result! To use shampoo your hair. Squeeze out excess water before applying the hair mask. Leave the mask on for about 3 minutes. It is best to drape a towel around your neck to prevent getting cocoa stains on your skin. Rinse.
- Potato Hair Mask for Blondes – Potato enzymes will help brighten any sunny shade. So for blondes out there, here’s how you can wear a hair that is more vibrant. Start squeezing out the juice of 1 lemon into a bowl. Grab one potato and grate it. Add the grated raw potato into the bowl with lemon juice to make a paste. Stir in half a cup of chamomile tea making sure that it is in room temperature. Both the chamomile tea and lemon juice are whitening agents. Plus the acids in lemon juice allows the potato enzymes to penetrate through the hair’s strong, keratinized outer layer. The potato enzymes will brighten blonde hair. To use shampoo your hair then massage lightly the mask all over the hair. Cover your hair with shower cap (without PVC) and then use a hair dryer for about 3 minutes to lightly heat it then rinse.
- Carrots and Berries Hair Mask for Redheads – Give your red hair color a boost with this DIY carrots and berries hair mask. Put 3 carrots (medium size) in your blender or food processor and finely chop them. For those who want copper undertones, toss in half a cup of cranberries. Once you have a coarse paste consistency, add in 3 tablespoons on yogurt and 2 tablespoons of honey. Make sure to mix thoroughly. Carrots and berries are loaded with coloring antioxidants. The lactic acid in yogurt allows these coloring antioxidants to seep into the locks. Honey, keeps the hair moisturized since it naturally draws in moisture. To use shampoo your hair then massage lightly the mask all over the hair . Leave it for about 2 minutes and then rinse.
Try them out now!