|My hair is dark with a slight red-brown tint and blonder highlights|
I spend about $100 every six weeks and with, our new budget, that just wasn't working but I'm only 53 and not ready to go gray.
I tried coloring my hair with coffee and tea neither of which seemed to do anything so I dove into the idea of henna. I looked at a lot of different websites and it seemed really messy and complicated. then I stumbled upon DIYBeautyTutorials.com. The site recommended using plain henna mixed in yogurt. The amounts were nonspecific so I went with 1/2 cup of yogurt and 1 teaspoon of henna, leaving it on for one hour..
|3.5 oz. Henna ($1.49)|
|I used an old t-shirt to cover my head. The neck hole fit snugly around my head|
|The t-shirt absorbed some of the yogurt/henna mixture so I immediately put it to soak. It washed out fine.|
I didn't see a LOT of coverage and my grays reappeared the next day. It takes three days for the color to fully develop and I didn't see a lot of change. Five days later I repeated the process but DOUBLED the henna (2 teaspoons in 1/2 cup of yogurt). After three days, here is what it looks like:
|1/2 Cup of yogurt, 2 teaspoons of henna, left on for 1 hour|
I got my hair cut without the color/highlights and saved $60. That works out to about $500 savings/year!
So far, I am putting this down as a HUGE DIY win! Follow me in my DIY Adventure as I try to save $$ and save the planet!