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Herbal Hair Highlights

Herbal teas won’t dye your hair permanently like commercial dyes do, but over time, with regular use, your hair will have tinted highlights.  Herbal teas are safe to use, and there’s no harmful chemicals.

As an added bonus, herbal tea will get your hair in great condition.  See our post on Hair Treatment Herbs.

Please be aware that some people may be allergic to certain plant families, so a spot test is wise before using.

Use these herbs to highlight your color of hair.

Golden Highlights

  • Calendula
  • Chamomile
  • Lemon
  • Sunflower petals

Dark Highlights

  • Black Tea
  • Black Walnut hulls (crushed or chopped)
  • Comfrey root
  • Nettle
  • Rosemary
  • Sage

Red Highlights

  • Calendula
  • Henna
  • Hibiscus flowers
  • Red Clover flowers
  • Rose hips
  • Red Rose petals


Add 3 or more tablespoons to a glass jar, pour 2 cups boiling water over the herbs. Let sit overnight so the color will be at its brightest. Remove herbs, and it’s ready to use.

Wash hair, pour herbal tint over hair and message in well. If possible, leave on hair for an hour before rinsing out. You can also, place the tint in a spray bottle.

For best results, use once a week. Your hair may not show a difference the first time, but over time, the tint will built and you will see the highlights coming out.

Dry as usual.