Saturday, February 02, 2008

Sister Golden Hair

My eldest wants to dye her hair blond. We agreed to try an herbal infusion. Here's the recipe we tried:

Golden Hair Infusion
2 parts dried lavendar
2 parts dried chamomile
2 parts mallow root
1 part fenugreek seeds
Lemongrass essential oil

Mix herbs together and store in a jar. To make the infusion, steep 1/4 c. herb mix with 16 oz. water for 2-3 hours. Strain, reserving the brew. Add a couple drops essential oil to the tea, and with your head over a stopped up sink pour repeatedly over the hair until well saturated. Wrap hair in a plastic bag, and cover with a towel warmed in the dryer. Let hair steep for 10 minutes.

2 comments:

Warda said...

My daughter is still 18 months old and I am starting to worry about the day she would ask me to dye he hair. At least blond is not that drastic! And how was the result Mom?

Mom said...

The effect has largely been placebo, but it smells nice. It's something fun to do together.