If you like those sun-kissed highlights, but the salon price kept you from getting them: Try a chamomile hair rinse. Why spend a lot of money at the hair salon to highlight your hair when natural products and the sun can do it for you. Is your hair blonde or light brown, or tends to have light highlights? A chamomile rinse will make the lighter strands pop, giving you those sun-kissed highlights with very little time or money.
- Make a large pot of chamomile tea stronger than you normally would to drink. Steep the chamomile tea until cooled to room temperature and pour into a large bowl.
Shampoo and condition hair. Rinse with warm water and squeeze excess water from hair. Don’t use hot water, it can dry out hair. If you suspect you have product build-up on your hair, rinse it with equal parts vinegar and water before proceeding.
- Saturate hair with cooled chamomile tea, allowing to soak. Keep your hair in the bowl or wrap saturated hair in a towel for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Let your hair dry naturally, in the sun if possible to boost results. This will bring out the natural blonde and golden highlights in your hair.
- For an overall lightening effect, or to get the “dull” out: mix chamomile tea with conditioner and apply to hair, leave on for about 30 minutes like you would when coloring hair with commercial products. Rinse out. Done. Chamomile is gentle to your hair, so you can use it whenever you like.