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Herbs have been used for centuries to enhance natural hair color. Elizabeth Woodville, Edward IV's queen, was famous for her wonderful golden hair. History tells us that she washed it in chamomile tea, rinsed it in lemon juice and polished it with silk. I'm not sure about the silk, but – as a blonde – I have used both chamomile and lemon juice to good effect.
Red heads can use a strong infusion of calendula (marigold) to add highlights to their hair.
An infusion of sage will darken brown hair as will an infusion of rosemary. Both can also be used to darken gray hair, giving a brown tint.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|