To boost your natural hair color, try an all-natural, homemade enhancer. First, get one quart of water boiling in a medium-size saucepan. Cut a large square of cheesecloth—it should be big enough to hold the ingredient that matches your hair color (see below). Center your chosen color-boosting ingredient in the middle of the cloth square, and tie it up with kitchen twine into a bundle. Remove the boiling water from the heat, add the filled cheesecloth, and let it steep for 10 minutes. Here are the ingredients to match each hair type…

Blonde: Three tablespoons of dried chamomile

Brunette or Black: Three tablespoons of fresh, bruised rosemary leaves (bruise them by crumpling in your hand)

Auburn redhead: One chopped medium beet

Orange redhead: One chopped medium carrot

While the cheesecloth is steeping (and cooling), shampoo and rinse your hair as usual. Discard the cheesecloth bag, and use the warm, color-enhancing liquid left in the pot as a next-to-last rinse over your hair (try to pour most on your hair, from top to ends, rather than on your scalp, although these ingredients should be perfectly safe on your head and skin). The last rinse should be a healthy stream of cool water (about one quart). Use this treatment once a month to add vibrancy to your hair color in a healthy, nonchemical way.

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