Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Going light and dark

Yepp at the same time! This is my two new friends for the summer:


The left one will hopefully give me a nice tan and the right one hopefully lighter hair. Today I tried both. You probably know bronzing oil, but what's up with the chamomile tea?
Well I tried what I had read on the web (for instance here), and this is the result:

Before:

After:

I don't know, maybe a little bit lighter? I think you have to do it a couple of times for better results. This is how you do it:
- Make really strong chamomile tea (1,5l with 4-6 (I had 6) tea bags)
- Wait for it to cool
- Wash your hair
- Then rinse the hair with the tea several times
- Sweep a damp towel around your hair and wait 10 min
- Brush your hair and let it dry in the sun (if you don't have time or if it's not sunny, I read that you can wear the towel for a bit longer instead).

For you with other haircolors, I read that you can use:
Black tea for brown/black/dark hair
Hibiscus tea for red hair
Rosemary and salvia tea for gray hair

I'm going to have a spray bottle (you know the ones you use for flowers) with me to the beach this summer, filled with chamomile tea, to spray the hair with while sunbathing. Unlike lemon (which also makes your hair lighter) the chamomile doesn't make the hair look like a birds nest afterwards. And best of all, it's super cheap!

4 comments:

Kelly said...

I can't wait to try this! They say champagne also works, but it seems like that would make your hair really sticky.

Viktoria said...

Yeah I could only imagine! And all the insects that would love the sweet and sticky ;)

Let me know if the tea worked for you!

Katja said...

Svarade i min egen blogg på din kommentar men skriver här med! Så här skrev jag!

Du är ingen partypooper, bra du kollat upp. :) Ska jag vara ärlig så vet jag faktiskt inte nu. Jag har läst i flera artiklar att ris är bra för kattens mage?! Så klart i måttliga mängder.. Både katterna och jag är glada att vi redan bytt tillbaka till gammal hederlig kattmat iaf. :)

Funderade faktiskt inte så mycket på receptet jag fick eftersom min polare sa hon hade en kokbok för djur, antog att receptet e där ifrån. Men förmodligen står det där att det ska varieras med annan kost osv.

Va härligt att du bor i Barcelona.. Suck! Jag drömmer mig bort till Spanien varenda dag. Bott där ett tag för några år sedan (familjen har en lya där). Förhoppningsvis blir det snart igen..

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