How to brighten hair color w/o dye?

Babyk005Babyk005 Posts: 205Registered Users
Dye has pretty much ruined my hair so i did a big chop in august. My hair has been growing pretty fast and is starting to look very healthy and more curly.
I really don't want to use dye or do anything to ruin it again, but the color is starting to look blah.
Is there anything i can do to make it really bring out the color and brighten it a little without dye??

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  • LikeAustraliaLikeAustralia Posts: 2,812Registered Users
    Babyk005 wrote: »
    Dye has pretty much ruined my hair so i did a big chop in august. My hair has been growing pretty fast and is starting to look very healthy and more curly.
    I really don't want to use dye or do anything to ruin it again, but the color is starting to look blah.
    Is there anything i can do to make it really bring out the color and brighten it a little without dye??

    What color is your hair? I've heard that chamomile tea brightens up any blonde tones/highlights and regular black tea brings out red/auburn tones.
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  • RyanneRyanne Posts: 686Registered Users
    SydneyCurl wrote: »
    What color is your hair? I've heard that chamomile tea brightens up any blonde tones/highlights and regular black tea brings out red/auburn tones.
    Really?
    I thought it was darkening, and brings out brown, but I can be wrong.
  • rymorg2rymorg2 Posts: 2,571Registered Users
    Black tea would darken, but hibiscus tea or raspberry tea would bring out red.

    All these tea methods are gradual though.
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  • LikeAustraliaLikeAustralia Posts: 2,812Registered Users
    Ryanne wrote: »
    SydneyCurl wrote: »
    What color is your hair? I've heard that chamomile tea brightens up any blonde tones/highlights and regular black tea brings out red/auburn tones.
    Really?
    I thought it was darkening, and brings out brown, but I can be wrong.
    rymorg2 wrote: »
    Black tea would darken, but hibiscus tea or raspberry tea would bring out red.

    All these tea methods are gradual though.

    These two are probably right. I couldn't remember exactly which ones did which. :)
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  • lacunaCoilslacunaCoils Posts: 489Registered Users
    I thought DevaBrown One Condition worked pretty well at brightening up my brunette hair- and made it shiny! They have DevaRed and DevaBlonde (I think they're called) for redheads and blondes. If you're CG, you might not like it since it has a cone in it. I'm mod-CG and the cone doesn't build up on me.
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  • Babyk005Babyk005 Posts: 205Registered Users
    Thanks guys!
    My hair is a light golden brown color
  • xxmisschrisxxxxmisschrisxx Posts: 223Registered Users
    how do you use the tea? i would love to try this, but i dont know how to apply/use it!
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  • TrixieTrixie Posts: 260Registered Users
    You can also try cassia if you want your golden tones in your hair enhanced. I have light brown hair and when I use cassia it seems to bring out golden highlights in my hair. I mix it with chamomile tea and some honey, which could also make it "brighter". Honey also lightens some people's hair.
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