How to make your own colour depositing shampoo

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How to make your own colour depositing shampoo
Renew hair with homemade colour deposit formulas. (hair image by Dubravko Grakalic from

If you colour your hair, you will notice after a handful of washes that the colour begins to fade, leaving you with a choice of either recolouring it or letting it fade even more. Using a colour depositing shampoo between colouring sessions will keep hair looking vibrant longer. Making your own colour depositing shampoos is not only economical, but also simple because many of the suggested formulas feature everyday ingredients.

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Things you need

  • Plain yoghurt
  • 6 chamomile tea bags
  • Shower cap
  • Coffee
  • Bowl
  • Organic beet juice
  • Organic carrot juice

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    Blonde hair

  1. 1

    Boil 237 ml (1 cup) of water to steep all six tea bags for 15 minutes. Remove the tea bags and mix with 122.5 g (1/2 cup) of plain yoghurt.

  2. 2

    Apply to the hair, massaging in from roots to tips. Cover hair with a shower cap and leave in for half an hour.

  3. 3

    Rinse hair with water, then shampoo, if desired.

    Brunette hair

  1. 1

    Brew a pot of coffee, using three scoops to 237 ml (1 cup) of water to make a triple-strength blend. Allow it to cool before application. While brewing, wash hair as normal.

  2. 2

    Place a bowl into the sink and rinse your hair with coffee. Allow the coffee to go through your hair and into the bowl so you can rinse again with the coffee. Rinse at least three times.

  3. 3

    Leave the final rinse on your hair for at least than 15 minutes, then rinse hair in the shower.

    Red hair

  1. 1

    Mix together 118 ml (1/2 cup) each of carrot and beet juice in a mixing bowl. Apply the juice to damp hair and cover with a shower cap.

  2. 2

    Sit outside for one hour in the sun to activate the colour properties of the vegetable juice.

  3. 3

    Shampoo your hair after one hour with your usual product.

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