Use this recipe for red highlights in blonde or brown hair.
1/3 cup crushed marigold flowers
2 1/2 cups water
optional: red wine
Simmer flowers in water in a nonmetal pot for 20 minutes.
Remove from heat; strain when cool; saving the liquid.
After washing hair; apply the marigold decoction as a final rinse; pouring it over the hair and catching it in a basin to reapply several times. (Red wine may be added to the liquid to intensify the effect.)
Allow hair to dry naturally in the sun; if possible.
Repeat the rinsing process with subsequent shampoos until you achieve the desired shade.
By Ellen Brown
Note: Some recipes are not suitable for sensitive skin. Each person is different, so test on the inside arm or wrist for any possible allergic reactions before using these recipes.