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Topic: Static-addicted hairbrush and natural red hair tint  (Read 919 times)
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« on: March 07, 2013 01:31:04 PM »

Hello crafties! I have 2 seperate issues I would love some tips on:

I have a hairbrush I love, but no matter what it always seems to have static attached to it. I've tried spraying it with water (which I hate doing because then it gets on my hair), banging it on things, running a magnet over it (ok not really, but WOULD THAT WORK??? lol)... and it's in the bathroom which has terrible ventilation so it's the most humid room in the house. No kidding. I know it's only this brush, because it happens every time, and I have others that don't do this. It's an oval paddle brush, I think that's what it's called anyway, the kind that has the pin things in a cushion, and they have little balls on the end. Looks pretty much like this:

What the heck can I do about this? I hate going to brush my hair and ending up with this:

Secondly, does anyone know of a natural red tint I can use on my hair besides henna? I'm talking something kitchen-witchy, like oh IDK, cranberry juice? Red rooibos tea? Boiled nutmeg/tea?? Preferably something I already might have or isn't too far out of the norm.

Thanks lots in advance!

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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2013 08:06:43 AM »

For the static you could try spraying with a dilluted mix of fabric softener and water, let dry then brush.

For the tint, maybe beet juice?
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014 02:49:00 PM »

There used to be a product called "Static Guard" that was a spray. I don't know it still exsists but it could be sprayed on the brush or even on your hair directly. As for dies for the hair, you could try a large variety of dye plants. Animal fiber was traditionally died with plant dyes and visa versa. Hibiscus is probably a contender for a purple red, onion skins are great for yellow or an orange yellow, brown would be walnut hulls or coffee. You could look up more on line. I do think most of the these dies started with white fiber. Another crazy thing to try is koolaid. I have heard the punkrock / goth community mentioning using it. Trial and error if you are an adventurous type.

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