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different hair dye colours

Dyeing your hair: everything you need to know

different women of varying skin tones and hair colours
Original shade New shade Difficulty

Black

Platinum High (14)
Black Brown Medium (15)
Blonde Brunette Low (16)
Blonde Red Low (17)
Red Dark brown/black Low (18)
Red Blonde High (19)

 

Nordic white

Nordic white

Cinnamon swirl

Cinnamon swirl

Jet black

Jet black

Honeyed highlights

Honeyed highlights

Buttery hints

Buttery hints

hands in gloves dying hair
woman in bathroom dyeing her own hair
lemon slice and hair comb

1. Does lemon juice lighten hair?

1. Does lemon juice lighten hair?

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2. Can you use honey to lighten hair?

2. Can you use honey to lighten hair?

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3. Can you use cinnamon to lighten hair?

3. Can you use cinnamon to lighten hair?

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4. Does vinegar lighten hair?

4. Does vinegar lighten hair?

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5. Does chamomile lighten hair?

5. Does chamomile lighten hair?

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6. Does baking soda lighten hair?

6. Does baking soda lighten hair?

7. Does henna lighten hair?

7. Does henna lighten hair?

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8. Does vitamin C lighten hair?

8. Does vitamin C lighten hair?

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9. Does salt lighten hair?

9. Does salt lighten hair?

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woman with light blond hair in sun
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Manisha Taggar

Manisha Taggar,
Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate

Joined Holland & Barrett: May 2019

BSc Hons in Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Science

Manisha started her career at a Cosmetics distributor as a Regulatory Technologist followed by a Regulatory Affairs Officer, ensuring the regulatory compliance of cosmetic products from colour cosmetics to skincare.

After 3 and half years in this role, Manisha joined Holland & Barrett as a Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate in 2019.

Manisha specialises in Cosmetic products, both own-label and branded lines, ensuring that these products and all relating marketing material comply to the EU Cosmetics Regulation.

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