Mexicans have used camomile tea as a rinse to lighten hair for centuries
by Katherine Koxvold-Figueroa
(Mexico City, Mexico)
I moved here to Mexico many years ago. The lady I lived with before I married a Mexican gentleman, would buy me chamomile dried flowers in the local market. We would boil it up in a consentrated infusion before I took a bath. I used it as a rinse without rinsing it out of my hair, then sat in the sun to let it dry while combing it. It did lighten my hair some and gave it highlights. Plus it smells delightful!
Later I found that there is shampoo and conditioner by Grisi sold in the drug stores and supermarkets here in Mexico. This shampoo is recommended for blondes to keep their hair from darkening with water chemicals and age. It is even recommended for blonde children.