In Egypt they had a natural die called henna. This die was a reddish to a rusty brown. They would put it in their hair or put it on their nails. This is similar to our nail polish. Although, I would rather use nail polish than their nail die. Also there is no telling how many washes it will take for the die to get out of their hair. Usually though the upper class ladies only died their hair. They thought this made them look attractive. Some people today in the USA also think that when they get their hair done.