There are plenty of chemical hair dyes on the market that can cover up gray hair, but many people prefer natural solutions.
If your hair is turning prematurely gray or you have a few gray strands that you wish to cover up, natural remedies may offer some ability to turn back the clock and turn your hair back to its natural color. If you’re already sporting a glorious mane of silver or gray hair, you may be able to use natural hair dyes to color it. From changing your diet to rinsing your hair with potato peels, one of these solutions may just work for you.
POTATO PEEL RINSE
Things You’ll Need
- Five to six medium to large potatoes
- Large cooking pot
- Large bowl
- Old shampoo bottle
- Moisturizing shampoo and conditioner
- Remove the peels from the potatoes. Set the flesh aside and place the peels inside a large cooking pot. Fill the pot with 1/2 gallon water. Bring the water to a rolling boil over high heat. Allow the peels to boil for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Pour the potato peels through a colander over a large bowl. Save the water and toss out the potato peels. Allow the potato peel-infused water to cool completely before pouring it into an old, clean shampoo bottle.
- Wash and condition your hair with moisturizing products. Because gray hair is drier and more brittle, it’s important to nourish your tresses with extra moisture. Allow the conditioner to sit for one to two minutes before rinsing it out.
- Pour the potato peel water over your hair in the shower, and do not rinse it out. Emerge from the shower and towel dry and style your hair as usual.
Repeat the process often (every time you’re making potatoes for lunch), or 2-3 times a week for several weeks or months and your white strands will gradually become less noticeable! Be prepared that it may take a while to get the desired results.
Save any unused hair rinse in the refrigerator and make more as necessary. While this recipe won’t transform an entirely white head of hair, it can darken individual gray hairs that may be in darker locks.