As we age, gray hairs slowly start to take over our heads. This is totally normal, but it doesn’t mean that it’s not annoying. Paying regular visits to the salon can get super expensive, and at-home drugstore dyes rarely work. But thankfully, there’s a cheap and natural method that does work when it comes to hiding those grays.
Have you ever heard of people using potato skins to remove dark circles from under their eyes? Well, the starches in potatoes are also beneficial for darkening grays. The starches are a natural colorant, and they work to restore grays to their original color (if you practice this treatment regularly).
To try out this natural method for covering grays, you will need:
Skins from about 6 potatoes
Pot of boiling water
Essential oil (optional)
Step 1: Add the potato skins to the pot of water and boil for about 25 minutes. After that, let the potato skins steep in the water for about 15 minutes.
Step 2: Using the strainer or cheesecloth, strain the liquid into the clean bowl and throw away the potato skins. Add a few drops of essential oil to the liquid if you want, then let it cool down until it’s room temperature.
Step 3: Shampoo, condition, and detangle your hair as usual. Part your hair into 4-6 even sections.
Step 4: Coat each section of hair with the liquid. Be sure to massage the liquid into your scalp as well.
Step 5: Rinse your hair with cold water, then dry and style your hair as usual.
Depending on the severity of your grays, you may have to repeat this process on a regular basis to begin seeing results. However, many people swear by this method, and the best part is that it’s inexpensive and completely natural.