As we age, the melanin in the body and scalp decreases. Melanin, the natural pigment responsible for hair color. The worst part is that graying of your hair increases from 10 to 30% after the age of 30.
Dyeing your hair takes a lot of effort. There are so many steps and long procedure in applying the dye we buy in the market. Instead of using chemical filtered hair dye on your scalp, we tell you natural ways to cover the gray hair. These methods not only cover up the gray hair but also keep your hair healthy.
Well, if you are looking out for some natural methods to cover your gray hair without dye, here we mention the Best 3 of them:
1. Amla (Indian Gooseberry)
Amla is essentially rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants. This helps in nourishing the hair follicles. Amla helps to preserve the melanin in your hair follicles. This slow down the graying process.
To use it, heat some powdered Amla with coconut oil in a pan. Once the oil has cooled down, start applying it on your scalp. Leave it for an hour and then wash it off with cold water.
2. Potato Peels
Potato peel contains a high amount of starch, that helps in preserving natural color. Starch is a form of sugar with help in retaining the moisture and nutrition in the scalp.Peel few potatoes and collect the skin. Now, take two cups of water and boil one cup of potato skin. Allow it to boil for some time and add few drops of essential oil of your choice. Now, pour the liquid on the hair and saturate each hair strand. Rinse off with water.
To use it, Peel few potatoes and collect the skin. Now, boil about 60 gms of peels in 2 cups of water. Let it simmer for 10 minutes, then turn the heat off and allow the mix to get cool. Now, pour the liquid on the hair and soak each hair strand for 30 minutes. Then Rinse off with water.
3. Black Coffee
Coffee had been used traditionally to cover Gray hairs. If you want to get darker hair and prevent gray hair completely, use coffee on regular basis.
Go out to buy the Darkest (without added colors) coffee you can get. Now, pour 2 tablespoons of this coffee in 100 ml of water. Boil the mix till half of the water evaporates. You will a thick dark colored coffee solution. Once the mix is cold enough to use, apply a layer of it on your hair and let it sit for 30 to 45 minutes. Then rinse it off with water.
Your gray hairs will be gone and you’ll get pleasant and refreshing coffee smell too.