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Cover Gray Naturally for Healthy, Beautiful Hair
by Jaime A. Heidel
(The Best Years in Life) Seeing more than a few strands of "tinsel" in your hair lately? You're not alone. Going gray is one of the most prominent signs of aging, and it occurs when your hair loses a natural pigment called "melanin". Hair may also go gray due to a genetic predisposition, exposure to environmental toxins, and poor overall health.
When you're at the point where yanking out a strand or two out just doesn't cut it anymore, you may be tempted to run out and grab a box of hair dye. Take a moment to reconsider, though. Research has shown that the synthetic chemicals in most commercial hair dyes can be harmful to your health.
Among these chemicals are:
Use these natural hair dyes instead:
Coffee is an ideal way to cover gray naturally as it's easy to apply and smells wonderful!
Here's how to do it:
You may have to repeat the process several times to achieve the desired results. Be careful when using this method as coffee can stain clothing and other fabrics. Shampooing your hair will fade the color, but with maintenance, it can last up to five weeks.
Black tea is another safe and healthy way to get rid of gray hair naturally.
Follow these steps:
The sage essential oil opens the hair follicles and allows the tea to fully penetrate so the color can take hold. Results should last for three to four weeks.
Indian gooseberry, also called 'amla', is rich in antioxidants that help restore your hair's natural pigmentation and may prevent premature graying. When you use it, you're not just covering up the gray, you're getting rid of it!
To do this, you will only need two ingredients, amla powder and almond oil.
Here's how to use it:
This treatment can be used alone to darken hair or to add cooler tones to a henna rinse.
If you're a blonde and want to cover your gray naturally, try this herbal hair rinse. You'll need one teaspoon each of powdered ginger, dry mustard, and curry powder, as well as a small pinch of turmeric.
To do this:
You shouldn't risk your health to have strong, beautiful hair. When you use these natural ways to get rid of the gray, you'll not only look younger, you'll feel it, too!
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