Gray hair is beautiful and a natural part of the hair cycle. However, if you’re considering covering it up, why not try an organic method?
Some conventional dyes contain harsh chemicals like ammonia, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), and parabens. These chemicals can alter pH, seep into your skin, and promote hormonal imbalance. For these reasons, consider these natural methods to cover your gray hair or gray roots.
By: Leah Thomas
Coffee can help give you a slight cover up to your gray hair.
To try this dying process:
- Brew a very strong cup of coffee or espresso and allow it to cool.
- Once cool, mix in a leave-in conditioner and coffee grounds.
- Spread this mix in your hair and let it sit for an hour.
- Once done, wash it out with water or apple cider vinegar.
- Repeat to see longer lasting results
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Just like coffee, dark tea can be used to cover gray hair naturally. This process will again not be as harsh as conditional hair dye or yield as dramatic results. You’ll need to make very concentrated tea to produce a color change in your hair.
You can use 4-5 tea bags and apply the cooled tea to your hair and mix with conditioner. Leave the mixture in your hair for up to two hours to allow it to darken your hair.
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Henna is a powder produced from the henna plant and a very popular natural hair coloring agent. You can purchase henna hair dye from natural personal care shops or online. Just be aware that natural henna produces a reddish brown color which will work best with brunettes. Mix in a dark tea or coffee to stray away from a too orange result on your hair.
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These natural hair dying processes will help you slowly cover gray hair at home. You can do so bi-weekly for the best results that won’t wear out as quickly in the shower.
Experiment with your hair and see what works best for you. For longer lasting results consider consulting your hairstylist about organic hair dyes that don’t contain harsh chemicals.
What’s your favorite way to natural cover up gray hair? Share with us in the comments!