How do you cover gray hair naturally?


Quick Answer

Make a natural hair dye from henna, sesame oil and curry leaves to color gray hair black to dark brown or red. You can also soak the hair in highly concentrated black coffee or tea, or in crushed walnut shells steeped in boiling water to achieve a similar result.

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How do you cover gray hair naturally?
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Full Answer

To dye gray hair with coffee or tea, apply highly concentrated coffee or tea to the hair, and let it sit for several hours. Alternatively, mix fine instant coffee granules into conditioner until they are well blended. Apply the conditioner, and rinse as usual.

To dye hair black, mix henna, sesame or til oil, and crushed curry leaves. Mix beetroot juice into the henna mixture to achieve a red color. If you want brown, add both beetroot and indigo. Add amla to the henna mixture if you want to tone down the color from the beetroot-indigo treatment. Amla also reduces shedding and dandruff and imparts a natural shine for healthier-looking hair.

Dye gray hair dark brown by crushing walnut shells into a fine powder and boiling the powder with water for 30 minutes. Strain the mixture, allow it to cool, and apply it to your hair using a cotton ball. Wait for one hour before rinsing your hair out with shampoo and cool water.

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