Natural Covering of Grey Hair and Care

Covering Grey Hair and Care:
-For brunettes, boil potato peels in water, strain, and cool. Use the strained water as an after-shampoo rinse to darken grey hair.
-Sage will return grey to normal color gradually when used regularly over a period of time. Simmer 1 part dried sage with a little rosemary in 4 parts water for a half hour, then let steep for 2-3 hours. Strain and pour over clean hair daily. Leave on until hair is dry, then rinse out. Once your hair returns to the shade you want, use it once or twice a week.
-Make a strong tea of hollyhock (blue-purple flowers) or betony to remove yellow cast from grey hair. Also try using a clarifying shampoo to remove the yellow which could be coming from mineral deposits in your water. Or the yellow could be from overheating your hair with heat appliances which can burn and discolor hair. Use lower heat settings when styling. When hair turns gray, it becomes coarse and is prone to yellowing from pollution, smoke, sunlight, etc. Switch to shampoo and conditioner that is made especially for graying or white hair. Shampoos with a violet base will brighten hair and help eliminate the yellowing. Avoid red shampoo which will turn grey and white hair pink. The more gray or white your hair becomes, the more difficult it is for hair color to cover it and the more noticeable the roots appear as they grow in. Stay away from trying to color gray hair too dark, instead go with a color a little lighter than your natural color and use lighter streaks or highlights so the gray roots growing in will appear less noticeable and require fewer touchups. You also loose the warmth of color around your face as you gray so use a little more color on your face to balance out the lack of color in your hair, especially if you have pale or fair skin. For lots more tricks, recipes and tips: Beauty and the Budget at VirtualBookWorm

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