Around the beginning of your forties, the most common problem is grey hair. Some ignore them, while some try to cover them with hair dye.
Unfortunately, hair dyes are loaded with chemicals. A single box of hair dye contains over 5000 different chemicals, many of them proven to be carcinogenic. According to statistics, even 1/3 of women older than 18, and 10% of men older than 40 use hair dyes.
Here’s a list of some of the chemicals contained in the hair dyes:
Resorcinol – an allergen that disrupts the endocrine system, and may also lead to irritations of the scalp.
DMDM Hydanoin – listed at moderate/high, since its by-product is formaldehyde. It is also included in polymers, herbicides, and floor waxes.
PPD or para-phenylenediamine – commonly used as a wood preservative, in which cases skin contact, is avoided. Combined with Hydrogene Peroxide is extremely toxic and causes cancer.
Parabens – Propylparabens and Methylparabens, often included in various hair care products, and may cause irritations of the skin, and severe allergies.
Ammonia – an irritating and highly corrosive gas, which has a suffocating smell, and may lead to lung irritations and burns.
Luckily, in this article we offer you a natural alternative for covering white hair. We’re talking about potato juice. According to a woman’s experience that has been treating her hair with over-the-counter hair dyes for years, this method gave her no more gray hairs and improved her hair quality. Namely, potato skins darken the hair.
You will need:
- 6 potatoes
- 2 cups water
- 1 clean squeeze bottle
Once you peel the potatoes, put the potato skins in a bowl, pour them with two cups of water, and boil them. As soon as it starts to boil, lower the temperature and leave to simmer for 5 minutes. Then, strain and throw away the skins. Leave the liquid to cool and then pour it into the squeeze bottle.
After you wash your hair, dry it with a towel and pour the potato juice on your hair slowly. Leave the potato juice to soak in, and towel dry once more. You can repeat the procedure if needed, as it is completely natural.