grey hair potato skins

For most people, sprouting gray hairs is far from a desirable thing.

In fact, it can be the cause of a lot of insecurities in many individuals – especially in women. Some people even start getting these hairs as young as their mid-20s!

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with gray hairs. For many, it’s a change to be embraced, and there’s no denying that gray hair can give someone a more distinguished appearance.

In fact, with trends such as silver and light gray hair colors, and plenty of people rocking full heads of natural gray hair and looking great doing it, it’s far from an unsightly feature!

This hair transition can be seen as a milestone, and it’s a good reason to feel proud.

Turn Your Gray Hair Back
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But what if you’re someone who doesn’t like your gray hair?

Maybe you really like your original hair color more. Maybe you’re graying in only certain areas. Maybe you have dark hair that makes the contrast of gray against brunette very, very obvious.

If you’re not a big fan of going gray, then you’ve probably done what you can to cover those silver hairs up.

The problem here is that hair dyes are typically packed with harsh, potentially harmful chemicals that can cause the hair to thin, become brittle, or cause a lot of damage and weakness in the follicles of your hair.

You might find that you suddenly begin losing hair, or notice it falling out more when you shower or brush.

And, of course, these dyes tend to be pretty expensive and can burn a big hole in your pocket.

Potato Skins
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Of course, there are methods you can try using to neutralize these effects.

Maybe you have tried taking iron supplements, or special vitamins that are designed to boost hair growth or help strengthen hair strands.

Maybe you’ve used DIY hair treatments for a more natural spin on things.

But, chances are, none of these methods have worked quite as well as you would like.

But did you know that there is actually one method that has been tested by many individuals and found to have plenty of benefits, and it’s completely natural?

Well, what is this amazing cure?

The answer sounds unconventional, but hear me out: it’s potato juice!

Apparently, potatoes contain a type of starch that works like a colorant, and it’s been used on fabrics as an alternative to dyes for hundreds and hundreds of years.

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It might sound like complete nonsense, but don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!

Here’s what you’ll need to test it out.

Ingredients

  • 6 potatoes
  • Around 30 oz of water (4 cups)
  • A clean bowl
  • A pot
  • A mesh strainer
  • Optional: essential oil

Steps

  • Start by peeling your potatoes.
  • Toss the skins into a pot with your water and bring to a boil.
  • Allow to boil for 25 minutes.
  • Allow to sit for 15 minutes.
  • Use your mesh strainer to strain the liquid’s contents into a bowl. You can now toss out the peels.
  • If you like, add some essential oil – just a few drops is all you need!
  • Allow to cool.

How to Use

  1. When taking a shower, wash your hair as normal.
  2. Part your hair, then cover it in a good coat of the potato juice. Make sure it’s cool!
  3. Massage into scalp.
  4. Rinse with cold water.
  5. You can also keep the mixture on longer. Strap on a shower cap to keep the juice on, then rinse out before you end your day.

This isn’t just great for keeping color in your hair – it can also help give it shine and strength, and reduce bald spots!

Give it a try and see how it goes!

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