Gray hair is not actually white or grey but is due to a lack of pigmentation and melanin. Cells that are located in the base of the hair's follicles slow, and eventually stop producing pigment. This causes the hair to lose color and appear gray or white because of the way light is reflected. To color your hair you don't always need to use harsh chemicals. Below are some of the tried and true natural ways to color your hair.
I make a strong 'tea' of Sage and a bit of Rosemary, strain it and refrigerate it, and before I wash my hair, I spray it on the base of the grey patches of hair, even have massaged it in. leave it for 5 - ten minutes and then wash as usual, and care for my hair as I normally do.
After a few weeks of this (I do this almost daily), the grey is disappearing.
After using the sage the normal coloring returns to the hair. It is not a 'color-change' shocker, and it softens and allows me to control the curls, and the amount of grey. I have used this through the years and it has never damaged my hair. I stop using it and the grey gradually returns and it is even prettier than the time before.
My sister was totally grey headed and after a month of daily using this solution, she had her normal light brown hair. which she had not seen for over ten years, and she dabs it on once or twice a week now to keep her normal color, and she is 40. I am 48 and do not want to be grey just yet.
Rosemary & Sage Tea Colorant
To make a strong rosemary & sage tea use equal amounts of rosemary & sage to 1 cup of water, combine ingredients and steep for 10 minutes, strain and use liquid for the colorant.
NOTE: These processes must be repeated daily for a few weeks before you notice any changes.
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