The Bible says that grey hair is the glory of old age. However, many people grow grey hair before they are really old. While some researchers claim that stress is the main cause of greying in some people, others refuted that “stress has not been definitively shown to cause grey hair,” (WebMD).
According to WebMD, some autoimmune and genetic conditions such as vitiligo and alopecia areata are sometimes responsible for premature grey hair. The author added that, “A vitamin B12 deficiency or problems with the pituitary or thyroid gland can cause premature greying that’s reversible if the problem is corrected.”
But how do you cover up your grey without using the chemicals? One of the ways to do so is what this article will be talking about. Tea is one of the common items in the kitchen. Some people drink tea daily, while others just keep it handy. Aside from filling you and treating your tongue to a nice taste, some natural hair care specialists have found that tea can be used to dye your hair.
Kym Douglas and Cindy Pearlman, authors of The Beauty Cookbook suggest that you choose tea for dying based on the color of your hair. For black hair, they recommended golden monkey, Fujian province, wild ginger, Ceylon, or Chinese Black Tea with ginger. For a dark brown shade, you can use Earl Grey, Ceylon black, or bergamot tea. For a brown shade of hair, you can use summer berry, black tea with elderberry, blackberry, or raspberry. For a red shade, you can use rooibos, or Washington state lavender. And for a blonde hair shade, you can use classic chamomile.
Brew your tea of choice and leave to cool to room temperature. Use the cool tea as a rinse after shampoo. Leave it in for up to 10 minutes; however, if you don’t want the color to be deep, you can leave in in for up to 10 minutes.
Beauty Tip from Kim and Cindy:
You’ve spent a good amount of time in the pool, you unnatural blond you, and suddenly your hair is looking sadly greenish from the chlorine. Take a deep breath and stay away from the deep end. Here’s a great tip from the Bellagio Spa in Las Vegas: Just get out a bottle of ketchup! Red and green are on the opposite ends of the color spectrum. If you take a teaspoon of ketchup and wash your hair with it, the green will be removed by the red coloring of the tomatoes. Finish by shampooing well with your regular favorite, and then condition. It might take a few treatments with the ketchup to work. But don’t blame us for any strange burger cravings after you get out of shower.
Culled from Beauty Cookbook.
The Beauty Cook Book
Web MD Boots: http://www.webmd.boots.com/healthy-skin/guide/premature-greying-reasons-options
DIY Natural: http://www.diynatural.com/homemade-herbal-hair-dye/
The Paleo Mama: http://thepaleomama.com/2013/11/henna-hair-dye-safe-nontoxic/
Wellness Mama: http://wellnessmama.com/5112/natural-hair-color-recipes/