Restore Hair Using Potato Skins: Although you might blame kids, work, lack of sleep and long commutes, gray hair actually occurs naturally with age. You might notice a few grays along your hairline that quickly spread as the years go by. Instead of reaching for a box of permanent hair dye or visiting the salon, try a natural remedy to slowly darken your hair overtime: potato peels. The starch in potato peels acts as a natural colorant that helps slowly cover your grays over a matter of weeks or months.
Restore Hair Using Potato Skins: Step 1Remove the peels for five or six medium to large potatoes. Set the flesh aside and place the peels inside a large cooking pot. Fill the pot with 1/2 gallon water. Bring the water to a rolling boil over high heat. Allow the peels to boil for 20 to 30 minutes.
Restore Hair Using Potato Skins: Step 2
Pour the potato peels through a colander over a large bowl. Save the water and toss out the potato peels. Allow the potato peel-infused water to cool completely before pouring it into an old, clean shampoo bottle
Restore Hair Using Potato Skins: Step 3
Wash and condition your hair with moisturizing products. Because gray hair is drier and more brittle, it’s important to nourish your tresses with extra moisture. Allow the conditioner to sit for one to two minutes before rinsing it out.
Restore Hair Using Potato Skins: Step 4
Pour the potato peel water over your hair in the shower, and do not rinse it out. Emerge from the shower and towel dry and style your hair as usual.
Restore Hair Using Potato Skins: Step 5
Repeat pouring the potato-peel infused water over your washed and conditioned hair daily, or two to three times per week if it’s more convenient, for several weeks or months, or until you’re happy with the results
Check out the video and judge for yourself below:
Could Potato Skins Get Rid of Your Gray Hair?
This clip from The Rachael Ray Show that shows physician Anthony Youn darkening gray hair with a mixture of potato skins and water may be two years old, but it’s still insanely satisfying. Here’s what you do: Take about a cup of potato skins, mix it with two cups of water, and boil it, letting it simmer for about five minutes while it cools down a bit. Shampoo your hair and towel-dry it. Then take a marinade brush (you know, the one you use when you’re brushing marinade on a piece of meat) and add the brown potato-peel water onto your grays. Alternatively, Youn says you can put the solution in an empty shampoo bottle and leave it in the shower so you can brush it on right then and there.
As you’d expect, the potato-peel water is not the best-smelling thing. (The woman getting the treatment described it as “pungent.”) Some commenters on the YouTube video also made a valid point: Is it really the potato water that’s covering her grays or is it just that the water is making her hair wet, thus darker until it dries? Guess we’ll have to try this ourselves to find out. Stay tuned for that.
Source : allure.com