Premature white hair is a real problem for many people. There is an effective and inexpensive solution to this problem: potatoes! In this episode, we’ll show you how to get rid of premature white hair with potato skins.
|Get Rid of White Hair Naturally With Potato Skins
We have discussed the amazing benefits of sweet potatoes for our bodies and hair. Sweet potatoes contain vitamins A, B6, C, D, and E while they contain iron, zinc, copper, calcium, potassium, niacin, and magnesium. This beauty food serves as a springboard for hair loss, but despite being sweet, it has some competition for being an asset to our tresses, especially for hair loss and gray hair restoration.
So what could be just as good, if not better, for our hair than sweet potatoes? Regular potatoes! We simply call them white potatoes (because of the peel), but those simple little potatoes that usually go great with a juicy steak can also be good for your hair.
Could Potato Skins Get Rid of Your Premature white hair?
If you are looking for an easy way to get rid of premature white hair, then you should start using potatoes. Just peel off the skin of a potato, put it on your head for one hour, and wash it off with water. This is a natural way to get rid of premature white hair without any chemicals.
White potatoes are loaded (pun intended) with phosphorous, iron, calcium, fiber, potassium, proteins, and vitamins A, B, and C, which lead to stronger hair growth and reduced hair loss or thinning. And as if that wasn’t enough, exfoliation is great for staving off gray hair! Who knew that such a simple vegetable could be so beneficial? While using potatoes as a hair treatment may seem a bit funky, you may want to read about the benefits you will reap from doing so.
Benefits of Potato Skins for Premature white hair
Potatoes not only taste good and remove dark circles from under your eyes but they are also known to promote hair growth and darken white hair. Although it’s not a permanent treatment, potato peels can add some much-needed shine to your hair while also masking those grays. The starches in vegetables act as a natural colorant and have been used as a dye substitute for fabrics for centuries. However, it has also been shown to be very effective in darkening gray hair when used consistently.
Here’s what you need to get started
Add the peels to the saucepan and let it boil for at least 25 minutes. Close the pot and let it soak for an additional 15 minutes. Using the strainer/cloth, strain the liquid into a clean bowl and discard the scales. Add a few drops of your favorite oil if desired, and let the rinse cool to room temperature before using it.
How To Use Potato Skins For Premature white hair Naturally
- Peel the potatoes from about 6 potatoes (the more peel you use, the stronger the solution will be)
- A pot of boiling water (a 1 qt pot should be fine but you can adjust this according to the length and thickness of your hair)
- essential oil (optional)
- Mesh strainer/cheesecloth
- clean bowl
- Shampoo, conditioner and detangle your hair as usual.
- Divide your hair into as many sections as you need (4-6 depending on your thickness and length)
- Pour enough rinse over the section until it is completely covered. Make sure you do the rinse on your scalp as well to get some good scalp stimulation.
- Rinse it with cold water, or you can leave it in your hair and dry it with an old shirt or towel.
- Style as usual
Depending on how many shades of gray you have and how dark the color you want, you will have to repeat the rinsing process several times to get good coverage.