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Naturally Dye Grey Hair Without Chemicals

Grey Hair: Natural Hair Dye Ideas

Grey hair is not a sign of growing old
It is a sign of wisdom

Do you want to transition into silver vixens and embrace your natural colour gracefully?

But realise grey hair can be tricky to treat, especially if you’re concerned with treating your hair using chemicals.

Fortunately, we have you covered with a little help from Mother Nature.

The following natural recipes will help you achieve some really great grey tones:

Grey hair recipes

Recipe for lightning grey hair to white

  • 1 tbsp privet leaves
  • 1 tbsp fresh hollyhocks
  • 2 cups distilled water
  • ceramic pot
  • wooden spoon
  • strainer
  • gloves
  • conditioner


  1. Put the water in the pot and bring it to a boil.
  2. Next, add the leaves and let the water boil for 15 minutes.
  3. Reduce the heat and allow the leaves to simmer until the water is reduced by half; the water should be dark.
  4. Remove the heat and leave to cool.
  5. Shampoo and condition your hair, then rinse your hair with the blend.
  6. Wrap your hair in a plastic bag, and cover with a shower cap.
  7. Leave your hair in the plastic until it is almost dry, then remove the cap and bag and dry as usual.
  8. If your hair is not light enough, you can repeat until you reach the desired colour.

Henna recipe

Henna is a natural dye that not only will darken your hair, but it will also help to restore the pH balance of your scalp and normalise oil production:

You Will Need

  • 2 tsp black tea Leaves
  • 4 tbsp pure henna powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1.5 tbsp of amla powder
  • brush for application
  • gloves
  • conditioner


  1. Soak the henna powder in a cup of water for 8 hours.
  2. Next, boil the tea leaves in water and let it steep and cool.
  3. Once cooled, pour it into the henna paste and add the lemon juice and amla powder and stir until you get a smooth, consistent paste.
  4. Put your gloves on and apply the mixture onto your hair using the brush, ensure you cover all the grey hair.
  5. Leave for an hour or until the paste dries up.
  6. Finally, rinse the hair pack out with a mild shampoo.

Adding red tones to grey hair

You Will Need

  • 1 tbsp. dried alkanet root powder or tea
  • 1 tbsp. fresh or dried calendula petals
  • 2 cups of water
  • Ceramic pot
  • Wooden spoon
  • Sieve


  • add the powder and the flowers to boiling water
  • allow to boil for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat and cover, allowing to simmer for a further 10 minutes, then set aside to cool
  • use a very fine sieve to strain the water; try to retain as a small amount of the root powder in the water if possible
  • shampoo and condition your hair
  • next, pour the blend over your hair and massage thoroughly
  • cover your hair with a plastic bag and a shower cap for at least 30 minutes
  • then remove the plastic cap and dry your hair
  • your hair should have reddish tints in it – don’t panic if it is too red as this will soon rinse out
  • you can always repeat the process if you don’t get the desired results

If you want to jazz the colour of your hair up with red undertones, then you may like this recipe.

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