Grey hair, natural hair dye ideas

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

Grey hair can be tricky to treat.

Especially if your concerned, with treating your hair with chemicals.

Fortunately, with a little help from Mother Nature, you can achieve some really great grey tones, from natural ingredients.

Grey Hair Recipes

Recipe for Lightening Grey Hair to White

  • 1 tbsp. Privet leaves
  • 1 tbsp. fresh Hollyhocks
  • 2 Cups distilled water
  • Ceramic pot
  • Wooden spoon
  • Strainer


  1. Put the water in the pot and bring to the 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. Next 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 again until you reach the desired colour.

Adding Red Tones to Grey Hair

  • 1 tbsp. dried Alkanet Root powder or Tea
  • 1 tbsp. fresh or dried Calendula petals
  • 2 Cups 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
  • You then need a very fine sieve to strain the water, try to retain a small amount of the root powder in the water as possible
  • Shampoo and condition the hair
  • Next pour the blend over the hair and massage in thoroughly
  • Cover the hair with a plastic bag and a shower cap for at least 30 minutes
  • Then remove the plastic cap and dry the hair
  • The hair should have reddish tints in it, don’t panic if it is to red as this will soon rinse out
  • You can always repeat the process if you don’t get the desired results

If your wanting to jazz the colour of your hair up, with red undertones,

Then you may like this recipe.

Or follow the link, for information on natural herbs for red hair dye.

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