How to get rid of grey hair without dye

Updated April 17, 2017

The first sign of a grey hair can be dramatic. Like death and taxes, your hair fading to a whiter shade is a certainty. Turning grey can even happen when you are only in your 20s. Pigment and genes influence your hair colour. Without dying your hair, there are certain ways to combat grey hair.

If you are a man, consider shaving your head. If you do not have hair, you cannot have any grey hair. You can invest in your razors so you do not have to get it shaved all the time. Shaving your scalp will take less than a half hour and will only have to be done every few weeks.

Pluck out the grey. If you have just a few, you can pluck out the white ones. You can accomplish this yourself with tweezers and a mirror. The length of time it takes will be determined by how much grey you have. To ensure you get them all, enlist someone to help you eliminate all the grey hairs. If plucking becomes too cumbersome, you can try using mascara that closely matches your hair colour.

Wear a wig. While a wig will not make your grey hair disappear, it can serve to cover the grey without having to dye your scalp. Wigs are genuine-looking and come in all colours and lengths. They are even made of actual human hair.

You can darken your hair with natural methods. Add two tablespoons of tea leaves and some sage into a pan of water. Let the water boil for five minutes. Let it cool and then strain it. Apply the remainder to the roots of your hair.

A tablet called Melancor NH can be purchased without a prescription. Taking this tablet twice a day is said to help your body increase the amount of melanin pigments and also enhances the amount of your own hair in its original colour, according to Kellys Beauty Information website.

Things You'll Need

  • Razor
  • Tweezers
  • Mirror
  • Mascara
  • Wig
  • Tea leaves
  • Sage
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A writing professional with more than 15 years of experience, Steve Repsys is currently employed in a college marketing environment. He is part of a team that produces award-winning publications. He holds a bachelor's degree in communication from Stonehill College and a master's degree in sports marketing from Springfield College.