How to use rubbed sage leaves to color grey hair

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How to use rubbed sage leaves to color grey hair
You can colour your grey hair naturally. (woman in the park image by studio vision 1 from

Many dyes are available to stop your hair from greying and bring your hair back to its original colour. Most of these use chemicals to dye your hair and many can be expensive. However, you can use a natural method to stop your hair from greying and bring your hair back to its natural colour. This sage and rosemary does not dye your hair, but softens it and brings back your natural colour. This method takes longer to achieve the desired results but it is good for your hair, it's inexpensive, and it smells good, too. People see results within a couple weeks to a month and according to Natural Hair Dye Information, it has not shown any ill effects.

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Things you need

  • 1/8-cup sage
  • 1/8-cup rosemary
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • Medium sized pot
  • Coffee filter
  • Container with cover

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    Boil water in medium sauce pan. Add sage and rosemary and remove from heat. Let the mixture stand for 30 minutes.

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    Place a coffee filter into a container and pour the mixture into the filter. Hold the filter over the strained mixture and let the remaining liquid drip into the bowl. Gently squeeze the filter to extract any additional fluid.

  3. 3

    Allow the mixture in the container to cool for an hour.

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    Wash your hair and rinse in lukewarm water and wrap your hair in a towel. Place a bowl into a sink to catch the overflow when you apply the dye mixture to your hair.

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    Place your head over the bowl and apply a small portion of the dye to your hair. Massage the dye in thoroughly. Pour more of the solution onto your hair and massage. Repeat this ten times.

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    Wrap your hair in a towel and keep any leftover solution in a covered container refrigerated for later use. Apply the dye three to five times a week and continue to do so weekly until you achieve the desire results.

Tips and warnings

  • Most people see results within a month, so be patient.
  • Between applications, you can put some on a cotton ball and dab it on grey areas, including roots.
  • Keep the solution from getting in your eyes and rinse them thoroughly if some does get in.

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