Many people all over the world are dealing with gray hair, especially after the age of 30, and they try to hide it with hair dyes. Nevertheless, this problem is different for every person and people begin to turn gray at different stages of their life.
Women most commonly use dyes to cover the gray hairs, but unfortunately, they are full of toxic chemicals.
It has been discovered that just one box of hair dye contains more than 5,000 different chemicals and many of them are considered as carcinogenic. The statistics show that even 1/3 of women over 18 years and 10% of men over 40 years used hair dyes.
In this article we will present you some of the most dangerous chemicals contained in hair dyes:
Resorcinol: it is an allergen which alters the endocrine system and it also has the ability to cause irritations of the scalp.
DMDM hydantoin: The Environmental Working Group (EWG) listed this ingredient as dangerous, but it is still included in floor waxes, herbicides and polymers.
PPD: para-phenylenediamine is usually used as a wood preservative, which is why skin contact should be avoided at all costs. Moreover, the combination of PPD and peroxide is extremely toxic and causes cancer.
Parabens: propyl paraben preservatives and methyl parabens are most commonly included in many hair care products and they lead to skin irritation and severe allergies.
Ammonia: leads to lung irritation and burns because it is highly irritating and corrosive gas with a suffocating odor.
Luckily, there are some other more natural alternative which will help you achieve the same results, but without side effects. In this article, we will present you the recipe of this home hair dying method which has been used for a long period of time, and all you need is potato juice.
One woman who decided to dye her hair with store-bought hair dyes for many years, has subjected herself to harmful ingredients which were hazardous for her overall health. Nevertheless, as soon as she tried this natural hair treatment, she had no longer gray hair and the quality of her hair improved a lot.
The reason why we use potato peels is because they darken hair. Potatoes actually absorb the juice in gray hair.
Here is how you can prepare and use this method:
- 1 clean squeeze bottle
- 6 potatoes
- 2 cups water
- First of all, you must peel the potatoes and then place them in a cup. After that, place the potato peel in a bowl, pour in two cups of water and boil the mixture.
- When the mixture starts boiling, reduce the heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes more. In the end, strain it and throw the peels.
- Allow the liquid to cool and then pour it into a flexible bottle.
Wash your hair first, dry it with a towel and then apply the potato juice on your hair slowly. Allow the mixture to soak in and towel dry once again. if needed, repeat the procedure because it is completely natural and it won’t cause any harm.