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Use This 100% ALL NATURAL Method to Color Gray Hair Naturally

color gray hair naturallyLooking for a way to color gray hair naturally?  Use this tutorial as an all natural way to fight the gray without the need to turn to permanent hair dye that may damage and dry your hair out.



What you will need:

The Two Part Process

Part I. Applying the Henna This may be a bit of lengthy messy process, but you can’t complain too much as your getting hair color for your grays from 100% all natural source!

Step #1 – Prep your Henna

Add water to the Henna powder so that it has a consistency similar to that of a yummy pancake batter. Once you achieve this cover and let it sit for at least 2 hours or longer so the dye can release.

Step #2 – Detangle Your Hair

Dampen your hair with some water or your favorite product. Then comb your hair with a wide tooth comb from the ends of your hair working your way up to the roots.

Step #3 – Apply Henna Section by Section

Section your hair into 4 or more parts. Apply the henna with your applicator brush starting from the root of your hair all the way to the portion of your hair you want colored. Use the end of a rat tail comb to part. Let it set for a couple of hours.

Step #4 – Thoroughly Rinse the Henna Out

Rinsing the Henna out can take a while, but patient take your time. If you are rinsing your hair over a sink, you may want to consider coating the surface with an oil so the Henna does not stick to the counter top.

A look at Part I of the process

Part II. Adding in the Indigo Indigo binds to the Henna mimicking a brown hue rather than a bright auburn that you may get from the Henna application.

Follow all the steps that you did for the Henna application. The only difference here is that unlike Henna, after you have finished mixing the Indigo you only need to let it sit for 15 minutes before you begin applying it to your hair. You can optionally use a bit of salt to darken the mixture. After applying the Indigo let it set in at least a couple of hours up to 4 hours for more intensity. Rinse and you should be quite please with results.

A look at Part II.

Thank you Kimmaytube for this much needed tutorial! There are so many people looking for all natural ways to color gray hair and this was beautifully broken down to an easy step by step process.

Ariane (Editor-in-Chief)

I am Ariane, full-time curly crusader, wife and mom. On this website we offer natural hair products, FREE natural hair tips, style ideas and support. More about my hair journey can be found here.

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12 Comments

  1. Nia Lorre says:

    I am a long time user of both henna and indigo. Some of your information about henna and indigo are not correct. Please see hennaforhair.com to see what I mean.

    1. Can you tell me what you are talking about specifically? The homepage that you directed me to has a lot of content. When I go to the info it has about gray (http://www.hennaforhair.com/gray/graycolors.html), it pretty much discusses the same thing shown in the tutorial, using the henna will turn the hair to a orangey shade and the indigo will then darken the hair.

  2. Jae says:

    I just came for the curls how did you get them? bantu?

  3. Shannon B. says:

    I’ve been getting relaxers every six to 8 weeks since the age of 12. Now I’m 36 years old and starting today I decided to start the journey of natural without the big chop. With my hair being always long (bra strap length) I know I want notice a change overnight. More like I know probably it will take about 3 or 4 years until I see a drastic change with my hair being this long. Do anyone have any suggestions ad far as how to start my journey? Where do I begin as far as styles, washing, products with me still having relaxer in it and the last relaxer I had was in January of this year?

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