We may blame a very stressful and busy lifestyle for the fact that our hair is full of gray hair, but this really happens naturally with age. You will already be noticing a couple of gray hairs in your hairline that will quickly spread as the years go by.

Potato peel remedy to darken gray hair

Instead of going for a box of dye and coating your gray hair, try this natural remedy: potato peels . Believe it or not, the starch in potato peels acts as a natural coloring that helps slowly cover gray hair in a matter of weeks or months.

Strange? No, but effective. Potato peels have been used to dye fabrics and even hair since ancient times and, although this is an ancient natural remedy, it has remained for its effectiveness and for being 100% natural and safe.

There is no very specific and rigorous recipe to darken gray hair, simply boil any amount of potato peels that you have peeled before in water and leave the mixture for 30 minutes on low heat then let it cool, strain and use the liquid as a rinse for the hair. Repeat the process often (every time you are making potatoes for lunch) the potato water should activate the enzymes in your hair and your gray hair will gradually darken.

This is basically what you should do, but if you want to follow a more systematic step-by-step, these are the steps to follow:

Steps to darken gray hair with potato peel

You will need to

  • 6 medium or large potatoes
  • Moisturizing and conditioning shampoo
  • 1 be grande
  • Towel
  • Shampoo bottle
  • Strainer
  • Large bowl

Potato peel water to darken gray hair


  1. As step one, remove the skins from five or six medium to large potatoes. Reserve the peeled potatoes and put the skins in a large container with 2 liters of water. Bring the water to a boil over high heat and bring the skins to a boil for 30 minutes.
  2. Once that time has passed, turn off and strain the shells. Let the water cool completely before pouring it into a clean shampoo bottle.
  3. It is recommended to wash and condition the hair with products that hydrate the hair, since gray hair is usually drier and more fragile, that is why it is important that you nourish your hair with extra moisture.
  4. After applying your conditioner and rinsing it out, pour the potato peel water into your hair and don’t rinse it out. Get out of the shower as you usually do.
  5. This procedure should be repeated for best results, two or three times a week, for several months, or until you are satisfied with the results.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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