7 tested home remedies to help battle gray hair

When trying to deal with stubborn, grey hair, you could go the route of simply plucking them out. Unfortunately, as they proliferate, you might end up pulling out so many that you end up with bald patches. Of course, putting chemicals onto your scalp may sound pretty scary too.
Are there any natural choices for battling the grey? Yes, but they won't work as well as the chemical ones. You will have to re-treat your hair more often. The key to finding a remedy that works is considering what things actually stain. Check out these seven natural dyes for fighting your grey.
1. Henna
The only great natural hair dye is henna. You can purchase this and combine colors with it to get what you want. Stylecraze creates an all-natural dark dye by combining 1 cup henna paste, 3 teaspoons amla powder, 1 teaspoon coffee powder and water. Mix the ingredients together, adding enough water to make a paste. Apply this to your hair and let it process for one hour. Wash with a sulfate-free shampoo. This will need to be redone every month.
2. Onion and henna
Honey colony recommends adding onion juice to the henna to help reverse the grey in your hair. The henna will dye your hair as well, covering your grey. Peel an onion and run it through the blender. Strain the juice to add to the henna. Mix the henna according to the directions and add the onion juice. Massage this into your scalp and hair and let it process for two hours before washing your hair. Repeat once a week for three to four months to see results.
3. Coconut oil
Coconut oil is supposed to be effective for greying hair as well, according to honey colony. Apply a small amount directly to your hair and leave it for 15 to 30 minutes. Wash your hair like normal. You'll find your hair is nicely hydrated as well. You'll want to do this daily.
4. Beets, carrots and lemons
You can make a natural hair dye for redheads or blondes by using carrots, beets or lemons. Natural Living Ideas says for redheads to take 1 cup of either beet juice or carrot juice (choose the vegetable that most closely resembles your hair color) and combine it with conditioner or coconut oil. Rub it into your hair and let it process for one hour before rinsing. For blondes, use 1 cup of lemon juice with your conditioner or coconut oil. Sit in the sun for the hour and rinse it out.
5. Walnut shells
To get a rich, dark color, annmarie recommends using crushed walnut shells. Boil them for 30 minutes and cool the water and strain them out. To get a more intense color, boil the water down. Apply the water to your grey with a cotton ball. Let it process for one hour and rinse your hair in warm water. Be careful with the stain - it will color everything it contacts.
6. Coffee
Coffee is also effective for getting a dark brown color. Stylecraze says to boil one pot of strong coffee. Let it cool and pour it over your hair until it's saturated. Let your hair soak for 20 minutes and rinse it hair with water only. You'll have to do this twice a week.
7. Tea
Tea has natural staining ability, notes honey colony. If you want dark stain, use black tea. If you want red, use rooibos tea; and if you want blonde, use chamomile. Take five teabags and steep them in 2 cups of boiling water. Leave the teabags in the water until the water has cooled enough to use on your hair. Apply the tea to clean, wet hair and let it process for one hour. Rinse your hair with cool water.
You can cover your grey without the harsh chemicals of the salon. It just requires working a little harder to keep them covered.

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