The Sage and Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse That Darkens Gray Hairs in no Time
Although you do not feel like your age, your own hair will betray you. Personally, I started getting gray hairs since I was a teenager. However, over the last few years, increasingly these pesky grayish-white streaks have been increasing. My hair is very dark and I’m not nearly ready to let it all show at this time. I am not comfortable to get into harsh fabric dyes, so I decided to get one of these natural way to hide my grays…Sage!
Sage has many health benefits. It relieves sore throats, helps with inflammation, treat depression, strengthen gums and teeth, and much more. It is also very tasty spice!
Sage is wonderful for your skin and hair. It has been used since ancient times to fight baldness and stimulate hair growth. It’s an all natural hair tint for dark hair. Sorry, this is for brunettes only. It will not completely hide grey hairs, but it shall darken it as time passes, blending together with your natural scalp color.
Sage & Apple Cider Vinegar Natural Gray Hair Dye
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 heaping handful of fresh sage leaves or 2 tablespoons of dried sage
- 2 cups of water
- tea kettle
- bowl (enough to hold 2 cups)
- funnel (not shown)
- cruet bottle (optional)
Remove the sage from the stems (if using fresh). Tear them a bit release the oils. Pack the bowl full.
Make the sage tea
Boil two 2 cups of water. Remove from heat and put over herbs.
Steep for 15-20 minutes and let cool. The water will change the color to green. If you eventually have a sore throat, keep some of the tea and add honey. Your sore throat will be gone immediately.
Add to vinegar
Strain the sage tea and add it to the vinegar. Give it a swirl gently. I like to use a cruet bottle because it is much more easier to apply to your hair. If someone happens to mistake it for salad dressing, don’t worry. I’m sure it’ll make their greens delicious!
How to Use
The sage wash is most beneficial used as your final application after shampooing. Yes, you would smell the vinegar, however the smell will disappear as your hair dries. I love to hang my head over a basin and pour the rinse over my hair. Then i let my hair drain and reuse what’s left in the basin again. I really do this a couple of times in a row, than dry it with a towel.
The most important thing to do is to regularly use the sage wash to darken grey hair,several times a week. Not only it will darken your grays , it’ll deepen the color of brown or black hair and impart shine to it.