Grey hair or baldness in women can be the result of old age, health conditions or it can onset prematurely. No matter the reason, women can help hide the evidence of grey hair and balding by darkening the scalp and the roots of the hair. The darkness of the scalp creates a fuller hair effect, which reduces the obviousness of those pesky places that need covering. Cosmetic surgical treatments are available to solve the scalp-darkening issue for good, but if you are looking to cover up your scalp naturally, you can do so at home.
Place 1/2 cup of dry sage leaves into a small sauce pan. Add 2 cups of water. Set the sauce pan on the stove over high heat. Allow the tea to boil, and then reduce the temperature to a simmer. Let the tea simmer for two hours.
Strain the tea by pouring the contents of the small sauce pan into the strainer, while placing the strainer over a cup or teapot so that the cup or teapot catches the tea.
Pour the sage tea into your hair once it cools. Massage the hair, concentrating on the roots. Leave the tea in your hair for 30 minutes and wash it out. You can repeat this routine daily or weekly to see the effects of your scalp darkening, as sage tea is known as a natural hair-darkening agent..
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Go outside into the sun. Let the sunshine tan your scalp, but avoid getting sunburn. Small doses of sunshine can naturally tan the skin of your scalp so that your scalp looks darker from the tan. However, you do not want to burn the scalp by accidentally spending too much time in the sun, as this is bad for your scalp, your hair and your skin's health.
Stain the hair and scalp with henna. Henna is a plant that offers natural hair dye effects. The pigment that is released from a henna hair dye stains the hair shaft and darkens the color. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recognizes henna as an effective hair and scalp darkening product for women.
Test natural products on your hand before applying them to your scalp, in case you get an allergic reaction.
Kyra Sheahan has been a writer for various publications since 2008. Her work has been featured in "The Desert Leaf" and "Kentucky Doc Magazine," covering health and wellness, environmental conservatism and DIY crafts. Sheahan holds an M.B.A. with an emphasis in finance.