How to Tone Down Gray Hair Without Using Hair Color

By Melissa Hamilton

Gray hair is actually caused by a lack of color pigment, not the changing of hair color. Gray hair is a natural part of aging, though it can happen at a young age as well. For those who don't want gray hair but don't want to use a method as extreme as hair color, there is a home tea remedy that can darken gray hairs temporarily. It is worth noting as well that there are several levels of hair colors so you don't have to choose a permanent fix even if you need a stronger solution than the tea treatment.

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Black tea can tone down gray hair.

Step 1

Bring water to a boil in a teakettle.

Step 2

Pour 1 1/2 cups boiling water into a large cup.

Step 3

Add the three bags of tea and let steep for 10 minutes. You need the tea to be very strong.

Step 4

Remove the tea bags from the cup and pour the tea into the bottle.

Step 5

Add the salt and put the lid on the bottle.

Step 6

Shake well to mix the tea and salt.

Step 7

Apply the tea mixture to your hair and leave it for 30 to 45 minutes.

Step 8

Rinse the mixture out and reapply every 3 to 4 weeks as needed.