Recent Posts

  • Best Hair Growth Products You Didn’t Know You Needed!

    Best Hair Growth Products You Didn’t Know You Needed!
  • LTK Cyber Week Is Here, Time To Shop!

    LTK Cyber Week Is Here, Time To Shop!
  • Damaged Hair From Summer? We’ve Got What You Need!

    Damaged Hair From Summer? We’ve Got What You Need!
  • Winter Hat Perfect For Protecting Natural Hair

    Winter Hat Perfect For Protecting Natural Hair

Get Rid Of Grey Hair NATURALLY With Potato Skins!

Tired of gray hair? Here's how to get rid of gray hair naturally! Simply use the power of the potato! Check out our easy recipe that is easy and cheap!

Not everyone want to grow old gracefully. Some of us want to fight the good fight and that includes getting rid of grey hair.  Even if you choose to color your grey, are you open to trying a natural remedy for getting rid of grey hair that will save you tons of money? Get ready for a shocker, because the answer is the simple potato!

We’ve discussed the amazing benefits of sweet potatoes for our bodies and hair but there is always more to learn. Sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamins A, B6, C, D, and E while containing iron, zinc, copper, calcium, potassium, niacin and magnesium. This beauty food is a go-to for hair loss but as sweet as it is, it has some competition for being an asset to our tresses especially for hair loss and restoring graying hair.

Getting rid of your gray with a pill?

So what can be just as beneficial, if not better for our hair than sweet potatoes? Regular potatoes! We simply call them white potatoes (because of the flesh), but that simple little potato that usually goes great with a juicy steak can also be beneficial to your grey hair.

White potatoes are loaded (pun intended) with phosphorus, iron, calcium, fibers, potassium, proteins and Vitamins A, B and C, resulting in stronger hair growth and lessened shedding or thinning. And as if that’s not enough, the peels are great for staving off gray hair! Who knew such a simple vegetable could be so beneficial? While it may seem a bit unconventional to use potato as a hair treatment, you may want to read up on the benefits you’ll reap from doing so.

Tired of gray hair? Here's how to get rid of gray hair naturally! Simply use the power of the potato! Check out our easy recipe that is easy and cheap!

Not only do potatoes taste good and remove dark circles from under your eyes, but they also have been known to promote hair growth and darken your gray hairs. Although it is not a permanent treatment, potato skins can add some much needed luster to your hair while also masking those grays. The starches in the vegetable act as a natural colorant, and have been used as a dye alternative for fabrics for centuries. With that being said, it has also shown to be very effective in darkening gray hair when used consistently.

Here’s what you need to get started

  • Potato skins from about 6 potatoes (the more skins you use the stronger the solution will be)
  • A pot of boiling water (1 qt should be fine but you can adjust this according to your hair length and thickness)
  • Essential oil (optional)
  • Mesh strainer/ cheese cloth
  • Clean bowl

Add peels to the pot and allow them to boil for at least 25 minutes. Turn off the pot and let it steep for an additional 15 minutes. Using your strainer/cloth, strain the liquid into your clean bowl and discard the peels. Add a couple of drops of your favorite oil if you’d like, and let the rinse cool down to room temperature before using.

How to use
1. Shampoo, condition and detangle your hair as usual.
2. Part your hair into as many sections you need (4-6 depending on your thickness and length)
3. Pour enough rinse over the section so that it is completely coated. Be sure to work the rinse into your scalp as well for some good scalp stimulation.
4. Rinse out with cold water, or you can leave it in your hair and blot the hair dry with an old t-shirt or towel.
5. Style as usual

Depending on how many gray hairs you have and how dark you want them to be, you’ll have to repeat the rinse process a few times for good coverage.

Have you given this a try Naturals or would you? 



Leave a Reply


  1. January 24, 2016 / 8:58 pm

    I'm all about natural solutions for hair care. I heard about potato peels before, but I never really researched to see how it's done. Thanks for the tutorial! I guess that on your wash day the gray hairs come back again. Hahaha… I guess we just need to own them. I have a few gray hairs and I just use henna and indigo.

    • January 25, 2016 / 2:31 pm

      Yes, I've discussed them for grays but think it might be time for a refresher post on them. I own them but I dont' have many so who knows when they start really popping in. Thanks for responding!

  2. February 21, 2016 / 6:48 pm

    I have many grays. I will try this on my next wash.

  3. September 6, 2017 / 2:53 pm

    Do this real work? I am 45 years old. I have been graying since I was 17. I have tried lot of things. So I would love to hear from one who has tried this. Thank you

  4. mary
    May 27, 2018 / 9:33 pm

    it works! I went to a local restaurant and they gave me the potato water from their skin scrubbing peeler … it peels the skins by scrubbing them off … I figured the same thing and saves time! I brushed my gray spots w/ an old clean tooth brush and let it dry and repeated around my temples where it’s the worst a few times (was home this day) and I was shocked. I’m going to try cooking it down a bit to concentrate it then make it part of my routine.

%d bloggers like this: