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.
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 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.
Potato Rinse Benefits
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:
– 200 grams of potato peel
– 1 liter of drinking water
Boil the water and add the peels. Cook it for five minutes and then leave it to cool. When it becomes darkish, it is ready for use. Use a normal shampoo to clean the hair, drain it and then apply the solution distributing it evenly. Then, cover the hair with towel and leave it to work for one hour. Then, wash it off.
It will help you darken the hair slowly so that is why you should be constant so you can get the wanted results. Do this as frequently as possible because it doesn’t harm the hair.