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Apart from being used to remove gray hair, this food also contains ingredients to treat dandruff.

  23 April 2024 10:11 - For some people, the appearance of even a single strand of gray hair can be considered detrimental to their appearance. The reason is, the appearance of gray hair is synonymous with one of the signs of aging. The process of appearing gray hair is closely related to pigment production in the hair follicles. Colored hair is the result of melanin (pigment produced by melanocyte cells in hair follicles).

There are two types of melanin that play a role in hair color, namely eumelanin, which gives a dark color such as brown or black. Then, pheomelanin which gives red or blonde color. As a person ages, hair follicles naturally experience a decrease in melanocyte activity. This can cause melanin production to decrease or even stop completely in some follicles.

As a result, the new hair that grows from the follicle no longer has pigment and appears white or gray. This process is gradual and varies between individuals. Some people may start to grow gray at a relatively young age, while others retain their hair color until later in life.

Genetic factors play an important role in determining when and how quickly a person will experience gray hair. Apart from that, environmental and lifestyle factors can also influence the speed at which gray hair appears, although on a smaller scale. Even though it is considered annoying, you don't need to worry. You can cover the appearance of gray hair by using polish made from natural ingredients .

Like what a beauty vlogger did via the YouTube account @beautycook. In the video upload which is 3 minutes 20 seconds long, he uses potatoes mixed with black coffee, henna powder and amla to make polish. In this polish concoction, he does not use kalonji seeds, because some of the contents of kalonji seeds can be replaced with coffee.

Kalonji seeds are known to have antioxidants that can fight hair damage caused by free radicals. Likewise, black coffee grounds contain antioxidants to protect scalp cells from damage caused by free radicals. Not only that, a mixture of coffee with several natural ingredients is believed to be able to overcome gray hair by providing a natural color to the hair.

Meanwhile, the benefit of other ingredients is that potatoes contain vitamin B and vitamin C which are important for healthy hair. Vitamin B helps in melanin production, while vitamin C helps strengthen hair follicles. Then the henna in this ingredient is useful as a natural dye which gives a red-brown color to the hair.

Henna also has conditioning properties that can make hair smooth and shiny. Meanwhile, amla powder or commonly known as Indian gooseberry fruit, is a natural ingredient that is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. Amla is believed to increase melanin production in hair follicles, thereby helping reduce gray hair. The nutritional content in amla can help strengthen hair roots and prevent hair loss.

So how do you make natural hair polish to remove gray hair? For those of you who want to try, let's look at the steps below, as reported by from YouTube/@beautycook on Tuesday (23/4).


How to treat gray hair using potatoes. various sources

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- 1 potato
- 1 pack of black coffee
- 2 tablespoons henna powder
- 2 tablespoons amla powder

How to make:

How to treat gray hair using potatoes. various sources

photo: YouTube/@beautycook

1. Wash the potatoes thoroughly without peeling the skin
2. Put it in a blender
3. Pour enough water into the container
4. Add one packet of black coffee without sugar
5. Blend all ingredients
6. Pour into a new container, while filtering
7. Mix with henna and amla powder
8. Stir all ingredients until well mixed
9. Natural hair polish can be applied directly.

How to use:

How to treat gray hair using potatoes. various sources

photo: YouTube/@beautycook

1. Part your hair into several sections
2. Apply natural hair polish evenly
3. Wait for one hour
4. Rinse using normal water
5. By using this method, gray hair can turn black again naturally.

Potatoes can help treat dandruff

Apart from the benefits mentioned above, potatoes also have other uses for hair. Rubbing potatoes on the surface of the scalp is believed to clear dandruff. This is because potatoes have antimicrobial properties which can help reduce the growth of fungus or bacteria that might contribute to the appearance of dandruff.

The nutritional content such as vitamins C and B, and potassium can also maintain scalp health. Reporting from, the ability of ketang to be used as an exfoliant can also get rid of dandruff.