How To Dye Your Hair Naturally To Cover Greys

Grey hair is having a bit of a moment. But if it’s something thats been forced upon you then we bring you 5 ways to dye your hair naturally to cover greys.

Some of us are proud of our natural hair colour, others struggle to remember what that colour was. Whether you love a more vibrant tone, or you have a few sneaky grey hairs you want to cover, there are so many reasons we dye our hair. We all know that embracing your natural look is a kind act of self-love. But it’s also really brave and takes time. Not to mention some trial and error. So if you’re not thrilled about your white hair, or simply fancy a change, there are natural ways to cover it without using harsh chemicals or spending a fortune at the hairdresser. While you choose your favourite colour, why not start giving a new name to your white hair? Recently we came across the term “moon highlights”, and we’re loving it.

5 Ways To Naturally Dye Your Hair


Henna is a natural vegetable powder that has been used for its ideal properties in covering white and grey hair. Even though it tends to have a much more intense colour than other natural options, it’s very efficient and easy to use. Keep in mind to be careful with the dosage as it’s very pigmented – unless you’re ok with having a red undertone. It’s better to ask for advice in this case! But once you’ve found ‘the one’, you just have to mix it with hot water and apply it from half an hour to 2 hours depending on the result you want to achieve.

Rouge Henna, £13, Lush 


Not for the faint of heart but highly recommended if you already have really dark hair. It’s the darkest natural hair dye out there. With intense blue undertones, it can add a beautiful shine and cover the white hair. However it can also be mixed with henna to achieve a colder undertone, should you wish.

Pure Indigo, £11.90, Khadi® at Love Lula

Walnut Shells

You can find this colouring powder quite easily. It can again be mixed with hot water to get a smooth cream to apply to your hair achieving a very natural looking, dark brown colour.  Effective at covering white hair, it can be darker than henna. As henna can have strong red undertones, this is a good alternative should you want a more natural brunette tone.

Walnut Hull Mixture, £5.90, Phitofilos at Ecco Verde

Lemon Juice

Let’s be honest, if your hair is pitch black, there’s no natural way to bleach. However, if your tresses are a light colour naturally, you can intensify your highlights by using freshly squeezed lemon juice and adding some chamomile. Once applied, leave it on for several hours. Sitting in the sun that will help you notice results sooner, but since we’re talking about a very natural ingredient you will have to repeat this several times before seeing any changes. 

Nothing At All

Andy Warhol once said: “When you’ve got grey hair, every move you make seems ‘young’ and ‘spry’”. There’s no pressure in going grey, but taking inspiration from models like Yazemeenah Rossi, the iconic Carmen Dell’Orefice or Kristen McMenamy are serious grey hair goals.

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