Dying hair at home

How To Cover Grey Hair At Home

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Cover Grey Hair At Home

People often think that the grey hairs appear when you are older, but this is not so. Grey hair is due to genetics which is why a young person may also get these white hairs. These are very unpleasant for some people, so they decide to dye their hair the same color to conceal them. To dye grey hair you need not go to the salon, you can do it within minutes in your own home. It is recommended that you ask a friend or relative to help you, but you can also do it alone. Below at OneHowTo.com we explain how to cover grey hair at home.

You'll need:

  • Dye
  • Latex gloves
  • Moisturiser
  • Comb
You may also be interested in: Henna for Grey Afro Hair

Steps to follow:


Buy the dye color that you want to cover the grey hair, choose one with ingredients that nourish and strengthen hair. If you only have a few greys choose a semi permanent dye to conceal them without damaging the hair.


If you have lots of grey hair, opt for a permanent dye that is a light color, as when you use dark colours the greys are more noticeable when they grow back because of the contrast. A healthy permanent dye is henna for grey hair.


When you have the dye, put on latex gloves and do not wear clothes in case you stain them.

How To Cover Grey Hair At Home - Step 3
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Prepare the dye as indicated by the package.


Place moisturizer cream on your forehead, ears and neck so that the dye does not stain the skin of these areas.


Then separate the hair into sections and begin dyeing the areas where you have more grey hair, this way it will go darker first and then the rest of hair.

How To Cover Grey Hair At Home - Step 6

To spread the dye throughout the hair after applying the dye comb your hair with a fine-toothed comb.


Leave the dye on for the time indicated on the packaging then rinse with warm water.

If you have stained yourself, you can remove hair dye stains at home by yourself.


If you have natural dark hair and not many greys, a natural way to dye grey hair at home is to use coffee. Learn how to do it in our article How to use coffee to dye your hair. Other alternatives include using black tea, cocoa or dried sage. You can take a look at the method used in our article How to darken hair without dye.

How To Cover Grey Hair At Home - Step 9

Dying your hair can damage the appearance of your hair. Consider leaving your hair grey if you have a lot. Embrace your appearance and make the most of it. If you feel this is an option then take a look at our article on how to care for grey hair.

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