Rosemary & Sage for Gray

I started using this awhile back to help cover my gray, and noticed that it really works. I don't know why I stopped using it. I made another batch of it about a week ago, and have been spraying it on my hair and trying to let it sit for at least an hour before I co-wash, wash, etc. to my hair.

It isn't instant like hair dye, but it is all natural, and it really does work. You just have to be patient with it. I noticed a difference after only using it twice though. LOVE IT! I know many of you already know about this, but I wanted to pass it along anyway! :0)
3a/3b & fine
CG since 3/2010
Low sulphate shampoo once a week:
Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo

Rinse Out Conditioner - used only when needed - Elucence Moisture Benefits, & KCKT

Leave-in - used only when needed - KCKT

Co-wash- Elucence Moisture Benefits Conditioner (about 1-2 a week).

Stylers: KCKT, Eco-Styler Gel, AG:Recoil, FSG.

Styling: Raking and smoothing product throughout hair and then the Super Soaker Method without the Denman.
I started using this awhile back to help cover my gray, and noticed that it really works. I don't know why I stopped using it. I made another batch of it about a week ago, and have been spraying it on my hair and trying to let it sit for at least an hour before I co-wash, wash, etc. to my hair.

It isn't instant like hair dye, but it is all natural, and it really does work. You just have to be patient with it. I noticed a difference after only using it twice though. LOVE IT! I know many of you already know about this, but I wanted to pass it along anyway! :0)
Originally Posted by greekgoddess

Do you make this into a tea or something? What's the recipe?
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I started using this awhile back to help cover my gray, and noticed that it really works. I don't know why I stopped using it. I made another batch of it about a week ago, and have been spraying it on my hair and trying to let it sit for at least an hour before I co-wash, wash, etc. to my hair.

It isn't instant like hair dye, but it is all natural, and it really does work. You just have to be patient with it. I noticed a difference after only using it twice though. LOVE IT! I know many of you already know about this, but I wanted to pass it along anyway! :0)
Originally Posted by greekgoddess

Do you make this into a tea or something? What's the recipe?
Originally Posted by BekkaPoo
Yes, I'd love to know, I've never heard of this before
2c/3a/3b Fine/med texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
Here is the recipe:

1/4 cup dried Sage
1/4 cup dried Rosemary
2 cups water

You bring water to a boil, and then add the sage & rosemary to the water. You don't want to boil the sage & rosemary with the water. Then you let it steep overnight (preferably a glass bowl, so it doesn't stain) and then you put it in a spray bottle, and use it.

I spray it in my problem areas and also rub it in. I try to let it sit on my hair for an hour, but there was one day that I left it on to dry overnight. I spray it on before I co-wash, wash, etc. everytime. I noticed a difference in my grays after only using it twice. I really don't want to use chemical dyes, as I am trying to stick to the CG routine as much as possible, and plus I don't like having to use all those nasty chemicals on my hair.

Let me know if you guys try it. I love it so far, and will keep using it!

And, let me know if you should have any questions.

Oh, and make sure that you wear a shirt that you don't care about when you are doing it, because it will stain clothes.
3a/3b & fine
CG since 3/2010
Low sulphate shampoo once a week:
Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo

Rinse Out Conditioner - used only when needed - Elucence Moisture Benefits, & KCKT

Leave-in - used only when needed - KCKT

Co-wash- Elucence Moisture Benefits Conditioner (about 1-2 a week).

Stylers: KCKT, Eco-Styler Gel, AG:Recoil, FSG.

Styling: Raking and smoothing product throughout hair and then the Super Soaker Method without the Denman.
That's really interesting! There's Sage and Rosemary as one of the first ingredients of Giovanni Tea Tree shampoo so it makes me think of that. One of my HG's. I wonder what it would do to other hair colors? Like if it'd give a certain effect?
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KellyGreen49- That is really interesting. Since this mixture has worked for me, I have wondered why there isn't anything like it on the market. Like a Sage & Rosemary hair dye. Maybe it doesn't exist because it is so simple to make. I know that there are many Gels, Shampoos, Conditioners, etc. out there, but I don't know how effective they are.
3a/3b & fine
CG since 3/2010
Low sulphate shampoo once a week:
Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo

Rinse Out Conditioner - used only when needed - Elucence Moisture Benefits, & KCKT

Leave-in - used only when needed - KCKT

Co-wash- Elucence Moisture Benefits Conditioner (about 1-2 a week).

Stylers: KCKT, Eco-Styler Gel, AG:Recoil, FSG.

Styling: Raking and smoothing product throughout hair and then the Super Soaker Method without the Denman.
What color does this recipe tint your hair?
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Hmixon - Mine just seem to have returned to their natural hair color, but here is a really great article about it:

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3a/3b & fine
CG since 3/2010
Low sulphate shampoo once a week:
Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo

Rinse Out Conditioner - used only when needed - Elucence Moisture Benefits, & KCKT

Leave-in - used only when needed - KCKT

Co-wash- Elucence Moisture Benefits Conditioner (about 1-2 a week).

Stylers: KCKT, Eco-Styler Gel, AG:Recoil, FSG.

Styling: Raking and smoothing product throughout hair and then the Super Soaker Method without the Denman.
This sounds really interesting. Does the color mimic your regular hair color?
2c/3a/3b Fine/med texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
Sounds like this is worth trying.. I have tried tea rinses a few times, and I'm sure adding in some rosemary won't hurt. I like the idea of using this as a spritz too. Thanks for the heads up!
"The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
"...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
CurlyMom- Yes most definitely. I really ♥ it, and I think I will continue to use it. I noticed a difference especially in my temple area. The little tiny grays are the hardest, but aren't they always, lol.
3a/3b & fine
CG since 3/2010
Low sulphate shampoo once a week:
Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo

Rinse Out Conditioner - used only when needed - Elucence Moisture Benefits, & KCKT

Leave-in - used only when needed - KCKT

Co-wash- Elucence Moisture Benefits Conditioner (about 1-2 a week).

Stylers: KCKT, Eco-Styler Gel, AG:Recoil, FSG.

Styling: Raking and smoothing product throughout hair and then the Super Soaker Method without the Denman.
CurlyMom- Yes most definitely. I really ♥ it, and I think I will continue to use it. I noticed a difference especially in my temple area. The little tiny grays are the hardest, but aren't they always, lol.
Originally Posted by greekgoddess
Lol! So true! I'm definately gonna try this, where did you get the rosemary and sage?
2c/3a/3b Fine/med texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
I got the sage & rosemary at Whole Foods. Don't you just ♥ that place. I could spend ages in there.
3a/3b & fine
CG since 3/2010
Low sulphate shampoo once a week:
Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo

Rinse Out Conditioner - used only when needed - Elucence Moisture Benefits, & KCKT

Leave-in - used only when needed - KCKT

Co-wash- Elucence Moisture Benefits Conditioner (about 1-2 a week).

Stylers: KCKT, Eco-Styler Gel, AG:Recoil, FSG.

Styling: Raking and smoothing product throughout hair and then the Super Soaker Method without the Denman.
I got the sage & rosemary at Whole Foods. Don't you just ♥ that place. I could spend ages in there.
Originally Posted by greekgoddess
ugh, I wish I did...I mean I wish it were closer, mines about an hour away. I'll check my local health food store, but, for you it's great too because I read somewhere else (another thread which escapes me now) that Whole Foods has AOGPB in a special Whole Foods scent which is supposed to smell a whole lot better than their regular scent! So if you're inclined to try AOGPB look for it there *referencing another thread*

btw, that article on darkening your hair is grrreat. Who knew? Not me that's for sure, I can't wait to try it!
2c/3a/3b Fine/med texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
Oh, I am so sorry that you don't have a Whole Foods near you. Your local health food store should definitely have some though. It is better to buy the sage and rosemary in bulk. You can find it in grocery stores, but it is in the spices area and comes in the little container (it won't be enough for the recipe).

I actually called my Whole Foods earlier about the AOGPB, and they told me that they have all 3, which really threw me off. I was like huh? You mean you have three different kinds? And, then she explained to me that there are 3 different scents. Now I can't remember the scents, but I figured I would stop by there after work, and pick up some.

What do you use it for? I mean, do you use it as your rinse out conditioner, leave-in? Deep treatment? All of these?

About the Sage & Rosemary recipe. I was really going back and forth about posting it, because I thought that everyone knew about it. I was surprised at the responses, and I am so glad that I posted it, and that it will help other curlies, as it has me. Again, I love that it is natural, and that I get to sing to my grays "♪na, na, na, na, ......goodbye....♪
3a/3b & fine
CG since 3/2010
Low sulphate shampoo once a week:
Elucence Moisture Benefits Shampoo

Rinse Out Conditioner - used only when needed - Elucence Moisture Benefits, & KCKT

Leave-in - used only when needed - KCKT

Co-wash- Elucence Moisture Benefits Conditioner (about 1-2 a week).

Stylers: KCKT, Eco-Styler Gel, AG:Recoil, FSG.

Styling: Raking and smoothing product throughout hair and then the Super Soaker Method without the Denman.
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OMG this sounds soooo great! I actually grow my own herbs , I have some Rosemary and Sage. I have tried so many hair colors and the grays at my temples never really are truly covered. My hair doesn't like hair dyes either, by the time it's recovered, it's time to dye it again. Poor hair. Like I've been saying for years, I wish I could just cover the gray and leave the rest of my hair alone. I like my natural color, and I can't find it in a box!
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Oh, I am so sorry that you don't have a Whole Foods near you. Your local health food store should definitely have some though. It is better to buy the sage and rosemary in bulk. You can find it in grocery stores, but it is in the spices area and comes in the little container (it won't be enough for the recipe).

I actually called my Whole Foods earlier about the AOGPB, and they told me that they have all 3, which really threw me off. I was like huh? You mean you have three different kinds? And, then she explained to me that there are 3 different scents. Now I can't remember the scents, but I figured I would stop by there after work, and pick up some.

What do you use it for? I mean, do you use it as your rinse out conditioner, leave-in? Deep treatment? All of these?

About the Sage & Rosemary recipe. I was really going back and forth about posting it, because I thought that everyone knew about it. I was surprised at the responses, and I am so glad that I posted it, and that it will help other curlies, as it has me. Again, I love that it is natural, and that I get to sing to my grays "♪na, na, na, na, ......goodbye....♪
Originally Posted by greekgoddess

lol...now I'm gonna have that song stuck in my head the rest of the day! I called my local health food store and they do have that in stock so I'll be headed down there as soon as I get a chance, I'm so excited about it.

It's so funny cause when I first read your post you were like, I'm sure everyone know this, but.....and I was like are you kidding me, I never even heard of such a thing! Then when I read the article and it said the American Indians used it I thought wow that's so cool!

Anyway, about the AOGPB, I don't use it for is a leave in, it's pretty thick, and because of that I was surprised at how my curls & volume came back after I used it. The bottle has instructions on how to use it for a PT, which I haven't done either because of the scent, so I've only used it as a rinse out, but I do love it. If I had another scent I'd adore it!
2c/3a/3b Fine/med texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
OMG this sounds soooo great! I actually grow my own herbs , I have some Rosemary and Sage. I have tried so many hair colors and the grays at my temples never really are truly covered. My hair doesn't like hair dyes either, by the time it's recovered, it's time to dye it again. Poor hair. Like I've been saying for years, I wish I could just cover the gray and leave the rest of my hair alone. I like my natural color, and I can't find it in a box!
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Originally Posted by marinacurlz
+1 I can't wait to try this! That's so great that you grow you're own, not many people can say they color their hair with homemade products!
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I live in an apt, but I have herb boxes. I am actually drying some sage and rosemary right now, so coming across this thread was just awesome. Yaaay!
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Medium texture
Average porosity

Crazy-picky hair; likes some oils and proteins, but not others, can tolerate some glycerin.

Current products-
Co-wash: Suave/Vo5/TJ Refresh
Rinse out & Leave in: Suave Tropical Coconut/Garnier Triple Nutrition
Gel: Herbal Essences Set Me Up/Aussie Tizz No Frizz
I wonder if the rosemary and sage somehow counteract the build up of hydrogen peroxide in the hair, the cause of gray hairs.

I'd be interested in hearing other people's outcomes.
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Elasticity: Normal (I get breakage when I pre-poo and then when I shampoo it all out and then some more over the course of the next 24 hours.)
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