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How to Remove the Yellow From White Hair Naturally

author image Jonae Fredericks
Jonae Fredericks started writing in 2007. She also has a background as a licensed cosmetologist and certified skin-care specialist. Jonae Fredericks is a certified paraeducator, presently working in the public education system.
How to Remove the Yellow From White Hair Naturally
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Melanin is a type of pigment that gives your hair and skin its color. According to Penn State University, melanocyte cells control the amount of pigment that your body produces. People with dark hair have high amounts of melanin and blondes have much less. If you have white hair, the melanocyte cells in your hair are not producing melanin at all. This lack of pigment often subjects white hair to yellowing. Environmental toxins, smoking and even a build-up of styling products can also result in yellowing. Products that you may already have in your cupboard can remove the yellow from white hair naturally.

Step 1

Pour ¼ cup of baking soda into a small bowl. Add just enough 3 percent hydrogen peroxide to the baking soda to form a thin paste. Pour 1 cup of apple cider vinegar into a disposable cup and set it aside.

Step 2

Saturate your hair with water from the shower or sink. Apply the baking soda paste to your hair with your fingertips.

Step 3

Massage the paste into your hair, paying particular attention to the areas behind your ears and the nape of your neck. Allow the baking soda paste to sit on your hair for 15 minutes.

Step 4

Rinse the paste from your hair with water. Pour the cup of apple cider vinegar over your head, massaging it into your hair and scalp. Do not rinse out the vinegar.

Step 5

Pat your hair dry with an absorbent towel. Style as usual. Repeat the process once a week to help keep your hair bright white and free of yellowing.

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