Potato Skin Water To Strengthen Your Hair

October 1, 2018
Potato skins can be a great remedy for strengthening and nourishing hair. Because it tends to darken hair, we don't recommend this for blonde haired individuals

Today the cosmetics industry offers hundreds of hair care products to tend to all men’s and women’s needs around the world. Most of these products have made life easier and have become excellent allies for maintaining healthy, beautiful hair. But in some cases, they haven’t been as effective as they should be. Today we’ll share with you a natural remedy that has helped lots of women over the years to keep healthy, full hair: potato skin water.

The products that are supposed to keep our hair healthy and beautiful may be doing quite the opposite. In fact, many of them have caused hair damage and skin conditions, caused by chemical reactions. What a lot of people have forgotten, however, is that there are home remedies that are capable of strengthening and nourishing hair. These products can stimulate growth and enhance the beauty of your hair.

This is where our potato skin water treatment comes into play. It can give your hair natural shine, and in time it can strengthen roots and reduce grays. Why not give it a go?

Properties of potato skin water

Cut potatoes in their skins

As happens with almost all fruits and vegetables, potato skins are generally the part that ends up in the trash because they seem useless. While they’re not generally used in cooking, they actually have very beneficial concentrated properties. We can take advantage of these properties in natural hair treatments.

Experts estimate that nearly 50% of potato skin is made up of polysaccharides, This is a compound which is known to be a type of dietary fiber. It’s also a significant source of potassium. This is a mineral that plays a very important role in balancing electrolytes in the body.

It also has lesser amounts of vitamin C, thiamine, riboflavin, and water-soluble niacin.  These are great for hair care because they deeply nourish, and create an antioxidant effect that prevents damage. It also contains minerals like calcium, manganese, zinc, and iron, and several phenols and glycoalkaloids.

How does potato skin water benefit hair?

Woman with brown shiny hair

This ancient grandmother’s remedy has been used for a long time for its nutritional properties. Thanks to its starches, when used on the scalp and hair it can help to strengthen them. It can also help to prevent problems like hair loss and dryness.

In addition to this, it helps to keep hair shiny and strong. Regular usage can even prevent white hair from appearing. These can make you look far older than you really are. It doesn’t work as effectively as chemicals dyes in this way. However, if you apply it consistently it does darken hair, help to reduce grays, or make dark hair even darker.

It’s important to note that we DON’T recommend this treatment for people with blonde or light-colored hair. It could affect your hair color adversely.

How to make potato skin water

Potato skin water as a hair treatment

There is no specific recipe for extracting the properties from potato skins for your hair. Generally, all you need to do is boil the peels in enough water, and then use the water as the remedy.


  • Peels from 5 potatoes
  • Water (as much as necessary)


  • Boil the potato skins in a pot with water. Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat and cook for an additional 30 minutes, in order to get the concentrated properties
  • Once ready, remove from heat and allow to cool.  Pour the liquid into a jar after straining.

Application method

  • Simply wash your hair as normal, but use the potato skin water for your final rinse.
  • This treatment should be repeated two or three times a week and shortly you will notice healthier hair.

In order to realize just how good this treatment is, all you need to do is try it for a few weeks. Although results are not noticeable immediately, you will see the difference within a few days after consistent usage.

The best thing about choosing this remedy is that it has no side effects and can be used in addition to other hair care products.