Home Remedies for Premature Graying of Hair
This hair issue can be caused by many factors such as:
Graying of hair is due to low amounts of melanin, the pigment that gives the hair its color. The melanocyte activity slows down with age and the body gradually stops its production.
Instead of using chemical-laden and commercial hair colors, try some natural home remedy for your grayish strands.
Eating a nutritious diet is vital for healthy hair. Lack of certain minerals and vitamins such as iron, Vitamin B, iodine, and copper can contribute to this hair issue.
Here we present you the top 10 natural home remedies that can slow down the process of premature graying:
Amla, or Indian gooseberry, is great for a variety of hair problems including premature graying, dull hair, and hair loss.This fruit contains high amounts of antioxidants and vitamin C. Besides consuming Indian gooseberry, you can also apply ampla pulp or amla oil on your hair.
You just have to boil several dried Indian gooseberries or amla powder in a coconut oil, until they become charred.
Then, allow the oil to cool and apply it on your scalp and hair.
Leave it on overnight, or at least for an hour, before rinsing it out.
This hair treatment should be done twice a week.
Note: You can also mix an equal almond oil and Indian gooseberry juice and add some lime juice. Not only that this mixture will reduce the graying of your hair, but it will also support its healthy growth.
With a combination of curry leaves and coconut oil, you can increase darker pigmentation in your hair.
You need to put one tablespoon of coconut oil in a pan, and add a handful of fresh curry leaves.
Boil them until the leaves become charred. Then strain the mixture.
Massage it into your hair. Leave it on for 30 to 45 minutes before rinsing it out.
Do this treatment at least once or twice a week.
Besides henna will darken your hair, it will also condition and strengthen your lustrous locks.
You can make a paste of grinded henna leaves, 1 tablespoon of coffee powder, 3 tablespoon of Indian gooseberry powder, and a bit plain yogurt.
Spread the mixture equally on your hair. After it dries, rinse it out and then shampoo your hair as always.
Repeat the process once every 2 to 4 weeks.
You can also make a mask by mixing henna powder with hot black coffee.
Cover the bowl and let it sit for a few hours.
Spread the mask on your hair, leave it for 1-3 hours.
Wash your hair with a shampoo.
4.Lemon Juice and Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is extremely beneficial for the hair’s health. It stimulates hair growth, moisturizes your hair, adds luster to it and fights against infections. When used for a prolonged time, its antioxidants will reverse your gray hair.
Combine 3 tablespoons of lemon juice in coconut oil enough for the length of your hair.
Apply the mixture to your hair and massage your scalp.
Leave it on for at least an hour before washing your hair with a shampoo.
Do this once a week.
5.Sage and Rosemary
Sage and rosemary are herbs which are very effective in naturally darkening your hair color.
Take half a cup of rosemary and half a cup of sage and boil in water for 30 minutes. Allow to cool for 2–3 hours then apply to hair and scalp.
Leave it stay for about 15-20 minutes before rinsing it out.
Do this once a week.