For most of us gray hair can be a nightmare. We all know that once we are the melanocytes slow down their activity, reducing the production of melanin, the hair starts turning grey. But nowadays this phenomenon is beginning to appear prematurely. There are a couple of factors that really are worth mentioning when it comes to hair discoloration and we may speak of pollution, stress, smoking, poor nutrition and the list goes on.
But, first, some do’s and don’ts:
- Massage your scalp with fingertips to increase the blood flow.
- Use mild shampoos and conditioners.
- Do exercise.
- Wear shower caps while doing swimming.
- Cover your hair while going out in sun.
- Do not use the blower on your hair too often.
- Avoid smoking, alcohol and junk food.
- Don’t use chemical colors.
- Avoid combing wet hair.
- Do not iron your hair.
HOME REMEDIES FOR GRAY HAIR
Add 1 tablespoon of salt in a cup of black tea and stir it. Apply this mixture to your scalp and hair. Wash it with simple water after one hour. It acts as an organic conditioner that helps hair retain its black color.
The coconut oil averts the development of gray hair. Mix coconut oil with some lemon juice. Apply this mix to your hair and scalp by massaging it with your fingertips.
Take equal quantities of almond oil, lemon juice, and Indian gooseberry juice, mix them and use this mixture to massage your hair regularly. This will deplete the growth of gray hair.
Among other immense health benefits, carrots prevent the hair from whitening. Drink a glass of carrot juice regularly to avoid premature discoloration of strands.
Mix 2 tablespoons each of lemon juice, henna and castor oil. Apply it on your strands and leave for 1 hour. Then rinse off with a mild shampoo.
Lack of nutrients can be the reason of the graying of hair. Sprouted green grams will provide you all the needed health supplements. Consumed regularly, it will keep away from the possibility of gray hair and baldness.
Henna is an organic conditioner that provides natural color to hair. Make a paste by mixing 2 tablespoons of henna powder with 1 tablespoon yogurt, 1 tablespoon fenugreek, 3 tablespoons coffee, 2 tablespoons basil and 3 tablespoons mint juice. Apply this paste on your scalp and hair and leave it for 3 hours before washing.
The outer shell of black walnut can be used as an organic hair colorant. Take pieces of this shell and put it in water. Add 1 tablespoon of eucalyptus oil to it. Put this mixture in an iron vessel and leave it overnight. The next day, apply this mixture on your hair and keep it for 30 minutes.
It is one of the old techniques of turning white hair to black. Eat fenugreek sprouts daily to provide internal nourishment to hair. You may as well apply paste of fenugreek seeds on your scalp and rinse off after 30 minutes. It will make your hair black and silky.
Coffee is an organic hair colorant. Make a strong coffee, allow it to cool down. Pour the coffee over your head and massage it properly from roots to tips. Cover your head using a shower cap and leave it for 30 minutes. After that, wash your hair with cold water. Repeat it twice a week to change your hair color to dark brown.
Onion juice or paste will help you turn your hair black gradually. Apply onion juice or paste on your scalp before taking bath and leave it for 30 minutes. Then rinse off using shampoo.
Add milk to grated ginger pieces and make a thick paste. Apply it on your hair and after 10 minutes, wash it off. Repeat it at least once a week.
You can make hair tonic using curry leaves and coconut oil. Add curry leaves in coconut oil and boil it until the leaves become black. Apply this tonic to your hair to help avoid gray hair.
One of the best natural remedies for gray hair. Make a paste from grated guava pieces and apply it regularly on your scalp. It turns the gray hair into black hair.
Another one of the best remedies to get rid of gray hair naturally. Sesame seeds work exceptionally well for the hair that has become gray. You just have to make a paste of almond oil and sesame seeds, and then spread the paste on the scalp for ½ hour. You can replace almond oil with carrot juice. To obtain effective results include sesame seeds in your diet regularly.
Add pieces of the ribbed gourd in coconut oil and boil it till the pieces become black. Apply them on your scalp and massage gently. It will prevent gray hair from developing.
Boil 60 grams of henna leaves in 250 grams of mustard oil till the leaves get ablaze in the oil. Spread this mixture on the hair. This will make your hair become black and shiny.
Take some mango seeds and make a powder from them. Mix it with gooseberry powder. Then apply it on your hair. Let it stay for at least 2-4 hours before rinsing.
Remove the outer skin of a potato and put it in a vessel. Add two cups of water to it. Now bring it to a boil. Then turn the burner low and let the mix stay on the low heat for 5 minutes. Now remove the pan from the burner and let it cool down. Pour the mixture in a glass container (having a tight fixing lid) once it cools down. Use this liquid to rinse your hair after shampooing.
Clove oil is very beneficial for restoring black hair. Apply this oil regularly on the scalp and hair, and massage properly.
- Margosa oil also stops the development of gray hair and it has antibacterial properties.
- Arnica oil also has anti-bacterial properties that intercept the graying of hair.
In order to remove toxic substances from the body the endocrine system has to function properly. These substances lead to various health hazards like premature graying of hair. Maintain your endocrine system working properly by drinking lots of water (at least 12 glasses daily).
It can help you get rid of gray hair. The copper content in it helps blacken your strands. Consume 1 tablespoon of blackstrap molasses regularly in the morning for a few months and you will get the desired result.
Mix the juice of curry leaves in buttermilk and let this mixture boil for 5 minutes. Then allow it to cool down. Spread the mixture all over your hair and scalp. Let it stay for 45 minutes. Finally, rinse with water. Regular application of this mixture will help you get rid of gray hair.
The essential vitamins and fatty acids from the butter will moisturize your strands and repair them. Massage the tops and roots of wet your hair with warm clarified butter. Then wash it off after 1 hour with the help of lukewarm water. For desired results repeat it at least two times a week.
HERBAL REMEDIES FOR GRAY HAIR
Take 4 cups of water in a vessel and put a handful of Indian lilac leaves in it then boil it. Now strain the water and let it cool. Rinse your hair with this water after a regular wash. It will cure gray hair related problem. For the best results, repeat it four times a week.
Ground 4-5 pods of Acacia concinna. Mix the powder in ½ cup sour curd. Spread it on your hair. Wash it off after 20 minutes.
Regularly massage your hair with the fresh juice of amaranth. Alternatively, blend some fresh amaranth leaves to get the extract. Use this extract on your scalp to restore the natural color of strands. This is an effective home remedy to get rid of gray hair.
Take 10-15 hibiscus flowers for 2-5 cups of water and mix them and let them boil for 20 minutes. After that strain them and take the flowers separately. Let them cool down for some time. Make a paste from those flowers and apply it on your hair and scalp. After a few minutes, wash your hair with strained water first and with normal water after.
Apply a paste of Indian ginseng on your strands and keep it for at least an hour before washing it off. This remedy will help you to control the hair graying by increasing the quantity of melanin in hair follicles.
Applied regularly on the scalp and hair, the oil of Eclipta Alba will prevent the growth of gray hair. You can also intake it regularly to get long, black and thick hair.
This herb is well known and long used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for the treatment of gray hair. Apply it as an herbal pack on your scalp and strands.
Applying rosemary oil in your hair and scalp regularly will protect your hair from graying. Alternatively, boil an equal amount of rosemary leaves and sage leaves in a cup of water for 30 minutes. Allow it to cool down and then use it on your hair. It acts as a natural coolant and protects your hair from becoming gray.
Boil chamomile powder in water for 20 minutes. Let it cool down and then sift it. Apply it on the hair on the daily basis.
Juice of Carrot, Alfalfa and Lettuce
Mix the juice of carrot, alfalfa and lettuce in equal amounts and blend them together. By drinking this juice the formation of gray hair will stop and the hair will preserve its natural color.
This herbal remedy blackens your hair and also makes it shiny. Apply a mixture of aloe vera gel and amla juice on your hair to get the desired results.
This remedy can blacken your gray hair in just fifteen days. Immerse some pieces of gooseberries in water for a few hours and then add 1 tablespoon of eucalyptus oil to it. Accumulate this mixture in an iron vessel and keep it overnight. Next morning, mix egg, curd and lemon juice in it. Apply this mixture to your hair. You should drink gooseberry juice regularly.
You can also boil a few chunks of these gooseberries in water till they become black and then rub your hair using them. This will treat your gray hair naturally.
Sage leaves stop the growth of gray hair and preserve the natural color of hair. Just add some leaves in water and boil them. After this, let the liquid cool down. Apply it on your hair. Let it stay for 2 hours and then shampoo.