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Home Remedies for Premature Grey Hair

By Varnika Chauhan   

Grey hairs are a common annoyance and tend to be very stubborn to remove. There are also plenty of myths surrounding grey hair and one of the most popular ones is that plucking a grey hair will result in more growth of grey hair. However, this is not true. There can be many causes of grey hair and in the case of premature greying, the cause is most likely to be genetic. There are various natural ways in which this problem can be dealt with.

Remedy 1 – Coconut Oil

You will need:

  • 1/4th cup of coconut oil

How to:

  1. Heat up the coconut oil until it is warm enough to be applied.
  2. Apply the hot oil on the scalp and massage for at least 10-15 minutes.
  3. Apply the oil on the hair ends as well.
  4. Wrap your hair in a bun and leave the oil in your hair for at least 6-8 hours.
  5. Shampoo and condition your hair as usual.
  6. Use this remedy 2 times a week.

How this works:

Grey hairs are very brittle. They tend to be more prone to breakage than the rest of the black hair. It is important to oil your hair regularly to stimulate the scalp and follicles in order to let new hair grow. Coconut oil helps to do this. It has small molecules of oil which enter the strands effectively and provide nourishment from within.

Remedy 2 – Coconut Oil and Curry Leaves

You will need:

  • 1 cup of coconut oil
  • 15-20 curry leaves
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How to:

  1. Add the curry leaves to the coconut oil and allow the oil to come to a boil.
  2. Once the oil starts boiling, turn off the heat.
  3. Let the coconut oil cool down completely.
  4. Strain the oil and apply on the scalp.
  5. Let the oil for at least 1 hour.
  6. Shampoo and condition hair as usual.
  7. Repeat this remedy once a week.

How this works:

Curry leaves are a rich source of iron and can help to get rid of grey hair as well as eliminate dandruff. Curry leaves also help in making the hair stronger and getting rid of other scalp problems. The iron present in curry leaves helps to prevent the further occurrence of grey hair. Coconut oil will help in getting rid of frizz and nourishing the hair.

Remedy 3 – Beetroot and Henna Powder

You will need:

  • 1 cup of diced beetroot
  • 1 cup of henna powder
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of gooseberry powder

How to:

  1. Add the beetroot dices to the blender and blend on high speed for 1 minute.
  2. Put this paste in a strainer and press with a spoon to extract the juice.
  3. Add ½ cup of this beetroot juice to the henna powder.
  4. Add the milk slowly along with the gooseberry powder/amla powder.
  5. Mix all the ingredients well together so that the paste has no lumps.
  6. Cover the mixture with a plastic wrap for 2 hours.
  7. Apply the mixture on your hair and leave it on for 3 hours.
  8. Shampoo your hair as usual.
  9. Do this remedy once a month.

How this works:

This remedy is a great way of hiding grey and white hair. It can also be used to provide a red tint to the hair and make them extremely shiny. Henna powder will help the color to develop and milk will nourish the hair. This hair mask can be used as a natural hair dye.

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Remedy 4 – Lemon Juice and Amla Powder

You will need:

  • 4 tablespoons of amla powder
  • 4 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • ½ cup of olive oil

How to:

  1. Mix the amla powder with the lemon juice to form a paste.
  2. Add the olive oil slowly and mix well.
  3. Apply this paste on your scalp as well as hair ends.
  4. Tie your hair in a bun.
  5. Shampoo your hair as normal after 1 hour.
  6. Do this remedy once a week.

How this works:

Lemon juice is packed with antioxidants as well as vitamin C. this vitamin is essential for maintaining skin as well as hair health. Amla, also known as Indian gooseberries is very commonly used in hair packs to prevent premature graying of hair and also strengthen the hair shaft to prevent breakage. The combination of these two ingredients will be very helpful in reviving damaged and dull hair to help them grow.

Remedy 5 – Coffee Infused Almond Oil

You will need:

  • 1 cup of cold pressed almond oil
  • ½ cup of coffee grounds

How to:

  1. Take a jar and add the coffee grounds to it.
  2. Now pour the almond oil into the jar until it is full.
  3. Close the jar tightly and leave it untouched for 3-4 days.
  4. After this, strain the oil to remove coffee grounds.
  5. Apply the infused almond oil on your scalp and hair ends.
  6. Leave it on for 3 hours.
  7. Shampoo your hair as usual.

How this works:

Coffee contains plenty of anti oxidants and this helps to nourish and detoxify the hair. It contains caffeine which acts like a scalp freshener and helps in getting rid of any dampness in the hair. Application of the coffee infused oil will add all the goodness to the hair follicles and also prevent hair fall. Almond oil is extremely good for maintaining the hair as it prevents premature graying.

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