Gray hair is considered the first sign of aging, which is why people fear it so much. However, gray hair may also come as a result of other factors. Most of the products we use on our hair may make it dehydrated and gray, and once they appear, gray hairs are quite difficult to get rid of.
But, don’t be disappointed – today we’re going to present a few simple homemade remedies which will cover your gray hairs better than anything else.
Coconut oil and lemon juice – the best natural remedy for gray hair!
Our hair gets its color by a natural pigment in the hair follicles. As we age, the production of the pigment decreases, which leads to the appearance of gray hairs. Luckily, a mixture of lemon juice and coconut oil can protect the pigment and reverse the process, erasing the signs of premature aging.
Coconut oil is one of the best ingredients for your hair. It contains lauric acid and medium-chain fatty acids that can restore your hair’s color and protect it from graying.
On the other hand, lemon juice contains a lot of vitamins B and C which can keep your follicles and hair strong.
How to use the mixture?
It’s simple – just warm up 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, then add the same amount lemon juice and mix well. Apply the warm mixture on your scalp and hair and massage it in, leaving it to work its magic for 30 minutes before rinsing with water. Use the mixture on your hair twice a week, and you’ll never have to fear gray hair again.
Here are a few other natural remedies which can also help:
Even when used without lemon juice, coconut oil is still beneficial for your hair. It’s a great natural conditioner that can enter the hair shafts deep and strengthen your hair. Just warm up a few tablespoons of coconut oil and massage your scalp with it, then put on a shower cap and let it work for half an hour (or more if you can). This will allow the oil to penetrate into the hair shafts and fix the problems from within. Wash your hair as usual in the end, and the results should be noticeable after only one treatment.
Coconut oil and curry leaves
A massage with curry leaves and coconut oil can do wonders for your scalp and hair health. Warm up a cup of coconut oil and add a handful of curry leaves in, then remove the mixture from the heat once it becomes black. Massage your scalp and hair with it 3 times a week, and you the gray hairs should be gone soon.
Almond oil and lemon juice massage
A massage with a mixture of lemon juice and almond oil works great against gray hair. Just mix a few tablespoons of both ingredients, then rub your scalp with it and let it work for 20-30 minutes before washing your hair as usual.
Onion and lemon juice pack
Onion juice is another great remedy for gray hair, and it works especially great when mixed with lemon juice. Apply a mixture of both ingredients (2-3 tablespoons) on your hair, let it work for 20-30 minutes, then use the mixture 3-4 times a week for best results.
If none of these remedies work, you can try using black tea or mustard oil to restore your hair color. Some people like to use natural hair dyes as well – try henna to cover your gray hairs and restore your self-esteem.