The beauty of black hair can’t ever be overlooked. They add glamour, charisma, and confidence to the one who proudly owns it on their head. Although, there are way too many ways available in the market to conceal the peeping strands of gray hair on your head they hardly do the trick. You need something that will work, something that is effective and doesn’t bring with it a plethora of side effects. Today, we will discuss a wide range of remedies that will help you get back those lustrous locks of black hair again.
The reasons behind gray hair
There seems to be an endless number of reasons as to why our hair starts to turn gray. The ever-changing unhealthy form of our lifestyle seems to be the major culprit behind this problem. Pollution, stress and the chemicals present in different beauty products are also some of the major reasons to blame here.
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Remedies for gray hair
Now that we have banned the use of chemical dyes from your life what options are you left with? You won’t believe the innumerous remedies that we have in store for you that will do the same trick without degrading your hair.
The beauty of black tea
Black Tea is brimming with anti-oxidants. Although it demonstrates way too many benefits regarding our health it has the power to turn your gray hair black again. Ask us how? In a boiling cup of water add two tablespoons of black tea. Wait for the tea to brew. Then keep it aside from the flame. Strain the tea and set it aside to cool. Shower the hair with the black tea by gently massaging your scalp. Be sure you wash each and every strand with it. Cover the hair with a shower cap and wait for at least two hours before you Shower the hair with water (cold). Do this 3 times a week to get the results you want.
Use of Henna and Catechu
Catechu is known for its astringent and dying properties. And, there is no one who is unaware of the properties of Henna. This is one of the best remedies you can try to reverse the premature graying of your hair. You will also see a significant change in the quality of your hair. It will become softer, shinier and obviously way more gorgeous than you can imagine. For this remedy, the things that you will need are mentioned below.
- Henna powder – 1 cup.
- Curd – 1 tablespoon.
- Coffee Powder – 1 teaspoon.
- Catechu – 1 tablespoon.
- Lemon Juice – 1 tablespoon.
- Brahmi – 1 tablespoon.
- Mint Powder – 1 tablespoon.
- Indian Gooseberry – 1 tablespoon.
- Vinegar – 1 tablespoon.
Never use a metal bowl in order to mix all the ingredients because it will cause the Henna to react with it. In a wooden or plastic bowl mix all the above-mentioned ingredients in the exact quantities. Vinegar should be the last ingredient that you add to the bowl. Once you are happy with the reliability of it, apply it all over your scalp and cover the hair in it. Put on your shower cap and wait for about three hours. Rinse it off with the help of water (cold). Remember to try this procedure once every week for effective results.
Prepossessing properties of Indian gooseberry and Shikakai
In the list of home remedies, Indian Gooseberry and Shikakai can’t ever be missed out. They have the power to treat your hair the way they deserve. To cure any problem related to your hair you need the combination of these two.
- Shikakai – 4 tablespoons.
- Indian Gooseberry – 4 tablespoons.
- Vinegar – 1 teaspoon.
Mix all ingredients and ensure you add the vinegar at the end. The quantities that we mentioned here are for those of you who have waist length hair. You can adjust the quantities accordingly but ensure it is in the same ratio we mentioned. Using a brush cover your hair in this mixture. Don’t leave out your scalp. Keep it for at least 30 minutes and then rinse it off with water (cold).
You can use coconut oil to condition your hair once your hair is dry. Doing this two to three times every week will give you the results you have been waiting for.
Sesame seeds and their goodness
Sesame seeds are packed with nutrients that can turn your gray hair black again. Your hair will get all the needed minerals and vitamins it needs to stay strong, healthy and lustrous. Ensure you pick the black sesame seeds for this particular remedy. Soak sesame seeds (around a handful) in water and leave it for the whole night. Make a thick paste of the soaked sesame seeds in a food processor or blender. Using a brush apply this paste all over your scalp and hair. Shower the hair with water (cold) after 30 minutes. Repeat this procedure thrice a week.
Sage treatment for black hair
Everyone knows the sorrows that hair fall brings with it and if it is topped with the problem of premature graying of hair then all hopes are lost. But, there is one solution that can take care of your despair. The use of sage can take care of these troubles with ease. No matter what the reason is behind the graying of your hair you can use this remedy.
Soak some black sage in a bowl of water. After about 30 minutes or so you can use this way to Shower the hair. Repeating this procedure on a daily basis will show positive results.
Coconut oil and Lemon juice therapy
To bring back the natural color of your hair try out this remedy. The benefits that coconut oil possesses is way too many to jot down. It increases the blood circulation on your scalp and helps to grow the lost hair. The presence of essential fats in coconut oil will give your hair the luster and shine you want. When you mix it with lemon juice you get the kind of results you need to turn the gray hair black again. Mix equal quantities of both in a bowl. Using a brush cover your scalp, roots, and tips with it. Leave it for thirty to forty minutes and then rinse it off with water (cold). Try this remedy 2 times a week.
Coconut oil and Curry leaves treatment
To regain the beauty of your hair this is another effective treatment you can try out. Add two tablespoons of coconut oil and a handful of curry leaves in a pan. Keep it on medium flame. You have to wait until the oil turns black in color. Once it does remove it from the flame and set it aside to cool. You need to apply the black residue on your hair and scalp to turn the gray hair black again. For best results do it before you sleep. Leave it for the night and rinse it off in the morning with water (cold).
Earth wash treatment
Mother Earth has a lot to offer to us when it comes to health and beauty benefits. Dig some soil from your garden. We understand that you are worried about the kind of impurities and germs that can be found in it. Remove every insect and contaminant in the soil by simply soaking it in water. Pass the solution of earth and water through a filter. Use this to Shower the hair. You can try this remedy twice every week.
Mango kernel with Indian gooseberry
Your desire to obtain silky, smooth and lustrous hair will now be fulfilled by the combined benefits of Mango Kernel and Indian Gooseberry. You can either use the oil obtained from Mango kernel or Mango Kernel powder. Mix it well with Indian Gooseberry powder and spread it on your hair and scalp. Wait for no less than 30 minutes before you Shower the hair with water (cold). Don’t forget to try out this remedy twice every week.
Henna with Indian Gooseberry pack
The ayurvedic properties of both Indian Gooseberry and Henna go do wonders on your dull and gray hair. Mix henna powder (three tablespoons) and amla powder with coffee powder (1 teaspoon). Mix it well with lukewarm water to form a thick consistency. Apply it all over the scalp and hair. Cover your head with a shower cap and wait for a couple of hours before you Shower the hair with water (cold). Try out this remedy every week for positive results.
Fenugreek seed pack
Easily found in any kitchen these seeds are packed with the power to turn your gray hair black again. Soak a handful of Fenugreek seeds in water and leave it for the night. Form a thick paste in the morning. Then, apply it over your scalp and hair. Let it sit for an hour and then you can rinse it off with water (cold). You can use coconut oil as a conditioner if you feel that your hair has become too dry or rough.
Licorice and Butter pack
This unique yet effective hair pack has the power to turn your hair black again. In a pan add a cup of water when it comes to a boil add the licorice and clarified butter to it. Wait for five minutes before you remove the pot from the flame. Use this mixture (after cooling it) to Shower the hair.
The benefits of onion
To add the shine, strength, and color to your hair you need only one ingredient and that is onion. Chop one onion and toss it into the blender. Pour the pureed onion over a washcloth and extract the juice out of it. Add two teaspoons of lemon juice to this solution. Using a brush apply it all over your scalp and hair. Wait for about 30 minutes and then Shower the hair with a natural shampoo and water (cold).
Mango leaves remedy
For this remedy, you will need a raw mango and few leaves from the mango tree. Make a thick paste of the washed mango leaves and the skin of the raw mango. Apply this paste on your scalp and hair. Don’t forget the tips of the hair. Rinse it off with water (cold) after keeping it on for a minimum of one hour. Try out this procedure once every week.
You can even use the oil extracted from the mango kernel for stronger and darker locks. You can massage your scalp with this beneficial oil after every few days to get the best results.
Ribbed gourd treatment
Roughly chop up a ribbed gourd and let it dry under the sun for a minimum of two days. Soak the dried pieces of ribbed gourd in coconut oil. In a pan heat the coconut oil after removing the pieces of ribbed gourd. Once the oil starts to turn black remove it from the flame and wait for it to cool down. Apply this residue on your hair and scalp. Massage your scalp gently with your fingertips and cover every bit of your hair with it. Rinse it off with water (cold) and organic shampoo after a few hours.
Rosemary and Sage treatment
The combination of sage leaves and rosemary can cure the problems behind premature graying of hair. Boil two cups of water in a pot. Add rosemary and sage leaves to this. Wait for the color of the water to change before you remove the pot from the flame. Strain the liquid and wait for it to cool. Use this mixture to wash your shampooed hair. Try this remedy every time you Shower the hair.
Shower the hair with this mixture every now and then to get positive results. Add two tablespoons of Amla powder and lemon juice in a liter of water. Mix it well. The best part about this remedy is that you can store after the required amount to Shower the hair.
Massaging your scalp with coconut oil can do wonders for your lifeless and gray hair. In a microwave-safe bowl add a few tablespoons of coconut oil and heat it for a few seconds. Gently massage this oil on your scalp and run your fingers all the way to the tips of your hair. Leave it for the night before you Shower the hair.
Herbal remedy with the goodness of an egg
Mix equal quantities of Bhringraj powder, Black tea, Henna powder and lemon juice together. Add an egg to this mixture and combine it all together. If the paste becomes too thick then you need to add lukewarm water to this solution. Apply it all over your hair and scalp and wait for a minimum of two hours before you Shower the hair with water (cold).
Orange juice and Indian Gooseberry powder
Extract the juice of an orange and mix it with a tablespoon of Amla powder. Apply this paste on your hair to get reassuring benefits.
These are some of the many remedies that you can try right at your home to get back your natural hair color. You must also take care of your health. Drinking plenty of water has always proved beneficial to improve the quality of hair.
The treatment of Shikakai, Soap nut and Henna
This remedy is another great way for turning your hair black. Choose an iron bowl as the iron present in the bowl will oxdize the ingredients and turn the shade of the dye much darker. You need one cup of henna, Indian Gooseberry (two tablespoons), Shikakai (one tablespoon), soap nut(one tablespoon), lemon juice (one tablespoon), curd(two tablespoons), coconut oil (half a tablespoon) and vinegar as required.
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and add the vinegar at the end to form a thick paste. Cover it and keep it for one night. Apply this to your hair in the morning. Cover your scalp, hair roots and tips with it. Keep it for a minimum of three hours. Wash it with cold water.