One of the worst health disorders today has become premature greying. There are numerous reasons and various solutions but nobody knows which one is effective enough. There might be a million of healthcares claiming to solve your grey hair complains permanently, but nothing can beat the power of natural care. Having grey hair before the average stage of aging is quite embarrassing and disheartening. In this article we will take a sneak-peak through the causes and give you some amazing home remedies to solve your grey hair issues naturally!
Causes of premature grey hair
Aging is one of the natural stages of our lifecycle. A lot of people take it positively and like to let their shiny grey hair glow, while a lot of people use home remedies or dye their hair. The causes below are concerns for people, who have started growing grey hair prematurely:
- Melanin Pigment Deficiency
- Genetic disorder
- Unhealthy diet and lack of nutrition
- Excessive usage of chemical products
- Excessive smoking or drinking
- Reactions from medications
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Allergic infection
How to cover grey hair naturally?
Your cause might be due to age or might be due to any of the reasons above, but there is no need to be disheartened because we have some of the best home remedies to get back your natural hair color, without the use of any chemical components. Let’s read through some effective remedies to reduce greying of hair:
The use of Catechu and Henna
Catechu is famous for its dying, tannin and astringent properties. This ayurvedic remedy along with Henna can do wonders when used. For softer, shinier and gorgeous hair use it twice a week. You will need henna powder (one cup), coffee powder (as required), curd (one tablespoon), lemon juice(one tablespoon), Catechu(one tablespoon), Brahmi or Indian pennywort of waterhyssop(one tablespoon), Indian Gooseberry (one tablespoon), mint powder(one tablespoon) and vinegar.
Using metal bowl to mix the ingredients is a wrong choice as the henna will react to it. Use plastic or wooden bowl instead. Mix the henna and coffee powder together. Henna will give your hair a reddish hue whereas coffee will result in brownish tinge. Now, add all the ingredients – lemon juice, curd, Brahmi, Catechu, mint powder and Indian Gooseberry except vinegar. Make sure you add vinegar at the end to maintain the consistency of the pack. After three hours wash it with cold water.
Benefits of Indian gooseberry, Coconut oil, Vinegar and Shikakai
This is another way to turn your hair shinier, softer and above all darker. It will stop the problem of whitening of hair. You will need Indian Gooseberry (25 grams), Shikakai (25 grams), coconut oil(two tablespoons) and vinegar (500 grams). If you don’t have the herbs in powder form, soak them in a bowl with vinegar. Make a paste of it.
Combine all the ingredients together, except the coconut oil and form a thick paste. Cover it and set it aside for the night. In the morning massage your hair and scalp.Don’t miss out any part of your hair. After half an hour you can wash it with cold water. Don’t shampoo. Pat your hair dry and apply the coconut oil to it. Darker, stronger and shinier hair will be yours in no time.
Goodness of Sesame seeds
We ask you to pick sesame seeds that are black in colour. They have much more nutrientcontent than white sesame seeds. The reason behind this is black Sesame Seeds aren’t hulled. You will get the needed Vitamin B and minerals from this.
Soak a handful of sesame seeds in water for the night. This will help the seeds to turn soft. Using a blender or food processor turn it into paste. Cover your scalp with this paste and go all the way down to the tips of your hair. After half an hour wash your hair thoroughly with cold water.
Amla and Henna powder
Henna/rosemary has known to be an amazing herbal remedy for coloring hair. This is a natural product which you can make at home. Combine organic henna powder with amla (gooseberry) powder. Add water and make a fine paste. Let it be for around 2 hours, after which you can apply the paste to your hair and scalp. Cleanse after 60 to 90 minutes and get natural color.
Shikakai and Amla
Shikakai (acacia concinna) along with amla (gooseberry) has been known to produce an amazing combination for hair care since ancient times. Take 12 to 15 seeds of skikakai fruit pods and grind them to make them powdery. Take a glass of water and add the powder, followed by 3 tablespoons of amla powder. Let it mix overnight, and in the morning you can strain the mix and wash your hair with the water. It acts like a natural shampoo, but you need to repeat the process for visible results. Stick to the remedy regularly for around 2 weeks to get shiny black hair.
Onion helps your hair re-grow and prevent premature greying. Extract the juice of onion and apply it overnight. Shampoo your hair the next morning and wash away the odor. You can repeat the process every night, and gradually reduce the usage, after getting visible results.
Castor oil has amazing hair benefits. This is because they consist of anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties which cure baldness and premature graying. Take castor oil and add your regular oil to reduce the thickness, castor oil is usually thick and cannot be applied to your scalp directly. Apply it and keep it overnight. Shampoo your hair the next morning and repeat process once in 3 days.
Black tea not only treats your hair from greying but also gets it shinier and softer. Take a small aluminum bowl and add a glass of water. Add 3-4 teaspoons of black tea and bring it to boil. Turn off the gas after 5 minutes and let it cool. Strain the leaves and apply the water on your head. Let it dry for 10-15 minutes and then wash off. Repeat it 2-3 times a week.
In today’s busy schedules it becomes even more hectic to take care of ourselves. But our body is the greatest gift which should be maintained along with sustainment. Thus, if you have started growing grey hair or you can just find 2 or 3 strands, which is probably freaking you out, all you need to do is take a simple step of ‘taking care’. These remedies above are surely going to help you, provided that you are patient and consistent. These are cheaper and healthier compared to anything else you can think of.