Whom are we kidding? We hate it when someone calls us an uncle or an aunt, we cringe when the salesman in our supermarket tries to hand us that box of hair dye. The most dreaded and inevitable moment in our early 30s is when we spot that first gray hair swaying with unimaginable confidence amidst all that black, leaving our confidence? Shattered. So, rather than coming to terms with it and consoling yourself, take a deep breath and fight the first signs of aging with some simple and effective home remedies.
Let’s turn heads back and hair black again with simple home remedies
Amla and henna pack
What comes to mind when you think about hair problems? Exactly, henna and amla and here they are to save the day again. You need to combine a cup of henna paste with 3 tablespoons of amla powder and a teaspoon of coffee powder. After you’re done mixing all the ingredients in a bowl apply it to your hair with the help of a brush. Do keep in mind that you need to target all of your gray hair. Keep it for an hour and wash it off with a mild shampoo.
Yes, potato can help you cover those grays. Don’t believe me? Give it a try. Who knew that the king of all vegetables, the one and only potato that nobody ever had to force us to gulp down is that useful. All you need is potato peels and two cups of water. Boil the skin of a few potatoes with two cups of water for about ten minutes, simmer the mixture and let it cool before you apply it on your hair. Let it stay for about 30 minutes and then wash it off.
The only thing that helps us part ways with our beloved bed and pushes us towards our offices is a cup of coffee. Did you know that coffee can do more than that? Did you know that coffee has more superpowers hidden underneath its sleeve? Yes, it can help you cover those damned grays and here is how. You require powdered coffee and water. Add 3 tablespoons of coffee to 100 -150 ml of water (keep in mind this proportion varies with the length of your hair). Simmer this mixture till you get that thick and dark consistency. After this mixture comes to room temperature apply it evenly on your scalp and let it sit for 45 minutes. Rinse it off with a mild shampoo.
Coconut oil and lemon
The best ingredient to spare you those visits to your beauty parlor is none other than coconut oil and lemon. Mix 3 tablespoons of lemon to 50 ml of coconut oil. Apply this mixture to your washed hair and massage it gently on your scalp. Keep it for at least 45 minutes and wash it off. This remedy can show you best results if applied at least twice a week.
The list will keep astounding you but nevertheless hold on to your seats because tea can do wonders to your hair as well. You will require black tea, about 3-5 teabags and two cups of water. Simmer this till it turns dark and highly concentrated. Make sure you cool it before applying it to your hair. The duration of this pack depends on how dark you want your hair to be. One hour is the minimum time span.
Beet and carrot juice
These easily available vegetables in your refrigerator can help you regain that youth you want. You will require beet and carrot juice one cup and coconut oil for this. Massage this combination on your scalp and keep it for an hour. A word of caution, beet and carrot have the ability to color your skin too, so protect your skin by applying some oil to it. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.
Other essential things to keep in mind
- No matter what we do we won’t see change unless and until we change the contents of our diet. We need to increase our intake of cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, kale, garlic and onions. These veggies are rich in catalyze that will give you the results you yearn for.
- The reason behind your sorrows can be due to the lack of Vitamin B12 so make sure your meal consists of salmon, eggs, milk, tuna and lamb. Eat right and you will see the change you wish for.
- You have heard this ample amount of times but all your trouble will disappear into thin air if you consume sufficient amount of water.
Try these home remedies and be the master of your age. Regain back that youth and self-confidence that you thought might bid you goodbye.