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19 Amazing Home Remedies For Gray Hair


Sucharitha V

Updated At  19 Jul 20



Graying of hair can occur due to a number of factors such as genetics, pollution, environment, diet, stress and diseases. You can prevent or treat graying of your hair if you notice it early and take appropriate steps.

One of the most effective ways to treat hair graying is by using home remedies regularly. These remedies will restore the balance of your hair and keep it healthy. So, read onto know more about the most effective home remedies along with the procedures and their added benefits to prevent gray hair naturally.

 

gooseberry

 

1. Amla (Indian gooseberry)

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of Amla Powder with 2 tablespoon of Coconut oil

How to: Heat the amla powder and coconut oil in a pan till the powder chars. Let it cool down and then apply it on your scalp and hair. Wash it off after two hours.

Frequency: Use this Twice a week

Why it works: Indian gooseberry is rich in antioxidants which will prevent your hair from becoming grey and keep it vibrant. It has been a favorite ingredient in the Indian households to keep their hair vibrant and beautiful.

 


Hibiscus

 

2. Hibiscus

Ingredients: 5 hibiscus flowers and 2 tablespoons of Coconut oil

How to: Add the hibiscus flowers to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and let it boil on low flame. After 4 minutes, remove the oil from the flame and let it cool down. Strain the oil and apply it on your scalp. Wash it off after an hour with a mild shampoo.

Frequency: Use this twice a week

Why it works: Hibiscus promotes blood circulation of the scalp leading to beautiful and lustrous hair. Hibiscus and coconut oil has properties to prevent the graying of your hair. One of the best hair oil for grey hair, use this regularly to get naturally black and strong hair.

   

sage

 

3. Sage

Ingredients: A Handful of Sage Leaves and 2 cups of water

How to: Boil the sage leaves in water and let it steep for 3-5 minutes. Let it cool down and then apply it on your hair. Wash it off after an hour.

Frequency: Use it thrice a week

Why it works: Sage has been the oldest natural and effective remedy for gray hair. It brings life to your hair and keeps it beautiful and glossy due to its stimulating properties. Sage is potent and perfect to treat many hair problems such as thinning of hair or hair fall too.

  

Also Read: Best Home Remedies For Skin Whitening

  

 


Bhringraj

 

4. Bhringraj

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon of Bhringraj powder and 2 tablespoons of Coconut oil

How to: Mix 1 teaspoon of Bhringraj powder with 2 tablespoons of Coconut oil. Heat it for 20 seconds in a pan and apply it on your hair and scalp. Wash it off after an hour with a mild shampoo.

Frequency: Use this once a week

Why it works: Bhringraj is an ayurvedic herb that has properties to prevent graying of your hair. It has powerful components to help your hair in regaining its natural colour.

 

Curry_leaf

 

5. Curry Leaves

Ingredients: 2 tablespoon of coconut oil and 4 tablespoons of curry leaves

How to: Heat the coconut oil and add the curry leaves in it while it’s on the stove. Let it stay till there is black byproduct. Switch off the stove and let the oil cool down. Apply it on your hair and wash it off after an hour.

Frequency: Use this twice a week

Why it works: Curry leaves have Vitamin B that can stimulate the production of melanin in your hair, this gives your hair its natural colour and keep it glossy. Coconut oil will nourish and strengthen your hair.

  

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ribbed_gourd

 

6. Ribbed Gourd

Ingredients: 1 cup Coconut Oil and 1 cup Chopped Ribbed Gourd

How to: Soak some pieces of dehydrated ribbed gourd in a cup of coconut oil for a day or two. Boil these pieces in the same oil for a few minutes and let it cool down. Now apply it on your hair and wash it off after an hour.

Frequency: Use this once a week

Why it works: The ribbed gourd can promote melanin production in your hair and keep it healthy. Thus, using oil with the goodness of ribbed gourd will strengthen your hair prevent it from becoming gray.

    

If you unruly, damaged, unmanageable hair, then cysteine hair treatment is a very good option which can be explored.

   

Castor_Oil

 

7. Castor oil

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of castor oil and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

How to: Mix these oils together and apply it heat it for a minute. Massage it on your scalp and wash it off after 1 hour.

Frequency: Use this thrice a week

Why it works: Castor oil has ricinoleic acid and omega- 6 essential fatty acid which keeps your hair vibrant and glossy. It protects your hair from further damage and ensure that it grows stronger and longer.

 


potatoes

 

8. Potato Peel

Ingredients: a plate of potato peels and 1 cup of water

How to: Boil the potato peels until you see the water becoming slightly thick. Let it cool down and then rinse your hair with this solution. Then wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner after 2 minutes.

Frequency: Use this twice a week

Why it works: It helps in protecting your hair from losing its colour and vibrancy. It keeps your hair's original colour intact.

  

Also Read: 15 Amazing Benefits Of Castor Oil For Skin And Hair

 

 

Tea

 

9. Black Tea

Ingredients: 4 teaspoon of Black Tea Leaves and 1 cup Water

How to: Boil the black tea in a cup of water. Let it cool down and soak your hair with this solution. Let it rest for an hour and then wash it off.

Frequency: Use this thrice a week

Why it works: Black tea's dark pigments will darken your hair. It will nourish your hair and keep it healthy and lustrous.

Note: Use this only if you have black, dark brown or brown hair.

 


Aloe_vera

 

10. Aloe vera

Ingredients: 2 tablespoon of Aloe vera gel

How to: Apply the aloe vera gel on your scalp and massage it for a minute. Wash it off after an hour with lukewarm water.

Frequency: Use this twice a week

Why it works: Aloe vera has proteolytic enzymes which repairs dead skin cells on your scalp and keeps it healthy. This process in turn will prevent your hair from becoming gray and keep it glossy and beautiful.

  

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lemons

 

11. Lemon

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil and 1 tablespoon of Lemon Juice

How to: Mix these ingredients together and apply it on your hair. Wash it off after 20-25 minutes.

Frequency: Use it twice a week

Why it works: Coconut oil has essential vitamins to nourish your hair and keep it shiny. Lemon has rich properties to keep your scalp healthy and prevent graying of hair.

 


Rosemary

 

12. Rosemary

Ingredients: 6 drops of rosemary oil

How to: Massage 6 drops of rosemary oil on your scalp. Let it rest for an hour and then wash it off with cold water.

Frequency: Do this once a week

Why it works: Rosemary has anti-oxidants to promote the pigmentation of your hair. It can also keep your hair soft and silky.

 

Coconut_oil

 

13. Coconut oil

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

How to: Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Ensure that it is warm but not hot, and apply it on your hair. Let it sit for two hours and then wash it off with cold water.

Frequency: Use this thrice a week.

Why it works: Coconut oil has vitamin E, K and iron to maintain your hair colour. It can stimulate blood circulation to ensure that your hair and scalp remains healthy.

 


Olive_oil

 

14. Olive oil

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of olive oil

How to: Heat the olive oil for a minute and then apply it on your hair when it is warm to the touch. Massage it for a minute and then wash it off after an hour.

Frequency: Use this thrice a week

Why it works: It contains vitamin A, E and antioxidants to maintain your hair's colour and prevent graying.

 

Mustard_oil

 

15. Mustard oil

Ingredients: 3 teaspoons of mustard oil

How to: Take 3 teaspoons of mustard oil and heat it for 20- 30 seconds. Massage the oil on your scalp for 2 minutes and then wash it off after an hour.

Frequency: Use this oil twice a month

Why it works: Mustard oil is rich in zinc, magnesium, selenium and other important minerals that are essential in maintaining the natural colour of your hair.

 


blackseed_oil

 

16. Black seed oil

Ingredients: 3 teaspoons of black seed oil

How to: Take 3 teaspoons of black seed oil and apply it on your scalp and wash it off after an hour.

Frequency: Use this oil thrice a week

Why it works: Black seed oil has properties to stop the graying of your hair. It will add shine to your hair and make it strong.

Note: Use it only if you have black, dark brown or brown hair.

 

Also Read: How To Remove Blackheads Naturally At Home

  

henna

 


17. Henna

Ingredients: 1 cup Henna Paste and 4 teaspoons of Amla Powder

How to: Mix these ingredients together and apply it evenly on your hair. Wash it off after an hour with cold water.

Frequency: Use this twice a week

Why it works: Amla and henna will naturally colour your hair with its rich pigmentation and make your hair glossy. They also have vitamin C and other essential ingredients to keep your hair healthy and strong.

 


Onion

 

18. Onion Juice

Ingredients: 1 onion

How to: Extract the juice from an onion and apply it on your scalp. Massage it on your scalp and wash it off after 45 minutes.

Frequency: Use this twice a week

Why it works: Onion juice has Catalase which can slowly reverse the graying process of your hair. It will also soften your hair and keep it shiny.

 

almond_oil

 

19. Almond oil

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of almond oil

How to: Heat almond oil for a minute and apply it on your hair when it is warm to the touch. Massage it onto your scalp for a minute and then wash it off after an hour.

Frequency: Use this thrice a week

Why it works: It has Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, and magnesium to keep your hair beautiful and healthy. It is highly helpful in maintaining your current hair colour and also in hair growth.

 

So, these were some of the most effective home remedies for gray hair. You can use them to get beautiful, healthy and shiny hair in a matter of few months!

Note:- Before finalizing any medication, always consult your doctor first.

 

 

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