Hair turning gray? Try these five natural home remedies
Graying of hair may or may not mean maturity and wisdom, but it sure implies that your body isn't producing enough melanin — an early sign of aging. Although those silver and white streaks might look dapper in your 40s, but not so much when they appear early on. So, try these five natural home remedies to darken gray hair.
The caffeine in black tea is loaded with antioxidants that can help darken your hair and stimulate better and stronger hair growth. Start by boiling a cup of water with two tablespoons of black tea and one tablespoon of salt. Let it cool, and apply generously over freshly washed hair. Finally, allow it to dry. Do this regularly to witness results.
Almond oil contains vitamin E, which can help nourish hair roots and prevent the early graying of hair. On the other hand, lemon juice may help accelerate hair growth and add gloss and volume to them. To get rid of gray hair, mix some almond oil and lemon juice in a 2:3 ratio. Apply over your scalp and massage well. Wash after 20-30 minutes.
Rich in vitamin C, Amla is an Ayurveda-certified remedy for various hair-related problems. To darken hair, add six-seven pieces of Amla seeds to three tablespoons of any oil (coconut/olive/almond) of your choice, and boil for a few minutes. Add one tablespoon of methi powder. Cool, strain, and apply all over the scalp at night. Use a mild shampoo to wash off in the morning.
Onion is another great home remedy to fight gray hair. It can help increase catalase, an enzyme that will naturally help darken your hair. Combined with lemon juice, it can give shine and bounce to your hair. To use, mix two-three tablespoons of onion juice, one tablespoon of lemon juice, and one tablespoon of olive oil. Massage your scalp and wash after 20-30 minutes.
Rich in vitamin B, curry leaves can help restore melanin in hair follicles, thus helping prevent graying of hair. Additionally, its richness in beta-keratin can help you deal with hair fall. Start by boiling one cupful of curry leaves in a cup of oil until they turn black. Cool, strain, and store. Use it to massage your hair two-three times a week.