Hair turning grey? Try these five natural home remedies
Greying 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. And although those silver and white streaks might look dapper in your 40s, but when they appear early on, it's problematic. However, defy chemical-infused products and try these five natural home remedies to darken grey hair.
Black tea: For stronger and better hair growth
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-lemon juice: To add gloss and volume to hair
Almond oil contains Vitamin E, which can help nourish hair roots, and prevent early greying of hair. On the other hand, lemon juice may help accelerate hair growth and add gloss and volume to them. To get rid of grey hair, mix some almond oil and lemon juice in 2:3 ratio. Apply over your scalp and massage well. Wash off after 20-30 minutes.
Amla and methi seeds: Ayurveda-certified remedy for hair problems
Rich in Vitamin C, Amla is an Ayurveda-certified remedy for various hair-related problems. To darken hair, add 6-7 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 juice: For some much-needed shine and bounce
Onion is another great home remedy to fight grey 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 2-3 tablespoons of onion juice, one tablespoon of lemon juice and one tablespoon of olive oil. Massage your scalp and wash after 20-30 minutes.
Curry leaves and oil: To prevent greying and fight hair-fall
Rich in Vitamin B, curry leaves can help restore melanin in hair follicles, thus helping prevent greying 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 2-3 times a week.