Unfortunately grey hair is a part of the aging process for humans. However, if it happens to people who are in their 20s or 30s can cause a lot of stress as the young adults look older than they actually are. There are several effects of premature grey hair including genes, hormone changes, bad nutrition, hair products, smoking, stress, pollution, and certain diseases.
The cause of grey hair is that the strands lose a lot of the pigment called melanin, which provides people with their natural hair color. Instead of using commercial products to cover grey locks, there are many home remedies that can effectively treat the condition.
Yes, Onion Juice
Onion juice is an interesting type of remedy because it doesn’t involve onion slices or peels. The juice is an effective way for treating pre-mature gray hair and thinning hair. Researchers have found that onion juice encourages the production of a compound called catalase. It’s a natural anti-oxidant compound, and can battle hydrogen peroxide that’s built up at the hair follicles’ base. First, put onion juice onto the scalp of your head. Then massage it. Let it set for 30-60 minutes. Repeat these steps every day for a couple weeks.
Easier to Use than Pronounce
Shikakai is an ingredient that you might not be familiar with, but it can certainly be an effective treatment for grey hair. Soak 3-4 shikakai pods and 10-12 soap nut (seeds) in a container of water for the entire night. You can boil/store the mixture in a bottle and use it as a natural shampoo. To make a condition, soak a couple pieces of amla then boil it. This home remedy not only treats grey hair but also other issues including hair thinning and balding.
Saying Open Sesame to Non-Grey Hair
Sesame seeds have been used in traditional Chinese medicine to get rid of pre-mature grey hair. It’s believed the black seeds can promote activity in hair strands to make melanin. In addition, the seeds are also rich in copper, calcium, magnesium, protein, iron, and phosphorus. Just eat 1 teaspoons sesame seeds (black) every day for a minimum of 3 months. Another option is to add sesame oil to your hair. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t expect quick results. As with other home remedies, you shouldn’t expect instant results. In fact, it could take a couple weeks or months until you notice results.
A Wise Treatment
Yet another way to treat premature grey hair is a mixture of the two herbs of rosemary and sage. Both of the herbs work by naturally darkening your hair. First, boil ½ cup of rosemary (dried) and sage (dried) in 2 cups water. Let it set for a few hours. The next step is strain out the water of the solution. You can use this treatment as a hair rinse after you’ve shampooed your hair. Let it set in your hair for 15-20 minutes before you rinse it out. Make sure to repeat this process once every week.
Curry: Spice up Your hair Color
Curry leaves re an effective treatment for making your hair roots stronger and also making your hair livelier. First, boil the leaves in 1 tablespoon coconut oil until the leaves are slightly cooked. Then strain the mixture and massage it into your hair. Let it set for 30-45 minutes before you rinse it out. You should follow this home remedy a minimum of two times per week.
Henna: Not Just for Tattoos
Henna is a common ingredient for tattoos, but can also use to color hair. First, make a mixture that includes 3 tablespoons coffee, 3 tablespoons mint juice, 2 tablespoons henna powder, 2 tablespoons basil leaves (paste), 1 tablespoon fenugreek paste, and 1 tablespoon yogurt. This is a complex treatment but can be very effective in treating grey hair. Apply the blend to your hair on a regular basis in order to get the best results.
Another mixture including henna also includes coconut oil. This provides coloring for natural dark-brown hair. Another option is to soak henna over-night and blend it with walnut pulp. This helps to treat grey hair and also helps your strands to have some extra shine.
Sweet Result for Grey Hair
Blackstrap molasses is an excellent option when treating grey hair because it can both reduce and prevent grey hair. The molasses is high in copper, which can help your hair to produce more pigment, and thus treat grey strands effectively. The process is quite simple. Just eat 1 tablespoon of the molasses every morning for a couple of months. This will help to produce positive results. It’s important to be patient because it will take a while to produce the results you want.
Two Names, One Remedy
Indian gooseberry is also known as amla, and can be an effective way to treat grey hair. First, boil a small amount of amla in some coconut oil until it becomes black. Then massage the mixture into your hair to cure the grey strands naturally.
Another option is to use amla in an oil or paste form. This can be used to treat he condition in about 2 weeks by making a decoction. First, soak a couple pieces of amla for a couple hours. Then add 1 tablespoon eucalyptus oil. The next step is to store the blend in an iron container for 1 night. Then add egg, curd, and lemon juice to the mixture in the morning.
Drinking to Natural Brown or Black Hair
Tea and coffee are some of the most popular beverages in the world, but it turns out they can be used for various other purposes including treating black/brown hair. Here’s what to do. First add either tea or coffee to hot water, then boil the water for 10 minutes. If you want to keep a black hair color then you should use tea as a rinse. However, if you want to retain brown hair then use coffee to rinse it.
It can be quite difficult to deal with grey hairs if you’re not in your 50s or 60s. The good news is that the above-mentioned treatments can help to deal with it effectively.