Grey hair is an uninvited and unwanted guest who visits people when they are least prepared for it. It has no age bar, sometimes young people as young as 20 are inflicted with the unwanted attention of this silver lady. Though, stress and pollution are the usual culprits when it comes to premature graying, one cannot ascertain from what reason’s your hair has chosen to sport the silver color. Some say lack of requisite melanin can trigger the change in hair color.
Whatever be the reason, arrival of gray hair triggers anxiety in us. We consider it as a factor that ages us, mars our beauty etc. In our anxiety to be rid of the silver hair, we try lots of remedial measures. Some work but most don’t.
Following are few simple home remedies to turn grey hair to luxuriant original color.
Almond Oil-Gooseberry- Lemon
Mix equal quantities of almond oil, lemon juice and gooseberry juice (Amla). Apply this liquid to your hair and hair tips. Massage for few minutes, say for about 10-15 minutes. leave it. Regular application of this mixture will turn your grey hair into black.
Curry Leaves Remedy
Gently warm up coconut oil. Add 2-3 sprigs of curry leaves in it. Let the oil soak the essence of curry leaves ( better to leave the curry leaves soaking overnight). Apply this oil regularly to change the color of your hair.
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Apply orange juice to the tip of the hair or scalp. Frequent application of onion juice will change grey hair to your original hair color. It will also reduce hair fall.
Henna & Curd Hair Pack
Use pure henna(mehendi).
Soak henna in a prepared black tea concoction. Soak it overnight.
In the morning, add a tea spoon of olive oil or coconut oil. Add half cup curd. Mix well.
Apply the mix on your head, touching up to roots of the hair.
Leave it for 30 mins.
Wash off with lukewarm water.
Use this hair pack twice or thrice a week to regain the color of your crowning glory.
Note: You can use egg instead of curd for the same effect.
Milk Cream Egg Pack
Take 2 tablespoon of fresh milk cream. Add 2 eggs to this mix.
Beat them well until well blended.
Apply this pack to your hair, going back to the root tips.
Leave it for 30 minutes.
Wash your hair in cool water.
The benefits of coconut oil on hair are numerous. One of the benefit is in its ability to maintain the blackness of hair for a long period. But if your hair has turned grey prematurely. Then warm cup full of coconut oil. Add onion juice to the warm oil. Apply this oil on to your head. Leave it for an hour. Wash your hair in lukewarm water. Use mild shampoo for best results.
Potato Hair Mask for Grey Hair
Boil water. Add potato peels/skin (from at least 6 big sized potatoes or more).
Let the potato peel cook in the boiling water for at least 25-30 minutes.
Switch off the stove. Let the potato skin steep in the hot water for further 15-20 minutes.
Strain the liquid into a clean bowl. Discard the peels, their job is done.
Add a teaspoon of Coconut oil or Almond oil.
Let it cool for few minutes.
Rinse your clean head/hair with this concoction. Massage your scalp while you are at it.
You can either rinse out with cold water or leave it to dry as it is.
Bitter Gourd or Karela Hair Pack
Grind and extract thick juice of bitter gourd.
Apply this juice over the grey hair.
Allow it to dry.
Rinse your hair in cool – lukewarm water.
Let the hair dry naturally. Do not rub the hair vigorously or roughly while drying.
Repeat the process after 10 days.