Do you have grey hair and are below 40? If yes, does this situation appear disastrous to you? And have you tried to cover your greys but the market formulated dyes and harsh chemicals have further harmed your hair?
If the answer of all these questions is yes then do not fret as there is a solution to your problem.
In this blog, you can find 12 amazing remedies which you can try once a week to cover your greys naturally.
Apart from these home remedies, a proper balanced diet can also curb this problem.
Amla or Indian gooseberry is an excellent ingredient which can nourish your hair. It also moisturizes the hair and contributes to keeping it healthy.
How to use: Take 3 to 4 amlas (as per the length of your hair).
Blend them and make a fine paste.
Apply on the hair using a brush.
Make sure that you cover all grey hair.
Leave for an hour or more.
Rinse the hair pack with a mild shampoo.
Black Tea Mask
Black Tea revives the lifeless hair and also adds shine to the hair. It also darkens the hair and makes a wonderful remedy for grey ones.
How to use: Boil a cup of water and add black tea. Simmer it for a few minutes.
Once the tea is cooled, filter the tea leaves and apply the water over your hair for half an hour.
Rinse your hair under cool water later.
Do not shampoo after applying the tea mask.
Fenugreek seeds curb the premature greying as they have amino acids which are beneficial for hair. It also contains lecithin which nourishes the hair.
How to use: Soak the fenugreek seeds overnight.
Blend them and make a fine paste.
Apply the paste on the hair and leave it for a few minutes.
It’s better to apply the mask overnight.
Wash the hair with a mild sulphate shampoo.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is one of the best ingredients to maintain scalp health. It preserves melanin in your hair follicles and keeps the scalp young.
How to apply: Take a bowl and dilute the apple cider vinegar with 2 cups of water.
Pour this solution throughout your hair and leave it for 20 minutes or more.
Wash hair with a mild shampoo for better results.
Potato Peel Mask
Potato contains starch which adds pigment to the grey hair. It is of the best solutions to hide the greys naturally.
How to apply: Collect potato peels and boil them to obtain a thick starchy solution.
Let the solution cool; transfer it to a bowl.
Wash your hair with that water and rinse slowly.
Do not rinse with any other ingredient after using it.
Henna is effective in restoring the pH balance of the scalp. It also has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties which nourish the hair and helps in keeping them healthy. It normalizes the oil production and darkens the grey hair.
How to apply: Soak henna powder overnight and apply in the morning.
You can add lemon juice to henna and make a better mixture.
Apply henna overall hair using the brush or cover your hands with gloves and apply with hands.
Leave it for an hour until it gets dried.
Rinse thoroughly using water.
Use shampoo the next day for better results.
Coconut oil and lemon remedy
Coconut and lemon are effective in preventing the greying of hair by preserving the pigment cells of the hair follicles. Coconut oil is beneficial for hair as it strengthens them.
How to apply: Make a mixture of coconut oil and lemon juice and apply it over your hair.
Leave it for 30 minutes or more.
Wash your hair with shampoo for removing the oil.
Note : This hair mask can benefit hair better if applied overnight.
Black- pepper hair mask
Black pepper has a tendency to darken grey hair. If applied after mixing with yoghurt, it can condition your hair and make it softer.
How to apply: Blend black pepper and mix with yoghurt to make a fine paste.
Make sure you don’t rub your hands anywhere while dealing with black pepper as it could cause irritation in eyes and over skin.
Leave it for an hour or more.
Wash later slowly.
Onion hair mask
Onion has an enzyme named Catalase present in it in high proportions which helps in reversing the greyness of hair. Applying onion juice regularly can do wonders not only to the grey hair but also the scalp and volume. It is effective in nourishing the scalp which ultimately helps in strengthening the hair.
How to apply: Take some onions and extract the juice out of them.
Massage the juice and leave it for half an hour.
Wash with water.
Coffee is not a permanent solution for greying of hair but it can cover all grey hair if used regularly. It is going to leave a dark brown colour over your hair which will hide all the greys.
How to apply: Boil some water and add coffee to it.
Make a thick paste using coffee and water and massage it throughout your scalp.
Once the coffee is applied let the hair absorb it for at least 20 minutes.
Rinse your hair and do not shampoo.
Curry leaves have Vitamin B in abundance. They also have ability to restore the melanin present in the hair follicles and therefore help in tackling grey hair. Curry leaves also boost hair growth and improve the health scalp.
How to apply: Boil the curry leaves in water till you get a thick juice.
You can also heat the curry leaves in coconut oil.
Once the mixture gets cooled apply over the whole length of the hair.
Try to keep it overnight for better results.
Chamomile Tea wash
The Chamomile tea has darkening properties. With regular use over grey hair, it is able to mask them over time.
How to apply: Make 2 cups of chamomile tea and then cool it.
Once the tea is cooled transfer it in a bowl.
Wash and condition your hair with the chamomile tea.
Do not rinse your hair with anything other than this.