There are many factors responsible for premature hair greying, so while you can adopt natural home remedies and hair dyes to darken grey hair, here are a few tips to follow to prevent hair greying.
Premature greying is one of the maladies of modern lifestyle. Those dreaded streaks of silver and white pop up even when you are in your 20s. And, the only option you are left with is to look for foolproof home remedies to turn your grey hair into black.
Add 6-7 pieces to 3 tbsp of an oil of your choice (coconut, olive, almond) and boil for a few minutes. Add 1 tbsp of fenugreek powder. Cool, strain and apply generously all over the scalp at night. Use a mild herbal shampoo to wash off in the morning.
Amla and methi together make for one of the best natural remedies for grey hair. Indian gooseberry or Amla is a rich source of Vitamin C and has been used in Ayurveda for all kinds of hair problems. Fenugreek or Methi seeds are full of several nutrients and the combination of these super ingredients not only prevents premature greying but also promotes hair growth.
2. Black tea
Boil a cup of water with 2 tbsps of black tea and a tsp of salt. Cool and apply generously on freshly washed hair. Allow drying. Repeat regularly to darken grey strands.
Black Tea has caffeine which is loaded with anti-oxidants. While adding a natural dark hue to the hair, stimulates hair growth and strengthens it giving it a shine. Treating your hair to a black tea rinse will not only help you get rid of grey hair naturally but also leave your hair looking shinier than before. Win-win!
3. Almond oil and Lemon juice
Mix almond oil and lemon juice in the ration of 2:3. Massage well in the scalp and hair. Wash off after 30 minutes.
Almond oil has Vitamin E which is extremely beneficial for hair. It nourishes the roots and prevents premature greying. Lemon juice not only adds gloss and volume to hair but also promotes healthy hair growth. Almond oil and lemon juice are both easily-available ingredients than can help you get rid of grey hair naturally.
4. Henna and Coffee
Add 1 tbsp of coffee powder to boiling hot water. Cool and make a paste with henna powder. Let it rest covered for a few hours. Mix in 1 tbsp of any oil of your choice and apply liberally covering the hair completely. Wash off after an hour.
Henna is a natural conditioner and a colorant and when combined with coffee, it gives excellent results. Henna is in fact an age-old home remedy to turn grey hair into black.
5. Curry Leaves and Oil
Boil a cupful of curry leaves in a cup of oil till they turn black. Cool, strain and store. Massage into hair 2-3 times a week. Leave overnight.
Curry leaves are full of Vitamin B and help to restore the pigment melamine in the hair follicles and prevent further greying. It is a rich source of Beta-Keratin and also prevents hair fall. This home remedy does more than just prevent pesky greys.