Premature greying: These home remedies can effective prevent white hair
First Published 3, Nov 2020, 3:44 PM
These wonderful natural recipes will surely help you prevent premature greying so take them seriously and enjoy using them.
Premature greying in today's world is unfortunately as common as cough and cold. People in their early twenties are greying at an alarming rate.
There are a number of factors that lead to premature grey hair. The first and foremost is an unbalanced diet. If your diet consists of fast food, dishes made with white flour, aerated drinks and sugars, there is no way that you can have healthy skin or hair.
Diet rice in B12, iron and omega 3 is essential. You need to include plenty of fresh salads, lean meats like fish and chicken, fruits and green vegetables in your daily diet for the sake of your skin and hair.
Coming to drinks, restrict the intake of alcohol and encourage yourself to pick coconut water, lemon water, chaach or fresh fruit juices. Our lives today are also filled with stress. It's almost like there's no escaping it. But you need to find ways to relax and rejuvenate your mind.
Here are ways to prevent premature grey hair. If you do not have a regular hair care program, adopt one right away. It's time you started paying more attention to your beauty rather than reserving it for special occasions. You will only see results when you take care of your hair and skin regularly and diligently.
Curry leaves: Take a bunch of curry leaves and grind them with 2 tsp amla powder and 2 tsp brahmi powder. Apply this as a hair mask on the hair, making sure to cover the roots. Leave on for an hour and rinse with a mild herbal shampoo.
Coconut oil: Coconut oil and lemon juice mixed together can help darken the hair. The combination of these two causes a chemical reaction which darkens the hair naturally over a period of time. So make the most of it and get going.
Amla: Heat 1 cup amla powder in an iron vessel until it turns into ash. Add 500ml coconut oil and simmer on a slow flame for 20 minutes. Let it cool and stand for 24 hours, and then strain the next day into an airtight bottle. Use this twice a week as a hair oil massage.
Indigo and Henna: Indigo, or neel, as it is more commonly known, is a natural colourant used since ancient time to colour hair. It creates a bluish black colour and can be mixed with henna to cover grey areas, making the hair acquire a darker colour.
Black tea: Black tea is another effective ingredient which can help prevent grey hair. I have used it as an after-shampoo rinse, created a shampoo out of it and used it as a mask as well. Take tea brew, approximately 200ml, and use it as a leave in conditioner on your hair after shampooing. You can also soak black tea leaves for 2 hours in warm water and grind it to a smooth paste. Mix with some lemon juice and apply it as a hair mask for 40minutes before rinsing the hair.
Herbal mix: This herbal brew is excellent to slow down the greying process and you can easily make it at home. Take 1 tsp amla powder, 2 tsp black tea, 1 tsp strong coffee, 1/2 an inch piece of kaththa, 1 piece of walnut bark, 1 tsp indigo, 1 tsp brahmi powder, and 1 tsp triphala. Add all the ingredients to 2 litres of water and simmer on a slow flame for 30minutes. Let it cool, then strain into an air tight bottle. Apply on the roots for 30 minutes before shampooing and you will see a marked difference in the colour of your hair.