Home Remedies For Grey Hair: How To Stop Premature Greying Of Hair And Prevent Naturally

Herbal remedies to try at home that works wonders in concealing and slowing down the greying of hair.

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Home Remedies For Grey Hair: How To Stop Premature Greying Of Hair And Prevent Naturally

For some, it’s the age factor and for a few, it’s the urban lifestyle that is turning their hair grey. Well, neither can we stop time nor can we slow down in today’s lightning-fast life. But obviously, nobody likes the grey hair strands mounting on their head.

So, instead of feeling awkward about it, it’s time to hide the discoloured tresses in a natural and safe way. Here are a few herbal remedies to try at home that would work wonders in concealing and slowing down the greying of hair. Have a look.

#1. Henna paste

Home Remedies to treat gray hair

Henna powder has been known as the most popular and the best natural product to add colour to your hair. This hair colourant is safe and disguises your hair quite effectively and quickly.

Method

Add henna powder to warm water and mix them till you get a creamy consistency. You can also add yoghurt in case your hair is dry. Wear the gloves and apply the paste all over your hair (from roots until the end). Keep it on till 2-3 hours for a darker shade. The colour extracts in mehndi leaves will not only help in treating grey hair but also make them soft and healthy.

#2. Amla (Indian gooseberry) and shikakai paste

Home Remedies to treat gray hair

Nothing can beat Indian amla and shikakai when it comes to hair colour and health. There is absolutely no damage when you use these amazing hair care ingredients for covering up your greys.

Method

Boil amla and shikakai together in the water. Take the pulps out and mash to form a paste of the soft contents. Apply as a hair pack and then wash off with cold water. You can also rinse your hair with the amla and shikakai solution (filtering out the contents after boiling) after washing your hair. The application will give a natural brown to black colour to your hair.

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#3. Black walnut shells

Home Remedies to treat gray hair

It’s really cool to know that, amazingly effective and healthy walnuts, work as intense hair dye. The stains of walnut shells can highlight your hair with a brunette shade and prevents the occurrence of grey hair. 

Method

Crush the walnut shells and boiling them. Let the water simmer for at least half an hour. Strain the mixture, allow it to cool and apply to your hair. You may also use walnut powder instead of shells. Make a paste mixing it with water, and then use cotton balls to apply it to the areas where it is needed. Let it settle for an hour. And then wash it without using a shampoo. Use it regularly for darker hair shade. Use cold water to make it last longer.

#4. Tomato juice/pulp

Home Remedies to treat gray hair

Did you know that tomato too can highlight your dull and grey tresses? Though it is a temporary method and the effect lasts only till the next shampoo; the colour it camouflages your hair into is amazing. It adds glamour to your hair with its reddish-brown tint.

Method

Puree a few tomatoes and apply it on your hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap and let it sit for around half an hour before rinsing your hair. Carefully rinse your hair and enjoy the new orangish tone. Expose your locks to sunlight for shiny effects.

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#5. Beetroot and carrot

Home remedies for grey hair

Beetroot and carrots are the elements that are non-toxic and add amazing shades to the lifeless grey tresses. From orange and red to brown and burgundy; the ingredients add a natural shine and colour to hair depending upon the consistency and usage. 

Method

Boil beetroot and carrot in water until soft and pulpy.  Remove from the flame and mash. Apply the paste to your hair and wash off after a while. You may also use the water as a final rinse to your hair. You can then allow your hair to dry naturally. 

#6. Lemon and fenugreek (methi) seeds

Home Remedies to treat gray hair

The bleaching properties of lemon add a golden blonde hue to your hair. Whereas the common kitchen herb, fenugreek, adds body and health to your hair, and slows down the process of greying. As lemon juice can make your hair dry and frizzy, you can also add aloe vera paste or almond oil to the mixture. 

Method

Boil fenugreek seeds in water and let it cool. Strain out the seeds and add lemon juice to rinse your hair. If you are adding aloe vera too, you can make a paste out of all the ingredients and then apply it as a pack. This herbal hair pack will not only turn your grey hair into beautiful strands but will also enrich the hair with shine and health.

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#7. Potato skin

Home Remedies to treat gray hair

Little did we know that the king of vegetables also serves as a natural hair darkening dye. Potato leaves a sandy blonde effect to your hair. It is said that the starch in the potato helps slows down the discolouration of hair. 

Method

Add potato peels to water and boil. Strain out the peels and mash it. Now shampoo your hair as you normally do. After washing your hair, divide your hair into several sections and apply the paste to your hair. Repeat the process regularly as it will slow down the growth of stubborn grey hair.

#8. Hibiscus hair dye

Home Remedies to treat gray hair

Hibiscus which is believed to be the best hair growth product is also a perfect method for the natural hair highlights. You will love the mahogany shade it will bring on to your lovely locks.

Method

Make a hibiscus floral solution by boiling hibiscus petals in hot water. You may add cocoa powder and curry leaves too for added effect or for a thick consistency. Apply it as a paste. After rinsing you will notice the deep red or auburn tone.

#9. Rose and marigold petals

Home Remedies to treat gray hair

Here is yet another wonderful way to have a noticeable change in the colour of your grey hair. Yes, we have always known rose and marigold flowers for their magical therapies. Together they can act as a quick-fix option to highlight your dull hair.

Method

Make a smooth paste using rose and marigold petals. Apply it on the scalp and hair. Leave it for about an hour. Wash off with a mild herbal shampoo. It will add volume and beautiful hue to the hair strands.

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#10. Coffee

Home remedies for grey hair

Coffee is a perfect aromatic solution to veil the grey hair strands, and to make your hair shiny and smooth. Just brew up a kettle of strong coffee and you are ready to have the golden and brown coloured tresses.

Method

Take grounded coffee and make a paste adding water. Apply it on your hair and let it sit for an hour or two. Wash off with normal water. With regular usage, you will achieve the desired colour.

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#11. Apple Cider Vinegar and Soy Sauce

Home remedies for grey hair

The apple cider vinegar adds health to your hair and dark soy sauce imparts a beautiful brown colour. In fact, it is one of the best alternatives to chemical-based hair dyes. What’s more? The products are easy on your pockets too.

Method

Make a syrupy solution using soy sauce and vinegar and put it aside. Wash your hair and condition it. Once you are done, apply the mixture on your scalp and till the root. Rinse your hair and allow it to dry naturally.

#12. Saffron

Home remedies for grey hair

The health benefits of saffron strands are well known. But the same has great advantages for your hair too. It adds a naturally dark colour to your hair by improving the pigmentation process of hair.

Method

Boil a few dried saffron strands in water. Use the cool saffron water to rinse your hair and scalp. Leave it on for two to three hours. When your hair is dry again, shampoo your hair as you normally do. You will see the grey hair strands covered up in an orange tone. You will love the highlights of this herbal treatment.

These are the best natural remedies from your kitchen which will colour and nourish your hair in the safest and easiest way possible. For many of the ingredients mentioned, colour might not last long but with repeated usage, you will notice the difference in your hair tone.

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