Grey hair is never welcome, but it represents one of the main signs of graceful aging. Even if according to ancient times, gray hair is mostly associated with old age, nowadays it can be present in young people as well. While some people can easily tolerate grey hair, others would do anything to get rid of it. Is there a way out of naturally getting rid of grey hair?[expand title=”” trigpos=”below”] Before becoming familiar with natural ways to get rid of grey hair, it is essential to understand what`s the reason why it appears with aging. Hydrogen peroxide naturally occurs in the hair and it is broken down by the so-called catalase enzyme, in order to produce oxygen and water which don`t have damaging effects on the hair. Aging decreases catalase enzyme production and the process of hydrogen peroxide breakdown also diminishes. Therefore, hair depigmentation and oxidative stress are the result of hydrogen peroxide accumulation in the hair.
The most common method used by people is hair dyes, but because these contain a lot of chemicals, some of them try to avoid artificial hair dye. Let`s see how is it possible to naturally get rid of grey hair.
Covering grey hair with henna
Henna is naturally obtained from the leaves of the lawsonia plant. It is highly recommended for naturally eliminating grey hair and it will not harm, dry or chemically change the structure of the hair. It also provides a significant amount of keratin for your hair which is responsible for reducing breakage and providing strength to your hair. It is possible to choose from a wide range of colors, based on your hair color preferences.
The ingredients needed to prepare this natural recipe are:
- 3 tablespoons of mint juice;
- 2 tablespoons of basin;
- 3 tablespoons of coffee;
- 1 tablespoon of fenugreek seeds;
- 1 tablespoon of yogurt
- and 2 tablespoons of henna powder.
Mix all of these ingredients until you obtain a smooth paste. Apply the mixture on your hair and leave it for approximately 2-3 hours, so it can take effect. Once this time frame passed, you simply wash it off your hair. Repeat this procedure on a regular basis, so that all your grey hair is possible to cover with the mixture. After a period of 8 to 12 weeks, you should notice the changes of your hair color!
Dying your hair with coffee
Coffee represents one of the most efficient natural methods for hair coloring purposes. Even if coffee doesn`t provide permanent effects on your hair, it will provide essential nutrients that will strengthen your hair. This method is the best one, if you want to achieve a vibrant dark brown hair color. However, coffee boosts all hair colors efficiently.
In this situation, it is recommended that you prepare a strong organic coffee, like espresso. Let the coffee cool down, then pour it on your hair while you`re taking a shower. Massage the liquid in your hair, from the roots to the tip. After finished with massaging, cover your hair with a plastic shower cap for about 30 minutes. After this time frame, rinse your hair with cool water. If you`ll perform this method twice a week, you will be able to easily achieve your desired hair color.
Premature grey hair, treated with Amla Indian Gooseberry
Numerous hair problems, such as grey hair, dull hair and hair loss can all be treated with Amla, an excellent natural remedy. When you want to recover your natural hair pigments, you can choose Amla and use it in the form of oil or paste. This plant is vitamin C-rich, with antioxidant properties, leading to anti-aging benefits.
To obtain the paste, you need to mix one tablespoon of Amla and one tablespoon of lemon juice. You can then massage the mixture in your scalp every night, before going to sleep, and then wash it down every morning. If you`re willing to apply the oily formula, you will need Amla oil and almond oil in equal proportions and apply the oil mixture on your hair. This can also help to say goodbye to grey hair and promote healthy hair growth in the same time. Another method is to boil Amla pieces or Amla powder until it becomes charred. After you cooled it down, apply it on your scalp. You can leave the mixture on your head overnight or at least 1 hour, before washing it off. For the best results, you should apply Amla on your scalp at least twice a week.[/expand]