A lot of us have seen our friends, colleagues or just random people who have white hair and are very young for it. Perhaps, we might ourselves be a victim of white hair. And no matter what, the jokes on it never stop. It might be a hereditary problem or acquired, but in any case, sometimes it becomes embarrassing.
There are a lot of causes for whitening of hair, for example, excessive smoking, lack of balanced diet, hyperthyroidism, deficiency of melanin, imbalanced hormones, excessive exposure to heat, chemicals and stress factors. While some of these cannot be altered, but one surely can change and opt for remedies to treat white hair. So here are 7 simple ways to get you started on reducing hair whitening.
- 1 Coconut Oil and Lemon juice
Lemon contains vitamins B and C, and is also a rich source of the mineral phosphorus. These are vital for the maintenance of the pigment cells in your hair follicles. Mix two spoonful of coconut oil and lemon juice each and heat the mixture lukewarm. Start by massaging it into your scalp and work your way to the tips of your hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then wash your hair with a mild sulfate free shampoo and conditioner. Repeat this at least two times a week.
- 2 Indian Gooseberry and Hibiscus flower
This mask helps strengthen and nourish your hair follicles to maintain scalp health and boost healthy hair growth. It helps prevent premature graying while also conditioning your hair. Crush 3 hibiscus flowers and deseeded amla (Indian gooseberry) each and use water to blend them into a smooth paste. Apply the mixture to your scalp and towards your tips and leave it on for about 45 minutes to an hour. Wash it with a mild shampoo and conditioner. Repeat this twice a week.
- 3 Onion juice
Onion juice has been scientifically proven to reduce hair fall. It also helps reverse graying and improve the health of your hair. It sure is a bit smelly work, but it does wonders. Chop an onion into small pieces and blend it with a tablespoon of olive oil. Extract the juice out of the blend using a cheesecloth. Apply the pulp into your scalp and massage for a while. Leave the mixture in your hair for half an hour and then wash with a mild shampoo that has a strong fragrance to get rid of the smell. Finish it with conditioner. Repeat this at least twice a week.
- 4 Use Biotin Rich Products
Biotin is the natural ingredient that maintains the natural color of the hair. So, increase the consumption of biotin rich food items (like oats and almonds) to prevent graying at young age. The use of biotin rich hair cosmetics can also work wonderfully in restoring the natural black color of your hair.
- 5 Oiling
Oiling your hair regularly is one of the most essential hair care routine you should follow to maintain the overall health of your hair. Most of us are reluctant to oiling which is the primary reason that we have weak hair follicles resulting in thinning of hair, increased hair fall and dull hair. Oiling nourishes the scalp as well as hair strands, there by promoting hair growth and uplifts the overall health of your hair. This leaves no room for whitening of hair and newly growing hair soon replaces the old graying strands.
- 6 Intake of Vitamin B12 Rich Food
Vitamin B12 maintains the scalp health and heals hair against whitening. Increase the intake of fresh fruits and vegetables that are rich in Vitamin B12 such as yeast, cheese, avocados, oranges, plums and cranberry and develop a diet with them. They promote hair growth that gradually replaces the old white hair and also darkens the natural color of your hair.
- 7 Natural Hair Dye
Black tea replenishes the hair with antioxidants and helps reduce the growth of white hair. It also helps darken the hair color while adding shine. Boil some black tea in water for 15 minutes and let it cool. Add natural oils to the cooled liquid to form a healthy, natural hair dye. Wash your hair regularly with this natural color to get rid of white hair.
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Work with these remedies regularly and get your hair color back in no time! Watch this space for more. Cheers!