Topical treatments to help reverse gray hair
Most of you may already know about the use of henna and indigo to naturally color hair black, but there are a number of natural remedies used for ages in rewinding the effects of premature graying. Indians use many of the remedies below. Much of what you need may already be sitting in your kitchen.
A Mixture of onion and lemon juice
We already knew that onion juice is great for reducing shedding and lemon is great for improving sheen or shine; but who knew that both of them combined could be a gray hair zapper?
Seven years ago Bradford University in the UK found that thin graying hair is caused by a build-up of hydrogen peroxide in the hair follicles and scalp and catalase, an enzyme found in the onion effectively neutralizes it, resulting in the reversal of gray hair. Ideally, the mixture must be rubbed into the scalp daily. You can even add wheat or barley to the mixture to create a gray zapper mask since both cereals contain catalase as well.
Curry Leaves with Coconut Oil(affiliate link)
Curry leaves make a potent hair tonic. The high levels of B-group vitamins(affiliate link) are responsible for the potency of curry leaves when it comes to reversing grays. A handful of curry leaves should be brought to boil in water and 1- 2 tablespoons of coconut(affiliate link) oil should be stirred in. When the leaves turn black remove the pot from the heat and allow 20 minutes for it to cool. The oil from the resulting mixture should be strained and massaged into hair nightly and rinsed off in the mornings.
Rosemary(affiliate link) and Sage
Half a cup each of rosemary(affiliate link) and sage boiled in water for 30 minutes produces another great home remedy for gray hair reversal. The mixture should be allowed to cool for 2–3 hours then applied to the hair and scalp and left on until it dries. The hair should then be cleansed with a natural shampoo. This routine should be done weekly.
Gooseberry and Coconut(affiliate link) Oil
Dried gooseberries – more popularly known as amla – and coconut oil(affiliate link) each has properties which aid in gray hair reversal. They can be mixed and massaged into scalp daily.
Squeeze the juice from the leaves of this vegetable and use it to massage the scalp. Let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing it off. Consistent use should yield favorable results.
So there you have it, your two-pronged approach for reversing gray hair. Now that you are equipped with the information you need, your perfect mane will soon be gray free.