Gray hair is more than an aesthetic problem, as it usually affects the self-confidence of both, men and women. Today, more people start dealing with this hair problem while in their 30-is. Although the major reasons are genetics and aging, other factors include lack of sleep, excessive stress, and an unhealthy diet.
Although you can find many hair dyes that will successfully cover up your gray hair, they can damage your hair and scalp significantly. The majority still prefer natural solutions.
If you have few gray strands, or your hair is prematurely gray, you can turn back your natural color with the help of some natural remedies. Or, you can use these natural solutions to color your glorious gray or silver hair.
Here, we give you several dietary advice and a few natural solutions to get rid of your gray hair.
According to some natural health experts, people who wish to reverse their gray hair should consume more fresh, raw, and uncooked vegetables and fruits.
Melancon is a patented product that is claimed to reverse graying hair naturally without any artificial coloring, stearic acids, preservatives, and gluten. This product which doesn’t need a prescription, contains collagen, bromelain, pantothenic acid, biotin, methionine, and choline. The recommended daily dose is one capsule, twice daily. Some people saw the first results after a year.
According to WebSelf, the reason for premature graying of hair in many people is diet. They recommend consuming foods high in soy, proteins, whole grain cereals, foods rich in vitamins A and B, copper, zinc, and iron. Other recommended foods are those high in iodine like carrots, bananas, and fish.
Homemade Topical Remedies
The ingredients you need for the preparation of these natural topical remedies are easily available, and you probably have them in your kitchen right now.
Potato Peel Rinse
Potato peel rinse is an old way to tint gray hair darker. Gather one cup of potato peels, for which you will need around 5 potatoes. Don’t throw the potatoes themselves, as you can use them later for a meal. Boil the peels in 2 cups of water, and simmer for 5 minutes on a lower heat. Remove from heat, and allow it to cool completely. Strain, and save the liquid.
Then, add several drops of lavender or rosemary oil to scent, and transfer the cool solution to an air-tight glass container. Wash and shampoo your hair as usual, and then apply the potato peel solution onto your hair with gentle massages for not more than 5 minutes. Don’t rinse it, but dry your hair and style as always. This natural remedy can darken individual gray hair in darker locks. If there’s some potato peel water left, save it and use it for the next time.
Other Natural Remedies
- Rub lemon juice and coconut oil on your scalp, two times a day;
- Apply a mixture of a tablespoon of salt and black tea to your hair. Let it act for an hour, and then rinse;
- Boil coconut oil and curry leaves, and apply to your hair roots;
- Add 2 teaspoons of yeast, and 2 teaspoons of wheat germ into buttermilk, and apply the mixture to your hair.
Natural Hair Dyes
If you still choose to use hair dyes, make sure you pick all-natural, herbal products, as today’s most conventional hair dyes include harsh chemicals. By using natural dyes, you will prevent the skin absorb these chemicals. Some recommend the line of natural hair colors Light Mountain Naturals.
Treat Your Gray Hair Well
Having gray hair doesn’t mean you can now ignore your hair health completely. It’s important you take proper care by choosing herbal products and avoiding hair products that contain harmful chemicals. In this way, you will give your hair a healthier color, whatever that might be.