I have a lot of white hair and use hair dye to color them regularly. Please advise a home remedy for turning my hair black.

Your hair begins to lose its natural color and gradually turns grey with age. Premature graying of hair is also very common these days. Usually, premature greying of hair occurs due to mental stress and bad eating habits. It could affect people of any age and causes a young person to look much older than his or her actual age.

Some of the causes of grey hair are as follows:

  • Deficiency of certain nutrients in your diet, such as Vitamin B, copper and Iron.
  • Bad eating habits, stress and strain are the major causes for premature greying of hair. Therefore, the best way for preventing gray hair is to adopt a healthy life style.
  • Using hair colors or dyes.
  • Working environment hazards.
  • Regular drying of hair using a hair dryer at high temperatures.
  • Family history of premature greying of hair.
  • Some sort of ailment or side effects of some medicines.

Treatment for Gray Hair

There are a number of home remedies that can be used as a treatment for gray hair. Let us take a look at some of them.

  • One of the best home remedies for grey hair is to use curry leaves. You can use it in two ways. Firstly, include curry leaves in your daily diet. Secondly, boil some curry leaves in coconut oil for about 10 minutes. After straining, store in an airtight bottle. Apply this oil by massaging gently in your scalp every night before going to bed.
  • Take some Indian gooseberries. Cut them into small pieces and dry in the shade for a few days. Once dried, boil these pieces in coconut oil till you find that it has become dusty black. Massage your scalp with this oil at least twice a week. This is an excellent treatment for gray hair.
  • Take one tablespoon of gooseberry juice and mix it with one tablespoon of almond oil and half the quantity of fresh lime juice. Massage your scalp gently with your fingertips. After about an hour, wash your hair using a mild shampoo. This is also known to be a wonderful treatment for gray hair.

In addition to using any of these home remedies for grey hair, you must consume a diet that contains the necessary nutrients required by your body. You must include fresh fruits, carrots, and green leafy vegetables in your daily diet. Do consult your doctor or a dietician for making the perfect dietary plan for you.

answered by M W

Melanin and phaeomelanin contributes to hair colour. Genes play a vital role in whitening of hair. Greying of hair is a gradual process in every individual. The change in hair color is caused by a gradual decrease of pigmentation that occurs when melanin production ceases at the hair root, and the new hair grows in devoid of the pigment. Prevention of hair greying is impossible.

answered by r k

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