With age comes wisdom, experience, and something you may welcome less, gray hair. You can’t prevent graying, but you can banish it temporarily with color hair dyes.
Basically, strands of hair turn white or gray due to low amounts of melanin, the pigment that gives your hair its natural color.
The melanocyte activity slows down with age and the body gradually stops producing melanin.
Other factors responsible for premature gray hair include:
- Hormonal imbalance
- Chemotherapy and radiation treatment
- Genetic disorders
- Nutritional deficiency
There are many ways to cover and dye grey hair, but most of these colorants have harsh chemicals and toxins in them, which can damage your hair. In this condition, you can use some natural remedies such as coconut oil and lemon juice for grey hair coverage.
Lemon is a rich source of Vitamin C makes hair long and strong, it strengthens hair follicles thereby reducing hair fall, it contains a compound called Limonene which adds life to dull, frizzy hair. Lemon has anti-fungal properties that fight dandruff and other scalp fungal infections, lemon is acidic which is effective in cleansing the scalp of dead cells and other deposits
Coconut oil is rich in strong antimicrobial properties, medium-chain fatty acids and lauric acids, which can help reverse the original color and strengthen your hair. The mixture of coconut oil and lemon juice nourishes the scalp and protects the pigment cells, therefore can prevent the growing of grey hair.
How to Use Coconut Oil and Lemon Juice for Gray Hair
This is the recipe:
-Three tbs. of lemon juice (fresh);
-50 milliliters of coconut oil (organic);
Preparation And Use
1. Get a small bowl and mix some coconut oil with 3 teaspoons of lemon juice.
2. Massage the mixture onto your scalp and hair.
3. Once you are done applying the mixture onto your hair, leave it on your hair for about one hour.
4. Rinse the mixture from your hair and afterwards use a mild shampoo for your hair.
5. You can try this out once every week.
You can also eliminate dandruff when you use coconut oil as a stand alone or in combination with castor oil and lukewarm water.