Just like people, hair can begin to gray as it grows older. This is called “graying” of the hair and it usually begins at the temples in men and women, and often on the crown of the head in both sexes.
Treating gray hair is tricky because it requires a two-pronged approach. You have to work on getting rid of the gray, while also keeping your natural hair color in good shape.
Let’s take a look at some home remedies for gray hair.
- Coconut oil: Coconut oil has several benefits for your hair, including adding sheen and preventing dryness. It also helps make your hair shinier naturally, which can help cover up grays. Massage a few tablespoons of coconut oil into your scalp every day to keep your grays away.
- Color protection: Using products with color-protecting ingredients like proteins and antioxidants will help preserve your natural color longer. Look for shampoo and conditioner that contain these ingredients to keep your hair color healthy and vibrant as long as possible before you have to dye it again.
- Hair color experts say that vitamins A, C and E can help prevent graying by strengthening the hair follicle and encouraging the formation of pigments that color the hair. But they caution that taking too much vitamin A can be toxic to the liver, so it’s best to supplement with care.
- Vitamin B-complex also has been shown to help protect against hair loss in some people. It’s found in most multivitamins, but many experts suggest taking a B-complex vitamin specifically formulated for hair and skin health twice a day.
Remember that there’s no magic potion or cure for gray hair, so be patient and try these home remedies. They might not help immediately, but if you keep using them they should at least bring some minor improvements.