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These Natural Ways To Reduce White Hair Are Easy, Super Effective!

Her Zindagi logo Her Zindagi 26-03-2019 Kishori Sud

Most of us cringe when we see white hair. While many have this problem as it is hereditary, many face this because of stress. Well, there are more causes for white hair than just these two. We have put together a list for you which lists the causes as well some amazing natural remedies to reduce white hair. 

Causes Of White Hair

The occurrence of white hair is determined by the following factors.

Hormones

The pigmentation of your hair depends a lot on your hormones. If there is an imbalance then you might have white hair. 

Genetics

If it is in your family then you cannot help it at all. Many people start having white hair when they are teenagers or touch their 20s but for others, it is a little later in life. 

Deficiency Of Melanin

If you don't have the right amount of nutrition and protein then there is a deficiency of melanin in you which causes hair whitening. The lack of these nutrients causes melanin to fall below the standard acceptable levels.

Stress

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These days stress is a major spoiler for a lot of issues in the body and one of them is whitening of hair. Stress causes premature greying, and it gets worse when we have an excess of alcohol and junk food.

Chemicals

Quit using shampoos with chemicals in them. Hair products which are chemical-based and that includes hair dyes, hair whitening is a given.  shampoos, soaps, hair dyes, etc. may directly cause this problem. And one more factor why you should quit using them is that it can cause allergic infections as well.

Natural Remedies To Stop Greying & Reduce White Hair

Amla Powder Or Oil

a bowl of fruit sitting on a table: amla oil powder white hair © Provided by Jagran Prakashan Ltd. amla oil powder white hair

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 dried amla
  • 1 cup coconut oil

Method: 

  • Boil amla and coconut oil with coconut oil and store it in a jar.
  • Massage 2 tbsp every time onto your scalp and then spread it on the entire length of your hair.
  • After massaging it for about 15 minutes, leave it in for 30 minutes.
  • You can also leave it overnight.
  • Wash it off with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and finish with conditioner. Do this 3 times a week.

Black Tea  

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp black tea
  • 1 cup water

Method: 

  • Boil the tea and strain the cooled liquid and apply it to your hair and scalp.
  • Massage it for a few minutes and wait for about an hour.
  • Wash off mild sulfate-free shampoo and finish with conditioner.

Curry Leaves 

a green plant: curry leaves white hair © Provided by Jagran Prakashan Ltd. curry leaves white hair  

Ingredients:

  • Few curry leaves
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil

Method:

  • Boil the leaves with coconut oil and let it cool.
  • Then strain it and massage it into your scalp and work it through the length of your hair.
  • After massaging for 15 minutes, leave it for 30 minutes or keep it overnight.   
  • Wash off with a sulfate-free shampoo and use a natural conditioner.

Coconut Oil And Lemon Juice  

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

Method:

  • Heat the mixture of the juice and oil until slightly warm.
  • Massage it into your scalp and work it down to the tips of your hair.
  • Leave it for half an hour and then wash your hair with natural shampoo and conditioner  

Castor Oil With Mustard Oil  

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp castor or jojoba oil
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil

Method:

  • Combine the oils and heat the blend until it is slightly warm.
  • Massage this oil mixture onto your scalp and work it down to the tips of your hair.
  • After massaging your scalp for about 15 minutes, leave it on for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Wash your hair with a natural shampoo and conditioner.

Fenugreek or Methi Seeds

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 cup water

Method:

  • Soak the seeds overnight.
  • In the morning grind them and make it into a paste.  
  • Apply it on your hair and scalp and leave it on for about 45 minutes.
  • Wash your hair with a natural shampoo and conditioner.

Onion Juice 

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Cheesecloth

Method:

  • Chop onions into small pieces and blend it with the olive oil.
  • Squeeze the juice out of the pulp using a cheesecloth.
  • Apply it on your scalp and massage for 10 minutes.
  • Leave it on for half an hour or so and then wash with a natural shampoo and conditioner.  

Henna 

Ingredients:

  • 5 tbsp henna powder
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee
  • 1 cup water

Method:

  • Brew the coffee in a cup of water.
  • Slowly pour the brew into the henna powder, stirring as you do to avoid lumps.
  • Apply this mixture onto your scalp and hair and leave it on for about 3-4 hours.
  • Rinse with warm water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo. Do this once a month.

There are so many ways of controlling and reducing your white hair but by experience, we at HerZindagi can tell you that stress is a major cause for whitening. Quit taking so much headache and burden, it will take you nowhere and neither will it solve your problems. So why over think? Also if something gives you so much stress, cut it out! It is not worth it. 

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