Often times, grey hair is the first sign of ageing. Some people’s hair begins to turn as early as their late teens, whereas most people don’t see grey hairs until their late 20’s or early 30’s.
For those that choose to cover the grey, there are many products on the market ranging from temporary dyes to salon treatments lasting up to three to four months. Unfortunately, these dyes also come with side effects including burning sensations, redness and flaky skin, itchiness and discomfort.
Premature greying of hair can be triggered by numerous things ranging from genetics to health conditions and poor dietary choices. Other causes might include; hormonal fluctuations, smoking, pollution, stress, chronic colds, sinusitis, and thyroid disorders.
Before running to the hair salon at the sighting of a grey hair, we suggest you focus on consuming a more nutritious diet and explore all-natural, safe alternatives to dye. Here’s a mixture that has powerful effects on slowing the greying of hair, and promotes regrowth.
Coconut Oil and Lemon Mixture
- organic coconut oil (the amount will depend on the length of your hair)
- 3 teaspoons organic lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- Mix the lemon juice and organic coconut oil.
- Apply the mixture to hair and massage it into your scalp.
- Leave on for at least one hour.
- Wash it off with a mild shampoo.
- Repeat this treatment once a week.
Why is this remedy so beneficial?
The ingredients are among the most versatile and healthiest all-natural substances in the world. Coconut oil is packed with anti-microbial properties, lauric acid, and medium-chain fatty acids, which can treat and improve the condition of your hair. Hence, coconut oil can condition the scalp, promote hair growth, strengthen the hair, treat damaged hair, and reverse grey hair. Moreover, it helps fight dandruff and leaves hair feeling smooth and soft.
Lemon juice is loaded with vitamin B, vitamin C, and phosphorus that work together to nourish the hair and treat the cause.
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Don Patrick is an amateur writer and sports enthusiast. He loves reading books, listening to the Huberman Lab Podcast, and spending time with his family and friends. Don is also a personal trainer and youth hockey coach.