16 Remedies You Can Try at Home That Will Naturally Turn Your White Hair Black

16 Remedies You Can Try at Home That Will Naturally Turn Your White Hair Black

  • There are many factors contributing to having white or grey hair.
  • Hair dyes which are easily accessible in the market often have harmful chemicals.
  • Here are some natural remedies you can try at home.

Grey or white hair is a pesky problem not only for old people but for all ages. It happens due to the lack of melanin production which gives dark pigment to the hair. It can persist due to different factors like genetics, age, lifestyle, stress, and even pollution. Then there is also the use of commercial hair dyes with harmful chemicals like ammonia.

To avoid further damaging hair, it is best to resort to natural products. Stay away from shampoos and conditioners with chemical bases.

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Ayurvedic medicine is a natural way of strengthening one’s immune system. The practice has discovered ways which can prevent having grey or white hair.

Here are some all-natural remedies you may want to give a try:


1. Black Tea

You will only need two things: 2 tablespoons of black tea leaves and water. Boil the leaves in water and let it cool. Strain and you can transfer the fluid into a spray bottle for easy application. Spay in your hairbrush, apply on their evenly, let it sit for 2 hours, and rinse. You can repeat the practice a couple more times for best results.

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2. Sage Water 

Sage is an effective way of halting the production of grey hair and brings back its real color. Boil in water and let it cool to room temperature. Apply on the hair and leave for 2 hours. Rinse with mild shampoo or soap. Repeat for a couple of weeks for a visible outcome.

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3. Coconut Oil and Lemon

Practicing this for at least twice a week can lead to black, shiny and soft hair.  The process is actually quite simple. Just combine the coconut oil with lemon extract and apply on the scalp. Massage and use a comb or hairbrush to evenly apply. Let it sit for an hour and use a mild shampoo to rinse.

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4. Coconut Oil and Curry Leaves

This is beneficial to young individuals who have the problem due to its high levels of vitamin B. Boil the curry leaves in coconut oil. Strain and let the oil cool to a comfortable temperature. Apply on the scalp, leave for an hour, and rinse with mild soap.

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5. Ribbed Gourd

This will restore the melanin in your hair. Dip dry ribbed gourd in coconut oil and leave for three days. Boil the mixture until it forms a black liquid. Let it cool, put onto hair and let it sit for an hour before rinsing.


6. Henna Catechu

Henna is a natural ingredient in dyeing the hair. Repeat twice a week for best results.

Here’s what you’ll need:

– 1 cup henna powder

– Coffee powder

– 1 tablespoon curd

-1 tablespoon lemon juice

-1 tablespoon catechu

-1 tablespoon brahmi

-1 tablespoon Indian gooseberry

-1 tablespoon dry mint powder


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Make sure that you are only using a plastic, wooden or stainless bowl as henna can have a reaction to some metals. First, combine the henna powder with coffee powder and you’ll end up with a reddish mixture. Then place the curd, lemon juice, catechu, brahmi, Indian gooseberry, and mint powder. Add vinegar and mix until it forms a paste.

Leave the mixture for two hours, apply into the hair, let it sit for an hour and was with water.


7. Earth Wash

Aside from having no side effects, this will halt the discoloration of the hair and it’s helpful for headaches, drowsiness, and eye irritation. The main ingredient can be found in your garden. All you need to do is mix water with earth. Using a sieve or coffee filter, strain the solution. Repeat once a week.

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8. Henna, Shikakai, and Soap Nut

It’s advised to consider using an iron bowl to combine the ingredients as it oxidizes and creates a darker dye.

Here’s what you’ll need:

-1 cup henna

-2 tablespoons Indian gooseberry

-1 tablespoon shikakai

-1 tablespoon soap nut

-1 tablespoon lemon juice

-2 tablespoons curd

-1/2 tablespoon coconut oil


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Mix all the ingredients until it becomes a paste and let sit overnight. Put on the hair, leave for two hours and rinse.


9. Sesame Seed

If you have black sesame seeds in hand then it’s better to use that as they have more nutrients. They have high amounts of trace minerals and vitamin B. It stops hair loss and transforms white/grey hair to darker color.

Place sesame seeds in water so they become softer. Blend in a food processor until it turns into a paste. Massage on the scalp and rinse.

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10. Indian Bahera or Terminalia Bellirica

Apply for a few days until the hair turns black. Combine the bahera with oil. Place on the hair and then wash with water.

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11. Indian Gooseberry and Hibiscus

Crushed hibiscus leaves combined with soap is a remedy for hair loss, dandruff and the graying of the hair. You’ll need to mash the gooseberry until it turns into a smooth pulp. Add hibiscus juice and mix. Use the mixture to rinse your hair daily.

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12. Fenugreek and Coconut Oil

Clean fresh fenugreek leaves and crush to a paste. Dry in the sunlight until it forms to a powder. Combine the powder with coconut oil. Place the mixture in the hair, let it sit for an hour, and wash with water.

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13. Mango Kernel and Indian Gooseberry

Unprocessed mango kernel aids the recovery of black hair and prevention of hair loss. It can also lead to a healthier hair.

Here’s what you’ll need:

-1 part powdered mango seed/stone

-1 part mango kernel oil or mango butter

-1 part powdered Indian gooseberry

-Water or vinegar

-Henna (optional)

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In a 1:1:1 ratio, combine mango seed, mango kernel oil, and Indian gooseberry. You can mix it with henna if you like. Add water or vinegar to form a paste. Leave the mixture for 12 hours. Place to the hair until it dries before rinsing thoroughly.


14. Indian Gooseberry and Bhringraj

You can consume these on a daily basis for black hair and better eyesight. Place powdered Indian gooseberry in a Chinese clay plate. Soak it with bhringraj juice. Boil and let the mixture dry. Mix five grams of this with water and drink every day.

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15. Triphala and Bhringraj

It has the same effects with the previous one. In Bringaraj juice, boil the triphala and Indian gooseberry. Dry the mixture. Mix three grams of the powder with water and consume daily.


16. Oil Massage

You can apply almond, olive, mustard, coconut, Indian gooseberry, or mango kernel oil into the hair. Make sure that the oils you purchase are organic for best results. Massage into the scalp and rinse after an hour.


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What can you say about these natural remedies? Are you willing to give them a try? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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