These Ancient Ayurvedic Remedies will “REVERSE GREY HAIR” Permanently
I have been suffering from Premature graying since a very long time now. To be precise, its been more than 8 years since my mom had spotted my first ever grey hair while she was oiling my hair back then. Since then the search of remedies to reverse grey hair permanently has started.
In teenage, Grey hair and acne were the two most turn offs
for many, or may be for all. And the worst part was having both. I had. Though grays were hidable as they were only 3-4 back then, acne was on to another level. I would hid my face with my palms whenever there is some one visiting to our home. There is no Aunt left in the colony who wouldn’t suggest some or the other remedy to try for my acne.
Although, acne subsided after my teenage, grays didn’t.
For some reason, I thought they would vanish just like acne and come back when I am in my 50s. Ya..I know. That’s funny.
But they didn’t.
I moved to Bangalore, where I got my first job and soon later I received my first salary.. I got my hair smoothed.
It was then I realized that it was the worst thing that I did to my hair.
My already grays have tripled and my hair is 30% grey now.
After multiple coloring and dying sections, I realized that these solutions are neither going to help my hair nor me(financially). As one hair coloring section would cost me around 2000 INR for touch-up and 5000 INR for my entire hair. Yes I had to color my entire hair too once in a year, because the black color would fade off after multiple hair washes and my hair would reflect red shade and I am not a fan of red hair.
I started searching for more reliable and cost effective natural and safe methods to color my hair.
One of which was Henna-Indigo hair coloring method to color hair naturally black.
Although they were other brands which would mix both these and sell as a hair color ( See my results on trying Krya Hair color ), they wouldn’t work as effective as the above method did.
I colored my hair using the henna and indigo method for a good one-year. After which I gave up. Why you ask? Because the process was highly tiring and I am lazy as hell.
Later which I didn’t color my hair for one full year. Yes..! That’s true. Any by the end of that year, I was almost got used the jokes of my colleagues about my hair graying. I just didn’t care.
One day When I was playing with my hair, one of the hair strand has struck into my ring and fell off. I observed that, even though it was a full white strand, the hair near the root of that hair is black. I thought, What???
What about the myth that people made me believe that I can never grow black hair once its white?
I was joyous about that one strand of my hair that fell off. It made me research and realize that reversing grey hair is a possible.
I knew that my diet was definitely helping my hair to grow black black hair. Also the oils which I am using too?
All I wanted to know was, what were those special foods/oils/ingredients that are letting this miracle happen. So that I can increase the intake of these foods by a required amount and also share with you all. 🙂
Curry Leaves are rich in beta-caraotine, anti-oxidants, amino-acids which helps to activate melanin in the hair to prevent grayness.
Curry leaves darken the hair and restores the natural melanin pigment so that the hair becomes dark again.Curry leaves also helps in prevention and treatment of premature graying of hair since this is enriched with vitamin like B complex and minerals like iodine, Selenium, Zinc, iron etc.
In India, we use curry leaves in almost all of our recipes. But how many of you eat them instead of throwing them aside in your plate?
Curry leaves are said not only to reverse grey hair permanently but also to promote healthy and strong hair. It increases hair growth and reduces hair thinning and hair loss.
All you have to do is to have 4-5 fresh curry leaves daily in the morning, 30 minutes before having breakfast. Chew them for a good 2 minutes instead of just swallowing. This will release the juice and get into your body to work faster.
Apart from consuming, you can also include curry leaves in your hair care routine.
When the leaves are combined with coconut oil, it serves as a potent hair tonic. Prepare a hair oil using fresh curry leaves and Organic, Cold Pressed Coconut oil and apply to your at least twice weekly.
According to ayurveda premature graying usually occurs due to excess pitta dosha in the body – some of the signs of excess pitta include, skin rashes, burning sensations, peptic ulcers, excessive body heat, and heartburn. Amla, a natural coolant, is an excellent remedy to pacify pitta conditions, and thereby reduces greying.
Amla also helps to renew pigmentation in hair and makes it darker and thicker. It has been used as an effective ingredient in natural hair dyes and other hair products.
Eating one -two small Amla a day not only reverses grey hair but also improves your skin tone and makes you 10 look 10 years younger.
It is believed by Ayurvedic practitioners that if an individual regularly takes amla, he/she can remain youthful and radiant up to 100 years.
As Amla is a seasonal fruit, you may not find them in the market that often. In that case, you can take supplements in the form of either Amla juice or Amla powder. I drink a 10ml of Amla juice daily in the morning to keep up my overall skin and hair’s health.
You can also use Amla hair oil to your hair twice weekly to speed up the process.
This herb is also called Kesharaj or ‘King of Hair’ and is one of the best natural remedies for grey hair treatment. Bhringraj works wonders and is known as a popular natural ingredient to give color to hair.
According to the principles of Ayurvedic medicine, bhringaraj oil can help to treat imbalances in pitta (one of the three doshas). Since excess pitta is thought to contribute to problems with hair health, bhringaraj oil is touted as a natural solution for hair loss and prematurely graying hair.
Because treating pitta imbalances is said to increase feelings of calmness, massaging the scalp with bhringaraj oil is sometimes used to improve sleep and alleviate stress (which is one of the main cause for premature hair graying).
As it is little difficult to find bhringaraj plant near you, esepcially if you living in cities, it is advisable to buy some dried bringaraj leaves or even powder.
Use this powder to make some infused oil using either cold pressed coconut oil or sesame oil and use it twice daily to fight all your hair problems.
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Catalase rich foods:
Recent studies have revealed that it is not the loss of hair pigments that turns hair grey but it is the build-up of hydrogen peroxide in the hair follicles that literally bleaches the hair inside out.
Hydrogen peroxide is naturally produced in our bodies as a by-product of regular metabolism. It is also formed as a result of exposure to X-rays, second-hand smoke, stress, and pollution.
Good news is that, there are amazing catalase rich foods that in turn breaks down this Hydrogen perioxide molecule into harmless oxygen and water. Catalase is a potent antioxidant that helps to prevent grey hair. As we age, our bodies have less ability to produce this antioxidant by itself. But here’s a way. You can include some the catalse rich foods in your daily diet which in turn increases the production of this antioxidant in your body.
Some of the foods are garlic, cabbage, sweet potato, almonds, wheat grass,cucumber, carrots, radish and cherry.
Half of our skin and hair problems can be caused due to imbalance of hormones in our body. It is hard to even know the reason, but its even hard to balance them, especially in teenage.
Ashwagandha has amazing hormone balancing effects, and it also helps to calm the mind and boost your immune system. It has excellent antioxidant properties that seek and destroy the free radicals—a major cause of early aging and illness.
Ashwagandha is said to preserve our natural hair colour. The powerful antioxidants in ashwagandha fight the free radicals that are usually responsible for hair greying. In addition, it stimulates the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for hair colour and helps reverse grey hair permanently.
- You can take ashwagandha supplement with food to boost your hair and health or can also take ashwagandha in powder form, about ½ teaspoon with milk or ghee.
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Black sesame seeds
In traditional Chinese Medicine black sesame seeds are considered as one of the best anti-aging foods. Black sesame seeds can promote melanocyte activity to produce melanin – the pigment responsible for hair and skin color. Sesame seed oil helps increase scalp circulation. Sesame seed oil forms a protective barrier around the hair against the sun’s UV rays.
Sesame seeds are a good source of hair nourishing vitamins and minerals such as copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, vitamin B1, amino acids, selenium, melanin, and dietary fiber.
Including this oil in daily diet have proven to reverse grey hair permanently by many natural beauty bloggers. Even I have started taking this natural supplement along with amla juice to see results. hopefully I will update the post again later after few months to tell more about this super food for hair.
To use in your diet, you can just sprinkle a tablespoon of roasted black sesame seeds in your salads or smoothies.
Apart from that, don’t ignore to apply black sesame seed oil to your scalp twice a week to reverse grey hair permanently and bring back the lost shine in your hair.
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Onion juice is rich in the enzyme catalase and has been used for centuries as a topical treatment and as a home remedy for gray hair. In fact long before when hair dyes were not invented, herbalists have been advising their patients to rub onions on to their scalps to cure gray hair.
Onion juice hair mask has been used since ancient time to remedy grey hair.
Extract the juice of an onion using either a juicer or blender and add few teaspoons of rose water in it. This is to dilute the onion juice and lessen the pungent smell of onion.
Massage this mixture to the roots of your hair and tie your hair up in a bun. Wash off with a mild shampoo after 30 minutes. You can repeat this twice a week to see visible effects.
Curry leaves mixed with buttermilk is another remedy from Ayurveda to help reverse grey hair permanently fast.
You just need to mix a tablespoon of curry leaves to a cup of buttermilk. Apply on your scalp and massage gently. Wash after 30 minutes. Buttermilk and curry leaves will not only help reduce the greying of hair, it will also make your hair grow smoother and stronger.
Wheat grass Juice
Fresh wheatgrass juice is super healthy and provides so many benefits for your body. In fact, consuming it on a regular basis has been shown to reverse grey hair Permanently back to its natural color.
Wheat grass juice is another fantastic natural remedy to keep the hair form graying. It is packed full of vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, chlorophyll, amino acids, iron, selenium, copper, calcium, iodine and antioxidant enzyme catalase.
As already mentioned in Catalse rich foods section, Wheatgrass contains significant amounts of Catalase and other beneficial antioxidants. Wheatgrass is able to reverse grey hair Permanently and slow the entire aging process.
Consuming wheatgrass on a regular basis has been shown to reverse grey hair Permanently back to its natural color.
Just a small shot of fresh wheat grass juice can help restore your natural hair color back. If it is hard for you to find fresh Wheatgrass near your place, you can also get powdered wheatgrass juice which you mix in a glass of water and have daily in the morning for 21 days.
Where to buy?
What’s better than the well known Girmes’ Organic Whatgrass powder in the market..?
Cow ghee occupies a very special place in Ayurveda and there are literally hundreds of ways it is used in Ayurveda. Cow ghee is considered tridoshic in Ayurveda and there is extensive literature on how this cow ghee should be sourced, how the cow and her calf must be treated, right down to different ways of making this ghee.
Eating a tablespoon of Pure A2 Cow Ghee daily is know to improve our gut health which in turn allows your gut to process and store the vitamins and minerals of your body to enhance our skin and hair’s health.
You can also use massage your hair and scalp with pure ghee once a week to get improved benefits to reverse grey hair permanently at the earliest.
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All prefer locally grown cow’s ghee. It is always better to prepare ghee at your home with the butter that is yeiled from churning buttermilk. In case, if there is no availability of naturally grown A2 cow’s milk near you, then it might be difficult to extract milk from the buttermilk. In that case, try this ghee from a local startup. Checkout their Instagram page for interesting back end work. You will love it.
Oil Pulling is also known as Kavalagraha in Ayurveda. Oil-pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that involves swishing oil in one’s mouth. Not only is oil-pulling said to be advantageous for one’s oral health but it also has additional benefits on one’s body.
Oil pulling has solution to almost all your health problems, be it internally or externally. It is proven to cure many skin disorders like acne, rashes, skin discoloration to most common health issues like Arthritis, Asthma, PCOD and even Insomnia. Oil pulling a massively potent detoxifier for your whole body…and yourhair! Not only does oil pulling improve the appearance of your hair, making it glossier, healthier looking and more manageable, it also speeds up hair growth and promotes hair growth for those whose hair is thinning
In some studies it is shown that people who are suffering from premature hair graying, has benefited from oil pulling. Practicing Oil oulling has not only stopped the growth of further grey hair but also reversed to their normal hair color.
Do oil pulling for 10-15 minutes, first in the morning before even brushing your teeth. Practice oil pullling for latest 4 months to notice visible results.
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I have already compiled a list of some of the best and organic virgin coconut oil brands that are available in India. You can check them out here.
Please understand that there is no one on this earth for which all the said remedies might work, but some will surely work. Now its left up to you to try and know what your body and hair like the most and use only that till you cure your problems. Not just for your hair problems, but also for any type of body illness through Ayurveda remedies.
You gonna see more posts on how to heal your skin and hair problems through Ayurveda remedies from me going forward.