Although gray hair is a natural process that comes with aging, it is not one widely accepted by all women. Yes, there is grace in aging, but not when people take you for a 60-year old lady when you’re only 40.
So what is it to be done? Well, there are many natural plants that can slow down this process, but the most chosen solution seems to be hair dyeing. Because nobody wants gray hair at the age of 40 or even 50, many of us go to the store and buy the hair color that we need, without thinking of all the chemicals that have disastrous effects upon our hair and body.
Fortunately, there are many herbal remedies that can help with this matter.
- Walnut shells
Walnut shells are a natural dye for the hair, imprinting a strong dark brown color. Just put ten walnut shells in two cups of water, let them simmer until only half of the water is left and let it cool down. Strain the solution and apply it on your hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap and let it sit until you get the desired hair color.
Onion leaves are wonderful for treating premature graying hair. Onion contains enzymes that neutralize the hydrogen peroxide deposits, reversing gray hair in only four weeks. So why bother to dye your hair when you can simply slow down the graying process?
Almond oil has Vitamins E and D, fatty acids, calcium and magnesium, all with significant properties in preventing the graying of hair. Your hair will not only keep its natural color, but it will also get a beautiful shine.
One of the main reasons for gray hair, besides the aging process and genetics, is stress. If you have a stressful life, then you are prone to see those gray hairs at an early age. Use Alfalfa tablets each day or make salads or juice from it to alleviate the problem. The chlorophyll in this plant can tone up and strengthen the adrenal glands.
Henna is known as a natural dyeing product, which does not dry or damage the hair. On the contrary, it binds keratin, reducing breakage and making your hair stronger. Mix two tablespoons of henna powder, one tablespoon of yogurt, three tablespoons of coffee, one tablespoon of fenugreek seeds, three tablespoons of mint juice and two tablespoons of basil. Apply the resulted paste on your hair and scalp and let it sit for about three hours. Wash off with clear water.
Yes, coffee is great to get you back on the track in the mornings. But you can also dye your hair with it. The results are not permanent, but, at least, it strengthens the hair and gives it beneficial nutrients. To get a nice brown color for your hair, make a strong espresso, let it cool down and then apply on your hair massaging from the roots to the tips of the hair. After an hour, rinse with clear water. Repeat twice a week until you get the color you desire.