Premature graying is something that happens when your hair stops producing the pigment which gives color to your hair. If someone has grey hair in their twenties, it is called premature graying. Grey hair is something you cannot avoid. When a person is in their fifties, more than half their hair might become grey, but it is a problem when your hair turns grey in your twenties. There are many cosmetic hair colors or dyes available in the market that help you cover the grey hair, but there are chances of serious side effects like skin rashes, hair fall and increase in the amount of grey hair.
There are many natural remedies that can help you reduce greying of hair. One of the effective remedies is to use India gooseberry on grey hair. This DIY recipe explains how to use Indian gooseberry or Amla on grey hair.
Benefits of Amla/Indian gooseberry for hair: Amla contains high amount of Vitamin C and tannins in it. The presence of anti-oxidants, gallic acid, flavonoids and other nutrients enhance the texture and growth of hair. Applying amla on scalp and hair helps to remove unwanted impurities and stimulate the growth of new hair. The anti-oxidants in amla helps to keep the hair fresh and slows down the aging process. Vitamin C protects hair from breakage and adds shine to hair. Regular use of amla controls dandruff and infections on the scalp.
Benefits of lemon: Lemon has many medicinal properties that is essential for good health. It is rich in Vitamin C, magnesium, calcium and flavonoids that is essential for good skin and hair. Vitamin C in lemon helps to strengthen hair roots and follicles. Lemon extract adds shine to hair and reduces frizz. Lemon has anti-fungal property in it and prevents scalp infections and dandruff. Lemon extract can be directly applied on hair and scalp or mixed with suitable ingredients to treat many skin ailments and hair growth.
Combination of lemon and amla on hair, can slow down the greying process and helps to keep the hair healthy.
- 1 Indian gooseberry (Amla)
- 1/2 Lemon
- To treat premature graying of hair, all you need is Indian gooseberry and lemon.
- Remove seed and chop into small pieces.
- Add chopped amla to blender.
- Add few drops of water and blend it well.
- Add lemon juice to blended amla.
- Mix well and use.
- Apply this mix on the scalp.
- Leave it on for 30 minutes.
- Rinse it off using mild shampoo.