Top 10 remedies to prevent premature greying of hairs

Premature graying of hairs

A few years back we can judge the age of the person by seeing gray hairs. But nowadays graying of hairs occurs so early. A lot of stress, anxiety , eating habits and change of lifestyle are responsible for  this.Premature graying of hairs is due to loss of melanin pigment in the hairs. Premature graying of hairs means graying starts at  20-25  years of age. At this age, if one see graying then please find  the root cause and manage according to this.

premature graying hairs
Premature graying of hairs

Causes of premature graying of hairs

Hormonal changes or imbalance
Poor nutrition or malnutrition
Some medication
Thyroid disorders
Poor scalp conditions
Certain diseases – Chronic  cold, sinusitis, hypothyroidism
Deficiency of certain minerals and vitamins- vitamin B, iron, iodine, copper
Low-quality hair colors or dye
Excess use of  hair dryer

10 Best Home remedies to prevent premature graying of hairs

Premature graying of hairs is due to loss of melanin pigment. It may be irreversible but due to some home remedies may be prevented.

Amla or Indian gooseberry

Amla is a rich source of Vitamin C that is antioxidant . So its role as an anti-aging product. Add amla in your diet.
Take  amla paste and apply on the scalp wash after 20-30 minutes with cold water.
Use amla juice, lemon juice and almond oil in equal quantity for the message of hairs and scalp. This is good for gray  and healthy hairs.
Boil 2 tsp of dried amla powder with  1 cup of coconut oil till oil turns brown. Message your hair daily with this oil. Keep it overnight and wash with cold water in the morning.

Coconut oil and curry leaves

Boil a handful of curry leaves with 100 ml  coconut oil for  till the leaves turn black then strain it. Apply to the scalp overnight.  Message with this oil at least for three months.

Blackstrap molasses

These are rich in copper  and  reduce premature graying of hairs. It is a byproduct of sugarcane. Eat 1-2 tsp of this daily  for months to get results.


Henna powder with tea leaves and lemon juice make a paste and apply on the hair leave it for 5 to 6 hours . Wash with cold water . Use it for coloring instead of dyes.
Take henna leaves and boil with coconut or mustard oil and then the message.
Henna leaves paste with amla powder 3 tsp and curd , 1 tsp of coffee powder make a paste and apply on the scalp weekly.

Sesame oil with carrot juice and fenugreek seeds

Take an equal amount of sesame oil and carrot juice mix with half quantity of  fenugreek seeds powder put in a bottle in sunlight for 21 days. Apply this on scalp for three months  to prevent gray hairs.

Rosemary and sage

Take equal quantity of rosemary and  dried sage half cup and boil with 2 cups of water for 30 minutes. Cool, it for 3 hours. Apply on hairs. After drying  wash with shampoo. Use it weekly for few days and then monthly for good results.


Amaranth is a home remedy to prevent premature graying  of hairs. Fresh juice of leaves apply on hairs prevent graying of hairs. This is also good for   hair growth and texture. This vegetable is full oh nutrients.

Black tea

Black tea has antioxidants and caffeine. Good for hair growth and  natural shine. It maintains natural  color of hair. Boil 2 tsp of black tea seeds and 1 tsp of salt with water for 2 minutes. Cool and strain it. Wash hairs with this 2 to 3 times in a week.


Buttermilk is a rich source of lactic acid that nourishes the hair and acts as a conditioner. Make a pack of curry leaves paste and buttermilk. Apply it on the hairs and leave  for 30 minutes wash with herbal shampoo.

Shikakai powder

Shikakai natural remedy to prevent graying of hairs. It reduces dryness of scalp. Hairs become smooth and healthy by using it. Make a paste of shikakai powder  with curd and apply on the scalp and  hairs. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash with water.

Other beneficial tips

If you see graying at a young age then consult your dermatologist and know about the cause. Change in your lifestyle  and food habits.
Stress is an important factor so do stress relieving methods like yoga and meditation.
Message with  cow ghee and leave it for 5 to 6 hours.
Chemical found in hair colors are harmful to hairs if we use it for a long time. If necessary use ammonia free hair colors.
Avoid shampoo contains harmful chemicals. Use herbal or organic shampoo.
The message of  scalp and hairs with coconut or bhringraj oil on regular basis.
Avoid direct exposure to sunlight.
Drink green tea and avoid coffee.
Take healthy diet to prevent nutritional deficiency. Eat iron rich green leafy vegetables.
Add  food rich in vitamin B 12, omega 3 fatty acids and folic acid to keep your hairs strong and healthy.

If you  have an allergy to anything  then please consult your doctor.  Take care if you have premature graying of hairs.

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