Gray hairs are thought to be the first sign of aging, so no wonder people, especially women, find them scary. Hence, women are ready to do anything just to cover the gray hairs. Usually, they use hair dyes and other products that are available on the market and that serve to cover the gray hairs. Still, they only have temporary effect and come with a great number of side effects.
Let us start with the reasons that contribute to premature graying of the hair. This process is often stimulated by some health conditions, as well as poor diet. For example, some hormonal fluctuations can be the reason behind the premature graying of the hair, as well as chronic colds, thyroid disorders, sinusitis. Other factors include pollution, stress, smoking, use of unsuitable hair products, even reduced amounts of melanin.
This is why you should not use products loaded with harsh chemicals, which do more harm than good, and start using some natural alternatives instead. One of the most important things you can do about this problem is start eating healthy and nutritious foods. Furthermore, you can try this natural remedy based on ingredients that are very potent and easily available.
Coconut Oil and Lemon Mixture
– Three teaspoons of lemon juice, freshly squeezed from organic lemons
– Organic coconut oil (use as much as you need, depending on the length of your hair)
Take the two ingredients in the proper amounts and mix them, making a homogenous mixture. Next, apply the mixture to your hair, massaging your scalp well with it. Leave the mixture on for about one hour. In the end, wash it off using a shampoo. We recommend that you use a mild shampoo. This treatment should be done on a weekly basis.
Why is this remedy so beneficial?
This remedy consists of two ingredients that are very versatile and beneficial. They are a true gift of nature. Coconut oil is known to be abundant in anti-microbial properties, medium-chain fatty acids, and lauric acid, nutrients that can treat and improve the condition and the looks of your hair. As a result, coconut oil can condition the scalp, trigger hair growth, make the hair stronger, treat damaged hair, and reverse the process of hair graying. Furthermore, coconut oil is a very efficient remedy against dandruff and makes your hair smooth and soft.
Lemon juice is also able to prevent premature graying of the hair. This is because it is rich in vitamin C, vitamins from the B group, as well as phosphorus, nutrients that nourish the hair and fight the reasons that cause gray hair.