Gray hair is just one of those inevitable facts we have to accept is going to happen to us as we get older. We all have pigment cells in our hair that decides what color it is. As we age, these pigment cells begin to die. This is what turns our hair gray. Keeping your scalp and hair healthy will help to keep gray away as long as possible.
But, what if you're not that old and have gray hair? Many people today start getting gray hair in their 20's and 30's. Prematurely graying hair can be caused by many factors including, stress, hormonal imbalance, smoking, disorders of the thyroid and genetic predisposition.
But, what can you do, besides using chemical dyes (yuck) that will get rid of the gray so you look as young as you are? Well, today is your lucky day, because I'm going to tell you what you can do to restore your hair back to its natural color without having to use chemicals. All it takes is two ingredients: coconut oil and lemon juice. "It can't be that easy" you say? Well, read on!
Why it works
Coconut oil has amazing health benefits! Coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids, lauric acid, and has anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties. When used both as a topical remedy and ingested, it is very beneficial to your hair and skin. I recommend using cold pressed, organic coconut oil as it contains more of the beneficial qualities you want for this mixture.
Lemon juice contains phosphorus and vitamins B and C that nourish the hair and scalp. And, as I mentioned above, a well-nourished, healthy scalp can keep the grays away!
How to use it
Mix 3 teaspoons of lemon juice with enough coconut oil to coat all of your hair. A little goes a long way, so start out with just a tablespoon or two and increase from there. Apply the mixture to your hair and scalp, massaging it into your scalp really well. Leave on for at least one hour but longer is better. Then, wash it out using a mild shampoo.
Used once or twice per week, this mixture will get rid of those gray hairs while making your hair look healthier, shinier and can even help get rid of dandruff! This stuff is nothing less than amazing!