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5 Golden Rules for Excellent Coverage of Grey Hair

Grey hair is among the most dreaded nightmares that both men and women have. You might not agree, but no one gives grey hair much thought until they find one of their own. That is when it starts to feel like the world is crashing down on them. It is like everything is changing. And we do not like change.

While some of us adjust with the greys others want to take our time before we make the transition. 

Why Do You Get Grey Hair?

1) Vitamin Deficiencies

Any deficiencies of vitamin B-6, B-12, biotin, vitamin D, or vitamin E can contribute to premature greying according to Medical News Today

2) Genetics

Premature greying of a person’s hair is largely connected to their genetics as well. Race and ethnicity play crucial roles, as well. Premature greying in white people can start as early as 20 years old, while a person can be as young as 25 years old among Asians and about 30 years in African-Americans populations.

3) Oxidative stress

While greying is mostly genetic, oxidative stress in your body might play a part when the process happens prematurely. Oxidative stress causes imbalances in our body when antioxidants are not enough to counteract the damaging effects of free radicals. 

Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage cells which contribute to ageing and disease. Too much oxidative stress in our body can promote the development of diseases, including the skin-pigment condition known as vitiligo. Vitiligo might also turn the hair white because of melanin cell death or the loss of cell function.

4) Certain Medical Conditions

Some medical problems, including autoimmune diseases, might increase a person’s risk for greying early. A study published in 2008 showed a link between hair abnormalities and thyroid dysfunction. 

White hair is also common in alopecia areata which is an autoimmune skin condition that causes hair loss on your scalp, face, and other parts of the body. It tends to be white due to melanin deficiency when the hair grows back

5) Real-life stressors

A study from New York University found that the cells responsible for hair colour can be depleted when the body is under stress. Other studies show that while stress might play a part, it is only a small part of a bigger picture where disease and other factors might also contribute.

Simple Ways To Cover Gray Hair Naturally

Below we have provided the 5 best ways to cover your grey hair.

1. Black Coffee

No, you do not need to drink coffee to get good results. 

Why does this work? 

It’s really simple. The coffee will make a darker tint in your hair, which makes the grey disappear for a week or so, depending on the fact how often you wash your hair. It works best on black or brown hair, but you should not use coffee when your original hair colour is blonde.

What you need: 

One strongly-brewed cup of black coffee

How to do it:

  • You need to brew the pot of coffee and wait until it cools down.
  • Now, move to the bathroom or someplace where you can pour the coffee through your hair while massaging it in.
  • When that is done, you just have to let the coffee sit in your hair for 20 minutes until it's absorbed.
  • Now, wash your hair with water only (no shampoo).
  • And repeat the process twice a week.

2. Amla And Henna Pack

    What You Will Need?

    • A cup Fresh Henna Paste
    • 3 tablespoon of Amla Powder
    • 1 tablespoon of Coffee Powder
    • A pair of gloves
    • An Applicator Brush

    Processing Time

    1 hour

    Process

    • You need to combine all the ingredients until you get a smooth, consistent paste in a plastic bowl. You can also add some water if you think the paste is too thick.
    • Then, put your gloves on and apply this mixture onto your hair using the applicator brush. You should ensure that you cover all the grey parts.
    • Leave the paste in for an hour or until the paste dries up.
    • Now, you need to wash the hair pack out with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
    • You should do this atleast once a month.

    Why This Works

    Amla and henna work wonders together to dye your hair naturally. Also, they are known to be excellent ingredients for providing your hair with moisture and nourishment.

    3. Black Tea Remedy

      What You Will Need?

      • 2 tablespoon Black Tea Leaves
      • A cup Water

      Processing Time

      An hour.

      Process

      • Firstly, you need to boil the black tea in a cup of water and let it steep for a couple of minutes.
      • Now, set this solution aside to cool.
      • Once the tea has been cooled down, simply apply it to your hair and leave it in for about an hour.
      • Rinse your hair under cool running water without shampoo.
      • You should repeat this once every two weeks

      Why This Works

      Black tea will stain your hair that will further darken it. It is also helpful in adding shine to your hair which makes it an excellent remedy for reviving dull, lifeless hair.

      4. Sage Water Treatment

        What You Will Need?

        • A handful of Sage Leaves
        • 2 cups Water

        Processing Time

        It should take 2 hours

        Process

        • You need to boil the sage leaves in water and let them steep for a couple of minutes.
        • Now, you should let the liquid cool and then pour it through your hair. You need to make sure that all of your hair is saturated with the sage water solution.
        • Now leave the application for 2 hours and then proceed to wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
        • You should apply this atleast once a week.

        Why This Works

        Sage leaves (salvis and sefakuss in Hindi), are one of the most effective ayurvedic remedies for grey hair. It restores the natural colour of your hair and prevents the growth of grey hair.

        5. Coconut Oil And Lemon Remedy

          What You Will Need?

          • 2 tablespoon of Coconut Oil
          • 1 tablespoon of Lemon Juice

          Processing Time

          30 minutes

          Process

          • Firstly, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and start applying them to your hair.
          • You need to massage this mixture into your scalp and work it down to the tips of the hair.
          • Once all of your hair is covered with this, leave it on for 30 minutes.
          • Them, rinse your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
          • You should apply this atleast twice a week.

          Why This Works

          While coconut oil and lemon juice do not reverse greying, it delays it by preserving the original pigment cells in your hair follicles.

          Take Away

          You should apply any one of the combinations as guided above. Do not apply all the solution. These methods are going to help you to cover your greys naturally.