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1. Amla Powder/Oil For White Hair

You Will Need

  • 3-4 Dried Indian Gooseberries (Amla)
  • 1 cup Coconut Oil

Prep Time

10 minutes

Processing Time

45 minutes/Overnight

Process

  1. Boil the berries with coconut oil to prepare an oil solution.
  2. Store this oil in a jar and take about 2 tablespoons for each use.
  3. Massage the two tablespoons of oil into your scalp and work it through the length of your hair.
  4. After massaging for about 15 minutes, leave the oil on for an additional 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can leave the oil in overnight.
  5. Wash off with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and finish with conditioner.

How Often?

2-4 times a week.

Why This Works

Gooseberry repairs damaged hair. It also works as a hair tonic which helps give your dark hair a lustrous shine. It has a rich reserve of vitamin C, which is an antioxidant, which has anti-aging benefits and revitalizes the pigment in your hair follicles. You can also soak dried amla in water overnight and rinse your hair the next morning with this water. Alternatively, mix dried gooseberry powder with lemon and almond oil to prepare a smooth mixture that can be applied regularly on the scalp.

2. Black Tea For White Hair

You Will Need

  • 2 tbsp Black Tea
  • 1 cup Water

Prep Time

20 minutes

Processing Time

1 hour

Process

  1. Boil the black tea in a cup of water until it is well brewed.
  2. Set the brew aside to cool.
  3. Once cool, strain the liquid and apply it to your hair and scalp.
  4. Massage your scalp for a couple of minutes and wait for about an hour with the tea in your hair.
  5. Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and finish with conditioner.

How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

Black tea replenishes hair with antioxidants and helps inhibit the growth of white hair. It also helps darken hair color while adding shine.

3. Curry Leaves For White Hair


You Will Need

  • A handful of Curry Leaves
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Oil

Prep Time

15 minutes

Processing Time

45 minutes

Process

  1. Boil the curry leaves with coconut oil to prepare an oil solution.
  2. Set the oil aside to cool.
  3. Once it has cooled, strain the oil and massage it into your scalp and work it through the length of your hair.
  4. After massaging for about 15 minutes, leave the oil on for an additional 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can leave the oil in overnight.
  5. Wash off with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and finish with conditioner.

How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

Curry leaves help restore the melanin pigment in your hair follicles. It is also a rich source of vitamin B which is a vital hair growth and pigmentation vitamin.

4. Coconut Oil And Lemon Juice For White Hair

You Will Need

  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil

Prep Time

2 minutes

Processing Time

30 minutes

Process

  1. Pour the lemon juice into the coconut oil and heat the mixture for a couple of seconds until it is slightly warm.
  2. Massage this mixture into your scalp and work it down to the tips of your hair.
  3. Leave it on for about 30 minutes.
  4. Wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo and finish with conditioner.

How Often?

Twice a week.

Why This Works

Lemon contains vitamins B and C, and is also a rich source of the mineral phosphorus. These are vital for the maintenance of the pigment cells in your hair follicles.

5. Henna For White Hair

You Will Need

  • 5 tbsp Henna Powder
  • 1 tbsp Instant Coffee
  • 1 cup Water

Prep Time

20 minutes

Processing Time

3-4 hours

Process

  1. Brew the coffee in a cup of water.
  2. Slowly pour the brew into the henna powder, stirring as you do to avoid lumps.
  3. Apply this mixture onto your scalp and hair and leave it on for about 3-4 hours.
  4. Rinse with warm water and a mild sulfate-free shampoo.

How Often?

Once every three weeks.

Why This Works

While the henna powder does not help reverse graying, it helps cover up the appearance of white hair by adding rich reddish tones to your hair. Ensure that you are using pure henna powder as some powders contain chemicals.

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