The pigment cells in the base of your hair follicles define what color your hair will be. So, when the body stops producing pigments the hair turns white and becomes colorless. Fortunately, there is a way you can prevent the appearance of gray hair for longer time and you can do this by keeping the base and the pigment cells of your hair healthy. All you have to do is nourish the scalp and protect the hair follicle’s base.
Gray hair can be caused by many various factors, from chemotherapy, radiation, electric dryers, concentrated hair dyes, to malnutrition, genetic disorders, hormonal imbalance, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
Of course, you can use hair dye to cover the grey hairs, but this method is harmful for the hair because they are full of chemicals that damage the hair and makes it look dry and lifeless. Therefore, using natural products is a better choice, since natural ingredients do not have negative effects on the hair.
Here is an all natural remedy, made of lemon juice and coconut oil, that will have amazing effects on your hair. It makes the hair look shiny and soft and healthy. It also prevents premature hair graying.
The coconut oil has powerful anti-microbial properties. It has lauric acid and medium-chain fatty acids. This helps re-grow and strengthen the hair, and it conditions the scalp. It is rich in antioxidants, which helps reduce protein loss and thus reverses the appearance of gray hair. Lemons are loaded with vitamins B, vitamin C, and phosphorus that nourish the hair, help in the cause of gray hairs, as well as in preventing white hair for longer time.
Here is the recipe:
Ingredients you will need:
- 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice,
- 50 ml organic coconut oil.
- Mix the ingredients really well and then apply it on the roots of your hair. Massage the scalp for about 2 to 3 minutes and leave the mixture on for at least 1 hour before washing it with a shampoo. Do this once a week and be amazed by the results.
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