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How To Cover Gray Hair Naturally Using This Homemade Hair Oil

How To Cover Gray Hair Naturally Using This Homemade Hair Oil

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Gray Hair… I remember the day I saw my first gray hair. Yes this is exactly how I looked !!! I screamed. I asked my mom to check it more than 30 times whether its true!!! Yes Peeps I am bit of a drama queen when it comes to my hair.

My Story

Its been more than 5 years and now I don’t care anymore. Why because over the years, I have developed this hair oil to cover my gray hair. The reason I opted for this hair oil to cover my grays is because I have tried it all. I have tried Henna, Hair Colors, Mixing henna and Indigo, Trying different Hair Masks and hair rinses but eventually either most of them made my hair dry, rough and frizzy.

Some were even worse and made my scalp itchy and flaky. Plus most of them washed away and didn’t stay on my hair for longer duration. And as you all know me, I am really lazy and I don’t wish to go through the trouble of applying henna or colors on weekly basis.

Hence, I researched a lot.

Trust me, a hell lot!

I read lot of Ayurvedic books and asked my Dad (he is Ayurvedic doctor) and my Mom and my Naani (my live collection of secret remedies.!!!) And finally I made this oil.

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This oil is my personal secret recipe that actually helps me hide my  grays really well and at the same time it nourishes and strengthens my hair.

How to cover Gray Hair Naturally By Using This Hair Oil !!!


It requires lot of ingredients but trust me most of them are either available in your kitchen or is readily available in market.

  • Amla Juice (Gooseberry Juice) – 1 cup ( I used Patanjali’s Amla Juice but fresh extracted works best)
  • Curry Leaves – 10 to 20 leaves
  • Basil Leaves -10 t0 20 leaves
  • Aloe Vera Gel – 4 TSP ( I used fresh extracted but you can use the ones available in the market.)
  • Hibiscus Flower Petals – Petals of 3 to 4 flowers (If you don’t find these you can use hibiscus powder too)
  • Sesame Oil – 2 cups
  • Bottle Guard – 1 cup crushed (Don’t remove the skin)
  • Bhringraj Powder – 2 TSP
  • Rose Petal Powder – 2 TSP
  • Neem Powder – 2 TSP


To make this oil, you need to use an Iron Container. But mine got begged, borrowed, stealed Lols!!! Hence, I am using this one. You can use any container to make your oil.

Step 1 : Take a container and add Sesame Oil and let it heat. Remember always to keep your oil at low flame !!!

Step 2 : Now after the oil gets heat up a bit, add Curry leaves, Basil leaves and Hibiscus Flower petals to it. Be careful it sizzles!!! (Just make sure you have washed these carefully and then let it dry before adding to oil. Also just cut it to two or three pieces with your hands before adding these to the oil.)

Step 3 : Keep Stirring for the next 10 to 15 minutes!!! After these start turning black, grate the Bottle Guard (Lauki) and add this to the oil.

Step 4 : Again keep it stirring occasionally so that it doesn’t get stuck to your container. Slowly bottle guard will start turning black and now its time to add the three powders, Bhringraj Powder, Rose Petal Powder and Neem Powder !!!

Step 5 : Keep stirring it until everything turns black. Don’t worry about it being burned down. It helps in hiding the grays well.

Step 6 : Add Aloe Vera gel and now stir for a minute and switch off the flame !!!

Step 7 : Let the Oil cool down.

Step 8 : Now strain this oil using a fine cloth in the container (preferably glass jar) that you wish to store the oil. Taddaa… The oil is ready to use !!!


  • This oil takes time to make around 1 to 2 hours. It requires lot of patience but trust me the end result is all worth it.
  • Keep the flame at low point continuously as high or medium flame might result in losing nutrients of the oil also if you keep it on high flame, the oil might catch fire.
  • Keep stirring it to avoid it sitting on the ends of container.
  • Strain it using a really fine cloth.
  • Store it in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.
  • This oil has a shelf life of 1 month !!!

How to use the Oil

  • Just heat it using double boiler method and massage it on your gray hair and scalp in circular motion.
  • Keep it overnight for two times a week.
  • The next day just give your hair and scalp a little steam for better penetration of oil into hair shaft.
  • Then shampoo and condition as usual.

For better covering grays, do this too along with this oil

  • Add ACV to your shampoo. Check full recipe here !!!
  • Use a Coffee hair rinser on your hair.
  • Use a diy hair color mask.
  • Eat a balanced diet and drink lots of water.

Within a month you will see that this oil has done a great job hiding your grays and you will have your confidence back again. Go ahead and embrace the beauty of dark hair.

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Have a lovely day!

Rowena C

Friday 1st of July 2016

Thank you Nimi for sharing this. It would be very useful. If ever I'll see a gray hair I would freak out as well but thanks to you I will know what to do :)

Nimi Popat

Saturday 2nd of July 2016

Its a pleasure Rowena. I am glad you liked it :-)


Wednesday 25th of May 2016

I have lots of friends who are having gray hair. Not because they are old but because of stress. I just wonder though if this works regardless of the age of the one using? I'll also be sending this one to my aunt. Surely, she'll be happy to give this a try.

Nimi Popat

Wednesday 25th of May 2016

Obviously, it works really great for all hair types irrespective of ones age !!!

Stella the Travelerette

Tuesday 24th of May 2016

Thanks for this post. I haven't had any grays yet, but I do have very dark hair. I remember what my mother used to cover her grays and it always looked a little artificial. This seems much more natural. I will come back to this post when I need it.

Nimi Popat

Wednesday 25th of May 2016

Thank you so much Stella !!!


Monday 23rd of May 2016

Interesting. Havent heard a few of the ingredients but i guess its worth the try. Thanks for the share

Nimi Popat

Monday 23rd of May 2016

Hi Berlin, Thanks for checking it out!!


Monday 23rd of May 2016

I guess I got my first grey hair two years ago and never planned to cover them. Haha. You listed lovely advices here though

Nimi Popat

Monday 23rd of May 2016

Hi Jessica, That's just awesome that you can pull it off. I so admire your for that.. You are awesome !!!

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