My Grey Hair Reversal Story: How To Get Rid Of Premature Grey Hair

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Sharing my grey hair reversal story in complete detail today.

As most of you already know that I have grey hair. And I often share quick remedies and hacks that help to maintain and hide greys naturally. So recently I thought of sharing how to reverse grey hair naturally with you guys.

Here it goes…

Let Me Start By Sharing A Little Bit Of When & How My Hair Started Turning Grey?

I have had grey hair from an early age while I was still a teenager. There were a lot of reasons behind it like 

  • Genetics(my dad had his grey hair since his school days too)
  • Side effects of a lot of medicines(I got sick in 6th grade and had to be injected with some strong anti-biotics every week just so I could survive. One of the main side effects of these injections was premature greying of hair)
  • Improper nutrition(I have always been a picky eater and somebody who doesn’t enjoy those green leafy vegetable and fruits)
  • Bad lifestyle(During my chartered accountancy days, as a student, I used to stay up every night to study and sleep late in the morning)
  • Drinking too much tea/caffeine(I am still guilty of doing this)
  • Not taking good care of my hair(as much as I take care of my hair nowadays, I didn’t when I lived in a hostel in Nagpur. I used to avoid oiling my hair for months and hard water there was another culprit).

You name the thing that you should avoid for better hair health but I bet I had done it. And sadly due to all this, my greys started popping at a very young age.

My Grey Hair Reversal Story

So now that you know why I had grey hair since my school days, here is what I did to reverse grey hair naturally:

A Clarifying Shampoo

The first thing I did was to use a clarifying shampoo

Why you ask?

Its because a lot of other hair products that I used for my dry hair (oils with mineral oils, conditioners with silicones, serums, hair colors, and what not) left a layer of build-up on my hair shaft over the years. Until and unless you get rid of that layer, any color won’t stay on your hair for long.

So the first step is to use a good clarifying shampoo.

My favorite is OGX Tea Tree and Mint Shampoo, Halo Egg Shampoo and Tresemme clarifying shampoo but you can use any clarifying shampoo of your choice.

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I Oiled My Hair Twice a Week With Homemade Hair Oils

If you are a regular reader of this hair blog, you might already know that I make different hair oils that help to cover your grey hair naturally. I usually make the oil in small batches and use them regularly. Mostly twice a week.

These hair oils help to reverse grey hair and cover premature greys naturally overtime. It takes around a month of regular application to show noticeable results. But trust me this is the best hair hack for keeping those premature grey hair in control.

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I Used SLS Free Shampoo

Now, this is a crucial step if you want your hair to be colored naturally. 

Why you ask?

SLS cleans your hair and scalp very harshly just like a detergent cleans clothes.

The natural colors don’t have chemical formulations that go deep into your hair shaft. The shampoo with SLS removes the effect of natural home remedies for grey hair and masks every time you shampoo. Therefore using a shampoo that is herbal and SLS-free is a must in this case.

I Pour Coffee Rinse Or Rosemary Water Rinse Every time I Washed My Hair

 

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This works like a charm. Coffee starts staining your hair overtime. It adds a layer of dark brown to your grey hair. Do it every time you wash your hair.

If pouring coffee on your hair sounds a bit weird to you or if it isn’t your thing, then try the rosemary hair rinse for grey hair. It helps to reverse grey hair naturally and even help with hair fall control.

I Used Henna And Indigo Hair Mask

henna and indigo for gray hair

Now I have shared this hair mask long back on this blog and why it works.

You simply need to apply this hair mask once a month or twice if needed and this mask alone has the superpower to reverse your grey hair naturally.

Click on the above link to read in detail about the henna indigo mask. But a quick note please don’t mix hair colors and henna. If you colored your hair recently, please don’t use henna for at least 2 months and Vice-a-Versa. Because doing this you can get a serious allergic reaction. And always do a patch test first.

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If you have doubt whether henna is good for your hair or is it bad, then I already covered advantages and disadvantages of using henna on your hair.

Deep Condition With Coconut and Beetroot Mask

diy hair mask to color your hair red naturally at home

Henna and indigo mask or any hair color has a drying effect on your hair. So opting for coconut milk and beetroot hair mask for dry hair is a good idea. This mask not only adds a beautiful reddish tint to your hair but also makes your hair super smooth.

Think of it as a hair spa at home to add more natural color and reverse your grey hair without drying.

I Ate Raw Onion & Tomatoes Every Day

I still do this religiously.

I eat onion and tomato daily. Not only are these the best natural resource of biotin but also helps to prevent hair from premature graying.

I Took Fish Oil Supplements

If you are my regular reader, you might know how I almost lost my eyesight and after surgery how my eyes caught the infection and since then the doctor told me to consume fish oil supplements daily.

Initially I thought that these were just for improving my eyesight but these helped me prevent premature greying of hair. It also makes hair grow faster and thicker.  I find it beneficial more than biotin for hair growth.

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I Consumed 1 TSP Amla Powder Daily For Grey Hair Reversal

I know it sounds gross, but it works. 

Your hair starts becoming grey when your body stops the production of melanin. And amla helps your body fill that void. Therefore I eat amla powder before going to bed and it has helped me reverse my grey hair naturally. 

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I Protected My Hair From Sun Damage and Pollution

Sun damage is one of the reasons that your hair turns gray prematurely. If you are not yet doing anything to prevent your hair from harmful sun rays, then none of this will ever give you 100% results.

Using hair products with SPF before stepping out in the sun, helps with protecting your hair from harmful UV rays.

 

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I Keep Harsh Chemicals Away From My Scalp 

Along with all these tips, one thing I made sure is that I limited using harmful chemicals in hair products on my scalp.

The more chemicals like ammonia, mineral oils, SLS, silicones, parabens and others touch your scalp, the more damage they cause to your follicles. They even make your hair prematurely grey for life.

Make sure your scalp is clean and you try your best to prevent these from touching your scalp.

I Slept At Least 7 Hours Daily

This is yet another common thing but it is probably the most important one.

Good sleep, especially in a dark room, helps with your hair’s overall health. Also staying away from any stress and worries is a win-win when it comes to hair health. 

I follow all these steps religiously. And it helps keep my greys hidden naturally really well. Rather, I was able to reverse my greys that too naturally. 

But you need to do this regularly and consistently because the roots that grow back, grow grey until amla powder and regular intake of your proper nutrients and vitamins show their magic. Grey hair reversal is a very slow process.  It takes a lot of efforts and patience but in the end it is all worth it.

So until then, eat right, sleep well and follow these hacks and you will be able to reverse your grey hair naturally too.

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