5 Home Remedies To Reverse Premature Graying of Hair

Premature greying is becoming common occurrence. What is scary is its widespread predominance even amongst young women in their thirties.

It starts with a few strands, but it’s enough to make the hair on your neck stand. As much as we are aware of the cycle of time, nobody wants to grow old, let alone look old, especially when you’re in your thirties. Yet premature greying is becoming a common phenomenon and is here to stay, unless you do something about it. But for this, let us first understand its causes.

Premature greying of hair is dependent upon many factors such as heredity, lifestyle, sudden diet changes and stress. It also occurs if you suffer from medical conditions such as anaemia, hypothyroidism, tuberous sclerosis or neurofibromatosis. The main reason for hair greying is loss of pigmentation melanin from the hair follicles. While there are many specialised white hair solution products available, it is best to treat this problem with effective home remedies for grey hair that have absolutely no side effects.

5 home remedies for white and grey hair!

1. Curry Leaves & Coconut Oil Massage

You’ve know curry leaves to add taste to your food. Now see how they revitalize your hair at a root level. Curry leaves contain Vitamin B which restores the natural colour pigment in the hair follicles and also prevents further greying of hair. Curry leaves also nourish the hair with essential nutrients and heal damaged roots. Being a rich source of beta-carotene, it stimulates hair growth and prevents hair fall. Coconut oil is nature’s best conditioner for dry, rough hair and makes it lustrous and healthy. So when the two come together, it’s a perfect match.


  • Coconut Oil – 1 cup
  • Curry Leaves – handful

Directions to use curry leaves and coconut oil to reduce white hair occurrence:

  1. Boil the curry leaves in the oil for 6 to 8 minutes, or till the leaves turn black.
  2. Cool, strain and massage your scalp and hair with this 3 to 4 times per week before going to bed.
  3. Wash off with a mild herbal shampoo in the morning.

2. Curry Leaves & Buttermilk

Great for people with oily hair who balk at the thought of adding more oil to their hair, buttermilk is a rich source of lactic acid and effective in making hair smooth and manageable.


  • Curry leaves – handful
  • Buttermilk-1/4th cup

Directions for using curry leaves and buttermilk to prevent further graying of hair:

  1. Crush the curry leaves finely and add to the buttermilk to form a smooth paste.
  2. Apply as a hair pack on scalp ensuring that the hair strands are covered from root to tip.
  3. After 30 minutes, wash off with a mild herbal shampoo.

3. Amla & Fenugreek Pack

Amla being a rich source of vitamin C is an ancient remedy for reversing greying, treating hair problems and improving hair health. Fenugreek or methi is loaded with vitamin C, iron, potassium, lysine, L-tryptophan and alkaloids that benefit hair by preventing premature greying and hair fall, and scalp dryness which causes dandruff.


  • Dried Amla – 5 to 6 pieces
  • Fenugreek – 1 tbsp
  • Coconut Oil – ½ cup

Directions for using amla and fenugreek pack for reducing grey hair occurrence:

  1. Powder the fenugreek seeds until smoothand set aside.
  2. Heat the oil, add the amla pieces to it and boil for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Now add the fenugreek powder and boil for another minute.
  4. Remove from flame, cool and strain.
  5. Apply on scalp and hair before going to bed.
  6. Wash off with a mild herbal shampoo in the morning.

4. Black Tea Massage

Black tea is loaded with antioxidants and caffeine. It is an effective hair growth stimulant and improves strength and elasticity of the hair strands which prevents brittleness and breakage. It adds a natural dark hue to hair. It is a perfect home remedy to prevent greying of hair as well as strengthen them. Also, read these 15 essential tips for faster hair growth here.


  • Black Tea Powder – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp

Directions for massaging with black tea to reduce white hair:

  1. Boil 2 tablespoons of black tea in 1 teaspoon of salt in water for 2 minutes.
  2. Remove, cool and strain. Use this to wash or rinse hair but do not use any shampoo.
  3. Let it dry naturally.  
  4. Repeat it 2 to 3 times per week for best results.

5. Onion & Lemon Juice Pack

Colouring your hair regularly? Research shows that deficiency of antioxidant catalase and deposition of hydrogen peroxide in the hair roots are the two chief reasons for premature hair greying. Onion juice boosts up the level of catalase, thus restoring the natural colour of the hair strands. Lemon juice adds a healthy shine to hair and prevents excessive oiliness of hair.


  • Onion Juice – 3 tsps
  • Lemon Juice – 2 tsps

Directions for using this hair pack to reverse greying of hair:

  1. Mix both juices in a bowl and apply on scalp and hair evenly.
  2. After 30 minutes, wash off with a mild herbal shampoo.
  3. Repeat 4-5 times a week for 2 weeks.

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