Gray hair is a natural sign of aging. And, to be honest, it does convey wisdom and demand respect. However, when hair starts losing its color prematurely, it can cause quite a bit of trouble with a person’s confidence. Imagine being in your 30s or 20s and having your hair begin to gray. You would definitely want to do something.
Scientifically, graying hair is connected to the amounts of naturally occurring hydrogen peroxide in the hair. Each person has different melanin levels in the hair, and as they age, these levels begin to drop and hair turns gray. As with most other problems and illnesses, nature offers a solution to help reverse graying hair up to a degree and keep a youthful appearance.
Coconut oil – a jack of many trades
You’ve read by now about the many amazing properties of coconut oil. Well, it is also an excellent remedy for gray hair. It contains antioxidants, which help protect the pigments in the hair from oxidation, thus preserving its natural color. In addition, it stimulates hair growth.
Dry hair and a dry scalp or different infections can also cause gray hair. Coconut oil is an amazing moisturizer that can prevent the appearance of dandruff. It can also prevent infections. This, in turn, will make the hair healthier and will prevent premature pigment loss.
How to use it
There are several options for using coconut oil for this purpose. You could buy a shampoo based on coconut oil. When washing the hair, leave the shampoo in for about 10 minutes, so that all that coconut oil goodness can soak into the hair. Rinse and repeat after a week or two. In a month or so, you will start seeing the first results.
Pure coconut oil is a more powerful and quicker alternative. It is available in most stores. Coconut oil is liquid at room temperature, but should it harden, you can melt it by placing it in a bowl and placing the bowl in a container of hot water.
To use, mix 4 tablespoons with a bit of lemon juice. Apply the mixture to your hair, massaging gently. Make sure you cover the entire scalp evenly. Massaging helps the mixture penetrate your skin, all the way to the hair roots. This way you will get maximum benefits from the treatment. After you’ve finished with the massage, leave the mixture on your hair for about an hour. You can also put a shower cap on and let it stay overnight. Rinse your hair with warm water.
Repeat the process 2 to 3 times per week and in a short time, you should start seeing results. The graying will diminish and then you will see signs of new color growth.
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