Coconut oil and lemon juice for grey hair?
For almost as long as people have watched their hair slowly turn grey they have been searching for the ideal solution. While some people suit this part of the aging process, there are others that simply look old and with more and more people going grey early, many consider that they simply look old before their time. The growing trend for strong chemical-based hair products is very damaging for hair and goes some way to explaining why people are going grey so early in life.
Traditional hair colourants are filled with chemicals and these can be damaging for your hair and your skin. The good news is that there are some natural remedies that you can use to try to keep those grey locks at bay, such as coconut oil and lemon juice.
Coconut and lemon – how does that work?
The colour in your hair comes from the pigment cells contained in the hair follicles. As time goes by these pigment cells decrease in number so the hair loses its colour and starts to go grey. There is also the added advantage that this mixture is very nourishing for the scalp. The pigment cells are protected and this means that the hair is less likely to go grey.
The nutrients in the coconut oil mean that it has good antimicrobial properties, lauric acid and medium-chain fatty acids, the combination of which could help to reverse the colour change process and make the hair stronger. Lemon juice is packed with vitamins too and the combination of the two products can help to strengthen the hair follicles. Coconut oil is often added to shampoos and conditioners to boost the healing and caring qualities of the product. When you are using it regularly, the hair follicle is healthier and the hair is less likely to become brittle and break. It is always better to choose hair products that contain coconut oil, particularly organic coconut oil.
Please read on to learn some of my top methods in order to reverse grey hair by using lemon juice and coconut oil.
Using both coconut oil and lemon juice method
You can create a rinse from the two products. All you need is 2 teaspoons of the lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature so you will need to warm it until it is just lukewarm. Remove from the heat and then add the lemon juice, stirring it continuously. This mix can then be applied to the hair and the scalp. It can be left in place for half an hour before you rinse your hair just with water then shampoo with a mild shampoo. You can carry this out twice a week.
Only coconut oil method
You can also create a coconut oil application. It is a good conditioning product and can be absorbed by the hair shaft, helping to strengthen the hair. It is a great way to treat brittle hair and this will also help to stop the hair from turning grey. All you need to do is to take 2 tablespoons of the coconut oil in a glass dish and pop it in the microwave for up to 15 seconds. Be careful that it does not get too hot, then massage it into your scalp. To keep the warmth in wrap your head in a towel or put a shower cap on. Wash hour with a mild shampoo.
lemon juice with almond oil method
As an alternative you can mix the lemon juice with almond oil. This is also very nourishing for the hair and has high levels of vitamin E and antioxidants. The vitamin C in the lemon juice also adds to the benefits of the mix. Take 2 or 3 tablespoons of each and mix well in a glass bottle. As sweet almond oil is liquid at room temperature there is no heating involved, just apply to the hair and scalp and leave it on for half an hour. Wash out with a mild shampoo.
Onion with lemon juice method
This next mix is one for those who have a strong tolerance for the smell of onions! Onions are thought to have the ability to restore hair colour and this is boosted with the power of the lemon juice. All you need to do is squeeze the juice from an onion and take 3 tablespoons of it. Mix with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and apply the mix to the scalp and hair. Keep it on for up to half an hour and then wash it out of your hair. This mix can be used four times a week over the course of a few weeks for the best results.
You can make use of other natural remedies to keep the grey at bay. Why not try black tea? Make up a strong cup of black tea and add a spoonful of salt. Apply this to the hair and leave it on for an hour. Use a mild shampoo to wash it out.
You can even make use of mustard oil. This is a natural colourant for hair and all you have to do is take a cup of mustard oil and put a few henna leaves in it. Heat up the oil until the leaves are blackened then take the mix off the heat and allow it to cool. When the oil has gone cold take the henna leaves out of the mix and then massage the oil into the scalp and hair. This will leave your hair shiny and black.
When creating your own remedies for combatting grey hair make sure that the coconut oil that you use is the purest oil you can find. You should also remember that the quality and colour of your hair is affected by other factors, so take a good look at your lifestyle. Stop smoking, reduce your alcohol intake, make sure you have a balanced diet and get plenty of exercise and fresh air. It is considered that healthier hair will be slower to turn grey so the better the condition of your hair the older you are going to be before your hair turns grey.