Ayurveda recommends several home remedies that can help prevent as well as manage premature greying of hair. Here are some easy ones:
The applying of coconut oil processed with fresh curry leaves is the most effective and popular home remedy. This oil should be applied on the scalp and hair for 90 days. A gentle massage with this mixture for 15-20 minutes helps in reducing hair fall, prevents dandruff and improves hair growth, hair thickness and growth of black hair. After application, wash off with lukewarm water.
Amla powder is also considered beneficial for hair rejuvenation. Apply a paste of fresh amla powder mixed with curd and fresh lemon juice. Leave it on for 45 minutes and wash off with warm water. This process is very effective in reducing hair fall and improving hair growth. This process is repeated every alternate day for 90 days for best results.
Soaking Amla in water overnight and using the water as a hair conditioner can also help. Just rinse hair with this water, after regular hair wash. One of the primary reasons for premature graying is using excessive conditioners and high chemical shampoo. Avoid them to bring back normal hair growth.
One of the effective remedies in cold weather is the application of almond oil with amla juice. Warm equal amounts of both and gently massage on scalp for 15 minutes. It is one of the fastest ways to arrest the premature greying and improve hair health.
Another simple home remedy to maintain healthy hair is to apply a mixture of equal amounts of fresh amla juice and lemon juice on the scalp and hair followed by a warm water wash after 10 minutes.
Eclipta Alba is the other important herb used in Ayurveda for prevention and reversal of premature hair greying. Most of the herbal hair oils contain the extract of this herb. Ayurveda recommends the application of juice or paste of fresh leaves as a thick scalp pack followed by a warm water wash.