The color of your hair depends on the pigment cells that are located at the base of each hair follicle. With age, these pigment cells die and their efficiency reduces. When the body stops producing pigments, hair starts becoming colorless, turning white…
Moreover, it is considered that going prematurely gray is primarily caused by genetic factors.
However, the problem can also be triggered by many other factors, including hormonal fluctuations, poor nutrition, unsuitable hair product use, stress, pollution, and smoking. Also, it can be caused by certain diseases like thyroid disorders, sinus infections, and chronic colds.
Namely, hair-strands turn gray or white because of a low amount of melanin, which is a pigment that gives the hair its natural color. Unfortunately, the activity of melanocyte slows down with age as well as the body slowly stops creating melanin.
In fact, various products and hair dyes are available on the market that can cover the gray hair. But, they act only temporary and lead to many side effects.
COCONUT OIL AND LEMON MIXTURE
- organic coconut oil (the amount will depend on the length of your hair)
- 3 teaspoons organic lemon juice, freshly squeezed
You should mix the two ingredients until you get a homogeneous mixture. Then, apply the mixture to your hair and massage it into your scalp. Let it act for at least one hour. Finally, wash it off with a mild shampoo. Repeat this treatment once a week.
WHY IS THIS REMEDY SO BENEFICIAL?
The two ingredients used in this remedy are one of the most versatile and beneficial nature gifts. Coconut oil is packed with anti-microbial properties, lauric acid, and medium-chain fatty acids, which can treat and improve the condition of your hair. Hence, coconut oil can condition the scalp, promote hair growth, strengthen the hair, treat damaged hair, and reverse gray hair. Moreover, it can fight dandruff and it leaves the hair smooth and soft.
On the other hand, lemon juice can prevent premature graying. Due to the vitamin B, vitamin C, and phosphorus content, lemon juice nourishes the hair and treats the cause of gray hair.