Herbal Remedies for Premature Graying of Hair

Premature graying of hair. Don't worry, I have got three herbal remedies for you
Premature graying of hair. Don't worry, I have got three herbal remedies for you

You don’t have to worry if you are suffering from graying of your hair at an early age because you are not the only one. According to some recent studies and surveys, approximately half of world’s adult population is suffering from premature graying of hair due to lack of essential vitamins for hair, lack of minerals, poor nutrition, stress, anxiety, depression, increased responsibilities, increased work demands at job, and most importantly heredity graying of hair. Appearance of gray hair gives the appearance that you are growing old because as we age, our hair turns white and for this reason, we all want to prevent early graying of hair. Premature graying of hair has become so much common that gray hair came into fashion a few days back with millions of people visiting hair color specialists to color their graying hair more stylish gray, but fashions and trends keep on changing and same happened with gray hair fashion. People who were smart enough did not waste their time in this fashion and not only treated their premature graying of hair but have prevented it from happening for some time being with the help of herbs. These people have used and are using herbal remedies for premature graying of their hair. After reading this, you must be tempted to know the secrets of preventing graying of hair naturally. No problem I will tell you the secret but before learning the secret herbal remedies for graying of hair, we must have a look on the causes of premature graying in some detail.

Lack of Vitamins and Minerals Causes Premature Graying of Hair

Deficiency of some B vitamins like riboflavin B2, thiamin B1 plus minerals like copper, zinc, iron, silica, iodine and inadequate diet are main causes of premature graying of hair. The vitamins found in B group of vitamins are considered beneficial against premature graying of hair.

Stress Causes Premature Graying of Hair

Stress and tension produced by depressed mood and worries interferes with the natural of process of nutrition supply to the hair, which is important for the health of our hair. Loss of a beloved family member, an emotional disappointment, debt, economical crisis, increased work demands, can trigger the onset of gray hair.

Doctor: Your tests show that your condition is herditary. Patient: That's really Good. Please send the bill to my parents.
Doctor: Your tests show that your condition is herditary. Patient: That's really Good. Please send the bill to my parents.

Heredity Factors Cause Premature Graying of Hair

If you have a family history of premature graying hair, then it is likely possible that you have inherited this problem from your father, mother, or sometimes grandparents.

Drug Abuse Causes Premature Graying of Hair

According to some recent studies, people involved in drug abuse like marijuana and excessive smoking of cigarettes are prone to premature graying of hair.

Natural Herb Indian gooseberry  or Amla fruit
Natural Herb Indian gooseberry or Amla fruit

Amla or Indian Gooseberry Oil Herbal Remedy for Premature Graying of Hair

As mentioned in my previous article, Benefits of Indian Gooseberry, amla herb or Indian Gooseberry is the perfect herbal remedy for prevention and treatment of premature graying of hair.

According to Indian Ayurvedic Medicine and Western naturopathics, amla acts as a tonic for hair. It increases hair growth and pigmentation at the same time.

How to prepare amla oil to apply on your hair?

  • Cut amla or Indian gooseberry fruit into small pieces and let it dry in shade.
  • Now boil these pieces in coconut oil until solid amla fruit becomes dirt.
  • Boiling this will form a natural dark oil of Indian gooseberry or amla which can be separated from the dirt of amla fruit.
  • Now apply this amla oil on a regular basis on your scalp and hair. Application should be such that the amla oil gets settled in your scalp and you get a wet feeling on your scalp.
  • After about two weeks of regular use of amla oil, you will not only see improvement in our gray hair but you will also feel mentally relaxed and physically active.
  • Have you thrown away the dirt of amla fruit? No no, don’t do this.
  • Take the moistened remnants of Indian gooseberry amla fruit and mix it in a little bit of water.
  • Apply this water with moistened pieces of amla or Indian gooseberry on your hair half an hour before bath. After that rinse it off when washing hair. It is also a good nutrient for your hair.

Red currant for juice.
Red currant for juice.

Almond Oil and Currant Juice Herbal Remedy For Premature Graying of Hair: Mix one teaspoonful of almond oil, one teaspoonful of currant juice and mix both of them with a few drops of lime juice. Massage your scalp every night with this special mixture to prevent and treat premature graying of hair.

Also fresh juice of gray amaranth leaves helps our hair to prevent premature graying and helps to retain its black color. Another important herbal remedy you can implement for premature graying of hair is eating curry leaves because helps in combating the rise of premature gray hair. Also, boiling curry leaves in coconut oil makes a natural herbal tonic to restore pigmentation and stimulate hair growth.


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Dabur Amla Ayurvedic Hair Oil Scalp Massage
Dabur Amla Ayurvedic Hair Oil Scalp Massage

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My Personal Story of Black and Shining Hair

Me and my family use Dabur Amla and sometimes Brahmi Amla hair oil on a daily basis on our hair. Our hair are black and shining always. Moreover, there are many colleagues in my office with premature graying of hair between ages 25 to 30 and many of them are starting to have hair loss. Three friends are experiences entire hair loss from their forehead might be a hereditary factor. Actually when I entered my office premises a few days back, three of them were whispering something about me and when I got close to them, they said "HEY SONI ARE YOU APPLYING BLACK DYE ON YOUR HAIR?" and I said no. I don't need to because I don't have a single hair which is white or gray. So they asked, what do you use to keep your hairs so black, shining, and thick and this was the time, I told them that I am using Amla oils on my hair since I was 1 year of age and it has nourished my hairs forever and that is why I do not want to leave using this amazing Indian Gooseberry oil.

One more thing, my father and mother started using amla oil on my hair when I was one year old. Though my mother is not with us as she died due to cancer but my father has been applying mustard oil on his hair since he was a kid and he is 60 plus right now but the important thing is that my father initially experienced graying of hair at the age of 50 which is an amazing benefit provided by mustard oil, so in my next hub I will let you know about the amazing benefits of mustard oil on hair, skin, etc. By that time, keep on reading hubs on herbs and get good health.

Apply oil on hair and then do some light massage of scalp
Apply oil on hair and then do some light massage of scalp

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Veronica Allen 6 years ago from Georgia

This is good information, I rated it up!


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks a lot Veronica.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

Great hub! I've actually used AMLA and it just makes my hair feel so good - and smell good. Fortunately, I live in NYC where I have access to a huge Indian market!

I also came across some Chinese formulas but have not tried them yet. Another hubber wrote about B12 and her results - and as you mentioned those B vitamins are important. So I shall try it.

Thanks for all this information!


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

That's really great that you have a big Indian market nearby your house in NYC. Yes, amla oil is really beneficial for our hair. You can also read more information I have added in this hub regarding benefits of mustard oil on our hair. B Vitamins are also very important. Best of luck for trying these natural remedies.


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Anamika S 6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

Nice Post! I have a few Grey hair myself and i hide it using henna. I am not a fan of anything which is not natural like hair dyes so i may try your remedy instead.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Try this out Anamika. It will definitely work.


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Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

Great info. Iam not gray yet at 52 but i will try it. Also I noticed a lot of men in my area wear those baseball like caps even my husband. He is going bald right in the front where he pulls the hat off. I know that his family have no problem with balding.I think it is from all the years of pulling this hat off. I have bookmarked this page and will be back to buy some oil. Thanks


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walkin 6 years ago from India

This is some information which I might need soon in few years.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Yes Granny, I definitely agree with you on relationship between wearing hats and baldness because there is a scientific reason behind that. When a person keeps on wearing caps for long time, the skin over the scalp or hair roots from where the hair grows does not get proper nutrition and vitamins due to it being covered by the cap all time. I have seen many friends of mine who wear caps as a daily routine and have got baldness or hair loss. The skin cells do not get enough air also and this also prohibits the normal process of hair growth. By the way, thanks a lot for finding info in this hub good enough and also for bookmarking this hub Granny.

@walkin, yeah it is better to consider the use of amla oil and other herbal remedies before it is too late. Why not take action today when we know that it can cause some problem in the future. After all, prevention is better than cure.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

Really nice information. We should consider about this. I'll support any kind of Herbal remedies.


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vox vocis 6 years ago

There´s a health hubs contest in March: the topic on Monday (1st of March) is herbal remedies. Check this out - you seem knowledgeable enough to participate. It´s always great to learn something new about herbs and their medicinal properties.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thank you so much prasetio for your visit and comment on herbal remedies.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Yeah I know about health hubs contest vox vocis and I also know that the topic for 1st March is HERBAL REMEDIES. Though I am not eligible for the prizes as I live in India, I will definitely take part in this contest and write some hubs and share my knowledge. Thank you so much for reminding me.


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Interesting info soni! I have a friend that started graying when she was 18. She said her mother did the same thing. I have to agree with you that stress does contribute to gray hair. My adopted sister is on the stressful side most of the time and she started graying in her 30's. Thanks for sharing, your insight. :)


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

Thanks for sharing; I prefer natural remedies; good information.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

It's my pleasure mam.


ayisha 6 years ago

i did the same thing...i dried the amla..for a day.then so something like mould forming on it.is it normal??also,how long do i boil the amla?


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Yes ayisha, when the mould or dirt will form, you need to extract the oil and that is pure amla oil.


Amit 6 years ago

Can I regain my black hair by the herbal treatment, eventhough I have coloured my hair few times with Garnier?


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Yes Amit you can try herbal treatment for your gray hair but it will take more time to recover.


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websclubs 6 years ago

Hi Soni,

Interesting hub, amazing benefits, graying hair fix it!

--using this herbal treatment, for gray hair--

you got a lot of heads to cover, on this one...

Thank You!


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks for the information websclubs. i will check it out.


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hypnosis4u2 6 years ago from Massachusetts

Premature graying can be a vitamin issue but can also be cause by many other things. But your info is well taken and very useful.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks a lot hypnosis4u2. I am happy that you found my info useful.


fraz 5 years ago

i have coloured my hair atleast 9 to 10 times can i regain my black hair again with this oil.and how much time does it take.


fraz 5 years ago

80% of my hair is grey so does it work.


A worried MOM 5 years ago

How long should I continue the treatment. My daughter is having 7-8 grey hairs and I have started this 4 months back.

Please do reply.


Shanti Pierce 5 years ago

Bamboo has the highest organic concentration of silica in a vegetative format. Bamboo Leaf Tea is available and has 350mg of silica per cup! I have been drinking it for three years now and I am 43 with no gray hair.


Shiva 5 years ago

Iam 23 now.

till my 15 , i have thick lustrous hair. after 15 , premature greying started and almost 45% of my hair was lost. will it be cured ?


Simi 5 years ago

hi soni i'll do these treatments but plz also tell me that in which vegetables and fruits vitmin B is include and of which food have vitamin B plz reply soon


saj 3 years ago

does pure mustard oil work for graying hair


Amaladoo 3 years ago

I want to get grey hairs... How I can get them please? I am smoking 60 cigarettes a day & I take the stressing of all world. I also never wash or combs my hair. But no grey is coming. Help me please


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soni2006 3 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Don't worry it will come in a few months. Nice comment.


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soni2006 3 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Yes saj


natarajan 2 years ago

Hi soni i have 70 % grey hair. Will i applay aanla and lemonhuice mixture in my hair. It ill turn my grey hair ti black hair. If i take 3 to 5 months. Pls do reply to my mail please. natkingin@gmail.com


wajid ali shah 2 years ago

Sir my name is wajid ali shah and my age is 24 year unfortunatly my hair half white plz tell me cure of white hair


Ayesha 2 years ago

I'm 22 years olg girl. My hairs were very long,thick and shiny but now they have become rough with hair loss. But the problem which makes me worry the most is that many hairs of mine have turned into grey. I had low ferritin level in my tests. If my iron deficiency is recovered,would I be able to reverse my grey hair into black? What treatment is required for turning white hair into black and how much time is required? Please help.


sachin 2 years ago

I massaged my face with honey.......i have got gray hair.... i want 2 get black hair wat 2 do.....


abid 22 months ago

My small hair waite becose treatment why


Santiago 22 months ago

I am 24 year old and I facing the problem of hair loss and white hairs. I applied 8 to 9 times of garnier.

Would I able to reverse my white hairs to black? And how much time it will required? So plz help me

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