How To Prevent Grey Hair Naturally?


Are you trying to hide your white hair recently? or Are you searching for ways to prevent the occurrence of white hair?

If you are then, you are at a right place.I am going to reveal the age-old secret on how to prevent gray hair using natural home remedies.

I understand white hair can be very embarrassing and that too when you get it at an early age.With white hair you may look old or people may consider you elderly while you are not.

Most people use dye or hair color for hiding their grey hair but if you follow healthy life style and good diet you can definitely delay the process of hair graying.

Our hair is made up of a protein called keratin. The hair follicles are surrounded by melanocyte which is responsible for producing and injecting melanin to the hair. This melanin gives the dark color to the hair. If these melanocytes stops or reduces the production of melanin then this results in grey or white hair.


Today I will deal with some of the simple and best Ayurveda remedies to prevent grey hair without causing any side effects. But, before that let’s learn some causes and symptoms of grey hair.

Causes of Premature Whitening of the Hair:

There are many reasons behind whitening of hair at an early age.Some of the causes are described below.

1. High Level of Stress:

High Level of Stress Causes Premature White Hair
High Level of Stress Causes Premature White Hair

In this competitive world, people take a lot of tension and stress. Research has found that stress can cause many problems, one of which is the grey hair. Meditation is the best way to eliminate stress and anxiety.

2. Genetics

Hair greying is a hereditary problem.Unfortunately, if your ancestors have suffered from premature hair graying then you can suffer too. Also, genetically inherited problems are difficult to treat. It takes a lot of time to find a permanent solution.

3. Improper Diet

Improper Diet Causes Grey Hair
Improper Diet Causes Grey Hair

If you are lacking some nutrition in your food then this can result in grey hair. Absence or insufficiency of nutrients such as iron, copper, vitamin B and iodine can result in grey hair.

Most common cause for white hair is the lack of vitamin B12. So you must increase the consumption of food which is rich in vitamin B12 like dairy products, meat, fish, soymilk, tuna, sardines and egg.

4. Unhealthy Habits

If you are a regular smoker, alcoholic or if you have a habit of chewing tobacco then you are likely to develop white hair.Such things are harmful to the body cells. You must live a healthy life for which you need to avoid tobacco, alcohol and quit smoking.

5. Excess Intake of Certain Fluids

Excess Intake of Certain Fluids
Excess Intake of Certain Fluids

Everything has its limit. Anything taken in excess can result in some kind of problems. Especially if you are in a habit of taking in tea, coffee, junk food or spicy food then you are likely to develop white hair.

If you prefer junk food then you are actually turning away from fresh food. The consumption of junk food should be within limits. so you must limit their consumption. You must eat healthy and organic food which is good for health.

6. Emotional Shock

A person suffering from mental turmoil is likely to develop white hair. This is a temporary case and growth of white hair stops after a period of time.


7. Deficiency of Melanin Pigment

Melanin in hair follicles is responsible for giving color to the hair. Its absence will result in grey hair. To avoid grey hair you must eat food rich in vitamins and protein in order to increase melanin production in the body.

8. Excess Use of Chemical-Based Cosmetic Products

The shampoo you use, hair color, oil or the soaps has a lot of chemicals that are unsuitable for the hair. These chemicals can also result in grey hair. So, try using organic and herbal shampoos and dyes to avoid such harmful chemicals.

9. Medication Reaction

Research has shown that medication or therapy could also be a reason behind premature graying of hair. So we must be careful and take medicines only under the supervision of a physician. So try avoiding medicines for minor problems.

10. Careless Nature & Sedentary Lifestyle

Nowadays it is seen that most people do not use hair oil instead they use conditioners to nourish their hair.Because of this the hair doesn’t get the nutrition it requires through oil which ultimately leads to hair problems.

11. Allergic Infection

Pollution, the allergic infection could also be a reason for premature graying. So try to avoid places that are filled with pollution. Wash hair properly to remove the dirt from hair.


Symptoms of Grey Hair:

Home Remedies for Grey Hair:

1.Coconut and Curry Leaves

Curry leaves have certain pigment that is helpful in restoring the original color of your hair. Include them in your diet to maintain the color of your hair.

You can use them as tempering and eat with chutneys and gravy, boil them in water and drink in the form of tea.You can even grind them with curd or butter milk and drink it.

You can also make a hair tonic using coconut oil and curry leaves by using the following procedure:

2. Ridged Gourd and Coconut oil

Ridged gourd or the commonly called loofah is used as an external body cleanser. It is also used to treat color related diseases like leprosy and jaundice. This ridged gourd can also be used to treat premature graying in men.It also helps to enrich hair roots and restore pigments.


To make the hair tonic follow the below procedure.

3. Sesame and Carrot

One of the main centers of Ayurvedic practitioners for premature graying of hair is South India. If you already have grey hair then I will tell you a remedy that is used in south India. This will help change grey color of your hair to its natural color.

You can also use this remedy on other body parts to turn the hair color into its natural color, like moustache, eyebrows, chest and beard.

This treatment will definitely prevent grey hair on eye brows, beard.

4. Buttermilk and Curry Leaves

We have already discussed above that curry leaves are beneficial for our hair and how we can use them.

We can drink the mixture of curry leaves and buttermilk but you can also massage your scalp with the mix. This will be of great help to those who already have oily hair and would not prefer applying more oil to their hair.


This remedy is helpful for those who are suffering from hair loss.

5. Lemon and Amla

Amla is a good source of vitamin A and so is lemon. Amla helps to reduce the deficiency of the pigment melanin and also repairs the dead cells on the scalp. Lemon has the antibacterial, anti-fungal and antioxidant properties that helps to cure problems like hair-fall, damaged and white hair problems. For this remedy you require:

The Process of this remedy is as below.

6. Henna

Henna is a herb which has been in use in India since ancient times. It conditions and provides strength to the hair.It also prevents thinning of hair, graying and split ends. It is also an excellent natural remedy to color your hair, which could be made easily at home.


7. Black Bea Remedy

Black tea works as a natural dye that will color your hair and that too without any chemicals.

8. Sage Water Treatment

This remedy will help in restoring the natural hair color and also stops the growth of grey hair.

9. Coconut Oil and Lemon

This remedy will help to make your hair black, soft and shiny. This remedy nourishes your hair and also delays the process of grey hair.

10. Earth Wash Remedy


A very straightforward and natural remedy is available in your garden.This remedy will not only help to treat grey hair but it is also beneficial if you are suffering from headache, sleeplessness and eye inflammation.

11. Sesame Seed Remedy

Sesame seed is rich in antioxidants and omega 6 fatty acids that prevent graying of hair. You can use it in many ways to prevent grey hair.

12. Triphala, Bhringraj and Amla Remedy

Triphala works to repair the damaged and grey hair so does bhringraj an ancient herb which treats all hair problems.

Remedy using Amla and Bhringraj:

This will also help in making your eyesight sharp. Boil this mixture in a clay pot so that it doesn’t oxidize in a metal bowl.


Remedy using Triphala, Bhringraj, and Amla.

13. Indian Bahera Remedy

This will help to turn your white hair into black in just a few days.

14. Amla and Hibiscus Flower Remedy

Regular usage of hibiscus is right to make hair shiny and healthy. It also helps to prevent hair loss and dandruff. This also contributes to turning grey hair into black.

15. Fenugreek and Coconut Oil Remedy

This remedy will help in slowing down the graying process.


Alternatively, you can also use amla, fenugreek and coconut oil for your hair.

16. Mango Kernel Oil

Unrefined mango kernel oil is useful in regaining the hair color and is also easy to apply. This also prevents hair loss. It moisturizes and nourishes the hair.

For the remedy, you would require:



17. Henna and coffee

The mixture of henna and coffee together will work wonderfully to give your hair its natural color. Use this remedy two times a week.

Alternatively, you can also use

Henna paste,  Amla and coffee powder.


18. Henna, Shikakai, Amla and Soap Nut remedy

Amla is useful for stimulating hair growth and giving color to the hair. Henna is a natural dye. Use an iron bowl to prepare this remedy as the iron will oxidize the content and give a darker color.

You can also make Amla and Shikakai hair wash.

Combine 1/4 cups of Indian gooseberry (amla), 1/4 cups of shikakai and half a cup of vinegar. Leave this mixture overnight. Apply this mixture on your hair the next morning and leave for 20 minutes. Wash out the mixture properly and apply Coconut oil after you have washed your hair.

19. Castor oil

You can also apply castor oil on your scalp as this will help to stimulate the hair growth and will give color to your hair. Just massage your head with castor oil before going to bed and wash with water in the morning. Use this remedy two times in a week.


20. Onion Juice

Onion juice helps to prevent premature graying of hair. You can apply onion juice before going to bed and wash it off in the morning with water. Use this remedy every day. It also prevents baldness and hair loss.

21. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is also good for your hair and it will help to nourish your hair.

Massage your hair with coconut oil, aloe vera, and wheat germ oil mixture.This will help to accelerate hair growth, clean the pores and fight dandruff too.

After one hour of its application wash your hair with mild shampoo.

Other remedies


Diet and Lifestyle Advice:

So above were some home remedies and some lifestyle changes to avoid the occurrence of white hair.

You cannot expect that these remedies will show results instantly. You should have some patience for this.You need to continue these remedies for quite some time to see improved results.

If you have any better suggestions or any feedbacks, then please write to us in the comments section below.