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5 Effective Home Remedies To Darken Grey Hair

While age plays a role in greying of your hair, it is not the only factor. Lightening of hair occurs when the melanocytes in your hair follicle stop the production of melanin. Deficiency of melanin can be caused due to a genetical problem, age and hormonal changes, excessive usage of chemicals, etc. Here are some natural remedies for grey hair.

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Black Tea

Applying black tea to your tresses will gradually darken them. Not just that, it also makes your hair voluminous and shiny. Apply lukewarm black tea on your hair twice a week.

Coconut Oil and Lemon

Coconut oil and lemon are indeed the superheroes for grey hair. Both the ingredients help in preserving the pigment cells in hair follicles and make your hair look darker day by day. It is suggested that you apply coconut oil and lemon mixture on your hair twice a week for good results.

Amla/ Gooseberry

Amla/ Gooseberry, when used as a dye, works wonderfully for your grey hair. Mix amla/ gooseberry juice with henna (mehndi) and apply it on hair which gives it sufficient strength and helps the scalp to redeem its lost moisture. Henna (mehendi) has antibacterial and antifungal properties which help in maintaining the pH level of your scalp. Combination of amla and henna is the best home remedy to cure darker. Apply the pack once a month for best results.

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A potato mask is very easy to make at home, which contributes to blackening your hair gradually but effectively. Boil a potato to a point where the starch solution starts to be produced. Then just use this strained liquid from the potato peels and apply it to your hair gently. Rinse it off completely with lukewarm water. This potato starch solution helps in restoring your hair pigment and prevents greying.


Onion juice is a very good source of biotin, magnesium, copper, vitamin C, phosphorus, sulphur, Vitamins B1 and B6 and foliates. It helps not only darkness your hair but also in the prevent hair fall. To make an onion pack, all you have to do is extract juice from onions and apply it on hair. Leave it on for 40 minutes and rinse it off. Apply it twice a week for best results.

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