All you need to do is to peel a few onions and extract the juice with the use of a blender or juicer. You can also grate onions and use them in a form of paste.
Whichever method you choose, massage it gently into your hair and scalp and leave it for about 45 minutes, but no longer than one hour. Wash it with your everyday shampoo, but you can add to it a little bit of sandalwood or rum to mask the strong smell of onions.
Remember also that some people are allergic to onions so it’s good to do a skin test before the first application.
6. Amaranth Leaves
Amaranth leaves have the abilities to boost the growth of your hair and restore your natural hair pigmentation. They are also rich in minerals that are essential for healthy hair.
First you need to extract some juice from fresh amaranth leaves by blending them. Apply the extract on your hair. Or you can boil the leaves and apply on your head only the water.
7. Potato Skins
You can also prepare a natural, hair-darkening dye with potato skins. The ingredient of potato skins that acts as a colorant is the starch, it will gradually make your hair darker.
You need to prepare one cup of potato skins and boil them for 25 minutes minimum in two cups of water. Now, remove the peels as you only need the liquid. The smell won’t be nice so you can add to it a few drops of some essential oil.
Wash your hair with your shampoo as usual and divide your hair into a few parts. Pour the liquid on the hair sections or apply it with the help of a special dyeing brush. Wash it off with cool water. Repeat the process until you get the desired color of your hair.
No Gray Hair without Dye
When you notice the first signs of grey hair on your head, don’t panic. Apart from the natural dyes mentioned above, there are many more possibilities you can choose from.
Catalase is a powerful antioxidant that can be found in the cells of all plants and animals that live in an environment rich in oxygen. However, it is not widely known that catalase may help you stop the growth of gray hair.
When we get older, we produce less and less catalase, which results in the build-up of hydrogen peroxide in our hair follicles. Hydrogen peroxide is a natural waste by-product of our metabolic process, which is one of the main reasons for the breakdown of hair pigments.
Therefore, if you want to restore the pigmentation of your hair, you need to eat plenty of food rich in catalase. You will find it in garlic, onions, cauliflower, potatoes, broccoli, kale, and cabbage. So include these food products in your daily diet and you will introduce this white hair-fighting enzyme back into your body in a natural way.
Another secret of beautiful, strong hair without any white strands is a high level of copper in your organism. There is a scientific study which proved that a low level of this element my result in the premature hair greying.
In the study the researchers measured the level of copper, zinc, and iron in blood of people under the age of 20 who already had white hairs. The results proved that they had much lower concentration of copper than their counterparts without grey hair.
Therefore, include food products that are rich in copper such as seeds, spinach, asparagus, cashews, and soybeans and your hair will have beautiful natural pigmentation.
You can reverse the process of going grey by supplementing vitamin B12. What’s more, it is also the vitamin which is crucial for the healthy functioning of our brain and whole nervous system. It takes part in formation of DNA and RNA, the genetic code which plays a key role in the growth and development of all living creatures.
Consume the food products containing a vitamin B12 such as salmon, sardines, tuna, lamb, beef, eggs, and milk or supplement it with tablets and you will forget about white hair for long.
A high level of vitamin C and E is essential too when it comes to reversing the process of going grey. These two vitamins are wonderful antioxidants which prevent free radical damages. As a result they may stop or at least slow down the process of aging. Include in your daily diet leafy vegetables, whole grains and citrus fruits to consume the necessary amount of these vitamins and your hair will be grateful for that.
Traditional Chinese medicine recommends fo-ti tonic for reversing the process of going grey. The fo-ti tonic is extracted from fo-ti plant and the Chinese legends say that it can bring health and vitality back as well as it can turn white hair to black.