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Graying of hair is not something one can prevent but if it happens in your 30’s or for many in their 20’s, it is absolutely heart-shattering. At this point, the first natural instinct is to search for remedies to reduce the number of white hair and possibly eradicate their presence. But before one can do that, one first needs to know and understand the possible causes for the same and then evaluate what exactly is their cause and subsequently take the required measures. Some of the possibilities include-

  1. Genetics

The cause for quite a lot of your problems is often genetic. In the case of hair loss, genetics is a dominant factor in determining the age at which your hairs start losing the pigment which give the hair its color.

  • Hormones

Hormones are not just responsible for puberty but all the happenings taking place in your body. An imbalance in your hormones is also a potential cause for your hair losing their pigmentation.

  • Melanin deficiency

Melanin is the pigment that gives the hair their color which is dependent on your diet and nutrition that you give to the body. Lack of proper nutrients (protein most importantly) causes melanin levels to fall, which subsequently lead to hair whitening.
Melanin deficiency is the cause for a majority of hair whitening cases.

  • Stress

Stress and depression also account for a major cause of premature graying of hair simply because stress to the brain has side-effects on the entire body.

  • Medical conditions

A lack of vitamins and minerals in the body can also often become the cause of the decline of melanin levels. Deficiency of vitamins such as B12, problems with some glands are some underlying conditions that can be flagged as the cause for your hair whitening.


  1. Amla powder

Powdered/oil of Amla (Indian gooseberries) is one of the best Ayurvedic hair dyes to reduce your white hair. Massage 2 tablespoons of it for 15 minutes and wash it off after 30 minutes.

  • Black tea

Boil black tea in water and once it cools, apply the liquid to your hair and scalp and wash it off in an hour. Black tea replenishes the hair with antioxidants.

  • Curry leaves

Boiling curry leaves in coconut oil and massaging it into the scalp restores melanin in the hair by increasing the vitamin B content of the same.

  • Coconut oil and lemon juice

Massaging a mixture of heated coconut oil and lemon juice on the tips of the hair increases the vitamin B and C content of the hair, which account for the maintenance of the pigment cells in the hair.

  • Castor oil

Mixing castor oil with mustard oil and massaging it on the hair is a good source of some essential minerals to restore and maintain the color of your hair.

  • Fenugreek seeds

Grinding soaked fenugreek seeds and applying the paste on the hair enhances the vitamin C, iron, and potassium content of the hair extensions allowing the scalp to be less dry, promotes hair growth, and reduce the whites in the hair.

  • Onion juice

Strange as it may sound, applying blended onions in olive oil and massaging it reduces hair fall to a wondrous extent and also improves the health of the hair. Its smell is the only drawback.

  • Henna

Henna is the most natural of hair colors. Applying a mixture of henna and water covers up the white hair and replaces it with a very slight reddish tone.

  • Sage leaves

Boiling sage leaves in water and spraying the resulting liquid is also a tried and tested method to both hide as well as reduce white hair for sage leaves are one of the best natural color preservatives that keep the hair from graying.

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