Even though getting grey hair is a natural part of life, many women and men dread it. Gray hair is caused by a lack of melanin production, or hair pigmentation, and can affect young men and women as well as older people. Gray hair in younger people can be due to stress, an improper diet, diseases or psychological problems such as anxiety or grief. However, there are several natural remedies for greying hair and they are much safer to use than chemical dyes. Plus, they cost less.
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Things you need
- 8 tsp dried rosemary
- Coffee filter
- Regular shampoo
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Heat 2 cups of water on a stove. Once the water boils add the rosemary. Let it sit for 30 minutes. Rosemary is believed to stimulate hair follicles, cause hair growth, and slow down or even permanently delay grey hair.
Remove the mixture from heat. Allow the rosemary to soak for two to three hours.
Strain the mixture through a coffee filter to collect the rosemary water.
Wash your hair and rinse as you normally would. Pour the rosemary water over your hair, covering all of it.
Leave the mixture on until your hair dries, then rinse with apple cider vinegar and water. The vinegar will restore the natural pH balance of your hair and remove any soap residue.
Tips and warnings
- Do not try this recipe if you have blond or light hair; the rosemary may darken it.
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