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Battling grey hair

Grey hair at a young age is not uncommon. Hair colours may seem as the easiest option to hide the whites. However, one can slow down the greying process using natural remedies that not only nourish the hair follicles, but also add some colour, minus the chemicals

Ribbed gourd

What you will need

1 cup coconut oil

1 cup chopped ribbed gourd


Sun-dry the chopped ribbed gourd until it is completely dehydrated. Soak the pieces in a cup of coconut oil for three days.

At the end of the third day, boil the pieces in the oil for 5-6 minutes.

Cool the mixture and strain the oil into a glass jar. Use this oil thrice a week. Massage appropriate quantity into your scalp. Work it into your hair until it is covered from root to tip.

Leave the oil in for 45 minutes and wash with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.


Walnut Shells 

What you will need

Shells of 10 walnuts

1 litre water


Crush the shells into small pieces and boil in water for about half an hour. Let cool. Strain and apply on hair and roots. Let sit for an hour and wash.

This mixture will nourish your hair and also add a hint of brown to grey hair.


Indian gooseberry

What you will need

2 tbsp Indian gooseberry powder

1 tsp honey

2 tsp yoghurt

Water to make mask


Combine all the three ingredients to make a smooth mask, making sure it’s not clumpy.

Apply on scalp. Leave on for 30 minutes. Wash off with mild shampoo.


Sage Water Treatment

What you will need

Handful of sage Leaves

2 cups water


Boil the sage leaves in water and let steep for a couple of minutes. Let the liquid cool down and then pour it through your hair.

Ensure that all of your hair is saturated with the sage water solution.

Leave it in for two hours and then proceed to wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo.



What you will need

Juice from 1 onion


Extract the juice from one onion and collect it in a bowl. You can do this by squeezing a grated onion in a piece of muslin.

Massage the juice into your scalp and leave for 30 minutes. Wash off with a mild sulfate-free shampoo. Use twice a week.