The gray hair is a nightmare for many women, as it is considered the first sign of aging. And because everyone has the right to make their look what they like best, some women, and men too, are ready to try anything to cover the first beginnings of gray . There are many products and hair dyes, which can normalize the natural color of hair . However, its effects are only temporary and come with a large number of side effects.

If you think that your gray hair has come a little early for your taste, you should know that premature graying of hair can be caused by numerous health conditions and poor dietary choices. For example, this cosmetic problem can be caused by hormonal fluctuations, smoking, pollution, stress, use of inappropriate hair products, chronic colds, sinus and thyroid disorders and other autoimmune diseases. Also, gray hair can appear as a result of low amounts of melanin.

So, instead of using products filled with harsh chemicals, which do more harm than good, why not try some natural alternatives instead. The most important thing to do is eat a healthy and nutritious diet. But, on the other hand, you can also try the following natural remedy that is based on two available and powerful ingredients for your prematurely graying hair .

Coconut oil and lemon to normalize natural hair color


  • Extra virgin coconut oil (the amount will depend on the length of your hair)

3 teaspoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed


You must mix the two ingredients until you get a homogeneous mixture. Next, apply the mixture to your hair and massage into your scalp. Leave on for at least an hour. Finally, wash it off with a mild shampoo. Do this treatment twice a week.

Why this remedy is so beneficial to avoid gray hair

This coconut oil remedy is so beneficial in normalizing natural hair color because of its two ingredients used that they are one of the most versatile and beneficial gifts of nature. Coconut oil is packed with antimicrobial properties, lauric acid, and medium chain fatty acids, which can treat and improve the condition of your hair. Therefore, coconut oil can condition the scalp, promote hair growth , strengthen and  treat damaged hair, and reverse gray hair . In addition, it can fight dandruff and leaves hair soft and silky.

On the other hand, lemon juice can prevent premature aging. Due to vitamin B, vitamin C, and phosphorous content, lemon juice nourishes hair and treats the cause of gray hair.

Go ahead and try this remedy and reverse your gray hair by normalizing your hair color with these two great ingredients. Don’t forget to eat well, lower stress, and have a positive attitude every day.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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