White Hair Treatment, Medicine or Natural – Not Sure What to Choose?

Gray hair is considered as the most embarrassing features of the people, especially for women, now-a-days. It is also a major symptom of ageing. Graying hair is nothing but a curse, when we find the absence of melanin pigment in hair.

Now-a–days, ageing is actually not a main factor as the young people are the same victim of this curse. Genetics, heredity, air pollution, excessive stress, applying too much chemical to the hair are the main reasons behind white hair.

Most of the chemicals contain ammonia, which is the main agent of industrial bleaching and therefore, it is so harmful to our hair. So, try to avoid any chemically based products and concentrate more on natural, Ayurvedic process for proper home remedies.

Find out the real cause behind your white hair

Before, thinking about your treatment, your first and foremost duty is to find the real cause of your white hair. After discovering the reason, then, there will be an easy way to find out the rapid treatment too.

The most common and known reason behind white hair are genetic and melanin pigment deficiencies, having much stress, lack of vitamins and malnutrition, much habituated on junk foods , drinking alcohols, soda excessive applying of chemicals, itching or infection by allergy and others.

The treatment varies to each particular reason. So, first of all, be sure about the specific reason that you possess and then, focus on the exact treatment.

Think what types of remedies you should take: Natural or Medicine?

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Visible white hair strands; Photo By: Claire L. Evans

Before taking any decision, you should know the actual beneficial aspects of the treatment of white hair. Then, you should take the proper one for overall growth of your hair. We always like to believe in the tale of “prevention is better than cure”. It means that, first of all, we should try our level best to focus on the initial or natural primary treatments, then depend on medicines later if needed.

It is known to all that natural process is always better than taking medicines and chemicals. So, we should not do otherwise for the purpose of white hair treatment. Doctors always give suggestions for people to take natural treatments for hair problem first, especially if the condition is not critical.

The natural, Ayurvedic process is really helpful for white hair as the products in the prevention of white hair like, various hair colors, hair tonic and other chemical based products found in the market contains the ingredients like ammonia, sulfur and others which are the mostly used in chemical industries.

These are really harmful, which is why doctors always encourage people to choose the natural method between two options. Now, we will treat our white hair in a very different way.

  1. First of all, We will use 3 natural things that help to restore the color OR bring back lost pigments to your hair
  2. Secondly, we’ll bring into play 4 natural things that help to make your hair more darker
  3. Thirdly, we will make use of Amla and Coconut oil for healthy hair growth
  4. Fourth, we will use Onion Juice for promoting natural antioxidant compound, catalase.

So, Let’s start one by one

3 Natural things that help to restore the color of your hair

The natural, herbal or Ayurvedic methods are best for white hair treatment. If you consistently use any natural method, you will get back your previous stylist black hair within 1-2 months. The following processes are so effective for getting back the black hair again:

Curry leaves and Coconut oil

Curry leave is an agent that can bring back the damaged pigments of hair. Its natural leaves help to get back the original hair color again. The mixture of curry leaves and coconut oil is so helpful, if you apply 20-25 minutes before washing. Use this mixture at least 2-3 months, then you will see the result as soon as possible.

How to prepare curry leaves and coconut oil at home

You can make curry leaves and coconut oil mixture yourself. The process is very simple to understand and execute if are willing to do it. For a start, you need to get the following items:

  • Curry leaves
  • Coconut oil
  • A heat source (burner)
  • A clean and dry bottle

If you have the following items listed above, then, you are ready to make your curry leaves and coconut oil mixture at home. So, don’t worry, it’s very easy. I am going to take you through the process step by step. Let’s get to work now.

STEP 1:- The first thing is to take ½ cup of the coconut oil. Add about 15 to 20 curry leaves in it.

STEP 2:- Now, place the oil over your burner and allow it sometime to boil. Continue to boil till the curry leaves changes its color to black.

Note: Once you discover that the leaves have turned black, stop boiling at this point and allow the oil to cool down.

STEP 3: Now that you have what you are looking for, get a clean bottle and store it properly. You can now apply it on your hair to start enjoying the amazing benefits of the treatment.

Ribbed Gourd Remedy

In this process, it preserves the melanin pigment in the hairs. For making this procedure, you need to take the pieces of ribbed gourd and dry them in the sun. It should be dried up to three days and then, add coconut oil and boil it together before applying. Apply this for a proper scalp massage and wash it after half an hour later.

Amla Juice, Lime Juice and Almond Oil

All these are very essential for proper hair growth, moisture. These help to remove the toxins from the hair and help to restore the pigments again. For making a good mixture, you need to mix 3 tablespoons of lemon juice and a few portions of coconut oil and apply this mixture on a weekly based and see the amazing result.

For making a good amla pack, you can take 1cup boil water and add 1 tablespoon of amla powder and coconut oil and lemon juice. When added together, it will give you a perfect mixture of this natural treatment. Be ready to see the vast changes, if you apply it for one month consistently.

Related:- Does Applying Lemon Juice To Hair Makes It Grey?

4 Natural elements to darken your hair color

It is obviously possible to darken your hair at home without using any chemical based products. If you want to get it at home, then, you can use henna, black tea and rosemary and sage as ingredients for making a natural white hair medicine.


Henna not only works as an agent of darken hair, but it will also give extra strength to your locks. For making a good henna pack, first of all, you need to get out the paste from henna leaves, then add 3 tablespoons of gooseberry powder, one tablespoon of coffee powder and also mix plain yogurt. Apply this pack 2-3 times in a week and continue for four weeks to see the darken hair.

Black Tea

Beside the fact that it can actually darken your hair, black tea will help to give the smooth and soft hair to you. Before using black tea to darken hair, you need to know how to use it properly to achieve good result.

First of all, you need to boil two teaspoons of black tea in one a cup of water, then add a teaspoon of salt and allow it to cool. Then apply it to your hair before 20 minutes of washing with mild shampoo. Try to apply this process at least twice a week.

Rosemary and Sage

These herbs can cover your darken hair naturally. If you want to apply these herbs, then you need to boil the half cup of each rosemary and sage in 2 cups of water. Then, wait for a couple of hours to make the solution. You should use it as a hair rinse after washing your hair with mild shampoo. Just maintain this formula weekly.

Curry Leaves

It helps to increase the possibility to make your pigment darker. It can be a good hair tonic, if you mix coconut oil with curry leaves. First of all, you should boil the curry leaves and add coconut oil till they are charred.

Message it after applying it into your hair and leave it for 30-45 minutes before washing. Try to maintain this process at least once in a week, but you can drink curry juice regularly.

5 Other amazing things curry leaves can do for your hair

In addition to the fact that curry leaves can actually prevent premature graying, there are other benefits of using it for hair treatment.

  • Stimulates hair growth
  • Repairs damages roots
  • Reduces hair fall
  • Rejuvenation of hair follicle
  • Strengthens hair shaft

So, as it stands, curry leaves are very vital for maintaining hair health. The good thing is that it is natural, so there is no fear of side effects or injury to the scalp when it is applied.

Healthy hair growth treatment

The natural treatment also works as a source of healthy hair growth treatment. You can take amla and coconut oil mixture as the best homemade hair growth treatment.

See also:- Top 9 Oils That Are Good For Forestalling Gray Hair

Amla and Coconut Oil

It is well-known to all that coconut oil works as a good medicine for many different types of skin problem and amla is also a good agent of the healthy hair growth treatment. There are few procedures for making amla and coconut oil medicine for hair growth:

  • Boil a few pieces of amla on the coconut oil until it becomes black and then, message this mixture on your hair naturally.
  • You can make amla oil or paste from amla. To make this oil, you may soak some pieces of amla for few hours and add 1 little spoon of eucalyptus oil. You need to preserve this mixture in a container made from iron and apply this solution with egg, curd and fresh lemon juice in the morning.
  • If you are not willing to make this solution, then you can consume amla juice daily and it will also help you to maintain your hair health and proper hair growth.

Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is considered as one of the most effective natural remedy for hair treatment. It is a rich source of fats, potassium, as well as iron. No matter the hair problem you are suffering from, coconut milk can offer solution. It is also a rich source of vitamin E, which is considered to be very beneficial for hair health and it also promotes hair growth.

Coconut milk has assisted a lot of people who are having different hair problems. So, if you are one of those people suffering from hair disorder, you can prepare your own coconut milk and try it on your hair to see the result.

How to make coconut milk

First, you need to extract the coconut milk. To get the milk out from the coconut, do the following:

  • Grate fresh coconut
  • Take a clean cheese cloth, place the already grated coconut in it and squeeze the milk out in a clean bowl.
  • Filter the milk thoroughly to eliminate any grated particle
  • Get a pan, pre-heat it and place the milk in it, then cook for about 3 to 5 minutes. Once you are done cooking, allow it to cool and next, freeze it for one night.

So, now that your coconut milk is already extracted, the next thing is to add some other things to make it more nourishing to your hair.

What to add to your coconut milk

Since you have your freshly prepared coconut milk ready, add the following items to it.

  • Half a squeeze of lemon
  • Essential oil, add 4 drops.

Ways to apply coconut milk to your hair

  • Make sure your hair is free and not tangled
  • Dip a cotton ball into the coconut milk and apply on your hair, tips as well as scalp.
  • Once you have applied it, then, massage your scalp thoroughly with your fingers.
  • The next thing is to tie up your hair or wear a hair cap.
  • Allow the coconut milk to remain on your hair for at least 4-5 hours.
  • Then the next thing is to wash with a shampoo and condition the hair.

Onion juice to promote catalase production

You may already know that, researchers have found that a buildup of hydrogen peroxide at the hair follicles and a decrease of Catalase which is a natural antioxidant compound, is the main reason of hair graying. We will use onion juice to support the production of this compound.

If you apply onion juice on your scalp and observe for at least 6 weeks, then you’ll also see how it helps to the regrowth of hair. Journal from Dermatology stated that the possibility of re-growing the hair will be increased up to 84%, if you apply onion juice on the scalp for 6 weeks. There are several ways to make onion juice on the scalp. These are:

  • If you have a juicer, then cut the onion into 2 pieces and then get the onion juice from juicer and it is the easiest way for preparing onion juice.
  • You can also use grater and blender for getting onion juice.

You can add olive oil and lemon juice with onion for getting a rapid result.

Where we should focus more about the white hair problem?

The scalp skin, hair follicles cannot produce a proper portion of melanin pigment, if our body is suffering from the lack of vitamins, nutrients, food and vegetables. So, beside the Ayurvedic or natural herb system, you should also maintain a healthy, balanced diet chart daily, avoiding junk foods.


Salmon: Salmon is known as a good source of fresh lean protein and omega fatty acid-3. These are the element which gives extra strength to the hair follicles and scalp skin for growing healthy hair. Iron is also important for making your hair healthy. Salmon also contains zinc, copper, sulfur and other essential elements for the prevention of white hair. These 11 fishes will help you to fight against white hair

Vitamins: Vitamins, especially C and E contain antioxidant properties that have the capacity to reduce the symptom of ageing, These vitamin based foods have the capacity to encourage free radical harm. Vitamin B-6, B-9, and B-12 have the biggest impact in preventing the growth of graying hair.

Must Read:- 9 Vitamins and 6 Minerals To Prevent Hair Whitening

Vegetables: Carrots, spinach, cabbage, cauliflower, green vegetables, etc are the vegetables that can contain certain vitamins like A, B, C, copper, zinc, biotin and other elements that are really useful for the prevention of white hair. Here are Top 8 Vegetables That Act As A Prevention Of White Hair.

Fruits: Eat a lot fruits as it contains a proper portion of vitamins, minerals to the body. Avocado is the best fruit to protect white hair. Here are some Top Listed Fruits For White Hair Prevention.

Bonus Tip #1: Oil Massage

If you are really worried about the premature gray hair, then you can massage your scalp by applying oil daily besides taking a balanced, nutritious diet and avoiding junk foods. Coconut oil is a gift of nature for the overall growth of your hair. Oil massage enhances the flow of blood circulation to the scalp and also increases the possibility to grow blackest hair quickly.

Take a look at this article:- Why Is Coconut Oil The Best Choice For Reversing Gray Hair?

Bonus Tip #2: Only Scalp Massage

Massage is a very good way to increase blood flow in any part of the body. It can help with stress, fatigue and even headaches. The same thing goes for scalp massage. Scalp massage is very good for the scalp, and it doesn’t just benefit the scalp alone but the hair and hair follicles.

Since massaging the scalp can cause blood flow to increase, it will stimulate the follicles in such a way that your hair will begin to grow faster, which is a huge benefit to people that really want to increase the length of their locks.

If you are suffering from the curse of graying hair or do not agree to lose your nice black hair so early, then you can take the natural, ayurvedic process to prevent premature white hair and of course, you should eat a healthy balanced diet regularly and consume more fruits, vitamins, minerals.

65 Responses to “White Hair Treatment, Medicine or Natural – Not Sure What to Choose?”

  1. Dinesh Sehgal says:

    I have got almost 60% white at 26 and this is so irritating. I am though using coconut and amla oil mixture to recover my hair but result is not so positive so far . kindly suggest me what should I do ? Is Ayurveda also provide any medicine ? Please let me know . thank you in anticipation.

    • Habib Faruk Himel says:

      Make sure your premature whitening is not a reason of heredity. If it’s heredity, then there is nothing to do except dyeing your white hair. If the reason is something else, then what you are doing is right. I will also tell you to add onion juice treatment to your treatment list. Also try to consume vitamin rich foods specially foods with high vitamins b-12, folic acid and omega-3 fatty acid.Also try to reduce stress as much as possible.

      • N Kannan says:

        My son is only thirteen plus and found two grey hair..i had my first grey hair when i was 16 ..do you think this is heredity?
        we are bit worried..

        • Habib Faruk Himel says:

          YES, it’s a sign of heredity. But there may be some other facts associated with it; for example: vitamin deficiency. I will suggest you to visit a doctor and discuss about it.

  2. vaishali khairnar says:

    Sir once i used garnier colour on my hair n after that time my hair started turned white. Now i cant go anywhere without colouring my hair. Plz suggest me the remedy to get black hair again. I’m 35yrs old

    • Habib Faruk Himel says:

      So, you are 35 and it is really hard to get back the natural color at this stage. Just follow everything written in this guide, stick to it for 6 months and see what happens. Good Luck :)

  3. abhinav patel says:

    Sir, I’m just 22 and my beard hairs are going to white ,day by day they are increasing ,abt 30% are gone white. Now I’m using amla coconut mixture for massage and i’m eating ensure gold nutrition powder. How much time would it take to recovery?

    • Habib Faruk Himel says:

      Use coconut oil for massage along with amla oil. Also try to consume enough foods that are rich in vitamin A, B (B2, B6, B9 & B12), C, Iron, Iodine and folic acid. I don’t know how much time it will take, but it could be 6-8 months (only when the cause of your graying of hair is not heredity)

  4. Rishabh Chaturvedi says:

    I am 20 years old and I am suffering from premature hair whitening.
    I have 10 percent of white hair on my head.
    What should I do??

    • Habib Faruk Himel says:

      10% at the age of 20, is a big amount. Kindly check the real cause of your hair whitening. If genetic is the factor, then dyeing is the only option. But if the cause is something else, then you have a high chance to prevent the growth of your white hair. Apply coconut and amla oil along with taking vitamin and mineral rich foods. Kindly follow the above natural treatment guide properly and be with it for 4-6 months.

  5. Bikash Kalita says:

    I’m 35. My hair is getting white slowly since 20. Now 30% of my hair are white. Can i really turn it black? Will coconut oil and lemon juice work ? But I’m meanwhile maintaining balanced diet. Plz reply and procedure of lemon coconut mixture?

    • Habib Faruk Himel says:

      If it’s not GENETIC, then you can prevent the growth of your gray hair, not reverse it. But miracle happens. And, it’s very good that you are maintaining a balanced diet. Try to pay more attention to B vitamins, specially vitamin b-12 and b-9. Coconut oil and lemon juice might work and you can also try applying amla oil and onion juice on a weekly basis. And, procedure of lemon coconut mixture is very simple. Just get 3 table spoons of lemon juice and add few drops of coconut oil. Mix it very well and apply directly on hair and scalp. Leave it for 1-2 hours and then wash your hair with a shampoo.

  6. aditya singh says:

    Sir, I am 17 years old ( turning 18 this month). I discovered my white hair when I was 13-14, but back then, they were very few in number (2 or 3) and the number didn’t increase. But now, they are continuously increasing. I am also experiencing hairfall at the same time. The major reason of this is stress and air pollution. Please suggest me a useful remedy that could turn my white hair back to black. Thank you so much in advance.

    • Habib Faruk Himel says:

      First of all, there is no way to reverse gray hair, all you can do is prevent your hair from graying more. Though some people have been successfully reversed their gray hair, but it’s very rare. Kindly check your family’s graying history. If the answer is YES, then you can let your hair to go gray or dye your hair. But if the answer is NO, then you can go forward.

      You can follow a healthy diet, pay special attention to vitamin b12. Make sure you have enough nutrition in your body. Apply onion juice 2 times a week and amla/coconut oil 3 times a week and keep doing it for atleast 2 months. And, after that see what happens. Best Of Luck :)

  7. gowthami says:

    Hello sir, i am 23years old and i’m suffering with white hair from past 1year onwards. i tired so many home made remedies like black tea and lemon juice but there is no use, so please suggest me what to do…

    • Habib Faruk Himel says:

      Please try some more homemade remedies listed in this article like, Onion juice, wheatgrass juice, amla oil, lemon juice and coconut oil mixture. Also consume as much vitamin and mineral rich foods as you can.

  8. gowthami says:

    Sir, most of my friends saying by applying lemon juice to hair, its increases white hair more..is it true?

  9. gowthami says:

    Thanks for your advice. I’ll try for lemon juice and coconut oil mixture remedy..Is it compulsory to heat this mixture?

    • Habib Faruk Himel says:

      You are most welcome :)

      There is no need to heat the mixture of lemon juice and coconut oil. And, along with taking this mixture, I will suggest you to go for ONION JUICE remedy as it holds the highest number of benefits. 2 times a week for atleast 2 months is perfect.

  10. kishore says:

    Sadly there is no 100% reliable solution for white hair problem. Don’t know when researchers will come with effective solution! I too have this white beard problem due to this i have to shave daily.

    • david says:

      You could get a electric trimmer and put at 1 ml setting and leave a 5 o clock growth which looks cool and wont hurt the skin any where near as a close shave .

  11. gaurav says:

    hello sir, i am 14 year old and i am suffering with white hairs. Bymistakenly i have used gel in my hair. So what should i must do to get rid off with white hairs?

    • Habib Faruk Himel says:

      First of all, Gel is not responsible for white hair, but it has some chemical compounds which are very dangerous for hair health. My first suggestion is to stop using gel and start oiling your hair, you can use coconut or amla oil. Just oil your hair before going to bed and wash it in the morning. 3 times a week and for 2 months is perfect.

      Pay more attention to vitamins, specially vitamin B-12. Make sure you are taking enough vitamin and mineral rich foods. Also try to use onion juice once a week.

      • mohit chhikara says:

        sir I’m 21 years old and now I am getting my hairs white(about 50 hairs).The reason behind this is excessive stress.Please tell me the cure and beneficial diet to turn my white hairs into black.

  12. Robin says:

    You say to put coconut oil on the hair before bed then wash in the morning. But does this not make the pillow and bed very oily and smelly? How about have the oil during the day instead?

    • Habib Faruk Himel says:

      Don’t put so much oil on your hair, just make sure it reaches each and every corners of your scalp and hair. And, YES, this technique does make the pillow and bed oily as well as smelly. You can choose day or night. It’s totally up to you :)

  13. Aydan says:

    I HAVE 65 percent white hair and i’m only 12. WHAT SHOULD I DO!. People at my high school Laughed at me and teased me, crying-, pls HELP.

    • Habib Faruk Himel says:

      Hello Aydan, I feel sorry for you and I can understand the situation :(

      This type of problem can happen, when you have genetic issue with nutritional deficiency and thyroid problem. But, this is really a very serious case. So my suggestion is, kindly visit a Dermatologist who has an immense knowledge about gray/white hair problem.

  14. Tina says:

    Can dry curry leaves be used instead of fresh? would it be the same process?
    Thanks for all this great info!

  15. wallace says:

    Are vitamins like celeen plus and pharmaton helpful?

  16. Victor says:

    Can grey hair be reversed through surgery?

  17. ANWAR says:


    • Habib Faruk Himel says:

      Scientists have already discovered a method that can reverse gray hair. And, the most interesting part is that, this method have shown great sign in treating vitiligo patients. It is supposed to release at the end of 2015. But I think, we have to wait more.

  18. Dinesh says:

    Hi Habib,

    Thanks for giving suggestion to us.

    Can you tell Which one is better for avoiding gray hair?? Amla powder with lemon juice or Onion Juice ?

  19. eman says:

    Hi habib ;
    how to use onion juice ? washing it after a while or leaving it ? is it used alone or mixed with oil?

    • Habib Faruk Himel says:

      It’s very simple. Just get some drops of onion juice, apply directly on both hair and scalp and leave it for about 1-2 hours. After that, wash it with a shampoo. Try this once/twice a week :)

  20. riya says:

    sir i got two white hairs on my head. What is the solution? I am only 15

  21. Mateo Gutierrez says:

    So I’m15 and this is the second white hair I’ve found this month? What could it be though, too much stress, bad diet…. I’m confused

  22. Ajay says:

    Sir I m only 18 but i got mine 70per hairs white.
    I m very depressed with it. It feels bad to be in friends and public. My situation is very desperate.
    Plz help me out of it.
    My elder bro also has 10 per grey hairs but my younger bro doesn’t have even 1 grey hair.
    Then is my prob due to heredity or else

  23. Mohit says:

    I have white hair 30% at 17. I apply oil daily.I saw some of my hairs are turning black from root. What this mean sir?
    They are turning black or turning white???

    • Habib Faruk Himel says:

      If some of your WHITE hair are turning BLACK from the root, OR your black hair are getting more darker than before, then this is really a GOOD news for you. Just keep oiling and can you please mention the name of that oil?

  24. Farha says:

    I am 28 female and grey hairs are developing very fast. I always had one grey hair since childhood. A month back I noticed one or two white weak hairs on my eyebrows as well.
    I have noticed there are many white hairs which are white from roots, many are black to an extent and then they have become white and few, very few are white from tip and black at roots.
    Yes, my parents had white hairs at early age. But I also have stayed in hostel and pgs and had poor diet in terms of nutritional value.
    Please help. I want to get black hairs now. It’s ok if whites do not turn black but I want black hairs and also healthy hairs.

    • Habib Faruk Himel says:

      Genetic plays the biggest role in making hair white. You mentioned, your parents had early white hair, May be this is why you have got early white hair problem. And, you cannot turn white hair into black hair fully, you can ONLY prevent it from growing. As you mentioned, you had poor diet when you were in hostel, so now you can pay more attention to healthy diet. Try to consume foods that are highest in Vitamin A, C, B-12, E and try to get a good amount of sleep.

  25. rishi says:

    Can you just name the fooditems/fruits which contain vitamin B-12???
    And thanks your article is awesome..

  26. erika says:

    will the grey hair go black if i drank amala juice daily and put amala oil once in a week before bathing hair?

  27. Mariuz says:

    I would say that only the Onion juice that contains sulfur will not penetrate the strands of hair alone.
    It will need an auxiliary oil to penetrate the wires, I would cite together like Emu oil rich in omega 3 and help reverse gray hair
    And Amla oil that is rich in vitamin C acts as a powerful antioxidant along with Coconut oil is a great recipe

  28. Shaza says:

    Sir , I’m just 13 ..and I have grey hairs …not a lot..but some …but they may tune into a lot soon …I recently dyed my hair ..4 times in a row …without the other color fading …I’m a person who never experiences hair fall ..and have really thick hair ..but after dyeing …I lose so much of my hair ….lost all the glow of my hair …!! It’s not due to genes..I can assure that …none of my parents or family members came across white hairs during their school times …not even in their late 30′s …the only reason I see is Hair color ….what can I do then ?? ..is it possible to get my hair back …??? Pls help sir …!!

  29. Mohamed says:

    I am 24 and my hair 50% grey hair what I am should do

  30. Vinay says:

    My age 20 white hair turning into block is it possible for the vitamin b12 tablets

  31. Shurantha says:

    Kindly let me know how to get rid of white hair

  32. Lucy Castillo says:

    Im 29 yrs old and i have one grey hair should i be concerned about it.

  33. Anmol says:

    I had dandruff and so hair loss no shampoo cud stop it but Arogyam hair care kit cured my problems. I have long, think & strong hair now very good med

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