Hair mask to prevent premature graying

When a person’s hair turns grey in color, at the very young age of 15 and above. This condition is found to be largely genetic. If someone in your family has premature graying, you are likely to have it too. Hair follicles contains cells that produce “Melanin”, which gives color to your hair. When your body stops producing pigments, hair color becomes grey by default.

When there is not enough amount of vitamins and minerals in the body, it naturally leads to grey hair. Premature graying not only happens because of genetic reasons, smoking, eating too much processed foods, stress and consumption of alcohol can also cause premature graying of hair.

This DIY recipe explains how to use hibiscus leaves and Indian gooseberry to prevent premature graying.

Benefits of hibiscus leaves for hair: 

Hibiscus contains powerful anti-oxidants that are very good for scalp and hair. It helps to remove dead cells and also cleanses the scalp. The Vitamin C in hibiscus helps to boost hair strength and growth drastically. Hibiscus leaves are rich in amino acids that helps to strengthen hair roots. It also provides relief from dandruff, itchiness and dryness on the scalp. The Vitamins and minerals in the leaves, revitalizes the pigmentation in your hair. This process will help you prevent premature graying.

Benefits of Indian Gooseberry for hair:

Indian gooseberry or Amla is a berry that is rich in Vitamin C. This easily available berry is has many nutrients that are used in treating various ailments. Amla is used for hair growth, conditioning and to prevent premature graying. The high amounts of Vitamin C in amla, helps to stimulate pigmentation and reduces the chances of premature graying.

This hair mask, not only prevents premature graying, it also boosts general hair health and growth. Follow the instructions in this recipe to prepare the mask.


How to prepare hair mask to prevent premature graying – DIY Recipe

  • 4 or 5 Hibiscus leaves
  • 2 Amla ((Indian Gooseberry))
  1. To prepare the mask you need amla (Indian gooseberry) and hibiscus leaves.
  2. First, remove seeds from amla and chop into small pieces.
  3. Add chopped amla to a blender.
  4. Add hibiscus leaves to blender.
  5. Add little water and blend it. Do not add excess water, as the paste might become loose and will drip when you apply on your hair.
  6. The paste is ready to use.

Instructions to use:

  1. Apply this paste on the roots and full length of the hair.
  2. Cover the hair with a shower cap.
  3. Let it stay on the hair and scalp for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off.

Use mild herbal shampoo if required. You can use this hair mask twice or thrice a week.

Kripa Sivasubramanian, MBA, earned her Master’s degree in Business. After a long stint in the Technology sector, she took up courses in natural medicine and yoga. Ms. Kripa is certified in Ayurvedic yoga for Dosha. She is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.