Useful masks for gray hair
For any girl and woman, hairstyle is her main decoration and many diligently care for their curls. And the sudden appearance of gray hair not only grieves the beautiful ladies, but many more of them start to panic and don’t know what to do with it. But you should not despair, because home masks can easily cope with gray hair.
Why is this happening?
To solve a problem, you must first understand it. So why does the hair go white like snow? First of all, aging influences this factor. With age, less melanin is produced, which is responsible for the coloring of the curls. However, gray hair can also appear in young girls, and this indicates problems in the functioning of the body.
Here are the main reasons that affect the loss of hair color:
- hereditary factor;
- chronic stress and nerve disorders;
- regular intake of junk food;
- long-term diets;
- wrong day regimen;
- hormonal disbalance;
- taking certain medications;
- lack of vitamins and minerals;
- serious diseases (thyroid dysfunction, anemia, disorders in the gastrointestinal tract, liver, etc.);
All in our hands
It is important to understand that there are no pills that can stop this pathological process. Fight with gray hair will only help an integrated approach, in which it is necessary:
- to establish proper nutrition with plenty of protein;
- refuse fast foods and other harmful products;
- autumn and spring to take vitamin complexes that improve the condition of the hair;
- eliminate bad habits;
- allocate to sleep at least 8 hours a day so that the body can fully recover;
- avoid stressful situations and control your emotions. If it is impossible to “control yourself” independently, then it is advisable to seek help from a neurologist or a psychologist;
- make homemade masks with useful properties.
If the cause is related to hormonal disruption or other diseases, then consultation of the doctor who will prescribe the appropriate examination and further treatment is necessary.
Effective, time-tested methods
Is it possible to restore damaged curls and prevent the appearance of new ones? It turns out, yes! And for this, it is not necessary to go to a beauty salon, where they propose to make expensive mesotherapy, but it is possible to prepare at least effective masks using natural ingredients at home.
The healing properties of plants will saturate hair follicles with useful substances, activate blood circulation, and most importantly, stimulation of cells that produce melanin will occur. In addition, the condition of the hair and the scalp will noticeably improve, hair loss will stop and the lost shine will return.
In magazines and on the Internet, you can find many different recipes aimed at eliminating gray hair. However, not all of them give positive results. Our article presents recipes for fairly simple but effective masks. We suggest choosing several of them and try the therapeutic effect of natural components.
- Vitamin cocktail. Take 2 tbsp. spoons of castor oil and olive, mix and add 0.5 teaspoons of Aekol preparation (liquid form of vitamin A and tocopherol). Apply the product with massaging movements on the skin,Cover the head with a wrap or bag, wrap a towel over the top. Keep the mask for about 30 minutes and wash off with your favorite shampoo.
- Nettles in honey. Depending on the length of hair take 5-10 st. spoons of fresh nettle (suitable and dry, but the effect will be less), grind in a blender to a state of gruel. Add 0.5 tbsp. spoons of liquid honey, 1 tsp of burdock oil. All ingredients are well stirred. Apply the mask to the entire length of the curls, wrap with a film, then with a towel and hold for 40 minutes.
- Therapeutic herbal infusion. This recipe is suitable for women who do not like oil masks. For the preparation of funds we need 1 tbsp. a spoonful of dry burdock roots, oak bark, nettle and green tea. Mix the mixture with a glass of boiling water, brew in a water bath for 15 minutes and cool to a warm state. Apply the product to clean, slightly damp hair, especially rubbing into the root area. Flush infusion and cover the head is not necessary. It is advisable not to dry hair curls.
- Onion mask. From one large onion, squeeze out the juice, add 5 drops of lemon, 2 ml of jojoba essential oil and 2 tbsp. spoons of burdock oil. We rub into the roots, wrap hair with film, towel and hold for about 30-40 minutes. After the session, the mask is washed off with shampoo.
- Coconut with garlic.2-3 cloves rubbing on the smallest grater, squeeze the juice, add 1 tbsp. spoon of coconut oil and put the mixture on the roots. Keep about 45 minutes under the film and wash off with shampoo. To get rid of the unpleasant smell rinse the curls with warm water, which is added with natural apple cider vinegar.
- Coloring infusion. If you do not like chemical hair dyes, then thanks to this recipe you can paint over your gray hair. Take 8-10 st. tablespoons black tea and pour 1 liter of boiling water. Cover with a lid and leave to infuse. Then filter, pour in a small bowl and add 2-3 tbsp. spoons of apple cider vinegar (for color stabilization). On clean, freshly washed hair gradually pour this solution (each strand needs to be processed about 10-15 times).
Dip long curls right into the infusion and hold them there for 5 minutes. At the end of the session, gently squeeze the hair, but do not wipe it with a towel and do not dry it with a hairdryer. After this procedure, gray strands will become a pleasant golden hue.
This infusion should be carefully applied to blonde women, because curls may become darker. To achieve the desired result, all masks must be done regularly, no more than 1-2 times a week.
The presented recipes will suit any woman, but if certain ingredients are contraindicated to you, you can replace them with components that have a similar effect, or simply exclude them.
To get rid of gray hair, do not limit yourself to homemade masks. Healthy food, good sleep, healthy lifestyle and good mood will help strengthen the body and forget about this problem.
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