How to grow black hair
I understand, you are fighting every day with the hair dyes, chemicals, and other inorganic colors so that you will get the natural black color for your hair. It seems a little bit difficult but it’s not impossible. Growing black hair is actually a lot simpler than you have often been lead to believe.
But before proceeding towards the home remedies for the black hair, you should know more about your hair color.
Have you ever thought about why the natural color of your hair is black? What is the cause of grey and white hair??
Like your skin melanin, there are two type of hair melanin which gives its color:
1. Eumelanin: It color hair brown and black.
2. Pheomelanin: It color hair red and orange.
So, the color of hair is black due to this melanin substance and the high concentration of the melanin, Eumelanin makes your hair darker and black.
Cause for the Grey and White Hair:
Genetic: Early greying of hair color in 20’s and 30’s can be a genetic problem. When Melanocytes also called pigment cell stop producing melanin which is around the hair follicle, then your hair color start changing to grey, white, silver. As you know hair itself is a protein and it is made of a protein called keratin. When hair grows the pigment cell start injecting the melanin into the hair follicle which gives you the dark black color of the hair and if keratin is not fed with a good amount of melanin you will get the lighter color of the hair.
Chemical hair products: Today there are lot of hair color products available in the market which contain ammonia. Ammonia is really harmful chemical to the hair in the long run. Other from hair dyes, chemical based shampoos, conditioners, soaps and hair gels are also a big cause for the change of hair colors.
Ageing: Change in the hair color from black to white due to ageing is called achromotrichia. It is a natural process. Here, genes are responsible for greying hair.
Stress: Today’s life is full of stress from morning to evening and is also the major reason of premature hair greying. Today’s generation is living on Junk food and alcohol which is the another reason of change of hair color. Stress may induce the achromotrichia earlier in people who are the victim of stress. So try to avoid the stressful life as much as possible.
Medical issues: If a person is going through medical issues which can lead to the deficiency of vitamins and minerals in the body and it can be a cause of grey and white hair colour.
External factors: External factors like pollution, dust and smoke can somehow affect the hair colour.
How to grow black hair naturally:
Now, I hope you are aware of the causes for the grey and white hair and here we will discuss the natural remedies with ingredients which are easily available in your home or surroundings and can help you to get natural black dark hair:
A. Indian Gooseberry (Amla): It is the most effective method and remedy to change hair colour to black. Many Amla hair oils are available in the market, you can go with that oils. For the good and faster result, the dry or raw gooseberries are most effective.
1. Take a half liter of water and put 5-10 dry gooseberry or dry powder of gooseberry and boil it.
2. You can also add coconut oil, almond oil or lemon juice in it.
3. Wash your hair with that water. You can keep the mixture overnight for better results.
Alternative method: Boil the dry amla with coconut or almond oil to make an oil solution.
Apply that oil to your scalp and massage from root to tip. Keep the oil for overnight and wash it next morning.
Repeat the process at least for 2 times in a week.
B. Black Tea: Black tea is best for whom who are suffering from premature greying of hair.
Black tea colors hair and also helps to grow hair as black tea have caffeine that blocks DHT hormone, which is responsible for the hair loss. Black tea restocks hair with antioxidants which reduce the growth of white hair. So try this simple method at home.
1. Take 2 teaspoons full of black tea.
2. Boil the tea leaves in half a liter of water or according to your hair length.
3. Allow the mixture to cool down.
4. Strain out the black tea from water and wash your hair with this water.
5. Allow it to stay on your hair for half or one hour and then wash your hair with cold water.
Repeat the procedure twice in a week for effective result.
C. Sage leaves remedy:
Sage leaves are used to darken your grey hair. It is the same ingredient which is also used in a number of hair dyes. It is the old remedy that was used by our grandparents and generations before that. Sage leaves have astringent and invigorating properties which help the flow of melanin in the hair roots and make the hair black. This remedy only works for the premature greying, not for the complete grey hair.
1. Take half cup of dried Sage leaves and 2 cups of water.
2. Boil the mixture for 20-30 minutes.
3. Allow the mixture to cool down.
4. Now moisture your hair with water and then rinse hair with the prepared liquid.
5. Repeat the process at least 3-4 times in a week.
You can use the sage leaves with black tea or rosemary for excellent results.
D. Coconut and Lemon Remedy:
The mixture of coconut and lemon protect and enhance the pigment cells of hair that are required to keep the hair color black. An antimicrobial property of coconut helps in reversing the original black colour of hair. The abundant vitamins are present in the lemon which helps to keep hair strong and healthy. So this is a magical mixture for your hair. Lemon also help fighting dandruff and scalp itch (specially in summers).
1. Take 2 teaspoons full of lemon juice and 2 teaspoons full of coconut oil.
2. Heat the coconut oil for 1-2 mins.
3. Mix the lemon juice in it and stir it well.
4. Apply this mixture on your scalp and hair.
5. Leave it for 1hr and rinse it with water and mild shampoo.
For better result, you can keep it overnight and wash it in the morning.
You can also use almond oil instead of coconut oil.
Other important things you should know about black hair:
The first and foremost thing to do in your quest to solve the mystery of “how to grow black hair” is to take a multivitamin that is beneficial for the healthy growth of your tresses. Certain vitamins act as building blocks in the body and help to maintain healthy tresses. When you take a multivitamin, you help in making the process all the more effective. It may be several months before you notice the effects starting to take shape so the advice would be not to give up too soon. Prenatal pills would be a good choice of such multivitamins.
Iron deficiency is another cause of thinning hair and hair loss so you should consider adding some iron to your daily diet. Women who experience a heavy menstrual cycle are more likely to be iron deficient. However, it is not advisable to take an iron supplement without confirming the deficiency because an excess of iron content in the body is just as bad. Iron rich foods such as lean beef, raisins, prunes, spinach, oysters, lentils, and beans should give you the required amount of iron content in your daily diet. A multivitamin that contains iron could be another solution.
Dramatic weight loss is something that should be avoided when you are trying to grow thick black hair. When you lose weight too fast, the volume of hair strands that fall off your head tends to increase dramatically. Low-calorie diets that do not have sufficient quantity of proteins and fats also have severely low iron content and lead to too much of weight loss within a very short span of time. It is important that you maintain a healthy diet so that there is some semblance of balance in your weight loss.
So in the end, I would like to say that healthy tresses ensure that your hair is kept smooth with each shaft on a healthy strand. You need to ensure that your tresses are maintained and kept in perfectly healthy condition if you wish to make a success of all the hard work you have put into figuring out how to grow black hair.