5 natural remedies to turn back the clock and cover those greys

Written by Urvi DalalApr 24, 2019

If there is one hair woe that plagues most city dwellers, then it has to be premature greying. Grey hair is not a welcome sight as it tends to dent the confidence of a lot of women. While some people are easily able to embrace their greys, some find it really difficult to do so.

If you aren’t ready yet to flaunt your greys with élan, fret not! Help is not too far. Just turn to your kitchen, because this is where you will find natural remedies to cover your greys effectively.

Coconut oil and lemon

That coconut and oil and lemon have amazing hair benefits comes as no surprise. Apart from moisturising your scalp, they also have anti-ageing benefits. While lemon and coconut do not exactly colour grey hair, but they do prevent the process of greying by preserving the pigment in your hair follicles.

BB Pro Tip: Mix coconut oil and lemon and juice and apply this mixture all over you hair and scalp. Leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse it off with a mild shampoo.

Black coffee

Although not a permanent hair colour option, the strong pigments in coffee help in successfully concealing the grey hair. With regular use it can stain your hair to a dark brown colour and mask all of your greys.

BB Pro Tip: Brew a really strong coffee and pour it all over your hair and scalp once it’s cooled down. Let it sit for 20 minutes and rinse your hair with just water.

Ribbed gourd

Ribbed gourd is a simple vegetable that is a very effective remedy to cover grey hair. This vegetable is really useful because it helps to restore the hair pigment reduce hair growing quickly and effectively.

BB Pro Tip: Simply boil a ribbed gourd, add coconut oil to it and apply this to all over your hair.

Onion juice

Onion juice has unmatched hair benefits. It is rich in catalase, an enzyme responsible for darkening hair from the roots. It is also chock full of biotin, magnesium, copper, vitamin C, phosphorus, sulphur, Vitamins B1 and B6, and folate that play a major role in blackening hair.

BB Pro Tip: Extract juice from an onion and apply it on hair, particularly on the roots. Leave the pack for 40 minutes and rinse it off.


Potatoes are probably the easiest home solution to deal with grey hair. The starchy solution helps mask greys by adding pigment. This is one of the easiest solutions for hiding greys.

BB Pro Tip: Boil a potato until you see a starchy solution starts. Strain this solution and apply it all over your hair and scalp. Rinse it off with water.