02 February 2022
The lemon juice method applies to the gray hair that you want to get rid of. Depending on how gray your hair is, you can apply it once or twice a day until all of your gray hair has disappeared. It is important that you do not leave the lemon juice on your hair for more than 10-15 minutes at a time. When you apply the lemon juice, make sure you only use natural lemon juice and not the artificial stuff. If you are planning on doing this treatment over the weekend, make sure that you put a plastic bag around your hair so it does not stain your clothes.
The juice method works best on fine hair because it dries out your hair if used on coarse or thick hair. Even though this method will dry out your gray hairs, they will grow back in with their original color after a few weeks or months, depending on how much gray you have currently in your hair. If you have stubborn grays that still need to be taken care of after using the lemon juice method, there are always other methods such as using black dye or having them plucked by a professional at a salon.
I had a friend who's mother used to use lemon juice on her hair and she didn't want to get her hair done professionally, so she decided to try it. She told me that it worked for her and I decided to give it a try. It was very easy, all I did was squeeze half a lemon in a bowl, and then I added some brown sugar and cinnamon powder till the mixture was consistent and I then applied it to my hair.
TIP: If you have blonde or light brown hair, add more sugar or else your hair will become darker. I used this method when my hair was really dark brown and after using it, my hair looked like it had been professionally done. The best thing about this is that is 100% natural and you don't have to worry about going out in the sun right after because there's no harmful chemicals in it!
You may think I'm crazy but I am telling you from personal experience that this actually works. I am not saying that you should go out and do this now, but if you have already started going gray why not give this method a try? It's cheap, easy and natural.
First, let's go through the process of how Lemon Juice can lighten your hair. Lemon Juice opens up the cuticle and removes oxidation on the surface of your hair. The oil in lemon juice dissolves the pigment in hair dye, which is essentially what causes gray hair.
Getting Rid of Gray Hair with Lemon Juice
Step 1: Squeeze a few lemons and collect the juice from them. You should have about half a cup of lemon juice.
Step 2: Apply the lemon juice to your hair by using a spray bottle, or by applying it directly to your fingers and then running them through your hair. You can apply it to only the gray hairs or all over your hair.**If you want to avoid having yellow staining on your skin, you can wear gloves while applying the lemon juice to your hair.
Step 3: Let the lemon juice sit on your hair for at least 30 minutes. You should leave it on for at least an hour so that the color changes take place more quickly. Leave it sitting on your head overnight if possible.
Step 4: Wash out the lemon juice using shampoo and water just like you would wash any other type of dye out of your hair.
Not all gray hair is the same. The hair of some people who are going gray is more porous than others. If you have very porous gray hair, the coconut oil will penetrate deeper into the hair shaft and may stain it slightly, especially if your hair is bleached or colored with a light dye.
Most gray hair is dry and brittle. I have naturally curly, thick gray hair that is dry and frizzy. I've always been told to use coconut oil on my hair (I'm African American) but I didn't understand why. My hair dresser explained it to me like this - if you dry out a sponge too much, it will become brittle and break easily right? Same with your hair. It's not just the inside of the hair that is dry, but the outside as well. That's where coconut oil comes in handy.
When you put coconut oil on your hair, it penetrates the outside of your strand of hair and keeps it from becoming brittle and breaking off. It also helps keep moisture inside your hair strand so it doesn't get brittle from the inside out.
I know lot's of people who use olive oil on their hair for this same reason, but olive oil doesn't work for me because it smells awful and leaves my hands feeling sticky when I use it on my hair. I prefer coconut oil because it smells great and melts easily at a low temperature - so I can melt it down in the microwave and massage it into my scalp with my hands without worrying about burning myself.
I use coconut oil on my gray hair and I am loving the results. I apply a small amount to the ends of my hair after it has been washed and towel dried. Just a few drops gives me soft, shiny hair with more definition than ever. My hair doesn't frizz up like it used to either.
The only drawback I have found is that it is difficult to get out of your hair if you apply too much. I would recommend using a very small amount at first and then add more as needed until you find the right amount for your hair.
I hope this information helps you decide if coconut oil will work for you!