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Can Grey Or White Hair Turn Black Again Naturally?

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Can white hair turn black again naturally? LETS See!!! If you are growing white hair and you don’t actually like it, few necessary questions sometimes run through your thoughts and one of them is the one few lines above.

I have asked myself this same question and was curious to know the right answer. Thus, lead me to research with additional opinions from experts. However, some people find it pleasant to grow grey hair, while some hate it so much that they can go to any length just to get it off their hair. Now after hours of thorough research, see what I found.

The answer is Yes and No, white hair due to old age cannot turn black again naturally, while white hair appearing due to bleaching, stress, food, pollution, vitamin deficiency and other physical influence can turn to black again if properly taken care of. However, experts recently confirmed that you can gradually turn white hair to black by just applying and consuming few things. But how true is this?

Let’s take a deep look into our answer and see what you need to do.

Quick Reads.

Causes Of Premature Gray Hair.

It’s no longer speculation that there are tons of factors why one starts growing premature gray hair. In order not to make you wait too long, let’s take a look and see what I found.

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1. Hereditary.

Hereditary is one of the major and most common causes of premature grey hair in 60% of men, women, boys, and girls. Situations like this gray hair don’t just appear, it gradually grows with the person right after birth and there is no remedy to reverse the white hair. It’s either you just leave it like that or you apply hair dye or shampoo because it will still come back months or years later no matter what you do.

2. Low Or No Melanin Production.

The cells in our hair follicles called “Melanocytes” produces a lot of pigments, but Melanin pigment is entitled to give our hair its color. In general, low melanin present makes the hair color lighter, which is next to gray, while the more melanin produced, the darker the hair color.

3. Stress.

Theconversation wrote this “There is no evidence to link the onset of greying to
stress, diet or lifestyle.” but how true is this? The type of stress one is going through is either little or big time stress. We agree little stress can’t make your hair turn grey, but big-time stress do. You might ask how?

When you over-stress yourself for one month, you will notice that you have started losing weight with dry face showcasing your cheekbone (Old man face). during this time your hair is prone to turn to white. To back up my research read this.

“Stress won’t cause you to go gray directly, but stress is implicated in a lot of skin and hair issues.” During an illness, for example, people can shed hair rapidly. And hair you lose after a stressful event like getting chemotherapy may grow back a different color”– Dr. Roopal Kundu, associate professor in dermatology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

If you still doubting, stress yourself for some months and come thank me later. Lol.

4. Lack Of Nutrition And Vitamin Deficiency.

Vitamin B-12 is an essential B vitamin. It is needed for nerve tissue health, brain function, and the production of red blood cells. Another name for vitamin B-12 is Cobalamin. Deficiency in one system is as a result of a lack of nutrition.

The food you eat isn’t made to just satisfy your stomach. As a human, you need to be chemically balanced to be fit.

If you are suffering from Vitamin B-12 deficiency, you can visit any expert nutritionist to prescribe the food and supplements that you might need.

5. Aggressive Hair Creams And Dye.

No doubt that some hair cream or hair dye darken or bleach your hair, I am a victim of this. It happened years back when I used one hair cream that was imported from Thailand on my hair, after one month, my black hair started fading to brown. I was like what the hell is wrong with my hair.

I stopped using the hair cream and boom, my black, oily and shinny were back after some time. The same thing can happen if you use some dye or hair cream that are harsh.

Am not saying you should not use hair cream or dye your hair, but you should apply sense and caution to know that there are some cream or dye that can make your hair turn white or gray later.

6. Smoking.

This is yet to be proven, but while researching I noticed that most experts mentioned smoking as one of the causes. In reality, I think it’s one of the causes of premature gray hair growth. But we are yet to confirm it.

7. Scalp Infections

Lots of sudden change in natural hair color are closely linked to hair infection. Dandruff, ringworm and hair lice effects are said to be some cause. Grey hair from scalp Infections in young men and women is reversible, no doubt. It’s just matter of time.

At What Age Should I Consider My Gray Hair Premature.

Growing gray hair at the ’20s or ’30s is regarded as premature grey hair, but gray hair appearing from birth shouldn’t be considered premature because it’s hereditary.

How To Make White Hair Turn Black Again Naturally (Home Remedies).

One important is to give your hair enough attention the other is to follow instructions religiously.

If you are the addicted smoker, I don’t think you can heed to my advice, just go for hair dye. For those that don’t smoke, have it in mind that it’s not always about dye, dye, and dye. Try this quick home remedies and see if works for you.

1. Mix Coconut Oil And Lemon Juice.

Mix coconut oil with lemon juice and apply after washing the hair, comb it after applying the mixture, leave it for 2 hours or more before washing it off. Do this daily or 4-5 times weekly for at least two months and watch out for the reverse improvement. Applying pure coconut oil only to the gray spot can go as well.

2. Consume Iron And Biotin Supplements.

Eat foods and fruit that contain iron and biotin supplements for six months and to put unsalted buttermilk with curry leaves in your hair before every wash as that would help you to get black and healthy hair from roots. This worked for a teenage girl as recommended by her hairstylist, see how she did it here.

3. Avoid Over Stress.

Stressing yourself too much can make you age too quick. Follow these tips to help you cope with stress.

  • Reduce your work schedule and get enough little time to take care of yourself.
  • Be social and stay active to keep yourself off stressful thoughts.
  • Seek support from friends and family when difficulties arise.

4. Eat healthily.

You can only feel comfortable when your body is balanced with adequate nutrients in its right proportion. Lastly.

5. Apply Onions Juice.

Onion juice itself is highly rich catalase enzymes and studies have also shown that catalase enzyme helps in neutralizing hydrogen peroxide and therefore can make white hair turn black again naturally. When applying onion juice ensure that every part of the affected area is touched, Wash after one hour and that’s all. Do this daily and wait for some time because it takes time before it turns to black again fully.

If after some months and this didn’t help, then I recommend you visit a Trichologist.

Other Helpful Tips

  • Avoid wearing tight hats as they can cause excessive heat and traction alopecia, which is a hair condition that can cause permanent or temporary hair loss. Also, don’t wear a hat/cap for long, I mean like throughout the day. Bet me it will cause dandruff if you do so.
  • Avoid Using Too Many Synthetic Products: Colouring, bleaching, and others, when done in excess, can damage your hair. No two ways about it because these are chemical made products. Limit the application of too many synthetic products on your hair and be your natural self for a while. Trust me you aren’t going to die.
  • Temporary Cover Gray Hair With Dye: Yes! I told you to reduce or discard the use of synthetic hair products, but I am now suggesting a hair dye as an option. Well that’s sounds crazy, of which I know. But let me tell you that there is a natural hair dye you can use to cover grey hair (To black). I know you would really love this, because this is exactly what most grey hair men and ladies are using these days.

Have you heard of Just For Men? Here is how long it lasts on hair.

Does White Facial Hair Turn Black.

No, facial hair is highly resistant to natural and chemical treatments. It’s one of the most stubborn hair in human.

If your friends or family happen to ask you can white hair turn black again naturally? What will be your answer? If you have also tried any other remedies not mentioned here, please do let us know through your comments.

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I am Stanley. A Professional Unisex Hairstylist, Writer and books lover. After 12 months apprenticeship program as a stylist I started working with my boss for extra 1 year. This time frame made me acummulate knowledge and experience in the hair industry, of which I will love to share with friends all over the world through my blog.

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46 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing such wonderful knowledge! Herbal Treatment for Premature Gray Hair is far better than the chemical dyes. Premature Gray Hair Natural Treatment that has absolutely no side effects.

    1. Hi Alexandra,

      I appreciate your comment and time. Thanks for your wonderful contribution.

      Herbal treatment works fine, but the risk there is that most herbal treatment products are fake. Or even chemical dye in disguise.

      The best for now is pure Henna which is relatively difficult to get except you live around India.

  2. Hi, i’m 33 yrs old and half of my hair have already turned grey/white. Currently, I’m applying dye to cover it. I have few questions.
    a) is it possible to turn my hair black again ?
    b) since I’m applying dye, can i try the methods you meny on top of it or I should not use while applying your techniques like onion juice extracts.

    Please suggest.

    1. Firstly I would like to say thank you for leaving a comment, we really appreciate.

      For question 1, I would say yes, because growing gray hair at 30 is kinda premature. but on the other hand, If traced back to your family, did any group of people experience same premature gray hair. If Yes it’s likely you can’t go all black again. So just pick it up that you are aging gracefully.

      For the second question. No doubt, using organic products and synthetic ones at same time causes conflict. One is likely to stop the other from working. So it’s best you use one at a time for some period to know if it’s actually working for you.

      If you still want some more briefing, do let me know.

  3. i am 22 my hairs are turning white gradually , currently i am having approx 20 to 25 grey hairs some of they are complete grey and others are partly grey and than again started turning black still i am worried can all my hairs be turned black again by applying the remedies suggested?

  4. salam i am fahad here from Pakistan my age is 20 and got my half head white not half but too much i am applying color for last two years but now i want to get rid of it so is it helpful for me too if i stop applying hair dye and start using your tonic will it be helpful for me white hair i got was because of illness i got ill that damaged my hair but after that applying color took part in it

    1. Sorry for what happened to you, I understand how it feels. Growing gray at 20 is very premature. I know a girl with similar issue. Some of the hair that turned gray after her illness managed to cover while a some remained permanent.

      Cases like this aren’t treated with home remedies because it is originated from illness. For now, you should stop applying hair dye and visit a dermatologist to find the story behind yours, am sure they will have something important to tell you.

      I would also love to know how long you have been experiencing this.

      1. yes sure. my hair were perfect but then i got ill i dont know what is that illness exactly called i got stubborn nazla that freezed in my skull but after treatement i got cure and after that i started using dyes dyes didnt gave me muchside effects but my hair started becoming thin and also some of them getting white my question is if i shave my head with machine and apply these tonics for long time and starts improving my diet will it be helpfull for me ??

  5. In Buddhism, one of the reported effects of gaining further insight into one’s nature is that grey hair can turn dark again. A year ago I had an operation for a gall stone and discovered I have cirrhosis (still relatively early stage). Six months ago my dove white hair started to turn progressively darker. This was in combination with developing further insight because of closeness to death, and since I have been meditating for over forty years I thought the change in color might be related to that. It’s not magical – with insight you naturally relax and there is less stress. I can also see how discovering my condition and changing my eating habits (somewhat) might have influenced the change in color. It seems to be a sign that despite my illness I seem to be getting healthier than I have been for the past ten years. If all of my hair turns dark again (it’s coming up from the roots) then it’s probably not just a physiological issue, especially if hair white for thirty years starts turning dark. Can you let me know if there are other situations like that and how often do they occur. Do any occur in relationship to meditation.

  6. To be honest I really appreciate your time and comment.

    “Hair white for thirty years starts turning black” naturally. I will say cases like this is rare, according to the time frame. But it’s normal for hair to turn black on its own without tweak (because the melanin pigment aren’t dead yet, they were just deactivated for sometime)

    In your case, No doubt, meditation equals relaxation (stress-free). In addition you manipulated your eating habit.

    If you aren’t satisfied with this answer, please let me know by leaving a reply below. Thanks

  7. Im neil from India Mumbai & i m fed up of my grey hair…. i m just 17 years old and about to 60 % of hairs got grey and i m not a smoker….also n also i haven’t use dye … so what can i do ??? Plz suggest

    1. 60% Gray hair at 17, sounds too hard to believe. This is completely jaw-dropping.

      But trust me it’s connected to either illness and scalp infection or Gene.

      A professional dermatologist would be in the best possible position to give you more clue and insight.

  8. Hi, i am 29 year old. when i was 21 year that time i did use bleach(few area) on my hair. And that time i got my first grey hair. and now 20%+ my hair has change into grey (specially front side of the head ). kindly suggest me how i can get back my hair black. in my family my 40 year old sister has no grey hair. and my mother has also few grey hair. i m only “who’s facing this problem”. i am unmarried next few month is marriage. please tell me how i can come out this problem..

    1. This completely shows that Bleach was the main cause of your gray hair. If there’s anything you can do to make your hair turn black before your marriage, that should be dyeing it. Other remedies are not quick as it seems.

      I would say you should dye your hair with natural hair dye. After marriage consult a dermatologist within your location and get professional advice.

      Going grey as a result of synthetic products can be a bit tricky to understand.

    1. I appreciate your comment, am so glad to have you here. You having gray hair at 40 is a sign you are aging gracefully. Their is no natural remedy. All you have to do now is to continue with your hair dye.

      1. I’m 55 and my hair has been white for more than 10 years now, I’ve been diagnosed with ceiliac last year, now I’m eating better I’ve got new hair strands growing totaly black, its unbelievable. I’d love to post a picture so you could see.

        1. Wow, Perfect. Thanks for stopping, I really appreciate your comment. Can you shed more light on what you eat and how often? People are actually looking for every possible way to get such an amazing transformation without any product. Feel free to contact me so I could post your picture under your comment.

          Cheers.

  9. My problem is opposite of what I’ve been reading. Have always had blonde hair. For past few years every 4-5 months I would get blonder highlights as in the winter my blonde hair became dull looking. After my last visit to hairdresser she did it different and covered my whole head with a lightener. At first I noticed a red cast to my hair and when wet it really appeared red. A few weeks later I noticed my roots were Black. Now after a couple of months these black roots continue to grow. I have about one inch of black roots. I hate it. Bought blonde hair dye last night but fearful to use it. What do you think happened? ThAnks

  10. I am in my 70’s and for nearly 2 decades my hair has been a beautiful almost pearly, in places almost translucent, white. For the last 6 months, for no reason I can tell, no surgeries, no treatments, no new meds, my hair has been turning a dark charcoal through out my hair in swatches and it is scaring me. Besides, I think it is unattractive and I no longer get complements on my lovely hair… one of the few things I ever did get complements on. I can find no info on the internet. Any ideas as to what is causing this this to happen? If so, thank you!

    1. I will say yours defiles the law of gray hair, turning From gray to black at 70. Sounds unbelievable. I think you should book an appointment with a dermatologist as soon as possible. Cases like this is very rare.

  11. i can see little grey hair coming out of my jor and bears in my eye larshes i saw little and am in my late 20s wat can i use and no form of early grey in my family

  12. The same thing is happening to me. I am 75, very healthy, fit and not on any medications. My hair colour was originally almost black (European background) and I started to go grey in my late 50s. I dyed it for a while trying to only use organic products. About 8 years ago I let the dye grow out and was happy to see that my had now become “salt and pepper” which I quite like. Just recently I noticed, as did my husband, that my hair seem to be getting darker again especially at the back. This started me wondering if this is possible and why. Having sold our house a year ago, we moved into a over 50s lifestyle resort where there is very little stress. Could this be the reason?

    1. Of course, Less stress as mentioned can get your grey hair turning back again, though it actually takes time before it gets noticed. If I may ask do you like the development?

  13. Hello , this is leela , am 24years old, when i was 20 my hair starts grey and now my hair is about 60% gray,,, i got one thing that my hair became gray due to stress and vitamin deficiency now am alright with food and peace of mind can i get black hair again? can you give me some tips to maintain a healthy and black hair , please

    1. Hello Leela,

      Maintaining meals with essential minerals and supplements is best move you made.

      In addition I believe you’re now stress free.

      To be honest it takes time before you see the full black because it starts from one strand then gradually cover the rest.

      But be rest assured your hair will turn black again with time.

      I really appreciate your time and comment.

  14. I have 8-9 grey hair and I m 16 years old only so please tell me my grey hair will turn into black if I used these remedy ?? Please give the answer as soon as possible 😥

    1. Your grey hair is very premature. If it’s not connected with your gene, It will likely turn black again. I think you should as well visit a dermatologist for proper checks.

  15. Hi, i am ashu and i am 17 years old n my 40 percent hairs are white now, i dont smoke…follow a good diet …and my hairs are white. i know my hairs are white because i jerkoff daily.can u please tell me what i should do

    1. Hello Ashu, Since you have confirmed that jerking off daily is the main reason why your hair is turning white. Why don’t you stop doing it.

      I think you should give your real self some space. At 17 and 40 percent of your hair turned grey. That very premature.

      First thing I would recommend you do is to stop that jerkoff habit and wait for 2-3 months if no improvement then you go and visit your doctor.

      But hopefully your hair must surely turn black again.

  16. Hi,….I’m 30 years old, before I’ve been reached 25 a few hairs turned white and now 10% of my hair turned white ,it’s very annoying….I’m treating from anemia …Is it the cause?and can my hair turn black again?

    1. Hello Marian,

      The 5 years gradually development shows that you really have to do something and for sure certain illness can make your hair turn grey. You can as well trace down similar situation to your family, If it’s not found in any member of the family, then there is big hope that your hair can turn black again.

      My last note for you- Book an appointment with a professional dermatologist for full details concerning your grey hair.

  17. Hello..my husband age is 32 years..and he has almost 60 % hair grey on head beard and chest also…
    Any remedy to reverse it..?
    Thnks

    (Its not hereditary)

    1. If it’s not hereditary, then it is likely related to stress or vitamin deficiency or any other cause mentioned above. I strongly suggest you tell your husband to visit a dermatologist first for full insight into the cause and possible solution.

      As for the beard, it is the most stubborn, I doubt if it’s going to turn black easily. If things didn’t turn out well after following your dermatologist guide feel free to try out our tips.

  18. I am varun and i have almost 50%of my hairs grey. I had a natural dye once but then i left it. I am just 15 and with so much of grey hairs i could not stand up in front of people. I have consulted to a dermetologist they said it is due to the deficiency of vitamin and other nutrients . I wanted to ask that the above given remedies will help me to get my black hairs back and also can i use them with the medicines prescribed by the doctors.

    1. Hi Varun,

      I understand how it feels to have grey hair at your age. Since your dermatologist says that your grey hair is as a result of deficiency. What’s the need of using other remedies when you already know and have a straight forward solution.

      I will recommend you consume supplements and nutrient-rich foods until you start seeing a positive result. And no doubt your hair must surely turn black again, it just requires patience and dedication.

      1. Thank you for your suggestions but what about the heredity white hairs can’t they be reversed to black.and how does these hairs change to grey or white if they are related to genetics ?

        1. Hi Varun,

          Most cases of hereditary related gray hair turns out to be irreversible just like gray hair from birth.

          And for information on how that happens. I believe science has better explanation for this.

          1. Sir,
            but what about the hairs which turned from black to grey at the age of 15 or 16 are they heredity or due to some other reasons.

          2. It could be hereditary or otherwise, that’s why you actually need to trace it down to your lineage, if not found then you can visit your dermatologist for better answers

  19. I have been taking Tumeric Golden Paste homemade (considered best) for 3 weeks and my grey/white hair is regaining brownish color and seems to get darker every day – no more white bleached halo and it is thicker too. I think it could be the coconut oil in the recipe.

    1. Coconut oil has been a wonderful ingredient for most of the skin and hair related problems. It really works wonders. I am happy for the development you have noticed so far.

      Keep on doing what you are doing because it will be slow, but it will worth the work and time.

      1. I m Raj, I m getting almost 40%of my hair grey. I much tired about it as I m only of 17. I m not sure but I think it was due to the over stress. please suggest me either I should go for coconut oil or almond oil.is exercise and maditation good for my grey hair.can I go for vitamin tablet ,if yes please suggest the name of tablet

        1. Hi Raj, I understand how you feel about your gray hair.

          Coconut oil has always and will always be a game changer for hair and skin related issue. A trial is definitely worth it.

          Meditation, rest and exercise can also be helpful.

          For the tabs I think dermatologist is in the best position to recommend it for you.

  20. Hey! I am Doreen, I am 37 years old and almost 50-60% of my hair is already grey. I do not want to use synthetic methods of dyeing my hair, rather I would like to try the natural methods. Of course I have been so stressed up with work and relationships issues since my late 20s and also I inherited the grey hair from both my mum and dad. About the stress I keep wondering r to see my twin sister with the same problem even though she seems to be having both a stable job and wonderful family, and this gets me much worried as to whether I will be able to reverse my hair back to black with these natural methods. Or maybe the only solution is to use the synthetic dyes to have the beautiful darker hair I admire?

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