White hair is a common problem for many men and women. While conventional hair dyes and salon treatments work to cover up the problem, they can't help to restore color to white hair. However, in some cases, natural treatments based on Ayurvedic and holistic beauty and body care can help to reverse white hair and restore some of the hair's original color, according to Julia Lawless, author of "The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Aromatic Oils in Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Health and Well-Being," and Marcel Lavabre, author of "Aromatherapy Workbook."
West Indian Bay Essential Oil, Grapefruit Essential Oil, Clary Sage Essential Oil, Juniper Essential Oil, Yarrow Essential Oil, Roman Chamomile Essential Oil, Marigold Essential Oil, Mastic Essential Oil and Coconut Oil.
Combine ½ tsp. West Indian bay essential oil, ½ tsp. Grapefruit essential oil, ½ tsp. Clary sage essential oil, ½ tsp. Juniper essential oil, ½ tsp. Yarrow essential oil, ¼ tsp. Roman chamomile essential oil, ¼ tsp. Marigold essential oil, ¼ tsp. Mastic essential oil and 1 cup coconut oil in a small bottle or container with a tight-fitting top.
Rinse your hair with cool, clean water in the shower. Pour ¼ cup of the essential oil mixture onto your hair and scalp and gently massage it in for 2 to 3 minutes. Allow the oil to stay on your hair for 10 to 15 minutes after massaging it in.
Wash your hair with lukewarm water and a mild shampoo and conditioner. Allow your hair to dry naturally after washing it.
Use this treatment once per day in the morning or evening. Stop using the essential oil mixture if it causes redness, irritation, swelling or itching on the scalp or surrounding skin.
Store unused portions of the essential oil mixture in the refrigerator for 60 days. Throw the mixture away after 60 days if you have not used it all.
- "The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Aromatic Oils in Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Health and Well-Being"; Julia Lawless; 1992
- "Aromatherapy Workbook"; Marcel Lavabre; 1990