Coconut Oil and Lemon Juice for Grey Hair

Grey hairs are considered to be the first sign of old age. There are many ways to cover and dye grey hair, but most of these colorants have harsh chemicals and toxins in them, which can damage your hair. In this condition, you can use some natural remedies such as coconut oil and lemon juice for grey hair coverage.

Why Coconut Oil and Lemon Juice Are Effective for Grey Hair?

coconut oil and lemon juice

The hair gets its color by pigment cells present in the hair follicles. With time passing by, the number of pigment cells decreases, resulting in grey hair. The mixture of coconut oil and lemon juice nourishes the scalp and protects the pigment cells, therefore can prevent the growing of grey hair.

Besides, coconut oil is rich in strong antimicrobial properties, medium-chain fatty acids and lauric acids, which can help reverse the original color and strengthen your hair. Lemon juice contains a lot of vitamins like vitamins C and B. All these nutrients can make the hair follicles healthy and strong. For the above reasons, you can rely on coconut oil and lemon juice for treating grey hair.

How to Use Coconut Oil and Lemon Juice for Grey Hair

1. Coconut Oil and Lemon Juice Rinse

coconut oil and lemon juice rinse


Things you need:

  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil


  • Warm up the coconut oil to lukewarm.
  • Take it off from the heat.
  • Mix and stir in the lemon juice.
  • Apply this warm mixture of coconut oil and lemon juice to your scalp and hair.
  • Leave it for half an hour.
  • Rinse with water and then use a mild shampoo to wash your hair.
  • Repeat twice a week for best results.

2. Coconut Oil Application

coconut oil

Coconut oil acts as a great conditioner and it can penetrate the hair shafts, which can make hair strong and healthy. It is great for nourishing brittle hair and preserving the color. 

  • Take around two tablespoons of coconut oil in a glass dish and microwave for ten to fifteen seconds. Make sure that it does not get too hot.
  • Massage your scalp and hair with this warm oil.
  • Put on a shower cap or wrap your hair in a towel for twenty to thirty minutes.
  • Wash your hair with a mild shampoo.

3. Coconut Oil and Curry Leaves Massage

coconut oil and curry leaves

Curry leaves are very commonly used in curries for adding flavor, and they can also add color to your hair. Here is how to use them:

Things you need:

  • A handful of curry leaves
  • One cup coconut oil


  • Put coconut oil in a pan, add the curry leaves in it and heat the mixture over medium flame.
  • Remove it from the heat when the curry leaves turn black. Let it cool and then pass it through a sieve to remove the blackened leaves.
  • Put this oil in a jar and massage your scalp and hair with it thrice a week. Use a mild or herbal shampoo to wash your hair afterwards.

4. Lemon Juice and Almond Oil Massage

lemon juice and almond oil

The use of coconut oil and lemon juice for grey hair coverage is gaining popularity. If you want to try another type of oil, you can mix almond oil with lemon juice for gorgeous and lustrous hair. The very high content of vitamin E and antioxidants of almond oil, and vitamin C in lemon juice make this mixture an ideal combination to nourish hair and prevent it from going grey.

Things you need:

  • Almond oil 2-3 tablespoons
  • Lemon juice 3 tablespoons


  • Mix the lemon juice and oil well in a glass bottle or jar.
  • Apply the mixture on your scalp and hair.
  • Let it stay for twenty to thirty minutes and then wash your hair with a mild shampoo.

5. Lemon Juice and Onion Pack

lemon juice and onion pack

Onions are very effective to restore hair color and if combined with lemon juice the results are amazing.

Things you need:

  • 2 tablespoon of lemon juice 
  • 3 tablespoons of onion juice


  • Mix both onion and lemon juice in a bowl.
  • Apply this mixture on your scalp and hair.
  • Let it stay for twenty to thirty minutes for maximum absorption and then wash your hair.
  • To see noticeable results, use this hair pack four times a week for two to three weeks.

Other Natural Remedies for Grey Hair

There are other effective natural ways other than coconut oil and lemon juice for grey hair coverage and prevention. Some of them are:

  • Black tea: Make strong black tea and add a teaspoon of salt in it. Let it cool for some time and apply the liquid on your hair and scalp. Leave for an hour and then wash with a mild shampoo.
  • Mustard oil: Mustard oil is very good for hair and can color your hair naturally. Take a cup of mustard oil and put a handful of henna leaves in it. Heat the oil till the henna leaves turn black then turn off the flame and let it cool. When the oil is cold, remove the henna leaves and use this oil to massage your scalp and hair for shiny black hair.

You can also try some natural hair dye for grey hair.