how to stop hair whitening at young age/home remedies

How To Stop Hair Whitening At Young Age/ Home Remedies

Hair, as one of the factors of your beauty, is susceptible. You may not be able to bring back your bleached and lost hair, but why let the remaining hair on your head turn white?

Identifying the cause of hair whitening at a young age is the best way to treat and prevent further growth of white hair. Do not be fooled by the advertisements of some companies for the definitive treatment of white hair because if the cause of your white hair is genetic, there is no treatment, and you can only prevent the increase of your white hair. Remember to keep home remedies for hair whitening in mind and supply your body with vitamins.

Using chemical dyes does not help prevent the growth of white hair and speeds up this process. The best thing is to use herbs or natural colors to restore beauty to your hair.

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Best herbs and natural colors for hair

  1. curry leaves

A mixture is obtained from the combination of hair oil and curry leaves that prevents the growth of white hair at a young age. To use this mixture, you should mix them well and apply it on your scalp.

  1. Bringaraj leaf

This leaf has medicinal properties that prevent hair whitening at a young age and make it look darker if you have black hair. To use Bringaraj leaves, boil them in coconut or sesame oil, gently apply the resulting mixture on your head, and massage it.

  1. Indian gooseberry

Since this fruit is rich in antioxidants, it is believed that it can reverse the growth of gray hair. This product is mainly found in powder form. If you can find 3 or 4 of this fruit, you should consume them according to the instructions below.

  • Cut the gooseberry into small pieces.
  • Add them to a glass of water and let it boil.
  • Boil for a few minutes.
  • Turn off the stove.
  • Let the mixture cool.
  • Apply the mixture to your white hair.
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  1. black tea

Black tea affects hair shine, shine, and softness. You can use this plant in two ways to prevent hair whitening at a young age. Pour two cups of tea into boiling water and wait for it to brew ultimately, then leave it in an open container until it cools down. Now you can apply it to your hair and wait an hour for results. The second method is to combine tea with hair conditioners and put it on your hair.

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  1. Squash

Pumpkin is one of the products that has shown its effect on stimulating hair and helping pigment cells. To use this product, you can put its oil on your hair.

  1. coconut oil

Since white hair is thicker and more fragile than colored hair, it quickly loses its proteins. Therefore, you should take more care of your white hair. Coconut oil, with its moisturizing and softening properties, prevents hair proteins from falling. To use coconut oil, apply one or two spoons on your white hair and wait an hour. Then remove it from your hair with a mild cleanser. After finishing work, apply a conditioner to your hair for more softness.

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  1. Using henna to cover hair whitening at a young age

Henna is one of the natural hair color products used since ancient times. Henna is not dangerous for children; you can use it to cover your white hair. How to use it is as follows:

  • Add water to one cup of powdered henna to make a thick paste.
  • Mix well and apply the paste to your child’s hair using a pair of gloves.
  • Leave it on for an hour or two before washing it off.


  1. black coffee

Henna is a product that turns hair orange or light brown, but everyone may not like this color. Most people like to use a natural dye that gives their hair a black color. I recommend you black coffee. You can change your white hair to black with black coffee. However, this is temporary; you must re-dye their white hair after it grows back. How to consume black coffee is as follows:

  • Boil two to three cups of water.
  • Mix four to five teaspoons of coffee powder with plain water in another cup.
  • Mix the coffee mixture with boiled water. Let it cool.
  • Apply the mixture to your gray hair.
  • Leave it for 20-30 minutes and wash it with water.
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  1. Prevent hair whitening at a young age with onions

You may know onion by its foul smell, but interestingly, it strengthens hair. During the research, scientists found they could produce shampoo from onion extract. Compared to other chemical products, the produced product irritates the hair less and is more effective in stimulating the follicles to produce melanin. Making onion shampoo is relatively easy; you can also make this shampoo at home.

  • Collect 100 grams of fresh onions.
  • Cut them into small pieces.
  • Chop the onion into smaller pieces using a food processor
  • Filter the onion extract by pouring the chopped onion on a muslin cloth
  • Then add onion extract (usually 1 to 3 ml) to a natural shampoo such as coconut, castor, and eucalyptus.

Use this shampoo to see the following results in your hair:

  • More nutrients and better nutrition of hair follicles
  • Moisturizing dry skin and hair
  • Promote hair growth
  • Less growth of graying at an early age
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  1. Using rose water to remove hair whitening at a young age

No specific research shows that rose water can cause the loss of white hair. However, rose water has other properties that refresh the hair. The benefits of rose water for hair are:

  • Rose water helps reduce oiliness and dandruff.
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties making it useful for some scalp diseases such as psoriasis and eczema.

Many women with curly hair testify to the ability of rose water to calm frizz and increase shine.

  1. Properties of black seed oil for slowing down hair whitening at a young age

Black seed is an annual flowering plant that is mainly found in India. Black seed oil is obtained simply by pressing black seed seeds. The black seed oil contains thymoquinone. Thymoquinone is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound that relieves skin infections caused by bacteria and fungi. Thymoquinone promotes hair growth and slows down the aging process of hair follicles, thereby preventing hair thinning and whitening at a young age.

In general, black seed and its oil have many benefits for hair, which need to be reviewed in another article, but if we want to refer to its benefits case by case, we should mention these things:

  • It maintains the health of the scalp.
  • Stimulates hair growth.
  • It inhibits hair loss.
  • It prevents hair and skin from turning white.
  • Prevents damage.
  • It strengthens blood circulation.
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Medicines to remedies for hair whitening

Are there pills to prevent gray hair? Medicines often cause hair loss or excessive hair growth, but they act as a complication of hair color change. It means that hair color change drugs are a drug’s side effect, and there is no specific drug to remove white hair. In the following, we introduce the drugs observed to change hair color.

  1. Chloroquine and white hair

This drug is used to treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. In some cases, it has been observed that this medicine makes the scalp shiny and rarely affects the color of the hair, sibyl, and eyebrows.

  1. Sunitinib drug to prevent hair graying at an early age

This drug is mainly used to treat cancer and carcinoma. Whitening of hair on the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, or body hair may occur with this medicine. The effect of this drug is dose-dependent, which means that the intensity of the color change depends on the dose. 7-14% of patients with a lower dose (50 mg per day) and up to 64% of patients with a higher dose (more than 50 mg per day) have experienced hair color change

Medicines to remedies for hair whitening
  1. Sorafenib

This drug is used to treat thyroid cancer and kidney and liver carcinoma. By taking this drug, up to 27% of patients show a change in hair color after 2 to 6 weeks. According to the report, hair may grow back even while the patient is still treated with sorafenib. However, the newly grown hair is more fragile, curlier and sometimes darker than the original.

  1. Phenobarbital

Due to Lyell’s syndrome in several rare cases, this anticonvulsant drug has caused black hair to become blonde.

  1. Cisplatin

After hair loss, this anti-cancer agent has reported regrowth of lighter and darker hair.

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Your frequently asked questions

In the following, we will examine the most common popular questions that arise in the minds of most of the audience.

  • Does taking a bath too much cause white hair?

There is little evidence that taking too many showers turns your hair gray. However, bathing too much will cause the loss of oil and beneficial bacteria on your head. With the loss of these things, your scalp becomes dry and may crack. Splitting your scalp exposes the roots of your hair to harmful bacteria that may affect your follicles.

  • What foods help prevent hair whitening at a young age?

As mentioned, you should get the minerals and vitamins your hair needs from food. Each food has different nutrients, but in general, you should eat the following foods regularly to avoid vitamin deficiency:

  • dairy
  • Fish
  • beef liver
  • Chicken
  • potato
  • Citrus
  • Beans and lentils
  • Dark leafy vegetables
  • Almonds and peanuts
  • White mushroom.
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  • Does stress cause hair to turn hair whitening at a young age?

In the past, an experiment was designed in which several mice were exposed to stress and nervous pressure. After a while, the mice’s hair started to turn white. Therefore, scientists believe hair graying is directly related to stress and nervous tension.


As you read, this article talked about home remedies for white hair. On the other hand, we recommend you have a healthy lifestyle to reduce the possibility of getting this problem. Now, if you need help in this field, you can talk to a hair doctor so that the necessary measures can be taken.

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Author and specialist

Dr. Majid Zahrabi,


  • Board Certified Neurosurgeon
  • DHA certificate holder
  • Plantation certificate holder, France
  • Certified holder of Discogol, France
  • A pioneer in the non-surgical treatment of disc herniation in the Middle East and CIS countries.
  • Under the training and coaching of Professor Jacques Theron (founder of Discogel Therapy) since 2008
  • More than 400 successful cervical and 1300 lumbar discogel injections
  • Trained and certified several neurosurgeons and spine surgeons in the Middle East and CIS countries for the treatment of Discogel
  • Strong belief in patient-centered care planning and participation
  • Neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Imam Khomeini and Amir Mazandarani Hospital, Sari, Iran, with more than 430 surgeries annually, 2000-2011
  • Neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Farmaniyeh, Nikan and Yas Sepid Hospital, Tehran, Iran, with more than 400 surgeries annually, 2011-2012
  • Neurosurgeon at Iranian Hospital, Dubai, 2022-2023
  • Since 2015, he has been working as a reference doctor for the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with Discogel and has trained many doctors of spine-related specialties in various countries of the Middle East and CIS in person/practically and online.



  • Individual training sessions under the direct supervision of Professor Jacques Theron in Discogel treatment, 2008-2020
  • Training sessions under the supervision of Professor Thierry Boye on spinal implants, 2007
  • Participation and presentation in several national and international medical and neuro-spinal conferences
  • Board certificate by Iran Neurosurgery Board, 2001
  • Neurosurgery assistant training course, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran, 1996-2001 (In 2001, he graduated from Isfahan University of Medical Sciences with the first rank in the country.
  • His thesis the titled:The Application of human amniotic membrane in repair of dura matter in dogs.” ( It was happening for the first time in the world. )
  • General medical education, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran, 1984-1993


Published books:

  • CT scan of the brain for doctors
  • Etiology and treatment of painful spine disorders
  • Atlas of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of spine disorders
  • The most common mistakes in the treatment of spinal disorders
  • Reading brain CT scan in simple language (3rd place in the book of the year)
  • Treatment of head and spine injuries

Publications and articles:

  • Bacteriostatic and bactericidal effects of DISCOGEL® (https://www.researchgate.net/)
  • Muscle recovery, reduction of pain, and improvement of movement strategies in patients with lumbar discopathy after injection of Discogel.
  • The article on the initial results of the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with discogel injection, which won the second-best poster rank at the Pan Arab International Congress of Interventional Radiology (March 14-16, 2015) and was accepted for presentation at the Chicago Pain Congress.
  • The use of human amniotic membrane in dura mater repair in dogs, a study for the first time in the world.



  • Annual Congress of Physiotherapists of Iran, 2019
  • Chicago International Pain Congress, 2019
  • Iran International Pain Management Congress, 2018
  • Annual Congress of Physiotherapists of Iran, 2018
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Armenia for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2017
  • First Live Workshop and Seminar on Minimally Invasive Disc Therapy (DISCON), 2017
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Azerbaijan for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2016
  • Seminar of Iranian official managers, 2016
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Tajikistan for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2016
  • International Neurological Intervention Congress in Iran, 2014
  • Educational seminar for nurses on treatment approaches for head and spine trauma, 2014
  • Educational seminar for general practitioners on treatment approaches for head and spine trauma, 2014
  • Speech at the Retraining Seminar for General Practitioners and Specialists in Dubai (Discon) in 2017
  • Speech in the internal retraining courses of Irani Hospital, Dubai
  • Holding lecture sessions and practical workshops on the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with discogel injection in Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Oman, and Armenia during the years 2015 to 2021.
  • Giving a lecture and holding a practical workshop for neurosurgeons in Vietnam at Ho Chi Minh City University in 2023

Dr. Majid Zohrabi started treating his patients in Dubai in 2022 and continues his activities in private medical centers in the UAE.