The pigment cells bring color to the hair, and they are found at every hair follicle’s base. Moreover, the efficiency of these cells is reduced by aging, and consequently they die.

As a consequence, the hair starts losing its color once the body stops creating pigments. However, if you protect the base of your hair follicles and nourish your scalp, you can prevent your hair from becoming gray. To be more precise, if you keep the base and the pigment cells healthy, then your hair will not become gray for a very long time.

A number of factors can cause gray hair, including:

  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Malnutrition
  • Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism
  • Radiation
  • Using electric dryer and hair dyes
  • Genetics
  • Chemotherapy

Hair dyes are necessary for coloring the hair, but they are loaded with chemicals that cause damage to the hair. Therefore, using all-natural products is recommended. Read about a homemade natural product which is going to make your hair amazing.

Coconut Oil and Lemon Juice for Preventing Premature Hair Graying

Coconut oil contains lauric acid, medium-chain fatty acids, and has anti-microbial properties. All of these are beneficial since they can strengthen the hair, condition the scalp and also re-grow hair. Moreover, coconut oil reduces protein loss and if used for a longer time it can restore the color of the hair due to its antioxidants content.

Additionally, lemon juice also prevents hair graying. It is abundant in vitamins B and C and phosphorus which eliminate the culprit of gray hair and nourish the scalp.


  • Coconut oil- 50ml.
  • Fresh lemon juice-3 teaspoons


  • Mix the ingredients and apply the combination on your hair.
  • Then, massage your scalp and leave it for an hour.
  • In the end, wash and shampoo your hair as you normally do.
  • Repeat this procedure every week for perfect results.