Natural Remedies for Gray Hair

| Modified on Nov 03, 2021

B Vitamins
Posted by Ideal (Los Angeles ) on 12/06/2017
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B- Vitamins (Inositol, PABA & Pantothenic Acid) get rid of GREY HAIR

Sorry folks, I found a cure for Grey Hair through a clinical trial article & didn't take the time to share. It's been about a year now and I have been rid of greys and don't have to dye my hair unless I want to. It's comprised of a series of B vitamins.

For 90 days you will take:

  • 2 inositol's 2000 mg
  • 1 Paba 700mg
  • 1 Pantothenic Acid 500mg

After 90 days, you will drop to 1 inositol, 1 paba and 1 pantothenic acid pill a day.

You will have to continue this regimen for life. I have read that once you discontinue the B vitamins for 30 days your hair will revert back. I hope this helps you as it has immeasurably helped me.

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Robert (Swansea) on 11/03/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I was concerned that my hair was going grey at a rapid rate but within days of taking BSM my hair is thicker and darker, even to the point of after 3 weeks the ends of my hair were grey and the root is dark brown, my natural colour, I have even been asked if I have dyed my hair, I still have some grey hair but BSM seems to have turned the clock back.

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Tlw (Birmingham) on 12/14/2015
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Blackstrap Molasses for Grey Hair:

BSM always works for me, but I have discovered that, like most remedies, success is based on a lot of other factors. For example, I had anemia, which depleted a lot of nutrients and contributed to my grey hair. A big tablespoon of BSM and Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass or water met this nutritional deficiency, so my hair returned to its normal color. However, if you don't have a nutritional deficiency that would be improved by taking BSM, it might not make a difference. Three years ago, I lost 15-20 pounds taking BSM. My friends started taking it, and they gained weight! But again, it depends on other factors that vary from person to person. For example, I love sugary treats. At that time, I was eating out a lot, and I would always have dessert. But, when I started taking BSM, it satisfied my craving for sugar. As a result, I stopped ordering a slice of cake or pie with my meals, so BSM did help me lose weight because that tablespoon was replacing high-calorie, high-fat slice of chocolate or carrot cake, or apple pie, or whatever. However, none of those friends had a sweet tooth, and they never ordered dessert anyway, so when they took BSM, they were just adding extra calories to their diet. That's why some cures work for some people and not for others.

I've known people who took iron supplements and their anemia did not improve. However, they were taking iron in ferrous form (which is what most drug stores sell) and this causes constipation and is not absorbed by the body. Iron should be taken in chelated form. Also, it should be taken by itself, on an empty stomach, and caffeine hinders its effectiveness. But, if you don't know that, you will just say, "Iron supplements don't work for anemia." Unfortunately, your Dr. probably won't be much help. Once, I asked my OB-GYN for her opinion about Acidopholus for yeast infestions. She told me that's what she takes - but said she could lose her medical license for prescribing it to patients because it's not approved by the FDA. So she prescribes products that she woudldn't use herself.

I understand that that everyone is busy, but I encourage each of you to spend more time researching the causes of your conditions, and also research cures. If 100 people say, "Yes" you may have a different set of circumstances that would put you in the "Nay" category. Also, remember that nature usually doesn't work overnight. When you start a treatment, you need to be patient and consistent. And with most supplements, you need to drink a sufficient amount of water (not just a few gulps). I hope this helps.

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Sandy (Madison, Wi) on 02/18/2018
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I have been taking blackstrap molasses on my oatmeal every morning for about two months. I take about 2 tablespoons and pour it on top of my oatmeal. I did this because I like the taste of molasses and also because I'm anemic. I was looking at my hair this morning and noticed that I really haven't had new gray hair coming in, like I almost always do.

In addition to molasses, I take many supplements, including B vitamins and iodine. But I really didn't see this kind of result until I started the molasses.

Just in case anyone is interested, this is how I prepare the oatmeal. I put about a third cup of steel cut oats into a stoneware round dish with a stoneware top. I pour water into the oats and season with cinnamon and sometimes raisins and nuts. I place this stoneware bowl into a small, 1 quart round crockpot, make sure there's water around the edges of the stoneware insert, and turn it on at night. In the morning I have perfectly cooked oatmeal every time!

Molasses has also helped with energy levels, constipation, and better skin tone. I just feel better when I take molasses in the morning. If I skip oatmeal for any reason, I just stir the molasses into coconut or almond milk.

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Jeanne (San Diego, Ca) on 04/22/2015
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Blackstrap molasses really fixes gray hair! This is what I've been doing:

I use Plantation Blackstrap Unsulphured Molasses. You want a molasses with the nutrients in it. Some molasses is just for baked items and the iron and other nutrients are stripped from it. Just look at the label.

I take 2-3 tbs 3 times a day. Just wash it down with milk or coconut milk or something.

I saw results in 24-48 hours. I'm a brunette, and those short gray kinky hairs around my face softened and straightened out and turned light brown. After three days, those hairs darkened a little more and really blended nicely with the rest of my hair.

I stopped taking molasses for three days and on the third day, the gray gradually began to come back.

I think you have to take this every day to keep the gray away.

I hate taking the molasses no matter what it's mixed with lol...

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Sarah (Auckland, Nz) on 06/26/2016

I realise it's been YEARS since I last posted a comment, but I just thought I'd inform everyone that I'm now 42 and still dark of hair. I no longer take the vitamin B, just the dessert spoonful of organic un-sulphured blackstrap molasses each morning. Good luck out there.

EC: Thank you for updating us after 8 years, yea!


Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Sandy (Il) on 07/27/2017
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I tried the plantation brand, Unsulphured Molasses for nearly a year. No results. I read the results of a clinical trial in which those of all ages found re-pigmentation of hair upon taking: 1000mg of Inositol, Paba 700mg, & Pantothenic Acid 500 mg. Take those once a day for 2 months and you will begin to see results. Greys will fall out and you will see the natural pigmentation of your hair back again. You will have to stay on these vitamins to keep the results ongoing. You can say so long to hair dye!!

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Sandi (Orange County, Ca) on 06/12/2012
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I've been using BSM since I found this site 2-3 years ago. Before I started using BSM, I could find about 10-15 white hairs scattered around my head and I could tell I was at the start of becoming completely gray - I was in my early 40's at the time. I started taking 1 tbsp. Of BSM daily, very consistently, in my tea. Around the 3rd month (maybe it was longer), I noticed 2 hairs on my head that had white tips with brown roots. I even showed it to my husband who was extremely skeptical of me taking BSM to cure my gray hairs. My grays were becoming less frequent (I had plucked the previous ones) and was rarely seeing any new grays growing in. There was a period of time when I got sick of taking the BSM, and the white hairs started returning.

So I went back to taking BSM daily, but this time, I made the BSM fudge (equal parts EVCO, BSM and organic nut butter... Along with some added things to make it yummier like raw cashews, chia seeds and hemp seeds) and it's like dessert. I have a few teaspoons of BSM fudge daily and I love the taste of it so I never fail to consume BSM consistently. I rarely ever see any gray. Now I am almost 45 and I don't have any gray. I started telling all my friends about it, and there have been mixed results depending on the level of gray. My sister, who is like me with the scattered grays here and there, started taking it and it works for her. My friend, who has an entire head of gray hair and colors it every 6 weeks, started trying it. After consistently taking it daily and finishing the bottle of BSM, she claims it made her hair grow much faster but didn't change the color back to brown. It annoyed her because she had to color her hair even more often since her hair was growing out so fast taking BSM.

So, I think my conclusion is that BSM works, but you have to take it forever. As soon as you stop, the grays will return. If you are completely gray, it will either not work or you'll get tired of waiting so long to see results. It's a very slow process and you have to be patient. Take BSM if you're just starting to go gray, and I think you'll get positive results from it.


Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Helen (Milton, Nc 27305) on 01/30/2012
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Thanks! Now I know why my hair has gone from white to dark blonde and is getting darker! I will keep taking tablespoon of blackstrap molasses EVERY day. I am 84 years old and you can imagine the stares that I get!!!! However, I love it and my hair is so ALIVE, just like a child's new hair. This has happened since the last of April, 2011! My children are almost afraid to ask what I have done! Now I can tell them. I am also eating raw apricot kernels daily to prevent cancer so did not know which to credit the new hairchange to to!!

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Donald (Muskegon, Michigan, U.s.) on 03/01/2010
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This has been my experience using black strap molases. i take it three times daily. once in the morning, once at miday and once in the evening. i pour about one incn in a styrafoam regular size glass, mix well with warm water and down the whole thing. i am 56 and started graying in my early 20,s. i am pretty much all grey with some white. i have been on this regiment for over three months. i also take b vitamins. my hair now is getting some color at the top of my head and working downward. i visited my son the other day and he said that my hair was getting darker and was i using a hair dye. i assured him that i was not. then about one week later i visited a friend i had not seen in a long time. she looked at me and asked if i was dyeing my hair. and finaly when i went to get my hair cut my barber commented that my hair was getting darker. this change of my hair can only be the result of the unsulphered blackstrap molasses (ubsm). i use only unsulphered blackstrap molases which can only be bought at health food stores in my area.

also i have type II diabetes. because i am unemployed and uninsured i could not take my prescribed insulin. i just could not afford it. i googled natural cures for diabetes and found out that unsulphered molasses would cure and regulate blood sugar. it suggested using it twice daily would do the trick. recently i went and had blood work done for my diabetes and the results were that my blood sugar levels for the past three months very normal. again i contribute this to the ubsm. i am certainly not saying that one should not take their medication for diabetes but the addition of ubsm certainly cannot hurt as it is low in sugar. you would to talk to your doctor about it first. anyways usbm is working for me . i really believe that it works but in a very slow way. have patience and hang in there. have a good day. donald


Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Chris T. (Albuquerque, NM) on 03/26/2021
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Diatomaceous Earth! (Food Grade) My husband and I started taking it in a glass of water daily for its health benefits, and his Salt and Pepper hair is 95% black again over the course of 3 weeks. I had come across people claiming it restored their hair color, but dismissed it as silly. But low and behold, his black hair is back!

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Edward (Denver Co) on 03/25/2015

Folks, stop and think about it. We all react differently to taking the same supplements or food. Our bodies processes are unique to each one of us. We don't use things the same way. That is why when you try something for Grey Hair, what works for one person will not work for the next. To try a cure for something, you should give it a fair amount of time to work, say 3 to 6 months. If it does not work, move on to another cure, after all they are all natural and not overly expensive. Good luck finding what works for you. Don't stop until you succeed.


Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Lucia Maria (Nanuet, New York) on 02/26/2013
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BlackStrap Molassas does make your hair darker like it says it does, I am proof of that! I had just colored my hair "blond" and all of a sudden within about I'd say a few days after that, my hair is getting dark all over from the top to the bottom! It does take about 3-4 months for the BlackStrap to kick in but it does work if you are a natural Brunette! I take two tablespoons a day.

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Weisdaclick (Miami, Fl) on 01/14/2013

I am a man in my early forties with a lot of white hair (not even gray - it's stark white). As my hair is naturally black it really sticks-out. Now here is the thing: I have a brother who is 3 years older than me. I am the "healthy one" - always working out and watching what I eat whereas he drinks heavily and smokes a little, he has virtually no gray at all.

I have tried to work out why we have this difference and can think of two reasons:

1) We are both very tall but I am an inch taller and often have cold hands & feet. I reckon this means scalp circulation is also not as good.

2) My "healthy" diet of no alcohol was not as healthy as I thought. For years I was drinking diet sodas and my bro drinks beer by the case-load. Turns out beer has copper and a couple of other minerals and my diet sodas leech minerals from the body.

So now I have quit sodas some time back and am trying to get more copper in my diet. First off was BSM which may be very, very slowly working. A black spot of hair about the size of a fingernail has formed around my temple area.

Recently I have been taking a bit more powdered cocoa and the spot has turned into more of a streak of dark hair - seems to be working. Encouraged by this I am trying to eat more nuts and have even tried liver - it has to be the most disgusting thing ever but if it can help me get some hair color back I will eat it now and then.

I am also drinking a little beer these days. I have read that those who drink in moderation tend to live longer than those who drink nothing. Today I ordered some liquid chlorophyll and will add that to the diet.

I would love to hear the thoughts of the board. I hate having so much white hair at this age - it is the only thing that ages me. I really, really want to get more of my black hair back naturally.

Ashwagandha
Posted by Maria (Gippsland, Vic, Australia) on 02/25/2012
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500mg Ashwagandha with breaky and dinner 5-6 days a week, and I might add not for grey hair, was taken for about a year. Hubby was about 10% grey but not now - no grey. We did not notice it till about 6 months. Has not had any for 6 months and still no grey. He was also taking neem and tulsi for 3-4 weeks on and off and zinc. The zinc was taken only once or twice a week. This is the second time he has got rid of his grey hair without trying, The first time he was young to be going grey.


Apple Cider Vinegar in Apple Juice
Posted by Joe (Toronto) on 01/09/2018
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My Grandfather taught me to drink apple cider vinegar and honey in water or apple juice daily when I was a young lad. I am now 77 years old and only no grey hair to speak of.


Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Troy (Australia) on 09/24/2014
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I have replaced the sugar in my coffee with BSM, and have been having it in shakes. I have been doing this for 4 days and I SWEAR my greys are already disappearing. I am shocked! Its also a LOW GI sugar, much better for you than normal processed white sugar. You can 100% replace sugar with it.

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Chloe (Singapore ) on 09/20/2018
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Recently, I noticed about 5 strand of hair that has a white tip but black roots. Thats after 6 months of taking BSM daily, vitamin D3 etc.


Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Courtney (Granite Bay, Ca) on 02/27/2013

Blackstrap molasses has a lot of iron in it, though. Assuming you're not prematurely gray, isn't too much iron contraindicated for mature women?


Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Sara (Sacramento, Ca) on 12/06/2012

Hello, I am 39 years old. This year, I noticed some gray hair and felt a little depressed and sad. I started taking Alpha Lipoic Acid for general well-being. I noticed my gray hairs are gone for good. Black Strap Molasses is good in term of iron and magnesium, but if you are concerned with your gray hair then ALP is the answer.


Copper Supplementation
Posted by Dott (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Usa) on 12/13/2009
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Hi, I have another possible reason for grey/white hair. You MIGHT have a copper deficiency. Supplemental copper may help.

My husband has served as the guinea pig for this experiment. He used to be teased a lot by family for his white-haired resemblance to wild and hairy Einstein photos. When I started reseaching causes of white hair, I found lack of copper in the diet is one. Then, I looked up foods high in copper, and discovered that my spouse didn't like ANY of them, and rarely ate any copper-containing foods. So, I got him a 2 mg. copper supplement, and he takes it daily.

His hair is no longer white, but it is not that close to his natural color either yet, but it is getting there. I would estimate it to be about 70% grey yet, but it is improved enough to notice, his nape is quite a bit darker, his eyebrows are free of grey, his arm hair is darker than it was, and he told me just this morning that his chest hair is also starting to darken now. Supplemental copper is also apparently good for elasticity of the arteries to the heart---that makes you wonder if its lack might contribute to heart problems, but I haven't been able to find any indication of that online really. Still, we will take the bonus.

Avoid Corn Syrup
Posted by Celteyes (Pearland, Texas) on 12/09/2009

Come on James.....you tried it twice and what...you think all your gray hairs were gonna be gone? Am I missing something? Is this a joke? Give it a chance, I haven't noticed anything with my hair yet, but I have noticed more energy and a feeling of well being. Oh and you know snake oil has positives also! hee hee Take care.


Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by E.B. (Ooltewah, TN - USA) on 11/02/2008
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About 3 months ago I started taking 1 Tablespoon of unsulphured blackstrap molasses daily, or at least I tried to do it daily, because many times I'd forget. I just pour onto a spoon and then swallow it. The taste is ok, not great and I just get it over with quickly. I was hoping that it would help with my graying hair all around my hairline, and sure enough this stuff works! I had a lot of gray and now it's almost all gone. I bought the unsulphured blackstrap molasses at the health food store, haven't found it at grocery stores around here. I'm very pleased and will continue. Thank you to EC and everyone who has contributed such helpful information on so many subjects.

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Chattvol (Co) on 03/08/2014
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BSM is working to restore some color to my gray hair. I actually have dark streaks in it now. My husband has decided to take it as well.


Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Kate (Maidenhead, Berkshire, England) on 01/27/2012

Due to my hair loss I can't use commerical hair dyes, however I've been taking unsulphured blackstrap molasses for the last 3 weeks, my grey hair has turned dark black with reddish pigment. The cooper in the molasses is key to changing the hair colour.


Chlorophyll
Posted by Pamann (Clermont, Florida) on 07/27/2011
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Took organic unsulphered BSM for months and did not notice any difference, in fact, more gray hairs than ever seemed to be coming in. Purchased some chlorophyll just to try out, and my gray hairs are all but gone. And now my hair is a deep, shiny chocolate brown, healthier than it ever was before. I take one to two tablespoons a day. I believe it is the copper that is helping me. I use Nature's Way Chlorofresh, in case anyone is interested. Have been taking this for about two months. This may not work for everyone, but it sure has for me.


Wheatgrass
Posted by Ben (Bremerton, Wa ) on 03/17/2016

About restoring natural hair color - Boron deficiency can cause that so supplement with borax (the mineral source of boron) as it helps restore hair color. Tried it myself and noticed a big difference in about 2 months.


Avoid Corn Syrup
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile , Tn. ) on 07/14/2015

HI U FOLKS, , , , , , , , wrote on this subject many years ago. BSM contains iron which is a two edged sword. It cut both ways. You don't need iron if you don't need iron, but I was going to shoot a bear in the fanny. As a diabetic, my glucose when out the roof and scared my mule. I still have a jar in the cabinet that is many years old.

For a diabetic to worry about grey hair is beyond belief. Worry about having two good legs to walk on. It's a sheet + 2 =8 thing.

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