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How to use Activated Charcoal and Coconut Oil for Grey Hair

Are you looking for activated charcoal for grey hair? Grey hair spoils your beauty, and you hesitate while keeping them open? Activated charcoal has become one of the most-fancied beauty products. Activated charcoal is used to make skin and teeth whiter and stop grey hairs naturally and turn them black again.

The mixture of coconut oil and activated charcoal is a natural method to cover grey hair. It exfoliates the scalp deeply and cleanses like a champ. 

This article elaborates on the home remedies for grey hair, how to make a hair mask, and the benefits of the charcoal mask, so let’s have a closer look at that.    

In This Article

Activated Charcoal Hair Mask Recipe

Activated Charcoal Hair Mask

Ingredients you need

  • 10 pills of activated charcoal or 1 tbsp of activated charcoal powder
  • 1 tbsp. Lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. organic coconut oil 


  • Make a fine powder of activated charcoal and add coconut oil. Then add 1 tbsp of lemon juice and mix well until you get the fine paste.  
  • Divide your hair in flicks and apply this mixture from root to tip with a brush. 
  • Let it stay for 20-25 minutes and wash off by using a mild shampoo. You can also apply conditioner, but it is optional. 

The mask effectively improves frizzy hair, grey hair, flaky itched scalp and regulates blood circulation to provoke hair’s health.   

Activated Charcoal for Grey Hair

Activated charcoal is the combination of coal, coconut shells, peat, sawdust, bone black, and petroleum coke. These all ingredients make normal charcoal much mushy and porous. 

You can mix activated charcoal with coconut oil, massage the scalp for a few minutes, and wash it off. 

Benefits of Activated Charcoal for Hair

1. Adds Volume  

Who can deny the thick and bouncy hair that covers your shoulders and dances when you walk? Activated charcoal gives a new life to your thin, dull and dead hair.

It removes all the dead skin, and you’ll notice the instant result after using activated charcoal for hair.  

2. Suitable for Hair Growth

Our scalp can become a hub of dirt, dust, and impurities that stop hair growth and affect hair quality. Activated charcoal unclogged hair follicles and removed the impurities that provoke hair growth naturally.  

3. Removes Dandruff 

Excess oil and dirt is the primary reason for dandruff and itchiness. The activated carbon is an excellent absorber by soaking all the oiliness and getting rid of dandruff, which is a common hair problem nowadays and makes the hair look beautiful and healthy. 

4. Detoxify and Cleans 

Activated carbon works as a detoxifier and cleanser. It eliminates the damage caused due to hair dyes, using harmful artificial products, swimming in the pool, using flat iron, or hair excess heat on hair. 

It gently nourishes the hair and rejuvenates them like a pro, and makes them smoother and thicker.    

5. It Suits all Types of Hair

Activated charcoal is a safe and natural ingredient and is suitable for all hair types. People with much skin sensitivity can use a patch test; moreover, the results are pretty positive. 

Coconut oil for Grey Hair

Our hair has three main layers, including the medulla, cortex, and cuticle. Using such products as dyes, hair color, shampoos, serums, etc., can damage the protective layer called the cuticle that causes deep hair damage incorporating all the hair troubles. 

Coconut oil is a panacea for rejuvenating hair’s as it is a versatile thing that you must add to your routine for the sake of your hair that is the essential part of your looks.  

How to use coconut oil for grey hair? Simply massaging coconut oil or mixing it with lemon, activated carbon, curd, or other ingredients would be beneficial for grey hair and make an excellent hair growth remedy.

Benefits of Coconut oil for Hair

Benefits of Coconut oil for Hair

1. Prevent Damage  

Applying coconut oil before washing your hair and keeping it for 2 hours prevents hair damage due to wrong products. 

Our hairs get damaged mostly when they are wet, and applying coconut oil strengthens the cuticle layer, prevents damage, and makes them smooth and strong. 

2. Protector 

The studies are also agreed that applying coconut oil regularly develops a layer that protects hair from harmful UV rays. Coconut oil includes several minerals and components that are needed to maintain healthy hair.  

3. Stimulate Hair Growth

Day to day, styling the hair, ironing, curling, pressing, highlighting, bleaching and pollution, of course, or anything else damage your hair from tip to root and obstacle in natural hair growth. 

Applying coconut oil and massaging improves blood circulation, provokes hair growth, adds volume, and makes them thicker and longer. 

4. Get rid of Itchiness

Coconut oil has anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties that kill all the bacteria growing on the scalp. It reduces flakiness and dryness, causes dandruff, and makes hair clean, shiny, and thick.  

5. Prevent Lice 

A study found that coconut oil has a component that prevents lice growth as lice never like the odor of coconut oil, but still, further researches are under-vision. 

Dos and Don’t

  • Maintain proper hygiene and wash your hair thrice a day to remove the dust and impurities. 
  • Use a mild shampoo and conditioner with fewer chemicals. 
  • Wear a scarf during excess sun exposure to protect hairs. 
  • Eat healthy food and drink plenty of water to keep your hair hydrated. 
  • Avoid cheap hair dyes and chemicals. 
  • If your hair is already healthy and fine, skip using coconut oil regularly as it can make them greasy. 
  • Never comb wet hair, or it can lead to hair breakage and damage.  

Final words

Coconut oil and activated charcoal preferably moisturize the hair and add a 

New stamina and power in your hair.  

Using activated charcoal with coconut oil can be a little messy, but it’s nothing to get healthy hair with no greys. One can also add activated carbon to your shampoo bottle and use it for washing the hair. 

There are several hair products available, including activated charcoal, that you can try. We hope this information will be worthy for you and you’ll follow all the instructions as described. 

Please feel free to share your experience and reviews with us and stay connected for more articles like that.  


  1. “Studies on the Addition of Activated Charcoal in Herbal Shampoo” – T S I journals
  2. “Charcoal: An ancient material with a new face” -Pub Med
  3. “Activated Charcoal—Past, Present and Future” – Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Dr Maria

MD. Board Certified physician. Fellowship In Family Medicine UK. 8 years of medical experience in Lifestyle-related health disorders. Graduated from AIIMS – All India Institute Of Medical Science, INDIA

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