Graying of hair is a common occurrence with advancing age due to less formation of melanin. But people often pass a frowning expression when they see a grey hair in their late twenties. A third of population’s hair starts graying when they are below 30. It is sudden knock on the confidence of a youngster who is at the fledging stage of his/her career. However, there is no cure to stop greying of hair but there are some natural remedies that can prevent early greying of hair. Greying of hair is due to myriad of factors i.e. ageing, genes, hormonal imbalance, anemia, thyroid disease, poor diet, stress and anxiety.
Ways to Prevent Premature Greying of Hair
Diet rich in vitamins, minerals, zinc and copper provides potion to hair. Include green leafy vegetables, fruits, cereals, grains, eggs, chicken, nuts, milk and other dairy food products in your diet. Minimize exposure to sunlight as it also promotes early greying of hair. Nutritious diet stimulates in the formation of melanin pigment thus preserving black shiny hair. Avoid foods made from white flour, refined sugar and fizzy drinks.
Stave off from smoking to avert premature greying of hair. Smoking makes hair to lose its sheen and colour thus one should quit smoking to restore its colour and radiance.
Proper Nourishment of Hair
Proper nourishment of hair is prerequisite for hair health. Use shampoo that is tailor made for your hair type and preferably use mild and gentle shampoo. Regular massage of hair by coconut, castor or almond oil helps in better circulation in the scalp.
Natural Packs- There is several natural packs to stop the early onset of grey hair.
- Apply amla paste on scalp and massage it on hair roots.
- Mix two parts of coconut oil and one part of lemon juice to form a mixture. Apply it on scalp and roots.
- Add tea or coffee in water and boil it for 10 mins. To get black hair wash it with tea and to get brown hair rinse it with coffee.
- Apply onion paste for an hour and wash it off.
- Soak shikhakai in iron metal overnight and boil it in the morning. Apply it on hair and rinse well
There is no permanent cure for greying of hair. But if one follows the above mentioned tips then one can delay the early onset of greying.