If you’re 29 just like me and have started to notice a few strands of grey hair, you don’t need to worry. It’s not like you’ve started to age already. There are several factors that could lead to premature greying of hair. Premature greying happens due to several factors and since we all live a fast-paced life, don’t follow a good healthy diet, or get stressed easily due to too much work pressure - this is bound to happen. Therefore, if you do notice something like that do not panic since everything can be taken care of using natural remedies or a simple change of lifestyle.
Scientific Reasons For Premature Greying of Hair
Like your body and bones, your hair too undergoes certain changes as you age/grow older. In the case of your hair - as and when your hair follicles age they then produce less color - the result, grey hair. Although it is your genetics that determines when your hair will begin to lose color, do remember that once you hit the age of 35 your aging hair follicles are likely to produce grey or white hair in order to replace the last hair that died. However, in the case of premature greying of hair - grey hairs appear a lot earlier and we’re here to show you how you can control or stop this following simple steps.
Natural/Home Remedies to Prevent Premature Greying of Hair
Home Made Oil Treatment
You all know more or less about the benefits of coconut oil - it works exceptionally well as a conditioner and can also help in the regrowth of hair follicles. I personally love coconut oil all by itself. The day I oil my hair with my, my hair feels a lot softer post washing it than otherwise. But did you know that this oil for grey hair is said to be a foolproof way of maintaining dark tresses. Don’t believe me? Then try it out and see the results.
To prepare this magic oil you will need:
- A handful of curry leaves
- 1 cup coconut oil
- Add the curry leaves to 1 cup of coconut oil and boil it for approximately 6-8 minutes.
- Allow the oil to cool down and massage it all over your scalp.
- Do this regularly for best results.
Make A Few Lifestyle Changes
According to Ayurveda, it is important your meals have a proper balance of all the six tastes. Make sure that you use your spices and salt moderately. Food products such as mustard, linseed, fish, mutton, lamb, and curds are rich in nutrients. But when consumed excessively it can cause vitiation of Pitta. Additionally, a lack of iron, calcium, vitamins B12 and D3 in your diet too can cause greyness in your hair strands. Therefore, eat well and use your spices and salt proportionally. If you incorporate these changes in your diet, you will see the difference for yourself.
Stop Damaging Your Hair
Hair treatments such as straightening, perming, and coloring can cause hair to lose its natural color. Do you know that hair dyes that contain chemicals such as bleaching agents and hydrogen peroxide cause grey/white hairs if used for prolonged periods? That’s a sad truth of hair colorants so be careful with the products you use for your hair. Always stick to natural hair products instead. Also if you know someone who could be a victim of premature greying of hair try informing them about the cons of doing so. It’s always good to spread the word, what do you think?
Quit Smoking If You Already Are
Did you know that smoking not only increases your chances of lung cancer but also puts your hair at risk? Yes, my dear friends, it does. In short, smoking narrows down blood vessels and limits blood flow to your hair follicles which often leads to hair loss. The toxins present in cigarette smoke can affect your hair follicles, therefore, causing grey hair earlier than expected.
Believe it or not but these simple everyday hacks can help prevent premature greying of hair to a great extent. Also remember, natural remedies do take time but they work. You might not see instant results but that’s ok. If you do not give up easily and keep going I promise you will notice a lot of difference then vs now.