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What is Grey Hair ?

Home Remedies for gray hairGraying hair is a condition in which the hair starts to lose its coloring pigment. Usually the graying of hair is considered to be the initial sign of ageing. However, this is not always so. In fact, there are a lot of people who suffer from this somewhat rare condition in which hair turns gray prematurely. Still, since the graying of hair is generally accepted as a sign of ageing, it can be very distressing for the person who experiences it.

Grey Hair Causes:

  1. Lack of proper nutrition and unhealthy eating habits are some of the most common causes for hair graying. Vitamin B12 deficiency is a common condition that causes loss of hair color. This is something that may affect children and may be visible at an extremely early age.
  2. When the thyroid gland functions too slowly, the condition is known as hypothyroidism. One of the effects of hypothyroidism is the development of gray hair.
  3. Mental stress and tension because of a busy lifestyle and excessive workload are the most common reasons of hair graying
  4. Premature hair graying can occur, if either of your parents had gray hair at a young age.
  5. Smoking has a negative effect on hair and causes them to gray.
  6. Regular and prolonged exposure to the harmful UV rays of the sun also leave a bad impact on your hair by lowering down the secretion of melanin. Besides exposure to sun, dust and pollution have also been found out as major gray hair causes.

Grey Hair Prevention :

  1. Relieve stress by participating in activities you enjoy. Stress can cause you to lose pigmented hair.
  2. Follow a healthy diet rich in proteins, fruits and vegetables. Since hair is a protein, it needs vitamins and minerals to stay healthy.
  3. Avoid tobacco products, which may deplete the pigments in your hair.
  4. Scientific studies have proved that there are direct links between premature aging of our body and smoking habit. This includes early graying of our hairs. For preventing graying of hair for a longer duration, you must first quit smoking.

Grey Hair Home Remedies:

  1. Lemon and Gooseberry: Lemon juice mixed with Gooseberry (Amla) powder applied on the scalp for few days helps Grey hair to turn black gradually.
  2. Sesame seeds: Eating Sesame (Til) seeds daily and applying its oil regularly helps grey hair to turn black.
  3. Fenugreek: Eating Fenugreek(Memthi) sprouts regularly and applying Fenugreek paste on the scalp an hour before taking bath once in a week helps to overcome Grey hair problem.
  4. Bael: Bael leaves grinded and applied 2 hours before taking bath regularly helps to overcome Grey hair problem.
  5. Triphala: Boil Triphala powder [Triphala is composed of Harad (Haritaki) Amla (Indian gooseberries) and behada (Bibhitaki)] in Gingery (Thil) oil and this filtered oil applied regularly on the scalp help Grey hair to turn black.
  6. Neem (Azadirachta indica): Neem seeds grinded and applied on the scalp and boiled Neem leaves used for washing hair helps Grey hair to turn black slowly.
  7. Ghee (Clarified butter): Massaging scalp regularly with ghee (Prepared from cow milk) also helps to overcome Grey hair problem.
  8. Carrot: Drinking Carrot juice everyday helps to keep hair black and helps to overcome Grey hair problem.
   
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