If we can delay old age, we would. But what if the signs appear earlier than expected? One of the most obvious reasons that you are not getting any younger is the sight of gray hair. It is an image natural for people with wrinkled skin, blurry eyes and bended spine. Sadly, premature graying of hair is seen even on the younger generation and it is experienced globally.
How do you know when you are suffering from this condition?
Statistics show that the normal age for white people to grow gray hair is during their mid-30s, Asians in late 30s and African-Americans in their mid-40s. If your gray hair shows up earlier than that, then you are a certified candidate for premature graying.
So what causes premature graying of hair?
To start, let us correct the notion that people go gray early because of stress. False. If there is one most influential factor, that would be genetics. Other reasons are vitamin B-12 deficiency or pituitary or thyroid gland malfunction.
How to Hide the Gray
Fortunately, you are served with options to artificially conceal your gray hair. You can opt for adding highlights to your hair, using permanent or semi-permanent hair dyes or washable hair products.
Home Remedies for Premature Graying of Hair
Yes, you can conveniently bring back the lost pigments of your hair at home! Here is a list of several treatments you can choose from. Always go for the cure that is most comfortable for you.
Coconut Oil and Curry Leaves Hair Tonic
- Combine a handful of curry leaves with 100 ml coconut oil.
- Put to a boil and cook until the leaves are black.
- Strain the oil before stocking up in an air tight container.
- Apply the tonic every night and leave for 15-20 minutes.
Watch Your Diet
I cannot say this is the easiest of ways, but restoring wellness from within is always the most effective. Make sure you consume food rich in antioxidants, iodine, iron and para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA).
Change Your Shampoo to the Mild Herbal Kind
As self-serving as it is. Switching to herbal shampoos can help keep your hair’s color longer.
Apparently, chamomile also contains anti-aging properties. Simply make chamomile tea. Let it cool. Strain to remove residues and the leaves. And then just use it to wash your hair.
There are many ways to use Amla for this kind of hair problem.
- Boil Amla in coconut oil.
- Use Amla as paste or as oil.
- Mix Amla with almond oil and lemon juice.
- Amla tea with eucalyptus oil.
- Drink Amla juice.
Rubbing Fingernails Together
How does this make sense, you ask? Apparently, rubbing your fingernails together increases the blood circulation on our scalp, thus, affecting the growth of gray hair and the strength of the roots. If you have spare time, it would not hurt to try!
Minimize the Use of Blow-Dryer
Most of us consider blow-dryer as a day saver. But if you care enough about your hair, consider this option.
May we all age gracefully! Do you know other ways to avoid premature graying of hair?