The aging process is natural and cannot be stopped. There is no magic wand to give you wrinkle-free skin or black hair instantly. What if the signs of aging are evident at a very young age? We didn’t expect that to happen. Premature greying is a growing concern among people in their late 20s. This is not the age to have grey hair. Under the scalp, pigment cells surround our hair roots. When these cells die, hair will begin to grey and eventually turn white. Grey hair is a sign of aging for people in their mid-thirties and late twenties. What are the exact causes of grey hair, and can it even be treated? Many reasons for grey hair need to be investigated. There are also a few ways to treat grey hair to get back your black, shiny hair! Continue reading to learn how you can prevent grey hair.
You’re in your late 20s and already have grey hair? Here are some of the common causes of premature grey hair.
Your genes are responsible for your genetics!
Let’s begin the blame game and accuse our parents of premature greying hair while they may charge their parents! Science has proven that the majority of premature greying is genetic. If your parents had the same problem and noticed their greys earlier, you will likely do so.
Your health status can also affect your hair. You might find grey hairs on your scalp if you suffer from thyroid or diabetes.
Watch what you eat, say doctors around the world. Watching what you eat has many other benefits than obesity or weight loss. One of these is grey hair. Your hair will also show signs of health and fitness if you are in good shape. This will also delay the appearance of grey hair.
I was stressed out!
Regardless of age, everyone is likely to be under pressure at work and stressed. People constantly stressed and under pressure at work may start to grey. Stress hurts the body and health.
Smokers are four times more likely to experience premature greying. It would help if you tried to quit this habit.
Foods to Eat
A nutritional deficiency can also cause greying hair. To keep hair healthy and maintain its color, it is essential to provide our bodies with the proper nutrition. Choosing healthy food to promote hair growth and prevent grey hair is vital. Some foods can contain premature hair greying, and others accelerate it! The food you eat is essential when it comes to premature greying. The following is a list that includes foods to avoid or stop premature hair greying.
Milk is a rich source of Vitamin B, Vitamin B-6, and Vitamin B12, which are essential for producing red blood cells. It helps to increase the oxygenation and nutrient supply of your scalp. This prevents hair from turning grey. Milk has many other benefits to hair. It is also a great natural conditioner for dry, rough hair. Milk can be used to make hair soft and shiny.
Blueberry is a superfood that benefits both your hair and skin. Blueberries contain components that promote hair growth and stop greying.
Amla, also known as Indian Gooseberries, is the best treatment for premature graying. Gooseberries are effective in treating grey hair and preventing it. This tonic is excellent for hair growth, pigmentation, and growth. Amla is good for hair and skin.
In India, curry leaves are typical. Curry leaves can help prevent premature graying of the hair. Curry leaves provide s strength to hair roots. Increase your intake of curry leaves. Curry leaves are also used for scalp applications, as you will see in the next section.
Green Leafy Veggies
How we hated green vegetables in our childhood. Some of us are still averse to eating leafy vegetables like spinach and broccoli. What if I told you that eating green vegetables can help prevent hair from greying? Fresh green vegetables contain Vitamins B6 & B12, essential for healthy hair. Spinach is a green leafy vegetable that has a lot of B vitamins. Leafy greens will help eliminate gray hair if you include them in your diet.
Here are the most common hair packs used to prevent premature graying.
Milk and Honey
Milk is an excellent superfood for preventing gray hair. Milk and honey both have tremendous benefits for hair. Milk is rich in nutrients and compounds that help treat hair loss and grey hair. It also helps to moisturize and soften the hair. It also strengthens hair. Honey, on the other hand, adds moisture to the hair. This is important considering the pollution in the environment. What are you waiting for? Now is the time to try this easy-to-make pack!
You only need a cup or two of milk and 2-3 teaspoons of honey. It’s really that simple! Mix the ingredients, and you’re ready to go! This mixture should be applied to your hair and scalp for one hour. Milk will add shine and soften the rough, dry hair. Honey adds moisture and softens the hair. It is an excellent addition to dry hair. This pack can be used twice a week. It would be best to use a mild shampoo to rinse your hair, not a powerful one.
Curry leaves are a popular herb in Indian homes—the most natural solution for grey hair. The vitamin B in curry leaves restores functions of the pigment naturally present in hair follicles. This gives hair strands a blackish color and prevents them from greying. The curry leaf also provides essential nutrients for the hair and helps heal damaged hair roots. It also stimulates hair growth. Coconut oil has many benefits. We all use it on our hair. Let’s combine the two ingredients to get blacker and healthier hair. You need to boil curry leaves in coconut oil for 5-6 minutes or until the leaves start turning back. Allow it to cool, then strain it into a bowl. Massage your scalp and hair with this mixture before you go to sleep. Use a mild shampoo the following day to remove it.
Amla or Indian Gooseberry is an effective remedy to treat premature grey hair. Whether you eat it or apply it to your scalp, it works either way. Amla is known to help regenerate pigment, making hair darker, shinier, and thicker. Amla is not only good for grey hair but also for scalp and hair health. How do you apply, amla? Amla can be cooked in the same way as curry leaves. Amla and coconut oil can be boiled together until they turn black. Massage it into your scalp and hair, and leave it overnight. The following day, wash off with mild shampoo. Amla juice or amla fruit can benefit hair health and overall body wellness.
Fenugreek (also known as Methi)
Fenugreek seed can be a miracle for people tired of hair fall, hair loss, or grey hair. Methi seeds are rich in compounds that boost hair growth and bounce hair. It prevents premature greying of hair by strengthening the roots, preventing hair loss, and managing hair fall. You can use Methi for hair packs in many different ways. It is easiest to soak the seeds in water overnight. The following day, grind the seeds and add water to make them more liquid. If you want, you can also add yogurt. This paste can be applied to your hair and scalp. Let it sit for 20 minutes, then rinse it off. This pack will care for your rough and dry hair, so you can go out without worrying. You can also grind the seeds after soaking them and add mustard oil.
Amaranth is a magical vegetable that most of us have never heard of, but our grandmothers and mothers are well-versed in it. Amaranth contains antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, making it one of the healthiest foods. Also, it is effective in treating grey hair. Amaranth juice contains an enzyme that improves melanin levels, preventing premature greying and restoring the black color of grey hair. You need to grab hold of the leafy vegetable and crush it to get its juice. Be sure to wash the leaves thoroughly before crushing. Apply the juice to your scalp and hair, massaging it in circular motions. After 30-40 minutes, rinse it off with water.
Almond oil and lemon juice
My mother forced me to use almond oil because it is rich in nutrition and promotes a healthy scalp. Almond oil can prevent premature graying by massaging the scalp and hair. It improves hair elasticity, prevents split ends, and nourishes roots. Lemon also helps to treat grey hair and strengthens the roots preventing hair loss. To make this remedy, mix a little almond oil and lemon juice with 2-3 teaspoons of the almond oil. Massage your scalp gently and leave it for 30-40 minutes. After 30 minutes, you can wash off the product with mild soap.
Henna has been used to color hair naturally for centuries! Henna is excellent for hair and scalp health. Henna not only stains the hair but also nourishes and makes it healthy. Applying henna to your hair is the best way of hiding grey strands. Mix henna with coconut oil, and then apply it to your head. It’s easy! Henna can also be used if it is soaked overnight, mixed with walnut juice, and dried. This mixture will help cure grey hair and add shine to your strands.