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Can grey hair turn into black hair? You can stop premature greying of your hair by using the remedies given below.
Graying of hair is a natural process. Hair turns gradually grey (gray) due to a reduction in the production of melanin pigment in the hair bulb as the age increases. You will observe the first grey hairs usually near the temples, then to the crown and then at the back of your head. Premature greying is due to a rapid decline in melanin.
Causes for Premature Greying
The premature greying may be due to following reasons:
- Premature greying of the hair is basically hereditary. So if your father's or grandfather's hair started early to turn grey there is a chance that your will also have premature greying of hair.
- Excessive prolonged stress, anxiety and tension.
- Sever illness like typhoid too can start greying of hair.
- Excessive intake of tea, coffee and alcohol.
- Excessive intake of fried and oily foods.
- Excessive intake of spices.
- Excessive intake of sour and acidic foods.
- Deficiency of nutritients specially copper can reduce the production of melanin.
- Eat protein rich foods. Proteins - Sources: sprouted whole grains, cereals, meat and soy in your diet.
- Eat foods rich in iron, minerals and vitamin A and B.Vitamin A - Sources: dark green vegetables & yellow fruits. Vitamin B - Sources: fresh green leafy vegetables, bananas, tomatoes, cauliflower, cereals, liver kidney, yogurt, yeast and wheat germ.Minerals like zinc, iron and copper - Sources: zinc - red meat, chicken & green vegetablesiron - beef, dried apricots, red meat, parsley, eggs, wheat & sunflower seeds (Iron Rich Foods)copper - sunflower seeds, cashews, almonds, crabs and oysters, egg yolk & whole grains.
- Eat foods rich in iodine such as banana, carrots and fish.
- Drink butter milk with a 2 teaspoons each of yeast and wheat germ will prevent and cure premature greying of hair.
- Rub Indian gooseberry ( Amla ) mixed in coconut oil into the scalp regularly. It can show wonderful results, your gray hair will turn black. Boil some dried amla pieces in coconut oil till it turns black. Apply this oil to prevent hair greying.
- Grate some fresh ginger. Mix with honey and place it in a jar. Eat 1 tea spoon everyday.
- Massage your hairs with coconut oil and lemon juice everyday.
- Boil some dried ribbed gourd (i)torai in coconut oil till it turns black. Massage this oil in scalp and hair roots should be massaged into the scalp.
- Mix 1 tablespoon of table salt to a cup of strong black tea without milk. Massage this water on the scalp. wash your hair after an hour.
- Boil some curry leaves in coconut oil and apply in scalp and hair roots.
- Make a paste of 2 tspn henna powder, 1 tspn yogurt, 1 tsp fenugreek ( methi seed powder, 3 tspn coffee, 2 tspn basil juice and 3 tspn mint juice and apply to the hair. Wash hair with shampoo after 3 hours.
- Massage your scalp and hair with butter made from cow milk twice a week.
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