Gray hairs are, for the most part, natural. We all will get them as we age. However, we should not only blame the bad genes. Cases exist wherein graying starts even before reaching the age of 30. This is considered as premature graying. Graying actually occurs when a large amount of hydrogen peroxide building up in the hair follicles. Hydrogen peroxide is a naturally occurring oxidizing agent that blocks melanin synthesis which is why it is often used in bleaching solutions.
According to Dr. Gerald Weissmann, “All of our hair cells make a tiny bit of hydrogen peroxide, but as we get older, this little bit becomes a lot.” However, aging is the not the only possible factor. Certain health conditions including thyroid problems, autoimmune disorder, certain viral diseases, congenital conditions, nutritional deficiencies, and/or even toxic exposure can cause premature graying. Luckily,
there are ways to get rid of gray hairs as well as prevent premature graying.
Indian Gooseberry or Amla
Otherwise known as amla, indian gooseberry makes an excellent remedy for gray hairs. Not only that, it can also in transform dull and dry hair and get rid of dandruff. Most importantly, it can be used to treat baldness.
Mix 1 tablespoon of gooseberry powder and 1 tablespoon of warm olive/coconut/almond oil. Use the mixture well on hair and massage your scalp to improve blood flow for at least 5 minutes. Cover your head with a shower cap and let it sit for another 2 hours. Rinse thoroughly with a mild shampoo and conditioner afterwards. Do this once a week.
Lemon and Yogurt
Lemon and yogurt have the necessary nutrients and enzymes that can bring back the original color of your hair. Besides, they can add extra glory to a dull, dry mane
Squeeze 1 whole lemon and add in 1/2 cup of pure yogurt to the juice. Blend well and work it your hair and scalp. Massage your scalp for at least five minutes and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse off thoroughly.
Coconut Milk and Curry Leaves
Coconut milk is an excellent wonder against premature graying. It is comes from grated coconut meat, making it a rich source of fiber, fats, and calories. Curry leaves
Heat 10 fluid ounces of coconut milk for 5 minutes and add 7 ounces of curry leaves. Heat it until it turns black. Let it cool before straining. Work it on your hair and massage your scalp at night. Secure your hair with a shower cap and rinse the following morning. Use the concoction once a week.