Greying of hair is a normal process and it is an integral part of the aging process. Someone rightly said that they are not grey hair, they are the wisdom highlights. But what if you start noticing grey hair at a younger age, say fifteen. This sounds like a nightmare but in present scenario most of us are dealing with it. Premature hair greying is often looked as a genetic problem, lifestyle disorder or vitamin deficiency. Today we will be digging more deeper and wider. We will not only be discussing reasons but will also help you in finding a better solution to your hair problems.
Before starting with solutions one need to find out why he/she is the one …
So let’s start with exploring different factors which can lead to premature hair greying:
One’s genetic buildup can give much information about one’s health and diseases he may be easily prone too. It is also said that if you want to know when you will be seeing your first grey hair then ask your parents. But in many cases one can see that children are facing premature hair greying problem without any historical background. In the recent research it was found that due to stress and other diseases hair greying problems become more evident in early childhood. As the genes that control pigment in hair and skin also work to control the innate immune system. These genes are known as melanocytes, which stop producing melanin when affected by disease or external stress. As at that point of time these melanocytes focus on creating
If you too are wondering whether diet also plays a vital role in owning healthy hair. Then let us explain you, yes diet is an important part and so ensure that you don’t miss this. Vitamin B, Zinc and Copper are the important element for healthy hair. Green leafy vegetables, fruits rich in vitamin C like oranges, strawberry etc, walnuts, almond and other nuts should always be in your diet chart. Deficiency of these vitamins leads to reduction in melanin cell which are responsible for providing pigment to our hair.
Exposure to pollution and toxins can speed up your hair greying problems. These chemicals can generate free radicals and oxidative stress, which damages melanin cell and thus leads to hair greying problems.
Smoking produces free radicals in the smoker’s body and these will cause a decrease in melanin, resulting in greying of hair. However, recent studies don’t believe in this theory but we all know that smoking can never be good. So it’s wise to stay away from this habit.
No one lives without a stress but too much of it can not only effect your health but also the color of your hair. In a study it was found that hormones which are produced in response to stress can reduce the melanocyte cell which gives pigment to our hair.
If it is a genetic factor then one can’t help himself but having a balance diet and avoiding unhealthy food and smoking are some of the preventive measure which can delay the process. To keep your hair away from pollution damages you can try some leave in serum which will provide a protective shield to your hair. To keep away from stress you can try hair oils with anti depressant properties that may ease your stress. If you think that you can’t get enough of nutrients from your regular diet then nutrient supplements can come to your rescue.
Yes, we recommend that one should go for a good head massage atleast once in a week. Oiling your hair helps in increasing the blood circulation which in return gives you a healthy scalp and promotes hair growth. It also nourishes your hair strand which in turn becomes healthy and shinny. If you are looking for a hair oil which would help you in fighting with premature greying of hair then look for ingredients like bhringaraj, gooseberry, curry leaves, henna leaves, coconut oil etc. Check out some of the most effective hair oil for treating premature hair greying with some interesting hair oil tips.
Ayurvedic oils are bit higher on price but that is due to the rarity of natural ingredients present in them. Stay away from hair oils which have mineral oil in their ingredient list.
The best time for oiling your hair is the night time when our body does all the replenishing work. But if you find it uncomfortable then atleast oil your hair an hour before washing your hair.
A little warming up your oil can help you get the most of it. But be careful it doesn’t get burnt up otherwise it may loose its effectivity.
After oiling your hair you can also steam your hair so that it can have deeper penetration.
Egg is super nutritious food and if you are looking for an easy way to add this food into your hair care regime then try this egg oil. It will nourish your hair strand as well as make your scalp more healthier. But you will have to bear its nasty smell while applying.
for getting best out of your hair oil you can also try hot towel method. Dip your towel in hot water and then squeeze it and wrap it around your hair for 15 minutes. After washing your hair you will find your deadlocks completely transformed into healthy locks.
If you find your hair oil a bit heavy in texture which makes it hard to apply. You can always add some carrier oils like coconut oil or seasame oil to make it more lighter.
You can always enrich your hair oil by mixing some other essential oils into it. To find out benefits of different essential oil read our post:-25 Essential oils for treating various health disorders and cosmetics
Don’t overdo it. If you think more oils means more nourishment then you are surely wrong. Sometimes excessive oils can make your hair more dry because then you need more amount of shampoo to wash them.
If you stay away from hair oils because every time you oil your hair they cause you some serious breakouts in your face. Then you don’t have to worry. Just make sure that you wash your face after oiling your hair and apply aloe-gel on it.
We hope this post will solve most of your hair woes. Do share with us your hair care regime and which are the hair oils that work for you. To know more about hair care read our other posts:-10 best organic products in hair care