While most of us love to age gracefully, grey hair may come as a reality check. Much like most of our body cells, our hair goes through a cycle of dying and then rebirthing.
With the age, hair follicles start producing less and less colour which leads to greying of hair eventually. The greying of your hair highly depends on your genes. However, after the age of 35, your hair follicles begin to produce grey hair and replace the old ones.
It is no secret that many of us observe a few grey hair much sooner than the expected age. Blame the food, blame the air or blame the stressful lifestyle. However, my lovelies, you can protect your natural hair colour, just follow through these easy-peezy remedies for greying hair.
1. Lifestyle Changes For Greying Hair
Preventing grey hair has a lot to do with your lifestyle. You can be mindful of these few things to provide your scalp and hair with what is needed.
2. Reduce stress
Our stressful attitude towards everything in life does a lot of damage to our body. It’s not just the food, it’s everything, from lack of physical movement to work-life imbalance. While not every little stress can be avoided, you can consciously maintain a happier and emotionally fulfilling lifestyle. You’ll be able to notice the difference in your hair health.
3. Consume vitamins
To maintain the overall health of your hair, your body needs enough of B vitamins, biotin, vitamin D, E, C & A.
4. Get those minerals
Much like vitamins, your hair needs minerals to promote hair growth and restore the damaged hair. You must get enough iron, zinc, magnesium, copper and selenium.
5. Quit smoking
Not that you already don’t have enough reasons to quit smoking, it can also lead to damages and shrunk hair follicles.
6. Skip the sun
At least as much as you can. Cover up your hair with a scarf, spend more time in shade. Direct exposure to UV rays and heat can damage your hair and turn them grey sooner.
Stop the damage caused by over-doing it
Bleaching, hair treatments, heat styling, washing hair too frequently using harsh soaps and shampoos can damage your hair in noticable ways.
Bare Tip: Use wide-toothed comb instead of brush, especially when your hair is wet.
Home Remedies For Grey Hair
We are all fans of home remedies, aren’t we? Here are a few simple measures you can take to prevent grey hair.
- Drink fresh amla juice every day or massage it on your hair once a week.
- Massage coconut oil or almond oil every alternate day before bed and wash it the next morning.
- Eat one tablespoon ginger and honey paste every day.
- Eat a tablespoon of black sesame seeds every alternate day.
- Massage your scalp and hair with ghee twice a week.
- Drink a glass of wheatgrass juice every day.
- Apply fresh amarnath juice in your hair, thrice a week.
- Rub onion juice on your scalp twice a week. Leave it for 30 minutes and then wash it off.
- Drink carrot juice every day.
- Eat garlic, cabbage, kale, sweet potato, almonds and broccoli.
- Include curry leaves and rosemary in your food or make a paste of it and apply it to your hair twice a week.
Hair Treatment For Grey Hair
No, not talking about the chemical-induced treatments. To treat your already grey hair, you can try making some natural hair dyes at home using herbs. Here are a few recipes.
Make a paste of henna powder, a cup of black tea or coffee and half cup of yogurt. Let it sit for six hours. Add two spoons of virgin olive oil. Apply it to your hair. Leave it for three hours and then rinse it off.
Mix one tablespoon of ground black pepper, half cup of yogurt and one teaspoon of lemon juice. Massage it to your hair and leave it for an hour. Wash it off and repeat the process thrice a week.
Mix one teaspoon of bhringraj in two tablespoon of coconut oil. Rub it on your scalp and hair while it’s warm. Leave it for an hour. Rinse it off and repeat it thrice a week.
Along with these treatments and tips, it is also important to use the right hair care products that are suited for YOUR hair type, and made without the use of the numerous harmful chemicals that have become the norm for shampoos, conditioners, and other hair care products. Bare Anatomy fulfills both these demands, by freshly formulating a unique formulation for every unique hair profile received via their hair quiz, and following the demanding European standards of clean beauty.