Tips To Get Rid of Gray Hair
Gray hair has become a serious issue these days. Generally, hair begins to gray on the head then on the face and slowly progresses to other places like the chest and armpits. Mostly, this begins at an age of 35 years or more. Sometimes this may differ. For some people, it may begin after 40 too. It depends on the Genetics, Vitamin B12 deficiency, Smoking, pollution, Hydrogen Peroxide, Emotional Stress and other factors.
The dilution of eumelanin and pheomelanin pigments results in graying hair. To be so clear, the
melanocytes inside the hair follicles stop producing melanin and this results in graying the hair. Recent research has shown that a decrease in melanin is due to the decrease of an enzyme in the body called catalase. Catalase breaks down hydrogen peroxide buildup in the body. When there is a reduction in the count of catalase, hydrogen peroxide suppresses the growth of melanin, resulting in the graying of hair.This appears in young people too and this phenomenon is called premature graying of hair.
So, here are few home remedies to stop graying of hair. Check them out!
Vitamin and Mineral Intake
Intake of Vitamin A, B12, iron, copper and zinc may help you in stopping the growth of graying hair. Also, meat, poultry fish, nuts, legumes, raisins and prunes are the foods which are a source of rich vitamins and minerals. These can also stop graying the hair.
Iodine can influence the thyroid gland and any diseases of the thyroid gland say hypothyroidism can be avoided which results in graying of hair. Iodine is also found in bananas, carrots and fish and it is not just limited to salt.
You can apply lemon juice to your hair to avoid gray hair. Mix three teaspoons of lemon juice with coconut oil and then apply it to hair. Let your hair absorb it for around an hour and then wash your hair with a shampoo. Repeat the whole process weekly and see the change.
Potato Peel You can use potato peel as it has starch in it which directly helps in the process of avoiding gray hair.
Smoking causes gray hair. True! so get rid of smoking from your life and see the improvement of your hair as well your health.
Stress is the major reason for most of the health issues. So avoiding or overcoming stress is very important in slowing down the process of graying the hair. Do meditation, exercise, spend time with your loved ones and you can easily get rid of the gray hair.
Butter made from cow’s milk is an effective treatment for gray hair. The enzymes in cow’s milk and butter can prevent your hair from graying. So, apply them to the hair roots.
Neem or Azadirachta indica tree is a great benefit for your hair. Neem oil can be applied to your hair and easily reverses the process of gray hair.