It’s getting more common every day, perhaps as a result of the stressful times we’re living in. People between the ages of 20 and 30 are suffering from premature hair aging which used to be a process that occurred later in life for the older generations. Other possible factors that contribute to this are sinusitis, genetic predisposition, poor nutrition, hormonal disfunctions, thyroid malfunctions and chronic colds.
The color of the hair is due to melanin, and in the case of its reduced amounts, it becomes gray or white. This pigment’s activity is lowered with age, so the body slowly stops its production.
Fortunately, grayish strands can be solved in a natural way. Initially, you should make sure your diet is rich in vitamins and minerals like iodine, iron, Vitamin B, and copper in order to prevent further development of the problem.
These are the best natural treatments for premature graying of the hair:
Indian gooseberry, or Amla, helps in the case of hair issues such as hair loss, premature graying, and dull hair. This fruit has potent anti-aging properties due to the high amounts of vitamin C and antioxidants. You can try consuming it, or applying amla pulp or amla oil directly on your hair.
You should boil few dried Indian gooseberries or amla powder in a coconut oil, leave it to cool and apply it on the scalp and hair. Leave it to act until the next morning, and then wash the hair. This treatment should be repeated twice a week. Another way to use it is to mix a tablespoon of lemon juice with a tablespoon of amla pulp and massage the scalp before going to sleep. Wash it off the next morning.
You may also mix almond oil and Indian gooseberry juice, and apply it on the hair to prevent graying of your hair and boost the hair growth.
Curry leaves can help you stimulate the hair’s pigmentation if you mix it with coconut oil. This combination may also be used as a hair tonic.
Pour a tablespoon of coconut oil in a pan, add a few fresh curry leaves and boil them until they get charred. Then, stir and apply it on the hair. Leave it to act for 30-45 minutes, and rinse it off. Repeat this twice a week.
Moreover, it would be very helpful to drink curry juice daily.
Henna strengthens the lustrous locks and darkens the hair. You should make a paste of a tablespoon of coffee powder, ground henna leaves, 3 tablespoons of Indian gooseberry powder, and some plain yogurt. Then, apply the paste on the hair and leave it to dry. Rinse as usually, and repeat once or twice a month.
You can also mix some hot black coffee with henna powder, in order to get a mixture with the consistency of yogurt, and cover it to stand for a few hours. Then, apply the mask on the hair, leave it to act for 3 hours, and then wash it off with a shampoo.
You can also use the amazing benefits of henna if you boil some henna leaves in mustard or coconut oil, until they are charred, and apply the mixture on the hair.