Your hair goes through a natural cycle of dying and then being regenerated. As hair follicles age, their color fades.
Although genetics can determine the onset of graying, by age 35, your aging hair follicles will produce white or gray hairs to replace the last hairs that died.
Some people celebrate gray hair as a sign of maturity and wisdom, while many people want the gray to fade away to make them look older and younger when they start to gray.
Lifestyle changes are the solution to gray hair
If you’re worried about a few gray hairs, lifestyle changes can help you maintain your original hair color for longer. Below are some of these changes.
Get enough vitamins
Vitamins that keep your hair healthy include:
B vitamins, especially B-12 and biotin
Get enough minerals
Minerals that play an important role in hair growth and regeneration are:
Among other negative aspects, smoking can damage and shrink hair follicles.
Protect your hair from the sun
Cover with a hat or scarf.
Stop damaging your hair
Here are some hair care practices that can damage your hair.
Use a brush instead of a wide-toothed comb, especially for wet hair
excessive heat with a curling iron or hair dryer
use harsh soap/shampoo
wash too often
Home remedies for gray hair
Proponents of natural remedies offer several natural remedies for gray hair. It includes:
Coconut oil. Apply coconut oil to your hair and scalp every day before going to bed. Wash your hair as usual the next morning.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale). Eat one teaspoon of freshly grated ginger mixed with 1 teaspoon of honey daily.
Black Strap Molasses. Eat a tablespoon of dark molasses every other day (cane juice, not beet sugar); It is believed to reverse the graying process.
Amla (Phyllanthus emblica). Drink six ounces of fresh amla juice daily or massage your hair with amla oil once a week. Amla is also known as Indian gooseberry.
Black sesame seeds (Sesamum indicum). Consuming a tablespoon of black sesame seeds 2-3 times a week can slow and possibly reverse graying.
Ghee. Massage your hair and scalp with pure ghee twice a week.
Amaranth (Amaranthus). Apply fresh amaranth juice on your hair three times a week.
Wheat grass juice (Thinopyrum intermedium). Drink one to two ounces of fresh wheatgrass juice daily or add 1 teaspoon of wheatgrass powder daily to your soups or smoothies.
Fo-ti (Polygonum multiflorum). In traditional Chinese medicine, fo-ti is taken as a supplement at 1000 milligrams twice a day with food to reverse the process of hair loss.
Onion (Allium cepa). Blend the onion with a blender, then use a whisk to retain the juice. Twice a week, apply this juice to your scalp, leave it on for 30 minutes, and then shampoo as usual.
Carrot juice (Daucus carota subsp. sativus). Drink 8 ounces of carrot juice daily.
Catalase. Eat foods rich in the enzyme catalase, such as:
Curry leaf (Murraya koenigii). Make a paste of ¼ cup curry leaves and ½ cup yogurt. Apply to hair and scalp and wash off after 30 minutes. Repeat two to three times a week.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Take an ashwagandha supplement with food. Ashwagandha is also known as Indian Ginseng.
Almond oil. Mix equal amounts of almond oil, lemon juice and amla juice. Apply the mixture to your hair and scalp. Follow this procedure twice a day for three months.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis). Fill an 8-ounce jar ⅓ full with dried rosemary, then fill the jar to the top with extra virgin olive oil. Leave the jar in a sunny spot for four to six weeks, shaking it every few days. After six weeks, use it as a hair oil.
Natural hair dye
You can make hair dye with different herbs. This type of hair dye is not as strong as commercial chemical dyes, so you have to repeat the dyeing process several times before you see a change. The main suggested ingredients are:
blond hair: chamomile flower tea, lemon peel, saffron, marigold flowers
red hair: beet juice, carrot juice, rose petals,
brown hair: coffee, cinnamon
black hair: black nut, black tea, sage, nettle
Some hair dye recipes recommended by advocates of natural beauty products:
Torai spiny gourd (Luffa acutangula). Boil the toray in coconut oil until black (about four hours). When it cools down, massage it into your scalp and hair. Wash your hair after 45 minutes. Repeat two to three times a week.
Bhringraj (Eclipta prostrata). In a small pan, mix 1 teaspoon of brinjal and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Massage the warm mixture into your hair and apply