As we age older, greying of hair becomes a rare sight. Not a pleasant view, of course, the first time I spotted a strand of grey hair was when I was 28 years old. Honestly speaking, my face went pale as I could imagine my hair all greying after a couple of years. However, I realized much later that greying is common in the 30s but, premature greying can occur at any point in time in the 20s or 30s. My grandmother would always say, greying of hair suggests that you are turning wiser and hence you need not freak out. Well, premature greying has nothing to do with getting wiser.
Some of the reasons for greying of hair are as follows:
Usually, your hair tends to go grey at the age of 30 to 40. It is because the production of melanin cells is stopped. Therefore, any visible greying before this time frame is considered premature greying, which generally occurs in the 20s due to the following reasons:
- Genetics: Yes, it can be inherited to deal with premature greying, as genetics play a huge role. If you have noticed early greying of hair, it could be either of your parent’s contribution to it.
- Stress: Stressing is evil in all forms, it can also lead to premature greying of hair while contributing to the reduction in sleep, and anxiety apart from hair greying. It could be due to physical or psychological stress or can deplete the stem cells in your hair follicles to premature greying.
- Thyroid Disorder: Hormonal alterations such as thyroid disorder can further contribute to premature greying of hair. It can occur as the thyroid gland may influence the color of your hair by reducing the production of melanin.
Home remedies for grey hair
It’s amazing to see how an onion has come to the rescue by resolving most of the hair issues. All thanks to the antioxidants in onion, it works excellently on that premature greying of hair strands. To incorporate onion into your daily hair care routine, take a few drops of onion juice and blend it with other essential oil. Gently massage the mixture onto your scalp and wash it off after an hour. Follikesh Onion Hair Oil is infused with the goodness of onion and other essential ingredients that shows a positive impact on hair by enhancing the quality and color.
I have seen my mother and grandmother rigorously following a henna routine every three months, and each time I’d wonder why! It was precisely for getting rid of the grey hair. It is one of the most natural, long-lasting, and chemical-free ways to dye hair without harming the quality of hair. With so many ways to incorporate henna into your hair care routine, you can simply make a henna paste, and evenly apply it to your hair like a mask. Ensure to let it stay for a while. After a couple of hours rinse it thoroughly for the desired result.
Add shine and texture to your premature colored hair with the goodness of Ayurvedic, home-grown ingredient – Bhringraj. This popular remedy also referred to as the king of hair, has the ability to fix scalp dryness while reversing the signs of premature greying. Bhringraj can be used in a powdered form or oil can be extracted to get desired natural hair coloring results.
- Black Tea
Although sipping Black Tea won’t excite us, it can be a great alternative to the natural dyeing of hair. The Tannic Acid in Black Tea is responsible for curing premature greying of hair alone. To reverse the hair greying, all you have to do is prepare a few cups of black tea, let it cool down for a while, and pour over your grey hair stands. With time, it helps in darkening your hair. Ensure to let the hair absorb the tea for half an hour before rinsing it off.