Your hair goes through a natural cycle of dying and then being regenerated. As hair follicles age, their color fades.
Genetics can determine the onset of graying, but by age 35, your aging hair follicles will produce white or gray hair to replace the last hair that died.
Some people celebrate gray hair as a sign of maturity and wisdom, while many people want to remove gray hair to make them look younger when they start graying.
Lifestyle changes are the solution to gray hair
If you’re worried about a few gray hairs, lifestyle changes can help you maintain your hair color for a long time. 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 methods that can damage your hair.
Use a brush instead of a wide-toothed comb, especially for wet hair
overheat 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 one tablespoon of dark molasses (not cane juice or cane sugar) daily; 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 one tablespoon of black sesame seeds 2-3 times a week can slow down and 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 (Tinopyrum intermedium). Drink one to two ounces of fresh wheatgrass juice daily or add 1 tablespoon of wheatgrass powder to your soup or smoothie daily.
Fo-ti (Polygonum multiflorum). In traditional Chinese medicine, 1000 milligrams of fo-ti is taken twice a day with meals to treat hair loss.
Onion (Allium cepa). Mash the onion with a blender, leaving the juice with the help of a whisk. 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 a day.
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. Do 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 may need to repeat the dyeing process several times before you see a difference. The main recommended 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 tablespoon of brinjal and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Apply the warm mixture to your hair