In our social structure, black hair is considered as sign of youthfulness and energy. While grey hair are considered as symbol of old age and inability. Premature grey hair causes embarrassment to many.
Premature Grey Hair may not be sign unhealthiness but such grey hair may cause awkward moment. What are the causes of premature Grey Hair? Can preventive measures stop grey Hair? Can Grey Hair be turned to black with remedial measures? Let us try know these details.
Major Causes of Grey Hair
1. Oxidative Stress
Presence of anti-oxidants in the body is essential. Anti-oxidants protects body from damaging effect of free radicals. Increase of oxidative stress may cause diseases, such as skin pigment condition called vitiligo. Vitiligo may turn hair to grey due to melanin cell death or the loss of cell function. Eating anti-oxidant rich diet protects us from oxidative stress and grey hair.
Most of us experience stress in our life at some time or other. Chronic stress results into various problems like sleeping disorders, anxiety, change in appetite and high blood pressure. Various studies have proved connection between stress and depletion of stem cells in the hair follicles causing grey hair. Living stress free life is essential to prevent grey hair.
It has been found in various studies smokers have high percentage of grey hair in age below 30 years. For various health reasons it is advisable to avoid smoking.
4. Chemical Hair dyes and Hair Products
Hydrogen Peroxide used in many hair dyes may cause grey hair. Excessive use of products that bleach hair also causes grey hair. Some shampoos can also become cause of grey hair. We have to choose hair products or dyes very carefully to avoid negative consequences.
5. Medical Conditions
Certain Medical Conditions such as Autoimmune Diseases, Thyroid Disorder, Vitamin Deficiencies are cause of grey hair. In most of the such cases after resolving the underlying medical condition grey hair restores to original color.
Prevention and Remedial Measures
If greying of hair is due to aging or genetics then there is almost no possibility of prevention or remedy. In many other cases it is possible to prevent grerying or to regain lost pigmentation. Diet with sufficient anti-oxidants – Eating fresh fruits and vegetables in regular diet is very essential to prevent greying of hair. Green Tea, Olive Oil, Fish are also good sources of anti-oxidants.
1. Addressing deficiencies
It is very important to identify deficiencies of body. In most of the cases patient do not know he/she is pushing on with deficiencies. After knowing such deficiencies addressing them with right diet and medicine is must. This is applicable to prevention and cure as well.
2. Healthy Lifestyle
Smoking increases possibility of dis-coloration of hair, avoid smoking. Avoid unhealthy food. Choose carefully hair-care products. Maintaining healthy life-style resolves many problems.
3. Natural Remedies
Natural Remedies slows down greying of hair without harming body or hair pigmentation.
4. Curry Leaves
Curry leaves combined with hair oil and applied on the hair scalp slows premature greying.
Amla not only prevents premature greying of hair but also used as remedy. Amla is rich in anti-oxidants and has anti-aging properties. Amla powder can be mixed in coconut oil and applied on the scalp.
Black Tea, Ridge Guard, other natural remedies and many hair products are available. It is very important to identify right cause of Grey Hair, and it is not an easy task. Visiting professionally qualified and experienced trichologist is recommended.
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