ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Premature Gray Hair: Causes:Treatment

Updated on May 31, 2013

There are several causes of premature gray hair,The age at which your hair starts to turn gray depends on your genetic inheritance. Gray hair before 35 is considered to be premature graying. Gray hair is due the lack of pigmentation. Several home remedies for gray hair are available.

Premature greying could be due to a variety of reasons.

- Chronic cold and sinusitis

- Frequent washing of hair with warm water

- Lack of vitamin B, iodine, copper and iron

- Unclean hair

- Drying with an electric dryer

- Use of hair dyes

- Cigarette smoking

- Stress and acute depression

- Strong and toxic drugs

- Over consumption of coffee and tea

- Excessive quantities of alcohol

Stress and Gray Hair

A protein called melanin contained by hair is responsible for hair color. A darker melanin results in results in darker hair. According to Ralf Paus, Professor of dermatology at the University Hospital of Shleswig- Holstein in Germany, stress hormones could produce inflammation that drives the production of free radicals. These radicals could induce the bleaching of melanin.

Home Remedies for Gray Hair

- Amla hair oil is a very good home remedy for gray hair. Amla hair oil can be prepared at home by adding Indian gooseberry juice to coconut oil. This mixture should be boiled for some time. Then the oil should be massaged to the scalp.

- Eating curry leaves is also beneficial to prevent gray hair. It strengthens the hair roots.

- Curry leaves can be boiled in coconut oil and applied as a tonic to the hair. This will stimulate hair growth and restore pigmentation

- Add few drops of lemon juice to coconut oil and massage it to the hair and scalp. It can be washed off after 30 minutes.

- Mix henna powder with castor oil and make it into a thick paste. Add a few drops of lemon juice to it. Rub this paste your scalp. Wash it off after one hour.

- Cut ribbed gourd into small pieces and dry it under the sun. Soak these pieces in a small quantity of coconut oil for about a week. Then boil the mixture off till it turns to a black residue. Rub this residue to your scalp and wash it off after an hour.

Prevent Premature Gray Hair with Food

Foods rich in iodine and proteins like fruits, meat, seafood, poultry and diary products are of help. Foods rich in folic acid like chicken, legumes, soya beans, broccoli, cabbages, banana, nuts and peas prevent premature graying. Leafy green vegetables, rice, cereals, oatmeal and pasta which are rich in iron are also of immense help.

Regular exercises can help to relieve stress. Yoga and meditation are very helpful.

These gray hair home remedies can help you to retain the natural color of your hair for a longer time.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)