- Alternative & Natural Medicine
How do you Cure Grey Hair - Prevent Grey Hair
Cure Grey Hair or Cure Gray Hair
Going gray is very natural and depending on your lifestyle may creep up on you quicker than others but there are ways you can prevent going Grey including improving vitamin and mineral intake, circulation and of course avoiding stress.
The cause of graying hair is due to a substance called melanin which is responsible for bringing color to your hair. Sometimes your body does not produce enough melanin or produces less as you age. Melanin is made from the amino acid tyrosine so if a lack of melanin is the cause this could improve your situation. There is usually no need to supplement with Tyrosine as you body will produce it from protein food sources.
Prevent Grey Hair - A look at your health and lifestyle
Climate and Climate change
Where you live and what sort of climate you experience can have a great impact on your scalp and hair. I’ve had a few friends that came from Thailand and where used to very hot and humid days come over to colder parts of Australia. They told me they could immediately feel the difference and so did there scalps and hair, suddenly there hair and scalp was getting much less blood flow and circulation.
So this leads me to the topic of improving circulation to your scalp and hair. Proper circulation ensures all those nutrients you get from your food are actually transported to your hair where they are needed most.
Increasing Scalp and Hair circulation and Overall circulation
The circulation of blood around your body is very important for bringing nutrients to each organ and body part. A lack of circulation is a very common reason for graying hair and is usually an easy fix. (There’s no point eating vitamins if they have no way of reaching your scalp and hair)
- Exercise daily and try to get that blood flowing
- Massage your scalp with your fingertips (not nails) daily for 5-10 minutes, will greatly improve circulation you will feel your head heat up.
- Try a circulation improver e.g Gingko Biloba or Nitric Oxide Amino Acid ( l- arginine or citrulline malate)
- Using a hair steamer or sauna is a great circulation improver
Try a green Superfood like Spirulina
Another very common reason for graying hair is a lack of vitamins and minerals , I believe the best way to cure gray hair is to take your vitamins in a natural source and I would recommend something like Spirulina , Chlorella or any other dark green vegetable.
Organically grown spirulina has very high protein levels as well as important vitamins, minerals and amino acid’s which can help greatly in preventing grey hair. A vitamin deficiency would be the main cause for people with graying hair who are aged below 40.
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Increase Protein Intake and Amino Acids
Increasing protein intake is very important to help cure grey hair and it seems that a lot of people ignore the importance of eating a moderate to high protein diet. Amino acids are broken down form protein sources and used for many different functions including skin and hair health.
The main important ones for hair and skin are L-Cystine and L-Methionine and L-Tyrosine for the production of Melanin, but of course it’s important to get all essential amino acids in order for your body to produce non essential amino acids.
Hair Treatments to Cure Grey Hair
Hair treatments are a popular way to cure gray hair , hair treatments can be done weekly or once a month or whenever you feel your hair and scalp need a bit of extra care. The easiest method would be to let your conditioner soak In for 15 – 30 minutes to really nourish your roots and cuticles. Otherwise there are many homemade hair treatments to help cure gray hair and bring life back to your hair some of these are
- Egg Shampoo, High in Amino Acids and Protein , Mix 1 egg with water and apply to hair and scalp and leave for 15 – 30 minutes before washing off with mild gentle shampoo
- Store bought protein conditioner or deep hair treatment
- Coconut Oil on the hair and scalp
- Apply curd or Yoghurt to hair and scalp
Reduce Stress and Anxiety
Stress plays a big role in how our body’s look and how we feel inside, and how we feel inside will usually reflect in some way on the outside. I know its easier said than done but take some time in your day to relax and just think about something your looking forward too J.
I find a great way to relax is to do some mediation or I sometimes sit under my hair steamer and read a book.