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Herbal Remedies for Premature Graying of Hair
You don’t have to worry if you are suffering from graying of your hair at an early age because you are not the only one. According to some recent studies and surveys, approximately half of world’s adult population is suffering from premature graying of hair due to lack of essential vitamins for hair, lack of minerals, poor nutrition, stress, anxiety, depression, increased responsibilities, increased work demands at job, and most importantly heredity graying of hair. Appearance of gray hair gives the appearance that you are growing old because as we age, our hair turns white and for this reason, we all want to prevent early graying of hair. Premature graying of hair has become so much common that gray hair came into fashion a few days back with millions of people visiting hair color specialists to color their graying hair more stylish gray, but fashions and trends keep on changing and same happened with gray hair fashion. People who were smart enough did not waste their time in this fashion and not only treated their premature graying of hair but have prevented it from happening for some time being with the help of herbs. These people have used and are using herbal remedies for premature graying of their hair. After reading this, you must be tempted to know the secrets of preventing graying of hair naturally. No problem I will tell you the secret but before learning the secret herbal remedies for graying of hair, we must have a look on the causes of premature graying in some detail.
Lack of Vitamins and Minerals Causes Premature Graying of Hair
Deficiency of some B vitamins like riboflavin B2, thiamin B1 plus minerals like copper, zinc, iron, silica, iodine and inadequate diet are main causes of premature graying of hair. The vitamins found in B group of vitamins are considered beneficial against premature graying of hair.
Stress Causes Premature Graying of HairStress and tension produced by depressed mood and worries interferes with the natural of process of nutrition supply to the hair, which is important for the health of our hair. Loss of a beloved family member, an emotional disappointment, debt, economical crisis, increased work demands, can trigger the onset of gray hair.
Heredity Factors Cause Premature Graying of Hair
If you have a family history of premature graying hair, then it is likely possible that you have inherited this problem from your father, mother, or sometimes grandparents.
Drug Abuse Causes Premature Graying of HairAccording to some recent studies, people involved in drug abuse like marijuana and excessive smoking of cigarettes are prone to premature graying of hair.
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Amla or Indian Gooseberry Oil Herbal Remedy for Premature Graying of Hair
As mentioned in my previous article, Benefits of Indian Gooseberry, amla herb or Indian Gooseberry is the perfect herbal remedy for prevention and treatment of premature graying of hair.
According to Indian Ayurvedic Medicine and Western naturopathics, amla acts as a tonic for hair. It increases hair growth and pigmentation at the same time.
How to prepare amla oil to apply on your hair?
- Cut amla or Indian gooseberry fruit into small pieces and let it dry in shade.
- Now boil these pieces in coconut oil until solid amla fruit becomes dirt.
- Boiling this will form a natural dark oil of Indian gooseberry or amla which can be separated from the dirt of amla fruit.
- Now apply this amla oil on a regular basis on your scalp and hair. Application should be such that the amla oil gets settled in your scalp and you get a wet feeling on your scalp.
- After about two weeks of regular use of amla oil, you will not only see improvement in our gray hair but you will also feel mentally relaxed and physically active.
- Have you thrown away the dirt of amla fruit? No no, don’t do this.
- Take the moistened remnants of Indian gooseberry amla fruit and mix it in a little bit of water.
- Apply this water with moistened pieces of amla or Indian gooseberry on your hair half an hour before bath. After that rinse it off when washing hair. It is also a good nutrient for your hair.
Almond Oil and Currant Juice Herbal Remedy For Premature Graying of Hair: Mix one teaspoonful of almond oil, one teaspoonful of currant juice and mix both of them with a few drops of lime juice. Massage your scalp every night with this special mixture to prevent and treat premature graying of hair.
Also fresh juice of gray amaranth leaves helps our hair to prevent premature graying and helps to retain its black color. Another important herbal remedy you can implement for premature graying of hair is eating curry leaves because helps in combating the rise of premature gray hair. Also, boiling curry leaves in coconut oil makes a natural herbal tonic to restore pigmentation and stimulate hair growth.
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My Personal Story of Black and Shining Hair
Me and my family use Dabur Amla and sometimes Brahmi Amla hair oil on a daily basis on our hair. Our hair are black and shining always. Moreover, there are many colleagues in my office with premature graying of hair between ages 25 to 30 and many of them are starting to have hair loss. Three friends are experiences entire hair loss from their forehead might be a hereditary factor. Actually when I entered my office premises a few days back, three of them were whispering something about me and when I got close to them, they said "HEY SONI ARE YOU APPLYING BLACK DYE ON YOUR HAIR?" and I said no. I don't need to because I don't have a single hair which is white or gray. So they asked, what do you use to keep your hairs so black, shining, and thick and this was the time, I told them that I am using Amla oils on my hair since I was 1 year of age and it has nourished my hairs forever and that is why I do not want to leave using this amazing Indian Gooseberry oil.
One more thing, my father and mother started using amla oil on my hair when I was one year old. Though my mother is not with us as she died due to cancer but my father has been applying mustard oil on his hair since he was a kid and he is 60 plus right now but the important thing is that my father initially experienced graying of hair at the age of 50 which is an amazing benefit provided by mustard oil, so in my next hub I will let you know about the amazing benefits of mustard oil on hair, skin, etc. By that time, keep on reading hubs on herbs and get good health.