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How To Stop Gray Hair

Updated on May 13, 2009

Did You Know That . . .

Gray hair isn't really gray? The gray hair we see are actually transparent. Next to colored hair, the transparent hair appears to be gray.

Gray hair isn't always due to old age. Take American Idol winner Taylor Hicks for example or the comedian Stave Martin. They both had gray hair prematurely. Some people don't mind having gray hair. But for people like you (you probably wouldn't be reading this if you like having gray hair), you'd rather have healthy looking non-gray hair.

Lets talk about how to stop gray hair caused by aging. You probably can't really stop gray hair but you can put up a good fight. Here's what you can do:

Check for underlying causes

Gray hair can be caused by underlying medical conditions like hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, gastric bypass, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, or by parasites in the body. Note that having premature gray hair doesn't mean you have the above mentioned diseases. If you know that you have the conditions stated above and you have gray hair, you may further investigate if the graying of your hair is related to the said conditions.

Drink wheat grass juice

It could take a few months before you see results but drinking 2 to 3 oz of whet grass juice every day can very effective in stopping your hair from graying.

Don't forget your PABA

PABA or para amino benzoic acid promotes hair growth. PABA will not blacken your hair but it will prevent more gray hair from showing. PABA can be found in dairy products, eggs, molasses and whole grains.

Take B Vitamins

Make sure that you have enough B vitamins. B vitamins are essential in producing the pigments of your hair.

Here's a video explaining how to stop gray hair.

. . . or you could just dye your hair. Makes things a lot simpler and easier. =)


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      AFFI 6 years ago

      It isn't work.I bought 4ec. and tried it: It wasn't stop my white hair as a result.Do not buy and try it, you will lose your money and time.

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      Victoria 7 years ago

      Nice article ;) .

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      Stephen C. Sharp 8 years ago

      We do sell a lot of our organic wheatgrass powder and organic wheatgrass juice powder to men and women for so many health benefits and we have had feedback from our customers claiming their grey hair has all but vanished. Believe in wheatgrass!

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      lowlycook 8 years ago from Deep Asia

      this topic really interests me! now, i wanna see my gray hair turn into something else--but not into snakes. let's see....

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      Joanna McKenna 8 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      At some point tho, you either have to dye it (and keep dying it forever) or just learn to live with it.  Unless of course you like the shaved head look. Or wearing a hat or a wig 24/7. ;D

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      Kudlit 8 years ago from Laguna

      Hahaha. Good idea. I actually did that a few weeks ago. Now I have hair again.

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      nicomp really 8 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Cut it off. That'll stop it. :)