June 29, 2012

Effective Home Remedies To Combat Premature Greying

Although grey hair is often associated with ageing, it can occur prematurely due to various other risk factors. Hair that greys prematurely is usually because of hereditary or dietary factors. Stress also influences premature greying as do certain illnesses. Luckily, there are some effective ways to avoid premature greying that can be practiced at home!

Dietary supplements Certain herbs and vitamins are known to reduce stress and premature greying. The deficiency of folic acid has been linked to greying hair. In China, fo-ti also called knotweed is a popular remedy for greying hair. The lack of copper in your body can also lead to your hair losing color. Eating lentils, avocado, garlic, mushroom and soy supplements is a great way to add copper mineral to your diet.

Vitamin B complex keeps your hair healthy and stops it from greying early, especially when it is paired with other essential vitamins and minerals. Consume foods that are rich in iodine. Copper when combined with iodine is super effective. Carrots, bananas and most seafood like lobster, tuna, crab and mackerel are all great sources of iodine.

Drinking just a few ounces of wheatgrass juice for a couple of months is believed to let your hair get back its original color. Wheatgrass is well-known as a super food. It is loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and proteins that will not only give you beautiful hair, but also boost your overall health.

Accupressure /Reflexology Tip for grey hair:
Rubbing the fingernails of both your hands is also believed to delay graying of hair. Read more about it in this post.

External applications * A traditional Indian remedy includes massaging coconut oil and lemon juice into your scalp on a daily basis or at least a few times a week. Gooseberry (amla) is also known to be very effective in preventing hair from greying. Coconut oil is easily available at stores and this method can be practiced at home. To use gooseberry, a paste with oil should be made and massaged into the scalp. This helps strengthen the hair follicle and facilitates its pigment retention property. Also read Amla (gooseberry) for hair.

* Butter made from the milk of a cow is also very effective for reversing grey hair. This butter needs to be externally applied onto your scalp.

* One cup of black tea with a tablespoon of salt can be massaged into your scalp. Allow it to soak in for about an hour before washing on thoroughly. It is important for the black tea to be strong.

* Chamomile tea is also a great home remedy to treat premature greying.  

* Mix two teaspoons of henna (Mehendi) powder, 1 teaspoon of fenugreek (methi), 1 teaspoon of plain yogurt, 3 teaspoons of coffee and 3 of mint (pudina) juice, and 2 teaspoons of basil (Tulsi) juice. This paste should be applied to your hair, from root to tip and allowed to soak for about 3 hours after which it must be washed off.

Remember, all these external applications can be done easily at home. It is essential to massage these natural remedies onto your scalp as it promotes blood circulation, which also makes your hair healthier.

The author of this post, Lily, is an expert associated with Haarklinikken, a renowned hair restoration clinic with branches across Germany, Denmark and the United States. If you are looking for professional Tampa Hair Transplantation services, Haarklinikken offers a wide range of customised hair therapies by experienced dermatologists.

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  1. Eat foods rich in iodine such as banana, carrots and fish.
    Drink butter milk with a 2 teaspoons each of yeast and wheat germ will prevent and cure premature greying of hair.
    Grate some fresh ginger. Mix with honey and place it in a jar. Eat 1 tea spoon everyday.

  2. Massage your hairs with coconut oil and lemon juice everyday.
    Mix 1 tablespoon of table salt to a cup of strong black tea without milk. Massage this water on the scalp. wash your hair after an hour.


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