Grey Hair (1)

Hairstyle, color and length play a significant role in people’s self-perception and physical appearance. Whitening or greying hair is a very common sign of aging. The process of greying hair is medically termed as Cainites, and it can happen to all ages, gender, and race. However, females are prone to it. However, premature greying is different from Cainites. Premature greying happens between the age of 25-30’s in most Asians.

What causes grey hair?

According to your DNA, melanocytes are cells in each hair follicle that produce two basic pigments, Pheomelanin and eumelanin. Eumelanin can be found mostly in brown hair and black hair. Red hair or blond hair is generally made out of Pheomelanin. The pigments in the scalp hair are more stable than the melanin, which colors the skin.

As the melanocyte count decreases, grey hair will develop. The time at which these cells start to decline varies from one person to the next. These are some reasons hair greying can occur:

Genetics– There are specific genes that have been identified as being responsible for greying hair. One study found the gene responsible for controlling, producing, and storing melanin. One study found that people with PNG have a history of melanin production and storage.

Obesity: Obese or overweight people are most likely to develop grey hair.

Smoking– A study found that smokers are more likely to develop premature hair greying than those who don’t smoke. While the cause of this phenomenon could not be determined, it was found that smoking may increase oxidative stress, which can damage the melanin-producing cell.

Stress – Stress may speed up greying. The greying process can be accelerated by stressors such as a fight or flight response.

Vitamins – A study showed that a lack of vitamin B12 could cause PNG. However, this can be reversed if the vitamin is taken in sufficient amounts. Vitamin B12 is found in dairy products and meats. A vegetarian diet can lead to PNG. It might also be difficult for seniors to absorb vitamin B12 via digestion.

According to a study, premature greying can be caused by diseases such as vitiligo or alopecia areata. Vitiligo is a condition in which melanin-producing cells stop working or die. This causes patches of darkened skin to appear that have become less noticeable over time. Alopecia areata can cause a sudden loss in hair color, which could lead to greyer hair.

Hair greying can also be caused by the following:

  • Neurofibromatosis is where tumors grow along nerves and causes abnormal skin and bone development.
  • Tuberous Sclerosis – This rare condition can cause benign (not spread to other parts of the body) tumors in many organs, such as the brain, kidneys, and skin.
  • Thyroid Disease

Home remedies to solve grey hair issues:

Application for Amla powder

In an iron vessel, heat 1 cup of amla powder until it becomes ash. Take 500ml coconut oil into it, and mix it well. And let it simmer for 20 minutes on a very low flame. Then allow it to cool for one day, then stain it in an airtight container. Massage your hair twice a week for natural-looking hair color.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil and lemon juice can be combined to darken hair. Mix these two ingredients, and the result will be natural-looking black glossy hair within a few weeks.

Coffee/ tea

Black Tea or black coffee is another ingredient that can help to prevent grey hair. It can be used as both shampoo and mask as well. After shampooing, take 200ml of brewed tea and apply it to your hair as a leave-in conditioner. Also, you can soak the black tea leaves in warm water for two hours and then grind it into a paste. You can combine this mixture with lemon juice, and can be used as a hair mask.

Application to Ashwagandha

It increases blood circulation and prevents hair from greying prematurely. Make a paste with Ashwagandha root and Brahmi powder and use it as a mask. The mask can be applied to the scalp and then washed off. Ashwagandha tea can also help reduce hair greying.

Curry leaves

Blend a bunch curry leaves with 2 tsp of amla powder, 2 tsp of brahmi powder. Use it as a hair mask, apply it on the roots, and set back for an hour; Then wash it with herbal shampoo.

Onion juice

Onion juice is known for its strong antibacterial properties and can be used to treat hair loss and dandruff. It also contains catalase, which helps to darken hair color and reverse greying. This is done by decreasing hydrogen peroxide buildup in the hair and scalp. Take a medium size onion in a blender and make a smooth paste. To neutralize the odor, add water to the mixture. Massage it onto your scalp. After about half an hour, rinse it off. It is essential to practice this daily.

All these are home remedies for getting healthy-looking hair. They also provide hair fall treatment, but if all these don’t work your doctor may prescribe a hair transplant. For this, you may put search queries in Google “hair transplant center near me“; for this, Eugenix will be the best option for you.