The Dreaded White Hair
Premature greying in today’s world is unfortunately as common as catching the flu. In fact, it has become so common that even people in their early twenties are greying at an alarming rate. While it could very well be genetics, there are still a number of other factors that hasten the greying process.
The first and foremost is an unbalanced diet. If your diet consists of fast food – foods that are made with white flour, aerated drinks and sugar, then you are almost certain not to have healthy black hair. Instead, you need to include plenty of fresh salads, lean meats like fish and chicken, and fruits and green vegetables in your daily diet. When it comes to drinks, restrict the intake of alcohol and encourage yourself to take coconut water, lemon water, or fresh fruit juices.
Did you know that stress is also one of the primary causes of premature greying? While it may seem like an inescapable reality of life, there are proven methods to relax and rejuvenate your mind. Listening to soothing music, taking up a hobby, meditating, exercising, doing yoga or anything else that will make you switch off for some time will ease the stress you are experiencing as well as the physical pain around the neck and shoulders that typically accompany it.
Our immune system also plays a part in the greying of one’s hair. If you have been suffering rather frequently from viral fever, cold, cough and such, you might just be prone to premature greying so do keep this in check by taking adequate vitamin supplements.
Here are some tried and tested recipes to bring back life to your hair:
Heat 1 cup of amla powder in an iron vessel until it turns into ash. Add 500ml of coconut oil and simmer on a slow flame for 20 minutes. Let it cool and stand for 24 hours and then strain the next day into an airtight bottle. Use this twice a week as a hair oil massage.
Take a bunch of curry leaves and grind them with 2 teaspoons of amla powder and 2 teaspoons of brahmi powder. Apply this as a hair mask on the hair and make sure to cover the roots. Leave on for an hour and rinse with a mild herbal shampoo.
Coconut oil and lemon juice mixed together can help darken the hair. The combination of these two causes a chemical reaction which darkens the hair naturally over a period of time so why not make the most of it?
Black tea is another effective ingredient which can help prevent grey hair. Take some brewed tea, approximately 200ml, and use it as a leave-in conditioner on your hair after shampooing. You can also soak black tea leaves for 2 hours in warm water and grind it to a smooth paste. Mix with some lemon juice and apply it as a hair mask for 40 minutes before rinsing the hair.
And there you have it – our recommendations for your white hair wooes. We hope you do give them a try and also let us know what you think of them in the comments below.