When you think of grey hair,you think that only people who are over 50 year old can have grey hair.But this is not true.Grey hair can be seen in people in their 20s,30s,even in their late teens. Causes of Grey Hair Or Premature Grey Hair:
1.Growing old. As a person ages, the cells in the hair root reduces the production of melanin and the hair slowly turns grey.2.Heredity.Genes play a large role in graying.3.Stress.Being constantly under stress can make your hair turn grey.4.Smoking.Smoking is linked to premature graying.A 1996 British Medical Journal study conducted by J.G. Mosley, MD found that tobacco smoking may cause premature graying. Smokers were found to be four times more likely to begin graying prematurely, compared to nonsmokers in the study.5.Lack of Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA).
PABA is typically known as the hair color vitamin.PABA is required for the synthesis of folic acid within the body and contributes to the proper metabolism of protein. It has the ability to block against the UV rays of the sun and is commonly used in sunscreen preparations.The usual dose of PABA is between 25 and 300 mg for adults.
A deficiency in PABA may lead to grey hair. Research has shown its effects on animal hair cells. It is seen that when animal cells have been reintroduced to the vitamin, normal coloration is restored.
Like wise,studies conducted on humans found that when every meal was supplemented with 200 mg of the vitamin PABA, seventy percent of the grays returned to their original color.Another study found that PABA, combined with Folic Acid, successfully reversed gray hair as well.Good sources of PABA include:Sources: Brewer’s yeast, molasses, liver, kidney, whole grains.
6.Lack of Omega-3 fatty acids such as cod liver oil,salmon..etc in one’s diet.7.Excessive consumption of caffeine, alcohol, and fried foods. 8.Unclean condition of one’s scalp.9.Deficiency of B vitamins such as Biotin, Folic Acid, B12 and Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5).10.Lack of copper in the body.premature graying is a sign of a copper deficiency.11.Thyroid Imbalance.12.Werner syndrome and pernicious anemia can also cause premature graying.Werner Syndrome is a very rare disorder characterized by premature or accelerated aging.Recommended Treatment of Grey Hair Or Premature Grey Hair:
To prevent and reverse premature and excessive greying of hair,do the following:1.Ensure that you diet includes foods rich in Protein,vitamins,and minerals.2.Massage your scalp with Omega 3 rich shampoos or oils such as Emu oil.These oils actually treat the hair follicle and rejuvenate the pigment generating cells called Melanocytes.3.Reduce stress .4.IncludeYogurt,Honey,vinegar,Blackstrap Molasses,Apple Cider, Black Walnuts,Sesame Seeds,Pumpkin seeds,Flax seed,and bean sprouts in your diet.5.Take anti-gray hair tablets and creams such as Melancor,Reminex, Fo-Ti Root,Shen Min,and Restoria Discreet.6.Quit smoking for good.7.Take Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA) tablet or include food such as( Brewer’s yeast, molasses, liver, kidney, whole grains) in your diet.8.Reduce intake or better yet avoid caffeine, salt,refined sugars.spicy and fried foods.
9.Eat adequate zinc rich foods.ZINC helps prevent hair loss and greying.10.Take vitamin C.Vitamin C ensures the health of capillaries supplying blood to hair follicles
11.Get enough sleep everyday.12.Exercise.13.Take a copper supplement.Colloidal Copper is recommended.14.Take Tyrosine Supplement.Tyrosine is fundamentally required for melanin formation. A product known as Gleevec, which reversed gray hair in some people who used it, is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor.15.Take Antioxidants.Antioxidants help destroy free radicals in the body which cause Oxidative stress that damage cells including hair cells.16.Take Biotin.Biotin delays the onset of gray hair and may retard the further progression of gray hair.17.Take Folic acid.Folic acid helps to prevent gray hair.18.Take Vitamin B12 and Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5).19.Try Eugenol Oil.Eugenol is the technical name for clove oil.When applied topically to the scalp has been demonstrated to restore hair color.20.Try Ligustrum.Ligustrum is used in China to prevent gray hair.21.Try Ashwagandha.Ashwagandha is also referred to as “Indian Ginseng'”.Ashwagandha helps prevent and treat gray hair by increasing the melanin content of the hair.22.Try Indian Amla Oil.Amla is one of the richest sources of natural Vitamin C.23.Try Maka (Eclipta Alba).Maka helps prevent falling hair, stops premature greying and treat insomnia.24.Try Motia Rosha Oil.Motia Rosha helps stimulates pigment cells of hair.It helps hair growth, treats and prevents grey hair, dandruff, split ends and imparts healthy glow to hair. 25.Try Eclipta alba (Bhringraj).The fresh juice of Eclipta alba (Bhringraj) blackens the hair,and it is the best natural hair dye. 26.Wash your hair with with cool or lukewarm water when bathing.Avoid hot water.Washing your hair with very hot water or using hair-dryers excessively weaken roots, and may lead to premature greying. 27.Try Rosemary oil.Rosemary oil is believed to gradually darken grey hair over a period of time. 28.Try to massage your scalp with Almond Oil,and Coconut oil.Allow enough time for oil to be absorbed. Most oils are not easily absorbed by the hair, which is why you need to leave oil on for at least 30 or forty-five minutes.Keep in mind that you won’t see drastic overnight results Following these recommendations; any results will be seen gradually over the course of a few months. And it should also be mentioned here that if you stop following these recommendations, you will lose any benefit you gained and the grey will return.