Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Nowadays people are worrying much about the grey/white hair in early ages. The hair has a tendency to lose its natural colour with advancing age and turn grey, but premature greying is a morbid condition and it makes even the young look older. Each hair made up of two parts: Shaft - the colored part we see growing out of our heads & Root - the bottom part, which keeps the hair anchored under the scalp. The root of every strand of hair is surrounded the hair follicle that contains a certain number of pigment cells. These pigment cells continuously produce a chemical called melanin that gives the growing shaft of hair its color. The dark or light color of someone's hair depends on how much melanin each hair contains. As we get older, the pigment cells in our hair follicles gradually die and will no longer contain much melanin and leads to gray, silver or white colour hair.

Some of the Causes of Premature Greying of Hair are Faulty diet, mental worries and Lack of vitamins, Heredity, unclean condition of scalp etc. some of the Home Remedies for Premature Greying of Hair are,

Hair treatment using Indian Gooseberry:

Indian gooseberry usage is the foremost among the home remedies found beneficial in the prevention and treatment of premature greying of hair. It is a valuable hair tonic for enriching hair growth and hair pigmentation. The fruit should be cut into pieces, dried and should be boiled in coconut oil till the solid matter becomes like charred dust. This darkish oil is very useful against premature greying.

Hair treatment using Amaranth:

Amaranth is another effective home remedy for hair disorders. Application of the fresh juices of this vegetable leaves helps the hair to retain its black colour and also helps the hair growth and keeps it soft.

Hair treatment using Curry Leaves:

These leaves have the property of providing vitality and strength to hair roots. New hair roots that grow are healthier and contain a normal pigment. The leaves can be used in the form of chutney, or may be squeezed in buttermilk. When the leaves are boiled in coconut oil, the oil forms an excellent hair tonic to stimulate hair growth and bring back hair pigmentation.

Hair treatment using Butter:
The butter made from cow's milk has the property of preventing premature greying of hair. A small roll may be taken internally and a little quantity may be massaged into the hair roots twice a week. It also keeps your body cool.

Hair treatment using Vitamins: 
The vitamins useful in guarding against premature greying of hair are 10 mg of pantothenic acid, 100 mg of para-aminobenzoic acid, and 2 gm of inositol. All these 3 vitamins belonging to the B group should be supplied at one time, preferably in a form such as yeast and liver. The three anti-greying-hair vitamins can also be produced in the intestinal tract by bacteria. Thus taking a sufficient quantity of yoghurt daily and a tablespoonful of yeast before each meal is an excellent remedy for the prevention and treatment of premature greying of hair. Juice of carrot, lettuce, capsicum and fresh alfalfa remove copper deficiency, this is good remedy for gray hair and hair loss.

Maintain nutrients rich diet:

Diet is of utmost importance in the prevention and treatment of premature greying of hair and persons suffering from this disorder should take a diet rich in all essential nutrients. Devitalizing foods such as white flour, refined sugar and all products made from them, soft drinks, pastries, jams and jellies should be avoided. These foods take away energy, cause wrinkles, unattractive skin, grey hair, and premature old age.

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