Why Does Our Hair Turn Gray?
While genes, smoking, chewing tobacco, and emotional stress
can all produce grey hair, one of the most common causes is a lack of
nutrition. Premature greying can be caused by a variety of extrinsic sources,
early history of grey hair in the family.
that cause premature ageing, such as thyroid disease, management, and progeria
a lack of iron.
production is reduced.
and synthetic shampoos are used excessively.
rays cause the healthy hair follicles to deteriorate.
What Does Ayurveda Say About Grey Hair?
Ayurveda, premature greying is caused by a disruption in the Pitta-Vata doshas,
which is called as 'Akala Palitya.' Your hair, skin complexion, and colour are
all controlled by the Bhrajaka pitta, a subtype of the Pitta dosha.
to melanocytes, which produce the melanin pigment that gives your hair its
natural colour. Assume that the Bhrajaka Pitta is unequal in some way. In this
scenario, there is insufficient melanin production, which leads to premature
Home Remedies for Gray Hair
Advocates of natural healing
suggest a number of natural remedies for gray hair. These include:
Amla Powder :
As per Ayurveda, premature hair greying is caused due to an
imbalance of pitta levels. Amla fruit can reduce this by working on the
digestive system and controlling the acid-producing Pitta enzymes. This, in
turn, can lower the rate of hair ageing and gray.
Amla also makes your hair darker
by allowing for better pigmentation of cells. This is why Amla powder is often
used in hair dyes and other coloring products.
It is a rich source of Vitamin C
and other antioxidants, which fight free radicals and reduce the external
damage to your hair.
Coconut Oil :
day, before bed, massage coconut oil onto your hair and scalp. The next
morning, wash your hair as usual.
eat a teaspoon of fresh grated ginger mixed with 1 tablespoon of honey.
Blackstrap Molasses :
day, eat a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses (from sugarcane juice, not from
beet sugar); it’s believed to reverse the graying process.
ounces of fresh amla juice every day or massage your hair with amla oil one
time each week. Amla is also known as Indian gooseberry.
Black sesame seeds :
Two to three
times a week, eat a tablespoon of black sesame seeds to slow down and possibly
reverse the graying process.
Twice a week,
massage your hair and scalp with pure ghee (clarified butter).
times a week, apply fresh amaranth juice to your hair.
Wheatgrass Juice :
Drink one to
two ounces of fresh wheatgrass juice every day or add 1 tablespoon of
wheatgrass powder daily to your soups and smoothies.
In traditional Chinese
medicine, Fo-ti is taken internally as a supplement — 1,000 milligrams two
times per day with food — to reverse the graying hair process.
an onion in a blender and then use a strainer so that you’re left with the juice.
Twice a week, rub this juice into your scalp, leaving it in place for 30
minutes and then shampooing as usual.
Read Also: Benefits Of Onion Juice For Hair Growth
Carrot Juice :
Drink 8 ounces of carrot juice every day.
foods rich in the enzyme catalase such as:
Curry Leaves :
Make a paste of ¼ cup of curry leaves and ½ cup of yogurt.
Apply it to your hair and scalp and then wash it off after 30 minutes. Repeat
two to three times a week.
Take an ashwagandha supplement with food. Ashwagandha is
also known as Indian ginseng.
Almond Oil :
together equal parts of almond oil, lemon juice, and amla juice. Massage the
mixture into your hair and scalp. Follow this routine two times a day for three
Read Also: Health Benefits Of Almonds
Fill ⅓ of an 8-ounce jar with dried rosemary and then fill the jar
to the top with extra virgin olive oil. Leave the jar in a sunny place for four
to six weeks, shaking it every few days. After six weeks, use it as a hair oil.
Another important ayurvedic remedy for
gray hair is an exercise. For this, one has to rub the
fingernails of the right hand with the left hand every day. This approach helps
improves blood circulation to the scalp and also strengthens the roots of the
hair. It is a very easy process and if done regularly, it reportedly brings
back the lost color of the hair. Most importantly the new hair that grows after
this is also not gray.