Premature Hair Greying – Causes and Treatment

Premature Hair Greying

Hair greying happens to all of us at some point. Greying is usually associated with aging but this is not the case anymore. Everybody’s facing the problem be it a 12-year-old kid or a 25-year-old young girl. It has become so common to see people with gray hair today.

But why some people go gray in their mid 20s whilst others don’t even see any sign of hair greying before 50s?

Causes and reasons for premature hair greying
Premature Hair Greying

The reasons behind premature hair greying are still a debate. Many researchers have been conducting many researches to reach the final conclusion. Poor diet, lack of vitamins, habit of smoking and genetics are some common reasons responsible for premature hair greying. Hair usually go gray when they stop producing a cell called melanin, which is responsible for giving your hair black color. Though, you can blame genetics for premature hair greying as going gray does not indicate any medical problem, except in some cases. Genetics is the root cause for gray hair in almost every case, which means if the parent has had premature hair greying, the offspring is more prone to have the same problem.

However, knowing that you have premature greying, what are your options? What can you do to stop it? Is there anything you can do to get your black hair color back? The answer for all the questions is Yes! When there is a problem, there is always a solution.

Natural remedies to treat premature gray hair
Premature Hair Greying

While there is hardly any medical treatment for the problem, there are various home remedies to treat premature hair greying. Natural remedies are also the notable treatment when it comes to treat gray hair. Here are some home remedies that can really help you reverse your gray hair.

  1. Sesame seed oil with curry leaves: Heat a bowl of sesame seed oil with 10-15 curry leaves. Heat it till the curry leaves become black. Drain this mixture, cool it down and apply on your scalp. You can also make this mixture in a large quantity and keep it in a bottle for later use.
  2. Indian Gooseberries: Indian Gooseberries are so helpful in preventing premature hair greying. Grate 3-4 gooseberries and apply the paste on your scalp and wash it off after an hour or so. Also, consuming 1 or 2 gooseberries everyday has proven to be beneficial not only for premature hair greying but also for many other health problems like high level of cholesterol, heart problems and skin problems.
  3. Coconut oil with curry leaves: Curry leaves are very beneficial when it comes to grey hair. They help improve darker pigmentation in your hair. When mixed with coconut oil, it works as a miracle. To get the result, use it twice or thrice a week.

How to use: Heat few curry leaves with coconut oil and bring it to boil. Once charred, switch off the flame and let it cool. Strain the oil and apply it on scalp.

Note: you can also use a mixture of curry leave paste and curd to prevent premature hair greying.

  1. Sage and Rosemary: Both herbs work wonders for gray hair by giving your hair its natural black color.

How to use: Take few rosemary and sage leaves and add them to two cups of water. Bring the mixture to boil and let it cool. Strain the mixture and use it after shampoo. Keep the mixture in your hair for 15-20 minutes and wash it off with water. For better results, use it once or twice a week.

Note: You can use any herb which is easily available for you, instead of using both together.

Having gray hair in your mid 20s is definitely the most depressing thing but, its not the end of the world. There are ways to prevent premature gray hair. Hope these remedies help you reverse your gray hair. Be patient and don’t give up!

If you are also suffering from the same and know any natural remedies to treat it, Please do share it with us in the comments section below.

Nirdosh Kataria
Nirdosh Kataria is an experienced and passionate health blogger who believes in leading a healthy lifestyle and also promotes it among others. When not stuck in front of a keyboard, she can be found traveling and exploring.

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