• “I'm undaunted in my quest to amuse myself by constantly changing my hair”- Hillary Clinton.

Men are more worried about grey hair than women

As we all know physical appearance is one of the most important things when it comes to impression. People consciously or subconsciously make internal judgement about people they see by their physical appearance.  So hair and other personal aesthetics can totally change the way a person is perceived as. Among all other thing hair is probably what draws the maximum attention of others. It is believed to be the strongest accessory one can possess. For a woman, her hair are her "crowning glory," and this phrase dates back to Biblical times. While some women proudly accept the silver crown, many others face the arrival of new gray hair with dread.


According to the experts, there are several reasons for greying of hair. The most common factors are:

  • Stress
  • Genetics
  • Hormonal Imbalance / Hormonal Changes
  • Side effects of some medications
  • Poor nutrition
  • Unhealthy lifestyle
  • Constipation
  • Using low quality hair colours, dyes and styling equipments too often
  • Scalp conditions like dandruff, itchy scalp, etc.
  • Hypothyroidism 



Poor Diet: Poor dietary choices will impact your health and also your hair. There are several food that adversely affect your hair. The director of the Dermatology Centre’s Cosmetic Clinic, Dr. Karthik Krishnamurthy said that, low vitamin B12 levels are notorious for causing loss of hair pigment. Experts agree that a healthy diet with the right mix of protein, iron, and other nutrients can help improve the health, look, and feel of your hair. If the balance is interrupted it helps in greying.

Healthy Diet=Healthy hair

Smoking:  Smoking  stresses skin and hair. Smoking has no positive effects. It is seen that people who do not smoke gets 4% less gray hair.  So it is advisable to quit smoking in order to prevent graying hair.

Stress: With a hectic routine, tension of exams and stress about tight deadlines, greying of hair does seem an automatic phenomenon. At the bottom of each follicle inside your scalp is a little hair-growing factory where cells work together to assemble colour hair. Experts have found that stress causes the stem cells to leave our hair follicles, leaving hair gray or white.

Stress contributes to grey heir

Intake of fluids: Hair need as much fluid for optimal growth and nourishment as any other part of our body. What you drink casually or what harmful drinks we are addicted to can serve as a harbinger to hair discoloration. Be it merely tea and coffee or infamous alcohol, too much of everything retards hair growth and ages hair fast.

All these factors are a part of your unhealthy lifestyle. So if you are young and worried about why you are getting gray, these are probably the reasons you have been overlooking all these days. Now as you have already figured out that you are having a wrong lifestyle, do change it ASAP.


Since the causes are clear let us now focus on how to prevent it from coming back. Prevention is always better than cure and so the following things discuss how to stop the gray hairs from victimizing your looks.  Follow them to get rid of your gray.

Increase mineral intake: In terms of hair, melanin is required for pigmentations. For melanin to function appropriately, minerals are needed. Copper is the one of the most essential mineral for our hair. A balanced diet is the solution to all health problems and hair problems too. Copper works with an enzyme to transform tyrosine to melanin. Zinc, like copper, is also an integral mineral required regularly for hair. Try to hog more green vegetables, sunflower seeds, chicken, wheat, eggs, beef and healthy food other than pizza and burger to boost your mineral intake.

Get rid of stress: As you already know stress can not only affect the body mentally and emotionally, it can also damage hair internally. In order to avoid premature greying of hair, avoid stress as much as possible. This can be done by being proactive and taking things positively.Also exercising along with a good diet can help you. Yoga and meditation can also be the solution. You should lower down stress levels by busying yourself with other constructive activities, as much as possible, to stop hair gray.

Incorporate fresh juices in diet: Intake of juices is an amazing way to keep the body hydrated. Body hydration is very essential. Obviously this does not include soda water and alcohol or excessive caffeine-products like tea and coffee. They must be avoided as much as possible and should be taken in moderation. Try to eat or rather drink fresh fruit juices regularly to help hair glow from inside out. According to several experts carrot juice makes hair healthy and delays hair whitening. Fruit juices must be a major portion of daily food intake without fail. 

Increase iodine intake: Thyroid hormones are necessary for body’s balanced metabolism and iodine stabilizes thyroid functioning. Thus, increasing iodine intake is a good way of keeping the body in fine composition, especially the hair. You must add fish in your weekly menu and try to choose for iodize table salt for cooking and seasoning.

OIL AND MASSAGE: Oiling hair every once in a while brings back the healthy shine and regulates the blood supply of hair follicle. Head Massage thus helps in improving hair growth and stability. Ayurvedic oil is popular for hair health. Massaging hair with Bringraj Herb juice and lemon juice stops hair greying to a great extent.Also, freshly crushed amla fruit is a natural hair conditioner that can be massaged in the white hair over the scalp to combat de-pigmentation. Avoid chemicals in shampoos and other hair care products and shift towards natural oils and fruits for hair massaging. Also applying hot oil to your hair is a treatment for preventing the de-pigmentation of your hair.


Bringanantadi Massage reduces Hair Fall 

So, now as you know the causes and the cure, do not stress about your gray. Relax and follow the ways to cure your gray and soon you will get to flaunt your beautiful natural hair. Good luck with the cure.