The appearance of gray hair at the age of 40 and older is the norm. If the hair began to become silvery much earlier, you need to think about identifying the reasons that led to a decrease in melanin production. This will help pause the process.
Causes of early gray hair
Often, gray hair appears after stressful situations. And this applies not only to emotional outbursts. For the body, stress can be vitamin deficiency, a weakened immune system or an operation.
Improper diet can also contribute to gray hair. Fatty, salty and spicy foods, as well as alcoholic beverages, have a negative effect on the production of melanin pigment.
Disruption of the thyroid gland, which is responsible for a large number of metabolic processes in the body, can cause early silvering of hair. In addition, early graying is often inherited.
Fight against early gray hair
Start treating early gray hair by reviewing your diet. Avoid eating unhealthy foods - mayonnaise, strong coffee, smoked sausages, chips, hamburgers, and so on. Include in your daily menu as many fruits and vegetables, eggs, nuts, seafood, seeds, vegetable oils, meat and milk as possible. And be sure not to neglect ginger, garlic, and herbs.
Pay special attention to your health - play sports, visit an endocrinologist annually and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun.
Traditional methods of treating early gray hair
If you notice the appearance of gray hair, regularly apply nourishing onion masks. To do this, rub the previously grated onion into the hair roots. Keep this mask for about 15-20 minutes, then wash off with plenty of warm water using shampoo. To get rid of the unpleasant onion smell, rinse your hair with water and a little lemon juice.
A decoction of nettle, which must be taken orally, will help to activate the production of melanin and strengthen the hair. To prepare it, pour 2 tablespoons of chopped nettle with 300 milliliters of hot water, put on low heat and cook for 5-7 minutes, then let it brew for about half an hour, strain and use 1/2 cup twice a day. Use the same broth to rinse your hair after washing.
Natural henna, which is sold in a pharmacy, is an excellent assistant in restoring gray hair roots. Use it as a mask according to the instructions that come with this product. Henna will not only temporarily paint over gray hair, but also restore its structure, making it more alive and healthy.