How to Prevent Gray Hair

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Dec 31, 2013

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Gray hair may be a sign of fashion for some however for many it’s an inevitable sign of ageing. The age at which you hair start to turn gray is largely based on genetics but there are number of other factors too that can lead to graying of hair.
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    Gray Hair

    Gray hair may be a sign of fashion for some however for many it’s an inevitable sign of ageing. The age at which you hair start to turn gray is largely based on genetics but there are number of other factors too that can lead to graying of hair. It’s not possible to completely prevent hair from graying but some home remedies can help you slow down the process.

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    Amla

    Amla has been believed to have amazing hair care abilities. Trying to avoid gray hair? You can add amla to your diet. Take few amla and cut then into pieces. Boil these pieces in coconut oil for some time until they turn black. Apply this paste on your hair to prevent premature graying of hair naturally at home.

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    Curry Leaves

    Curry leaves have a natural pigment that helps in retaining the natural colour of your hair. Boil few leave of curry leaves in coconut oil till the colour of the leaves turn black. Mix it with buttermilk and apply on your scalp to prevent your hair from becoming white.

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    Quit Smoking

    The major reason for growth of gray hair prematurely is that the body starts to age prematurely. Smoking, one of the bad lifestyle choices adopted by people, leads the body to age before time. The habit leads not only to gray hair but also to a wide variety of complications in life and therefore, quitting it remains integral and can help you avoid premature graying of hair.

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    Ease the Stress

    Stress is another common reason for premature graying. Too much of stress can speed up the graying process. Avoid stress if you want to avoid gray hair. Avoiding stress is also good for your mental health.

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    Improve Lifestyle

    Your lifestyle has a direct connection with your hair. Improve your lifestyle to avoid premature graying of hair. Indulge in a simple exercise regime and improve your eating habits. Even A regular morning walk can do a lot of good.

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    Eat Well

    Just like the rest of your body, your hair need proper nutrition to stay at best health.  You need to ensure that your body gets all the nutrition it needs. Switch to a healthy diet that is rich in all the vitamins and minerals like Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Iron, Iodine, Copper, Protein and Zinc.

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    Be Gentle

    You need to be gentle with your hair. If you wash your hair every day and noticed a gray hair, then you need to switch to a milder shampoo. Harsher shampoos may reduce protein synthesis resulting in graying of your hair. Gently massage your scalp while washing your hair for improved blood circulation.

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