One of the beauty concerns that affects most men and especially women is the appearance of early gray hair. Even if you want to get gray hair sooner or later, most people want to avoid it coming at a young age, such as when you are only 30 years old.
Fortunately, there are ways to prevent early gray hair and reduce its visibility. While some commercial treatments are undoubtedly effective, there are also excellent natural alternatives to gray hair where you do not have to worry about any side effects.
You start getting gray hair when the production of the pigment, known as melanin, stops. As the years go by and according to one’s habits, melanin production begins to decrease and this results in gray hair.
The American Academy of Dermatology has stated that over half of the world’s population have gray hair when they are 45 years old, but that one in three women will continue to develop more gray hair.
Some of the main causes of premature aging are:
- Great stress level
- Genetic factors
- A poor diet, especially a lack of vitamin B12
- Unhealthy habits such as smoking, heavy alcohol consumption and drug use
- Drinking coffee and eating strong food
- Having emotional problems or delusions
The following natural remedies can reduce or prevent an early onset of gray hair, improve the appearance of your hair as well as improve its overall health. It is important to remember that you need to use these treatments regularly because the results are not seen right away.
Onions have innumerable benefits for health and beauty thanks to its high content of nutrients. Onions can be applied directly to the scalp to lower the appearance of gray hair.
A study from Bradford University (England) found that onions contain an enzyme known as catalase, which removes hydrogen peroxide, which accumulates in the hair follicles and causes the hair to lose its color. In addition, onions stimulate healthy hair growth.
This good moisturizing fruit is ideal for promoting shiny hair and preventing premature aging. Avocado contains minerals, fatty acids and e properties from vitamin E that improve the health of your hair.
To enjoy all these benefits, mash the pulp and apply it as a mask to your hair and scalp.
Henna is a natural powder that, when used as a hair dye, does not have negative side effects like similar chemical products. This natural treatment has a reddish tinge, but can be combined with other ingredients to give different tones.
Mix henna with a little water and apply the paste to the hair. Another option, for a more dark brown hair, is to mix it with some coconut oil.
Walnut leaves are another alternative treatment to naturally hide gray hair and reduce its appearance, without the birches that chemical products can have.
The leaves of this tree contain a substance called a natural color that is used in the cosmetic industry. Make a tea of walnut leaves and let it soak for 15 minutes before applying it to the hair.
Sage is an herb that contains natural color which helps to restore your own natural color and reduce the appearance of gray hair. To darken your hair and hide the gray hair, make a tea of sage leaves. Boil them for 30 minutes to get all the extract and then apply it to the hair. Repeat three times a week for best results.
This herb has become very popular for hair care because it stimulates growth and maintains your natural color. Rosemary contains large amounts of rosemary acids as well as antioxidants that fight gray hair naturally.
- 1/4 cup rosemary
- 1/4 cup sage
- 2 cups water (400 ml)
What to do?
Bring the water to a boil and add the herbs. Let the mixture soak overnight before applying the liquid to your hair and scalp.