Although it’s common to associate grey hair with aging, it can happen almost any time in life. Teenagers and those in their 20s can even experience grey hair. The body has hair follicles which contain pigment cells known as melanin. These cells are responsible for your hair color, whether it’s red, black, brown or blonde. Over time, these follicles can lose pigment leading to grey hair.
Aside from aging some of the most common reasons for grey hair are:
- Chronic stress
- Vitamin deficiencies
Preventing grey hair depends on the cause of the issue. If your grey hair is a result of genetics, then there isn’t anything you can do to prevent the color change. If you think an underlying issue like smoking or stress may be causing the grey hair, then you need to treat the issue. If you treat the issue your pigment may return, however it is not guaranteed.
- Almond oil. Mix together equal parts of almond oil, lemon juice, and amla juice. Massage the mixture into your hair and scalp. Follow this routine two times a day for three months.
- Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis). Fill ⅓ of an 8-ounce jar with dried rosemary and then fill the jar to the top with extra virgin olive oil. Leave the jar in a sunny place for four to six weeks, shaking it every few days. After six weeks, use it as a hair oil
WHEN TO SEE A STYLIST
If you’re looking to cover grey hairs or blend them with your natural hair, then seeing a stylist is the best option. There isn’t much you can do to prevent greying as you age, but you can take steps to minimize the appearance of grey hairs by working with a stylist. They will be able to address your issues using natural products and essential oils.
Greying hair can be prevented by doing the following:
- Keep stress down
- Take vitamins
- Apply coconut oil to scalp and hair at night
- Drink plenty of water
- Try a super-stylish design for your hair to balance the look
GET IN TOUCH
Duafe Hair Salon
3129 north 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19132