The salt and pepper appearance looks great on others, but if you are nearing your 30s and you can see gray hair it is not the best feeling. With time and age when the hair begins to turn gray, it is easy to accept the fact. However, we see more and more of premature graying in individuals, who then have to indulge in artificial coloring. So if you want to maintain the quality and color of your hair, here are a few age old tips and tricks to battle the grays.
1. Diet :
You are what you eat. The food you eat has a lot to do with how you look. Premature graying and excessive hair loss can be a side effect of an improper diet. If the food you eat is deficient in vital vitamins and minerals, your skin will lose it luster and hair will begin to lose its pigments. A healthy helping of proteins, carbohydrates, fresh fruits, meat, and dairy must be a part of your daily diet.
2. Coconut oil :
One of the most versatile products found easily in every home, coconut oil is a real savior. It has innumerable medicinal properties that prevent premature graying of hair and multiple other skin problems. Massage some warm coconut oil with a few drops of lemon juice on your scalp for clean, shiny black hair.
3. Amla :
Indian Gooseberry or Amla is an age-old trick etched by grandmothers everywhere to prevent gray hair. If you are suffering from premature grays or have thin, lifeless hair, amla is your saving grace. Boil some pieces of amla in coconut oil, till the concoction turns black. Cool off the mixture and apply it on your hair, it will cure premature graying. Amla is known for its revitalizing pigment that is a boon for restoring hair color and quality.
4. Henna :
Henna is known as mehndi and is very famous in our country to dye hair. However, just because you suffer from premature grays does not mean your hair has to be dyed orange! Henna without any mixtures will turn all the gray strands orangeish-red, and we don’t want that obviously. So when applying henna you need to be careful and add yogurt or coconut oil and make a paste out of it. The paste works best when you soak it overnight and apply it the next day. You can wash it off once dried, to find not just black but also soft and shiny hair.
Premature graying is a very common problem and while there are many ways to cover up, the base problem lies in our lifestyle. Our internal consumption and habits make a huge impact on our hair and skin. Drink lots of water; eat greens and exercise regularly for a healthy, stress-free life.