Grey hair is said to be a sign of wisdom but at times wisdom can a bit too early for some people. A silver mane in youthful years is a disturbing issue thus the need to know the causes so as to avoid grey hair. The causes could range from stress to normal aging.
1.Normal aging is the biggest culprit.
Okay, no surprise here. Dermatologists call this the 50-50-50 rule. “Fifty percent of the population has about 50% gray hair at age 50,” says Dr. Anthony Oro, professor of dermatology at Stanford University. And like skin, hair changes its texture with age, says Dr. Heather Woolery Lloyd, director of ethnic skin care at the University of Miami School of Medicine.
2.Your ethnicity makes a difference.
Caucasians tend to go gray earlier — and redheads earliest of all. Then Asians. Then African-Americans. Scientists haven’t figured out why yet.
3.Stress seems to play a role.
“Stress won’t cause you to go gray directly,” says Dr. Roopal Kundu, associate professor in dermatology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. “But stress is implicated in a lot of skin and hair issues.” During an illness, for example, people can shed hair rapidly. And hair you lose after a stressful event — like getting chemotherapy — may grow back a different color.
There are many ways of getting rid of grey hair. These methods are not complicated as they can be done at the comfort of one’s own bathroom.
How to Cover Gray Hair with Henna
Henna is naturally made from the leaves of the lawsonia plant. It can be safely used at home without damaging, drying or chemically changing the structure of hair. It also binds keratin to your hair making it strong and reducing breakage. It comes in a range of colors
- 2 tablespoons of henna powder
- 1 tablespoon of yogurt
- 1 tablespoon of fenugreek seeds
- 3 tablespoons of coffee
- 2 tablespoons of basil
- 3 tablespoons of mint juice
Mix all the ingredients above to get a paste with a smooth but not runny consistency. Apply the paste to your hair and allow it to sit for 2-3 hours before washing off. Do this regularly to effectively cover gray hair.
Henna dye gradually wears off in a period of 8-12 weeks.
How to Dye your Hair with Coffee
Coffee is one of the common natural methods of coloring hair. Although it does not give permanent results, it also benefits your hair by strengthening it and supplies it with beneficial nutrients. It is a simple way of boosting your hair color and giving it a vibrant dark brown.
Make strong organic coffee preferably espresso
Allow it to cool down
Pour this over your head while in the shower
Massage it from the roots to the tip of your hair
Cover your head with a plastic shower cap for 30 minutes
Rinse out with cool water
Do this twice weekly till you achieve the desired shade of brown
There is a permanent solution if grey hair is being caused by stress or tension. The trick is to relax and take things easy.
One of the major reasons for grey hair can be continuous stress and mental pressures. The idea is to reduce the tension and in turn not only cure grey hair issues but also ensure that it does not get aggravated. Adhere to any of the relaxation therapies among yoga, deep breathing, meditation and even proper rest and sleep.