Although we all want to avoid getting grays hairs, it’s inevitable. The hair goes through a natural life cycle where it grows, shed, and repeat.And, during this cycle, as the hair follicles in the scalp begin to age, they produce less color. So, the naturally bright dark brown, black or even blonde hair that you’re used to will turn to gray. Sometimes it can even go from gray to white. When will all this happen? Well that all depends on your age, genetics, health conditions, and so much more.
Since we don’t want to wait until that happens, we can start now.
At whatever stage you are at in your life, you can make changes in your lifestyle to reverse your gray hair naturally.
Here are 9 ways to reverse gray hair naturally:
1. Protect Your Hair from the Sun – While vitamin D is good for the body, it may not necessarily be good for your hair. The UV light rays coming from the sun are strong in their chemical element. They can penetrate the hair shaft and cause more harm than good to it. If you are frequently outside in the sub, the light rays can break down the protective layer of your hair strands. Therefore, making it more susceptible to damage from additional light rays, the environment, products and tools that we use. Hence, we recommend if you’re going to be in the sun for an extended period, wear a hat or scarf. It will block the light rays from penetrating your hair shaft.
2. No Chemical Dyes on your Hair – Our hair has a protective layer that is made up of protein. That layer is there to maintain the health of your strands from any form of damage. However, it can break down my significant heat penetration from the sun, hot tools as well as chemicals in our hair products. The commercial dyes are made with a high chemical compound that usually falls within the alkaline side of the pH scale. Therefore, they are able to alter the genetic makeup structure of our hair strands.
3. Avoid Heat Styling – Similarly to the heat from the sun, the heat from hot tools will do just about, less or more damage to your hair strands. Hot tools include flat irons, curling irons, blow dryers, and others. We suggest doing no heat styling whatsoever to preserve the life of your hair strands. However, if you can’t avoid then we recommend using a “good” heat protectant. It will act as a protective barrier between your hair strands and the heat from the tools.
4. Massage the Scalp with Oils – The oil that your scalp produces is called “Sebum”. The sebum can travel to the ends of your hair and provide it with the nourishment it needs. Sometimes it lacks doing that, so we must do it manually. We recommend massaging your scalp with organic oils. These oils include castor, coconut, jojoba, etc. The oils are rich in minerals that will penetrate the scalp and provide it with the nourishment it needs. Our blood is the transport system that carries the minerals that it needs to the various areas of it, including our scalp. Massaging the scalp will promote blood circulation to the scalp. Thus, allowing nutrients to go there faster.
5. Eat a Balanced Diet – A balanced diet is important for the health of our body. More so important for the health of our hair. Did you know that the nutrients you consume daily go to your skin, nails and hair last? Yes, that’s correct. So, if you are eating junk food that has little to no nutrients, then your hair will suffer. And as such we recommend that you eat a balanced diet 3 times a day. Your diet should consist of carbs, protein, vegetables, fruits, and water. Foods from these different food groups are rich in minerals that your hair will thank you for later.A simple guide to the World’s Most Popular Diets
6. Avoid Smoking – We’ve all learned that smoking can affect the health of your body, specifically our lungs. However, we’ve never learned how it can affect our hair growth. Consistently smoking for a long period of time can cause major damage to our hair. Specifically, it can destroy or reduce the effects of our hair follicles by shrinking them. If it is smaller, then it cannot perform optimally. Hence, reduces the production of your natural hair color.
7. Take Supplements – While we do recommend a balanced diet every day, some minerals we won’t get in the required dosage form the foods we eat. For example, fish oil, omega fatty acids, etc. So, taking daily supplements will allow our body to get the nutrients that it lacks. So that it can perform at its best. And as such, our hair can get what it needs to stop or prevent the grays.
8. Exercise Daily – Exercising is another activity to implement into your lifestyle that allows your blood to stay pumping. And you want your blood to stay pumping so that your scalp gets the nutrients it needs. Hence, we recommend exercising daily. Whatever form of exercise you do is good for your body. Whether it is bicycle riding, rock climbing, dancing, swimming, lifting weights, track and so much more. Just ensure to get your body moving for 15 minutes or more daily.
9. Use Ayurveda Herbal Treatments – Ayurveda is a lifestyle practiced in Eastern cultures. They utilize natural herbs in their hair regimen to treat the health of their hair. The herbs are rich in minerals that can reverse whatever poor condition or health your hair was it. For example, Amla and Fenugreek are known as, the “gray hair reverser” as it prevents premature graying. The oil or herb can be added to your shampoo, conditioners, deep conditioners and other products.
All these ways will allow you to have an overall healthy lifestyle which improves the overall health of your hair. Depending on your genetic structure, these steps can stop or slow down the graying process of your hair. Before you start any of these steps, ensure to consult your family doctor or physician if you have any concerns.