We all have that moment when we spot our first strand of grey hair…while some of us take it very casually, some stress a lot about it as they consider it as a much-dreaded sign of aging. Today, the picture is quite different. While grey hair typically starts at around the age of 40, these days it can be seen in age group as less as 16 years old! The immediate response to this problem is that people dye their hair, to hide the menace of grey hair.
There was a time, when the problem of grey hair persisted only in old people. But thanks to the current environment, today we have a lot of young population struggling with the menace of untimely grey hair. Reasons? Unhealthy food habits, stress, chemically-rich hair products and environmental pollution.
Let’s understand why hair turn grey – hair follicles contain pigmentation cells called melanin, which is important in giving our hair its natural colour. The higher melanin hair follicles generate, the darker your hair colour will be. Similarly, lower the melanin content, the lighter your hair would be. With age, there is a loss in cells that contain melanin, and hence the hair greying. However, studies have shown that excessive stress, bad food habits, sinus and harmful UV rays and chemicals like hydrogen peroxide present in hair colors also play a major part in premature grey hair.
How to stop Grey Hair
Now that we know the causes of grey hair, it’s time for us to know how do we stop hair from turning grey. Firstly we have to be respectful of the fact that we can’t reverse the signs of aging, but can only delay it or camouflage it. From ancient times, henna is extensively used as one of the best home remedies for grey hair. Since henna is a natural product, it is advisable for everyone to use. Bio Henna Fresh Powder is unique as it is a natural blend of henna leaves, mango kernel and the bark of the arjun tree. While henna leaves offer rich brown color, mango kernel and arjun tree nourishes and enlightens the hair with a lustrous shine. This can be used for half an hour to 1 hour for strong color that stays for a good period of time.
Amla is another ingredient that darkens the hair by giving it a warm reddish-brown color. Bio Musk Root is a nourishing treatment pack for hair that contains amla, pure musk root, liquorice and nutmeg to treat premature grey hair. This nourishing pack can be mixed with egg or yogurt to applied on the scalp. Since this pack does not contain any color, it may not offer instant result. Hence this is recommended to be used for a longer period of time for garnering best results.
Well wait, there is another very common factor that is to be blamed for greying of hair – dandruff. Many of us are still confused whether dandruff does turn our white or not. Well dandruff is nothing but a fungal infection of the scalp, which interrupts with the growth of new cells in the scalp, thereby leading to grey hair. Bio Margosa is an anti-dandruff shampoo from our range of haircare products that helps eliminate dryness, flaking and itching, and in turn keeping our hair naturally black and healthy.
Having recommended all products and possible remedies for grey hair, we would like to reinstate that grey hair is a sign of aging and we can’t completely reverse these signs. However, we can delay these signs by using natural products., and these products come as help for people who face greying of hair at a younger age.
Stay young, stay beautiful, stay natural!