Premature Greying Hair
Greying hair before the age of 35 years is referred as premature greying. There have been cases of children as young as 8-10 years of age suffering from premature greying of hair.
Causes of premature greying hair
Greying of hair does not mean a medical problem, except in rare cases. It occurs more commonly without any underlying cause but is said to be inherited, due to some environmental factors, nutritional deficiencies, stress,smoking also been postulated. Vitamin B-12 deficiency or problems with pituitary or thyroid gland can cause premature greying hair. However, to date the exact cause of premature greying of hair has not been established.
The other causes could be overuse of chemical shampoos and conditioners, chemical treatment to hair like straightening, curling, coloring etc.
Treatment of premature greying hair
Homeopathy: The premature greying of hair can be successfully treated with Homeopathic medicines. Homeopathic treatment is based on a person’s detailed case history, physical, mental and genetic make up and based on the findings, a homeopathic doctor prescribes a remedy that is extremely safe and effective. It also addresses the issue with smoking or any other substance addiction, nutritional deficiency, stress etc thus it is a holistic way of treating greying of hair or any other ailment.
Nutrition: Hair and nails are made up of a protein called Keratin. Include sprouts, soya, egg white, fish, greens like spinach, dairy products like cheese, milk, butter, fresh fruits, berries, almonds etc in your diet.
Quit smoking: Tobacco is known to contain carcinogens or cancer causing elements that affect hair follicles also. So try quitting it right away. Homeopathy helps to quit addiction effectively without causing much of withdrawal symptoms.
Home care: Oil your scalp regularly, it improve blood circulation to the hair follicles. Use tea extract as a rinse and apply pure henna as it helps to prevent hair color loss.