When the roots of your hair stop producing melanin, your hair loses color and turns grey or white. Since hair consists of dead cells, once grey or white hair is formed it cannot be changed. The age at which a person’s hair becomes white depends on hereditary factors, but diet, lifestyle and stress can also cause premature greying.
Most people would start to grow significant strands of white hair during their 30s and 40s. It embarrasses them but they can no longer ignore the problem. Many people start to dye their hair but that is not a lasting solution. Although there is no harm in getting your hair dyed, but there is nothing like naturally flawless black hair.
There is no way to reverse natural greying of hair as it depends on genetic factors, but you can prevent premature greying (hair becoming white) by following the tips given below:

#Walk early morning on wet grass bare foot.
#Use of Avla – Make a paste of Avla in water and apply to the hair. Let it rest for 1 to 2 hours and then rinse. Distinctly thickened and blackened texture of the hair would be visible after rinsing. You can also use Avla hair oil for massaging your hair.
#Fresh juices – Have fresh vegetables or their juices. The juices include carrot, lettuce, alfalfa and the like. These provide energy and vitality to your body while the drinks such as refined sugars, soft drinks, white flours and pastries.
#Indian gooseberry – Have as much of this fruit as possible. It is known to be a tonic for preventing white hair. You can also make a lotion with Indian gooseberry, lemon slices and coconut oil. Massage your scalp thrice a week and leave for an hour.
#Bhringraj oil - Use this oil to massage your hair. Consult with an Ayurvedic practitioner to know more about anti-pitta herbs as they help in preventing greying of hair.
#Fruit juices and honey – Apart from Avla, honey, brahmi, Shankhpushpi, Vacha and brahmi ghrutam are known Ayurvedic treatments for preventing white hairs.
#Black tea -Take black tea (without milk and sugar) and massage it on the roots of the hair. Leave it for 1 hour and then wash it.
#Shun unhealthy habits – Abuse of alcohol, prescription drugs and smoking have been linked to inhibition in hair growth.

#Try a home remedy - A home remedy for darkening gray hair involves making a weekly poultice. It is made from henna powder, coffee, yogurt, fenugreek, mint juice and basil juice. You need to apply for 3 hours before rinsing with a shampoo.
#Curry leaves – Boil curry leaves in coconut oil and apply the mixture on your hair. It is a good treatment to prevent formation of white hairs.
#Coconut oil with lemon – A traditional method of preventing white hair formation is mixing coconut with lemon or almond oil and massaging of scalp.
#Eat fish and other seafood (they contain iodine) which is required for melanin production.
#Relax -Excess stress can exacerbate premature gray and white hair. Avoid taking on more than you can handle. Employ breathing exercises and meditation techniques to promote feelings of relaxation and calm in your life.
#Take Vitamin B12 supplements.
Vitamin B12 deficiency sometimes causes premature gray or white hair. You can find Vitamin B12 naturally occurring in meat, dairy products and eggs



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